Stories about TV

Springsteen meets surveillance state in ‘Born in East Berlin’

At SF Playhouse, playwright Rogelio Martinez explores the time the Boss played behind the Iron Curtain.

Spend Valentine’s in an indie Village of Love

A benefit for Planned Parenthood brings together a packed bill of local bands at Rickshaw Stop.

Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

From Inuk to Tasmania, blockbuster to experimental, this year's list ranges widely and highlights breathtaking films.

Screen Grabs: A very contemporary Les Misérables

Plus: an incredible tale of 70,000 VHS tapes, the Village People's disco disaster, and more in cinemas this week.

Micky Dolenz on Monkeemania, Sketchfest, and the band’s enduring appeal

Appearing with Michael Nesmith, the beloved Monkee talks about his favorite songs and their new album.

DA Chesa Boudin sworn in with promises of dramatic reform

New DA vows end of cash bail, end of three-strikes, the start of restorative justice.

Screen Grabs: New year, death row

January's usual grab-bag of silly movies is leavened by two serious legal dramas (and a legend's epitaph).

Our top stories of 2019

Protests, blackouts, shady developments, a close election, tenant victories, and a ton of arts and culture—we couldn't cover it without your support

Screen Grabs: The (first world) war on Christmas

1917 is emotionally and atmospherically vivid. Plus: Little Women, Uncut Gems, Decoder, and more in cinemas this week.

[UPDATED] Outrage as CBS announces development of Ghost Ship show

Famous local author couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to helm project; survivors and families feel 'blindsided' and vow to protest.