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  Fresh off his Grammy win—a contemporary blues album award for The Last Days of Oakland—East Bay crooner Fantastic... More»


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  An hour before curtain, Kelly and Kathy Donica were among the growing throng of theater patrons crowding... More»


  With the possible exception of another Bay Arean, R. Crumb, Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Eightball) is about as celebrated... More»


  To paraphrase Goebbels, a lot of conceptual art makes you want to reach for your revolver. All too often, that genre combines the worst of... More»


  The day after Donald Trump’s election victory, Monica Lundy’s mind kept returning to immigration. “So many of my friends... More»

Bouquets to Art

  Life is short; art is eternal. That old saw will be put to the test at the De Young’s... More»


  One was a Parisian postimpressionist; the other was a San Franciscan who helped launch the figurative movement. Nevertheless, Henri Matisse... More»

The Night Ocean, The New Old Me, and Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic

   Alternate Facts and Their Endgame New Yorker contributor and erstwhile San Franciscan Paul La Farge... More»


  The hit play touches down March 10 at SHN’s Orpheum Theater—but it’s already piled up some... More»