Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Travel

Monster in the Mission is now 100 percent affordable housing

A lesson in community organizing. Plus: Half the cops who broke the rules get no discipline -- and some new rules to prevent city ethics scandals. That's The Agenda for Sept. 7-14

Screen Grabs: Two notorious tricksters return—as does the big screen(?)

This week sees the US release at last of what must be the most re-scheduled movie in history, Tenet. Christopher Nolan’s latest Rubik’s Cube-y sci-fi extravaganza was the highest-profile...

SF Symphony dives into diverse local sounds with online ‘Currents’

"Music isn't just about an end result. It's about what people do and how people come into things," conductor Michael Morgan told me over the phone. "While symphonic music...

Searing, prescient, hilarious: ‘Laughter Against the Machine’ returns onscreen

Travel back with me to a distant time when the economy had collapsed, the country was visibly divided, protesters took over the streets, a border wall was being built,...

All Ears: How to craft the perfect BBQ playlist

Guess what chicken butt, it's summer. Time for properly charred specialty foodstuffs—and don’t we need 'em? Grab a grill, a heating source be it propane or charcoal, food, and beverages...

SF joins fight for US-Cuba medical cooperation

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution July 21 calling for the US to cooperate with Cuba in the fight against COVID 19. At a time...

Screen Grabs: Don’t look away from ‘Decade of Fire’ and ‘The Painted Bird’

This weekend’s new streaming releases are dominated by two major literary adaptations, both of which would have looked great on the big screen ... but oh well. Though otherwise...

Screen Grabs: From the dark, to the streaming services

The demand for streaming movies has increased such during recent months that many films are getting taken off the shelf where they’ve laid neglected since premiering at a festival...

The plutonium of Artificial Intelligence could be coming to a city near you

Of all the tools of mass surveillance deployed by law enforcement, private industry and the federal government, Facial Recognition Technology poses by far the greatest threat to civil liberties,...

The Golden Gate Bridge is singing. Here’s a matching playlist

As many who participated in Saturday's massive George Floyd demonstration across the Golden Gate Bridge noted, the sound of high winds passing through the the iconic landmark's new sidewalk...