Stories about San Francisco

As Afrobeat heroes Antibalas arrive, recalling a classic track

The Brooklyn band celebrates 20 years with a new album and three local shows. Their cross-cultural influence still runs deep.

Political operatives try to defend dark money

Lawsuit to undermine city's disclosure laws includes some stunning information about why campaigns try to keep donors secret.

Doesn’t anyone have any questions for the mayor?

Plus: Tightening the rules on stealth evictions. That's The Agenda for Feb 9-16.

New Music: Bells Rang’s synth-rock makes a California Wave

The promising local band releases a new EP—in a San Francisco where venues and studios are disappearing fast.

Spend Valentine’s in an indie Village of Love

A benefit for Planned Parenthood brings together a packed bill of local bands at Rickshaw Stop.

The politics of the race for SF judge

The Judicial Establishment has lined up behind three candidates. (Hint: None are public defenders.)

Look! Up in the sky! It’s public art—with Premiere Jr.

A tiny billboard in the Inner Sunset becomes a curated space, and highlights SF's complex contemporary relationship with art.

Mohammed Nuru’s worst offense

Under Nuru, DPW routinely violated the rights of homeless people.

Screen Grabs: Forget those Oscars, let’s go to Berlin & beyond

The beloved German film fest starts this week. Plus: The Traitor, Show of Shows, The Assistant, and more in cinemas.

Arts Forecast: Welcome to the ‘Manifesto’

Plus: Pop-Up Magazine, The End of You, a double shot of Kronos, Fog City Magic Fest, Kafana Balkan, Moodymann, more.