Stories about Photography

Memories of the Ulcer Department

'The San Quentin Project,' an inmate-centered photo exhibit at BAMPFA, complicates assumptions of life at CA’s oldest prison.

Nature takes astounding flight in ‘Viva MOMIX!’

Founder Moses Pendleton on 40 years of ecological attunement, garden inspiration, and bioluminescent orange.

Screen Grabs: A bounty of international film fests

Filipino, Greek, United Nations, and SF Shorts fests highlight world cinema. Plus: Parasite, The Lighthouse, The King, more.

Screen Grabs: News of the world at the Arab Film Fest

Plus: Hola Mexico Film Fest, Berlin & Beyond showcase, Almodóvar's latest, Eddie Murphy's Dolemite, The Dead Center, more

There’s a ‘Mad God’ at the Drunken Film Fest

30 years in the making, visual effects wizard Phil Tippett's short movie finally screens. (Yes there are cocktails.)

Ficks’ Picks: The best of the Toronto International Film Fest!

Screen gems from Portugal to India, directors from Noah Baumbach to Deborah Stratman—and one wily Joker.

Arts Forecast: Veronica Klaus returns, Zine Fest, Fringe Fest, more …

Plus: Mystic Braves, Month of Momentum Culmination, Zulu Spear, and more upcoming events.

Joan Jett Blakk for President, perpetually!

The subject of an acclaimed new play, drag talk show host and presidential candidate Terence Alan Smith looks back on his trailblazing life.

Screen Grabs: Celebrating an Iranian giant’s ‘life as art’

Two Abbas Kiarostami tributes. Plus: Mike Wallace doc, sleek German horror, '60s drag queen pageant, more in cinemas this week.

Jewish Film Festival sparks with romance, tragedy, fiddler on roof

From Ethiopian civil war to Broadway blockbuster, the 39th edition of the fest continues to broaden its scope.