Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Sports

Remembering Kool & The Gang’s perpetual reincarnation, in the wake of Ronald Bell’s passing

The legendary group maintained a five-decade career through reinvention—and its cofounder's expansive songwriting.

In a time for Black voices, the terrific ‘High Fidelity’ gets canceled. Why?

Welp, I was wrong. HULU may actually be an acronym for stupid. As we move with GREAT hesitation these days—government mishandled pandemics and all—the need for Black Voices reminds me...

Giants and Warriors give their workers the boot

I got the email firing me from my job at the Giants ballpark on Monday evening, July 27. On Tuesday evening I learned from the San Francisco Examiner website...

New Music: Kamaal Williams’ latest showcases London jazz agility

Kamaal Williams rolled through San Francisco last December for a whirlybird DJ set at 1015 Folsom in support of the latest edition of his DJ-Kicks album series. Yes, he's...

Screen Grabs: Revisit the glitzy disaster of ‘Showgirls’

During a week in which a nation-shaking epidemic shutdown has managed to become a concern secondary to curfews, social chaos, and military-dictatorship-type responses to protests against police violence…which public...

Why won’t SF health officer order homeless into hotels?

At the end of the Board of Supes meeting Tuesday, we got some dramatic clarity on why the Department of Public Health isn’t pushing to move more homeless people...

So, what do kids say about living in San Francisco?

Katie Burke grew up in a family of five children in Phoenix, Arizona. She felt, like she thinks many children do, that she was always struggling for attention. That...

Arts Forecast: Should you even go out?

UPDATE: Right after we published this, the governor advised against small gatherings until the end of March—and requesting that events including people at high-risk for COVID-19 should be limited...

What we saw at Sundance, part 1: Wild rides and deep looks

Culling through the 40 features viewed at both the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals last week has been as much fun as watching them in the first place. Here...

For thriller ‘Uncut Gems,’ an electronic soundtrack of erupting chakras

Daniel Lopatin, AKA electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never, teams up with directors Josh and Benny Safdie a second time to deliver a supernaturalistic score, which documents the inner dreams of the sociopathic New Yorker dirtball Howard "Bling" Ratner—whose...