Stories about Violence

Cross-bay institution Black Choreographers Festival celebrates its first 15 years

“A courageous/ambitious idea,” is how co-founder Laura Ellis characterizes the birth of her and fellow choreographer Kendra Barnes’ enduring yearly event, the Black Choreographers...

Police-reform advocates push Assembly bill to restrict shootings

Legislation would set clear statewide standards for the use of deadly force.

What we saw at Sundance, Part 1

From Wayuu crime lords to a colonial Australian thriller: Our critic caught 30 features and 20 shorts in one week.

Screen Grabs: British Film Fest, Holiday, Tongues Untied….

NY Cat Film Fest, Winterfest, Never Look Away, Everybody Knows, and more in cinemas this week: Read our previews.

Arts Forecast: Son Jarocho Festival, J Dilla shots, and queer gamers unite!

Plus: Family-friendly opportunities to celebrate the Lunar New Year and Black History Month with inspiring art

ACLU sues after Sacramento sheriff blocks Black Lives Matter on Facebook

Case could expand the First Amendment right of critics to be heard on public officials' pages.

Slain SF club kid Bubbles’ legacy lives on in ‘Bohemian Berlin Disco’

Notorious, beloved personality collaborated on newly released Thrillhammer track before being gunned down in 2017.

Black queer people and allies rally against violence in wake of actor’s beating

"We want to be believed": At Harvey Milk Plaza on Wednesday, fear, frustration, and solidarity as attacks continue.

Screen Grabs: IndieFest, Godard’s latest, and a Jeff Goldblum smorgasbord

Plus: Brazil takes on environmental crisis in an animated feature — does it work?

Arts Forecast: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore confronts queer assimilation in ‘Sketchtasy’

Plus: Mozart's birthday, SF Movement Arts Fest, Jasmine Infiniti, and coastal light sculptures