Stories about Robots

KQED says 48 Hills is a story of the decade

KQED released a beautifully designed, memory-triggering package yesterday called "Our Turbulent Decade." It's an in-depth, year-by-year look some of the most impactful events and trends in the Bay Area,...

Review: MF Robot’s ‘Finders Keepers’ pushes a rolling funk momentum

When Brand New Heavies burst on the scene in the late '80s appropriating fashion and funk music cues from the 60ʻs, they were part of a retro-future soul awakening...

Should a developer lawyer be on the Planning Commission?

For the first time in at least my 37 years of covering city politics – and possibly much longer – a lawyer who has spent a career representing real-estate...

The Chron’s robo-journalism

It looked just like so many other short news briefs in the San Francisco Chronicle; straightforward, factual, a little boring. A modest earthquake struck in Soledad: The United States Geological...

Review: Gray Area Festival’s inferno of hybrid arts creativity

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift. —Dante, The Inferno. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. —Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus.  Pledge allegiance to the world’s...

The sun hasn’t set yet on Sonny Smith’s SF

ALL EARS As the decade began, all eyes were on San Francisco’s rock scene. Sic Alps, Thee Oh Sees, White Fence, and the Fresh & Onlys found adoring fans...

Reconstituting Orson Welles, in ‘Wind’ and in ‘Love’

When Orson Welles died in 1985 at age 70—hardly “prematurely,” since given his prodigious appetites (esp. culinary) it was already a miracle he’d survived that long—he’d long been the...

Boycott Lyft, Protest Twitter

Lyft's decision to contribute $100,000 to fight Proposition C, San Francisco's urgent measure to help the homeless, is morally reprehensible -- and must now hurt the ride-sharing company's bottom...

Party Radar: Quick ‘n dirty guide to Folsom 2018

PARTY RADAR It's that time, almost! Time to coordinate your leather-chic looks, eat whole grains, polish up your spurs, and tackle that jumble of raw bodies and tanned cowhide we...

Screen Grabs: Joan Jett, Hola Mexico, Hong Kong Cinema …

SCREEN GRABS This week brings a whole lot of mini-festivals to various Bay Area screens. The Roxie has the Hola Mexico, a three-day touring edition of the annual LA festival...