Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Sexual Assault

Ficks’ Picks at the 11th Annual CROSSROADS Experimental Film Festival 

This year's mind-melting batch of experimental films at San Francisco Cinematheque's 11th annual CROSSROADS 2020, may be extremely helpful to some of you looking for an alternative to all...

COVID is devastating the US economy—while the very rich get very richer

My poor puppy hates the fireworks. They’re loud and unpredictable. There are many theories, some of them pretty out there, as to why so many explosions are happening this...

Screen Grabs: Big hearts and summer lovin’

Summer romance is the foundation on which many a movie used to be built, before summer moviegoing became primarily about comic-book heroes and other forms of juvenile spectacle. (Admittedly,...

SF man faces deportation—for a crime he committed at 16

Based solely on appearances, Simon Liu resembles any other tech worker in San Francisco: Clad in a puffy jacket and sneakers, Simon carries his slender laptop so he can...

DA candidates address SF’s failures in sexual assault cases

The profound failure of San Francisco to address sexual assault in a way that prioritizes survivors has become a major issue in the race for district attorney. The three leading...

From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to Frameline: Kate Walsh on acting and activism

More is what six friends living in New York City are striving for in Sell By, Mike Doyle’s new romantic comedy. In the film, premiering at Frameline on June 26,...

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,...

How to build on the #MeToo movement — at home

When we discuss anti-rape activism in the year since the #MeToo hashtag went viral, it is crucial to acknowledge the decades of work by anti-violence activists, leaders, and organizations...

Power, corruption, and lust: A timely ‘Tosca’ at SF Opera

Shawna Lucey has strong feeling about Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, which she directs for the San Francisco Opera October 3-30.  “It’s the perfect opera,” she said. “It’s so taut and the drama...

Big donor supports GOP Senate campaign, Lindsey Graham … and Jessica Ho, Sonja Trauss, and Christine Johnson

In the wake of the horrifying Kavanaugh hearings, it seems likely most San Franciscans are hoping that the GOP loses control of both the House and the Senate in...