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The Musical, a rollicking 2006 song-and-dance mockumentary about the rise of the fictional Symphonic Sensations from small-town high school choir to (as the... More»


Thanks to some dear friends who happen to be longtime Obama supporters, I had the rare chance to attend an exclusive fundraiser in the president’s... More»


  At this weekend’s art shows FOG Design+Art and Untitled, Art, hosted at Fort Mason and Palace of Fine Arts, there are two things... More»


  Shortly after Coit Tower opened in 1933, its designated caretaker, Col. William J. Brady, moved in to a second- floor apartment inside the... More»


  Most people will never clean a skin of dust off the top of a vat of mineral oil. Especially not in their own home. But that’s exactly... More»


  When last we checked in with Robin Sloan, his 2012 debut novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore (Farrar, Straus and Giroux),... More»


  Fans of City Arts & Lectures may have noticed a subtle shift lately, as programming has begun to skew younger and more diverse: In the... More»


  It’s been a tough year. Brutal. Every day, seemingly, another reason to despair. Sometimes it can feel like the only... More»


   Editor’s Note: This is one of several stories about the future of our metropolis, which San Francisco... More»


Their hip-huggers and madras tunics have long since gone out of style (and, occasionally, come back into it), but for these rock geezers, the show... More»


  The Black Panthers’ legacy has long been a matter of controversy. So, too, has their art. Consider, for instance, the Black Panther... More»