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Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

"Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States" by 48 Hills publisher and arts editor Marke B is out today on Lerner Books...

Laborfest 2020 highlights global struggle from Vietnam to George Floyd uprising

The George Floyd uprising, the massive Juneteenth Oakland port blockade, gig workers protesting outside CEO's houses: All of these in the past month have shown that the power of...

Screen Grabs: Black history and protest films to stream now

As public outrage towards police violence against the Black community (like the gun control movement) has too often seemed to wane in the Trump era, drowned out by his...

Screen Grabs: Battle of the giant Russian oligarchs

The big event this week is Friday’s return of Noir City, whose latest annual edition at the Castro we’ve previewed separately here. Among commercial openings this Friday, Guy Ritchie appears...

Screen Grabs: South Asian cinema, transgender visions, amateur porn…

Woe betide the Bay Area movie lover equally enthused about South Asian cinema, transgender screen expressions, and amateur porn—because this week the signature local festivals for all those categories...

‘Where would we be without the Isley Brothers?’

“Where would we have been without the Isley Brothers?”  Paul McCartney asks, clutching the mike and turning to guitar player Ernie Isley. “We would still be in Liverpool!” The crowd...

Beyond the valley of the gig economy

Spanning the month of July, this year’s incarnation of LaborFest, the 26th annual, includes history talks and walks, union gatherings, films (including Sorry to Bother You), book readings, conferences,...

Call the ‘Please Force’: Wavy Gravy revisits Woodstock in new doc

Plagued by site issues, limited construction time, a surplus of attendees, heavy traffic delays, inclement weather conditions, a scarcity of food and medical supplies, and an all-out sanitation crisis,...

50 years later, the lessons of the Santa Barbara oil spill

Fifty years ago this weekend, there wasn’t anything you could call an environmental movement in the United States. There were a few signs, in January 1969, that Americans were concerned...

Screen Grabs: The War at Home, Wings of Desire, What They Had …

SCREEN GRABS There are no less than four solid, serious dramas opening at local theaters this week, signaling that the silly season (which these days occupies most of the year)...