Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: Photography

Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

48 Hills festival movie critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks travels the continent for us checking out the biggest film events. He also hosts the invaluable MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS series. Here...

Screen Grabs: New year, death row

January is generally considered a dumping ground for unloved movies, squeezed in to fill any space remaining by Christmas and awards-bait major releases still playing out. Certainly this week’s...

Screen Grabs: The (first world) war on Christmas

In years past it’s seemed customary for Christmas to bring some shiny presents for moviegoers—a mainstream comedy or two, probably some Disney opus, maybe a late-arriving “prestige” film, perhaps...

Korrupt’s rogue looks fit our apocalyptic times to a T

I met local fashion label Korrupt's Henry Miyoshi and his business-and-life partner John McArdle at a bastion of old school Lower Haight spirit, Cafe International, a couple months ago....

Arts Forecast: Drag Queens on Ice, Burning Man: The Musical, more

Blades will slice, crystals will fly, Mariah will be Careyed up to the high heavens. OK, it's not as dramatic as all that—I wish—but one of SF's most hallowed...

Life before dot-com: Two exhibitions explore the not-so-distant past of SF

San Francisco has tended to be defined by its high profile cultural moments and movements, from the libertine Barbary Coast era to the Beats, Haight-Ashbury hippiedom, and the “Gay...

From Lagos with love—and the god of fire

Bisi is more than a stage name for the 29-year-old Nigerian singer-songwriter who’s called San Francisco home for the last decade. It’s also a career strategy. “Bisi means to birth...

Screen Grabs: Escape your family at the movies

Apparently obeying the logic that audiences will be sufficiently occupied with such recent popular entries as Frozen 2 or Ford v Ferrari—if they aren’t simply too immobilized by food intake...

The Street Sheet: 30 years of journalism by and for homeless people

  Since 2001, I’ve been involved with Street Sheet in some capacity — at first as a freelancer, and now as a sort-of managing editor —  but my relationship with...

Memories of the Ulcer Department

People who’ve watched a couple seasons of Orange Is the New Black sometimes think they have a savvy understanding of what it’s really like in prison. It’s a panopticon...