Culture

Thorns and Bitterness in A Lesson from Aloes

Potted aloe plants crowd Piet (Victor Talmadge) and Gladys (Wendy vanden Heuvel)…

 

Pride 2018: Fill That Dance Card

From reports of multiple gay-bashings in Northern California to rapacious corporations like…

 

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Returns to Petaluma Saturday

Calling all hairless, toothless, tongue-lolling, short-legged, and loose-skinned dogs: Your moment for…

 

Everything Sucks, So Here’s a Cool Drone Video of S.F.

The news is even more depressing than usual heading into this week,…

Western Culture’s Home Videos: Ragnar Kjartansson and Ljubodrag Andric

In his acclaimed book How to See, the painter, photographer, and writer…

Pagan Holiday

As I daubed my partner’s asshole with glitter, I wondered, “Can I…

Know Your Street Art: The Infinite Thoughts of Lara

It’s an orange, plastic barrier designed to keep people from entering the…

A Sneak Peek at the Oakland Zoo’s California Trail, Opening July 12

If your exposure to Bay Area wildlife is limited to hot dog…

Over the Rhine: Wagner’s Epic Returns to S.F. Opera

Talking about Richard Wagner’s mega-opera Der Ring des Niebelungen (The Ring of…

Gettin’ Buggy with An Entomologist’s Love Story

We learn about the mating habits of bees, the praying mantis, and…