Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: Poetry

Watch out — it’s SFIFF!

SCREEN GRABS This is a big year for the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 5-19). The oldest such event in the western hemisphere, it turns 60 in 2017 --...

La Favi reigns

Natalia García a.k.a. La Favi was raised in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood. She started performing as a little kid who danced in the street during the Mission’s Carnaval...

A powerhouse tribute to essential ‘Miseducation’

ONSTAGE For six years, UnderCover Presents has shaped the fortunes of local musicians by staging epic one-night music festivals that are equal parts tribute and showcase. The idea is deceptively...

Lit: A reluctant sleuth searches for the heart of SF

LIT A reluctant sleuth who can’t keep his shoelaces tied as he probes the streets of San Francisco, Bill Haywood is a reporter for a small San Francisco newspaper...

Do toy drones dream of an Arab future?

This week at CounterPulse (Thu/15-Sat/17), multidisciplinary artists Keith Hennessy and Jassem Hindi  come together for future friend/ships, "an idiot’s perspective on violence and despair, made from oracles and drones...

Mission: Artists, poets and community organizers march against anti-housing props

More than 150 people marched down Mission Street on Thursday night blocking traffic for two hours from 24th Street to 21st Street as they protested against what they call...

Crip wisdom, alive and dynamic

ONSTAGE People with chronic pain, differently abled body parts, degenerative diseases comprise an important part of our society -- 19 percent according to one 2010 study that was conducted by...

John Ross book puts the rebel back in reporting

Journalism needs its outward thinkers, the ones willing to put the voices of the powerless over those of the powerful. And nobody did that better than John Ross. Writers will...

Enter ‘The Colored Museum’

ONSTAGE The premise is ingenious: an evening of vignettes -- recalling Vaudeville or the chitlin' circuit or, farther back, Commedia dell'arte -- that send up, satirize, and celebrate black stereotypes,...

The tragedy of poverty

JANUARY 13, 2016 -- Gripping the steering wheel so tightly my hands hurt, I saw my mama so many years before, looking straight ahead to the road, trying to...