Film & Photography

03 Aug 2020

The Best Stuff on Netflix in August 2020

If you’ve never been exposed to the weirdness of a Charlie Kaufman scripted film, Netflix this month offers the opportunity to see two of his classics. But that’s not the only interesting thing coming out on Netflix in the next couple of weeks. There’s an acclaimed recounting of a dubious

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03 Aug 2020

What the Porn Industry Can Learn from Black Lives Matter

Black bodies experience an intense amount of fetishization, and this is not to be conflated with appreciation or care for black people. Porn and culture often mirror each other, which affects the type of pornography that is readily available. If you believe Black Lives Matter, you should ensure that Black lives matter in all of your behavior – including your porn consumption. How we view, respect, and value Black sex workers is crucial for equality.

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27 Jul 2020

Support Aunt Charlie’s by Watching this Vicki Marlane Documentary

Adjacent to the icon Aunt Charlie’s, the Tenderloin District’s last working class drag bar, there’s a little-known name tucked away on the Turk Street sign between Jones and Taylor that simply says: Vicki Mar Lane. But who was Vicki Marlane, and why was a street named after her in her honor?

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25 Jul 2020

Help Stanley Roberts Make ‘Caught Misbehaving’ Independent!

We live in an age of Karens. Cell-phone videos of people acting like entitled, boorish, and shockingly racist assholes are so in-demand that reporter Dion Lim of ABC affiliate KGOTV has said it might be time to take a break (Her producers, for whom such clips no doubt yield tons

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20 Jul 2020

Catch The Roxie Mixtape-In-Place Festival

Hey, remember when the Roxie Theater offered people a chance to turn life under quarantine into cinema with its Mixtape-In-Place competition?  As it turned out, the response was impressive.  Well over 100 submissions of films lasting 3 minutes or less in various genres got submitted for the competition.  Since part

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10 Jul 2020

America’s Complicated Relationship with the TV Show ‘Cops’

Guest Post by Limus Woods The longest running TV reality show in history, Cops, was permanently cancelled a few weeks ago amid the many protests across the country against police brutality. A spokesperson from Paramount said that they don’t have any plans to bring it back at all, and that

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10 Jul 2020

Even More Great Stuff Playing on Netflix in July

Netflix has not run out of good stuff to show in July.  In the second part of this preview, you’ll hear about:  a TV mini-series co-created by actress Cate Blanchett; the return of a very wonky superhero series; a deep dive with Laney College’s football team; an Academy Award-winning drama

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09 Jul 2020

The Best Wild Animal Videos To Put Your Mind at Ease During COVID

Many of us are spending a lot more time at home during shelter in place, and if you are like me. you’re missing the great outdoors.  I find myself watching videos of wild animals on youtube far more frequently than in the past, and there is a treasure trove of

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