Stories about Poetry

‘Disasterama!’ chronicles SF’s wild, lost queer underground

Alvin Orloff's new memoir documents crazy nights, retro-camp glamor, and punk sensibility in the face of the AIDS crisis.

Arts Forecast: El Rio saved, Litquake aquiver, Open Studios opens….

Dolly Parton Hoot, Riceboy Sleeps, Duet + Marrow, a percussion work about climate change, Othello, and more

Celebrating 50 groundbreaking years of Ethnic Studies with ‘Solidarity’

An inspired show at Southern Exposure highlights the lasting influence of San Francisco State's unique program.

Fall Arts Preview: 37 cool things to do this season

Flamenco to death metal, Comedy Day to Hip-Hop Fest, with dozens more great local arts, music, dance, and stage events.

Fall Arts Preview: 10 can’t-miss art shows

Galactic glamour, a psychedelic roller rink, pan-African wonders, reclaiming Pioneer Monument, and celebrating a seminal centenarian.

Aya De León’s ‘Side Chick Nation’ explores post-Maria Puerto Rico

The local author's latest in the 'Justice Hustlers' series of feminist heists is part romance, part wealth-redistribution adventure.

The B-52s at 40, still dancing that mess around

Singer Fred Schneider on duct tape, disco shoplifting, phallic MTV hot dogs, and the beloved band's latest tour.

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

'Raw Deal' author Steven Hill on Uber tech, the perils of California ideologies, and the twilight of the elites.

Ethnic Dance Fest transcends borders 41 years in

From "sweet event" to vibrant showcase of technical excellence, the festival now features 30 expressions of global dance.

Remembering Kevin Killian, 1952-2019

The essential queer SF poet, writer, playwright, literary booster, and saucy gossip passed away Saturday at age 66.