Sunday, May 16, 2021

Tag: Poetry

Screen Grabs: You say you wanted a ‘Revolution’

At this point even six months ago may feel like an entirely different, long-lost epoch—as, meanwhile, November 3 can’t possibly come soon enough. But if you really want to take the...

The end of Shahid Buttar’s campaign — and the lessons

Shahid Buttar’s campaign against Rep. Nancy Pelosi was always a longshot. He was challenging the person most responsible for challenging Donald Trump, and while Pelosi has angered some progressives...

Cartoonist Tanna Tucker creates works of art to celebrate voices of incarcerated kids

Last May, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan to close California’s state-run youth prisons, an initiative that has since been stalled. But San Francisco may have set a precedent....

Screen Grabs: Don’t look away from ‘Decade of Fire’ and ‘The Painted Bird’

This weekend’s new streaming releases are dominated by two major literary adaptations, both of which would have looked great on the big screen ... but oh well. Though otherwise...

ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2020: The protests, the parties (online), the poignant posters

I've stayed in all Pride Week so far—and I'm already exhausted! Well, I was, until putting together this list of recommendations. Most of them can be done at home...

The radical glamour and versatility of Bonnie Pointer

The first time Oakland's famous sibling group The Pointer Sisters performed "Yes We Can Can" on Don Cornelius' hippiest trip in America, two minutes in, that '73 Soul Train...

See Black Women emphasizes ‘who gets counted,’ in Census and beyond

A two-part conversation called See Black Women, part of Art+Action’s  Come to Your Census campaign, is calling attention to Black women's often overlooked contributions to the arts, and who "counts"...

The future of cities—and the one percent

The New York Times devoted its entire Sunday Review section this week to an analysis of the future of cities. It’s a critical topic: Cities have been for millenia...

Screen Grabs: Two of SF’s biggest acting exports light up screens again

One of the first cultural casualties of the pandemic was, of course, live theater, with many local productions stopped mid-run, others’ openings canceled, and numerous companies’ entire remaining seasons...

Screen Grabs: Riding the edge in ‘Bull’ and ‘All Day and A Night’

Funny how some entertainment already plays as “pre-quarantine”—we seem to have been locked down long enough that seeing fictive characters go about their normal business unfettered in the world...