Stories about Taiwan

City quarantine, set to film for the Roxie’s Mixtape-in-Place fest

When the Roxie Theater announced the first open call for a Mixtape event in 2015, the festival was never meant to become an annual occurrence. The Mission District theater...

‘She Represents’ teaches teens the good, bad, and infuriating of women in politics

Large, wild quantities of joy and a smattering of acute frustration were involved in writing my first book, the YA title She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics...

Density, neoliberalism, and COVID

"There is a density level in NYC that is destructive. It has to stop and it has to stop now. NYC must develop an immediate plan to reduce density."...

What’s really going on in Hong Kong

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT For more than three months, people in Hong Kong massed in the streets to protest a proposed extradition law. Critics say it would allow China to extradite dissenting...

Screen Grabs: She’s the Official Coolest Person Ever

SCREEN GRABS Here’s something you don’t normally see mid-summer at the multiplex: Simultaneous openings of two movies with Emma Thompson. Neither are exactly Howard’s End, however, one being writer-costar...

Watching at CROSSROADS 2019: Avant-garde film festival returns

San Francisco Cinematheque’s annual experimental film festival CROSSROADS is celebrating its 10th year at the SFMOMA, Fri/7-Sun/9. With 62 ​works of film, video, and media performance by ​56 artists...

Screen Grabs: A kung fu classic, an unsung war epic …

  SCREEN GRABS A few tasty revivals, one new documentary of unusually up-to-the-moment political relevance, and an avant-garde ode to retro 3-D highlight this week, your last before the annual...

Taiwan’s jubilant Pride celebration rivals SF’s

Taiwan has a lot to be proud of this year. In 2017 the island nation became the first country in Asia to ban the consumption of dog and cat...

Look out

SCREEN GRABS After the long-fought but still remarkable gains of recent years under the most gay-friendly POTUS in American history, the LGBTQ community has already seen its worst fears...

Ficks’ Picks: The best films of 2015 (spoiler-free!)

SCREEN GRABS Our esteemed film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, who ranged from horror classics to the Toronto International Film Festival this year, picks the cream 2015's cinematic crop. BEST FEATURE FILM 1. The...