Stories about Racism

I want my SF DocFest: Our critic’s top picks

Epic tales of gay lucha libre wrestlers and untold stories of the Bay's thrash metal history mark the 2019 edition of the real-life cinema explosion.

Queering Psychedelics conference aims to expand definitions, minds

As psychedelics become mainstream, this groundbreaking gathering addresses everything from two-spirit ecology to queer jam band fans.

Fab 5 Freddy sheds musical light on racist cannabis laws

New doc 'Grass is Greener' combines jazz and hip-hop history with facts on how Black and Latino people have suffered under drug laws.

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

Choreographer Jo Kreiter examines the rippling toll of the prison-industrial complex, in a new work performed in front of UN Plaza.

Reviews: News of the real world in ‘The Jungle’ and ‘N—aroo’

The Curran is transformed into a notorious refugee camp, while a performance at the Exit explores the contemporary Black-white divide.

Review: Tuskegee Airmen take flight again in ‘Black Eagles’

African-American Shakespeare Company production views heroic saga of segregated WWII squadron through poetic lens.

Screen Grabs: The terror that is ‘Us’

Jordan Peele's latest doesn't disappoint. Plus: Tiny Dance Festival, The Mustang, Transit, the Juniper Tree, and more in cinemas this week.

Race, labor, and activism on the waterfront

'Dockworker Power' explores how longshore workers on two sides of the world stood together in solidarity during the most racist, anti-leftist, and pro-capitalist period of the 20th century.

John Pizzarelli salutes ‘swinging’ Nat King Cole at 100

The jazz guitarist speaks about his connection to the velvet-voiced legend and new album, 'For Centennial Reasons'

SOMArts’ ‘Forever, A Moment’ curators build Blackness allowed to define itself

"Have I ever been in a space that was completely designed for Black people?"