Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tag: Trump Era

Keith Hennessy’s fiercely political, achingly intimate ‘Crotch’ and ‘Sink’

DANCE/PERFORMANCE A pagan drag queen Green Man, sporting a maypole-ribbon corset and tiny Speedo, hopping about madly on stilts? A ferocious clown satire of the refugee crisis, with lifejackets from...

SOMArts show kicks off Dia de los Muertos season

ART LOOKS San Francisco takes its Day of the Dead seriously -- it's a sacred moment --  but, in the spirit of the magical holiday that pierces the veil between worlds, we...

Dolores Huerta, filling the screen

In 1962, political organizer Dolores Huerta was a twice-divorced mother of seven. She had also just told Cesar Chávez that she would join him in an endeavor that at...

Strange rumblings in local news media

Strange rumblings in the local news media. First SFist is bought by a right-wing outfit that is already changing the flagship Gothamist in New York City. The owner of...

‘Wick’ is it

SCREEN GRABS Taking place about five minutes after the last one ended, John Wick: Chapter 2 has Keanu Reeves’ puppy-eyed unstoppable killing machine forced back into the business by Santino (Riccardo Scamarcio),...

Whose wall is this?

LETTER FROM MEXICO It was a sunny day at the beach in Tijuana. Jet skis buzzed in the waves, around the westernmost end of the wall separating the United States...

Kim wants to tax economic inequality

Sup. Jane Kim announced today that she’s introducing legislation to increase business taxes for companies that pay their CEOs vastly more than the average worker. Kim’s bill follows similar legislation...

‘And so begins the resistance’

“And so begins the resistance,” Tom Temprano, a newly elected member of the Community College Board, told me. We were standing in the pouring rain, halfway between the labor rally...

The Agenda, Inauguration Week: How and where to protest Trump

I first heard about Aeon Magazine on the Freakonomics radio show, when the host, Stephen Dubner, interviewed these two historians about the importance of maintenance. Yeah, maintenance – as...

Big shebang for Human Be-In’s 50th

A huge celebration Sat/14 marks the 50th anniversary of the Human Be-In, the Owsley-fueled convergence in Golden Gate Park that gathered ten of thousands of earnest long-hairs for a day of...