Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: Prisons

[UPDATED] Outrage as CBS announces development of Ghost Ship show

UPDATE: After readers responded, Waldman and Chabon have decided not to go ahead with the show.  The San Jose Mercury News reported on Tuesday that Berkeley authors Michael Chabon—Pulitzer Prize-winning...

Review: In ‘Oedipus El Rey,’ the wrecks of myth and mass incarceration

ONSTAGE Ten years after Oedipus El Rey premiered at the Magic Theatre, Luis Alfaro’s drama is being staged there as a legacy revival, again directed by artistic director Loretta Greco. (Through...

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

On Saturday afternoon, eight Democratic presidential hopefuls appeared for MoveOn’s “Big Ideas Forum” in San Francisco. Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary Julián Castro,...

‘The Wait Room’ expresses the physical effects of a loved one’s incarceration

“When my husband was first sentenced, people would cross the street to avoid me,” remembers choreographer Jo Kreiter, writing to 48 Hills before her aerial dance production The Wait...

Arts Forecast: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore confronts queer assimilation in ‘Sketchtasy’

A standing ovation to Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, whose novel Sketchtasy, which follows a group of friends navigating Boston nightlife and LGBTQ assimilation, has been called “an instant classic of...

A progressive candidate files for DA, opening up the 2019 race

Since the day George Gascon announced he’s not running for re-election as district attorney, progressives involved in the criminal justice system have been wondering where to go. Suzy Loftus,...

Mayor Breed’s brother should be released from prison

Jerry Brown is poised to leave office with 740 people on death row and 130,000 others in state prisons, 70 percent of them Black or Latino. More than 27,000...

American Psychological Association beats back military psychologists

On Wednesday the leadership council of the American Psychological Association (APA) voted by an overwhelming 61-33% to keep its current policy prohibiting members from working for the military in...

From the poor house to the jail house

We walk back and forth in a jail cell everyday – it’s called your doorways tent cities Bus benches and Metal chairs in the emergency room ...

Remembering Rose Braz, social and environmental justice warrior

The public is invited to a July 30 memorial service celebrating the remarkable life of Rose Braz, much-beloved warrior for social and environmental justice. Rose died on May 3...