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15 Feb 2019

New Mural by French Artist JR Shows San Francisco at its Best

Guest post by Shawn Saleme Early last year, the well known French artist and photographer JR, who is known around the world for his large scale urban works that address socio-economic and political issues, came to San Francisco to create a “portrait” of the city. Through his photography of individuals,

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15 Feb 2019

Where to See Indian Films in the Bay Area

Guest Post by Peter Wong Our earlier guide to theatrical screenings of Asian films in the S.F. Bay Area omitted a mention of the Cine Lounge Fremont 7.  Sharp-eyed reader Jen Young had good reason to call the theater her go-to place for watching Indian Films in the Bay Area.

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29 Jan 2019

Opioid Epidemic at the Start of 2019: Where’s the Progress We Were Promised?

By Kate Harveston When tens of thousands of your fellow citizens die in one year from the same preventable cause, you rightly call it a “crisis.” You might not know the opioid epidemic is a proper crisis, though — not with the administrative branch of the government and most of the media

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28 Jan 2019

Hooray! The SF Independent Film Festival is Here!

Guest Post by Peter Wong Love independent film but too broke to head out to Park City for either Sundance or Slamdance?  Such local film-lovers are in luck, as the 21st San Francisco Independent Film Festival (aka IndieFest) returns to the Roxie and Victoria Theatres to bring both fun and

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17 Jan 2019

All the Women’s March Bay Area Info & Beyond

By Peter Wong The third Women’s March is happening.  Rain or shine, it’s happening. In the wake of the 2018 midterm elections’ Women’s Wave, it’s happening.  Despite the charges of anti-Semitism levelled against some members of the national Women’s March organization, it’s happening.  Despite media mockery over the Eureka Women’s

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10 Jan 2019

Tired of Voting for Middle of the Road Democrats? Change it.

By Hae Min Cho, Steering Committee of Progressive Democrats of America Do you ever feel completely fed up with voting? Do you ever feel like it never seems to matter who you vote for–that no matter who you pick, the neoliberals and moderates (who call themselves progressive in SF) wage

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08 Jan 2019

An Open Letter To Louis C.K.

By Rachel Fogletto I’m not here to talk about you jerking off in front women without their consent because I know you’re probably tired of hearing about it, and actually, I am too. I’m also not here to talk about you returning to the stage less than a year after

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