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Painting with more colors

Study finds city arts funding disproportionately goes to arts created by and attended by white people

‘Purple Rain’ at 30

June 26, 2014
Just over a year ago, Adam Tod Brown wrote a great article for Cracked called "4 Classic Albums That Get More Praise Than They...

Comedy without limits means ‘No Happy Endings’ for SF’s Granny Cart Gangstas

June 26, 2014
Sexy granny panties? Up-and-coming San Francisco comedy troupe Granny Cart Gangstas recently proved this isn’t an oxymoron. Taking a cue from the Kids in...

Nob Hill neighbors seek to block mental-health clinic relocation

June 25, 2014
A San Francisco mental-health clinic that has been in operation since 1975 is in danger of shutting down if it can’t find a new...

Film Listings: June 25 – July 1, 2014

June 24, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Vortex room

Sci-fi puzzler 'Coherence' raises the bar for high-concept, low-budget filmmaking

Pride and prejudice

How the attack on teacher tenure echoes through the movement for LGBT rights

Sex behind bars

"Prison of Love" Pride party in the Armory raises concerns about celebrating prison rape

Here’s an intriguing idea for Piers 30-32

June 23, 2014
Earlier this year, the Golden State Warriors abandoned its bid to construct a basketball arena and performance venue at Piers 30-32 along San Francisco’s...

Frameline is underway! Plus: crooners, ping-pong champs, and more, in new movies

Frameline 38, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, kicked off last night and runs through June 29; check out our big list o'...

Boom asks “What’s the matter with San Francisco?” and offers insightful answers

“What’s the matter with San Francisco?” asks the Summer 2014 issue of the Boom: A Journal of California, a quarterly magazine produced by the...

High on k.

The erstwhile suburban rap queen comes into her own -- and lands a spot on the Warped Tour

A high price

'Denali's Howl' investigates a 50-year-old climbing tragedy

Film Listings: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Shapeshifter

Oakland Afro-soul veteran steps out her own. Plus: Adios Amigo fights cynicism with Erasable Truth, and other local releases

Rep Clock June 11-17, 2014

June 10, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/11-Tue/17 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Chevron refinery expansion permitted before environmental review, lawsuit charges

Communities for a Better Environment, known for its watchdog efforts around Chevron's Richmond oil refinery, has filed a lawsuit against the Bay Area Air...

Muni sickout: Q&A with transit union president

It's fair to say San Francisco is sick of the sickout.Three days after hundreds of Muni workers called in sick to work, crippling the...

What’s the hidden message of @HiddenCash?

What are we to make of @HiddenCash, the “anonymous social experiment for good,” created by a wealthy Bay Area man who has told media...

The Damned on playing small venues, headgear that protects you from spit, and why they won’t stop ’til the...

June 3, 2014
For nearly four decades now, legendary British rockers The Damned have been haunting stages around the world with their brand of gothic-inspired punk.Since storming...

“E” is for “evidence”

Mayor Ed Lee drafts a policy allowing him to delete emails deemed "routine."

Chiu mailer highlights Guardian praise, despite our Campos endorsement

Politics is dirty business, and I should never underestimate the willingness of politicians to turn any editorial praise they receive into an electoral advantage,...

Where evil grows

A small-town hero discovers his dark side in Jim Mickle's pulpy 'Cold in July'

Film Listings: May 28-June 3, 2014

May 28, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...