When Dawoud Bey started photographing black subjects he wanted to show them in a positive light. Then he decided to “just try and describe clearly the people in front of me.”
Emily Wilson lives in San Francisco. She writes for radio, print and the web and teaches adults getting their high school diplomas at City College of San Francisco.
“I hadn’t seen a play or history of my people," says Patricia Cotter—so she wrote ‘The Daughters’ which evokes a grand sweep of lesbian history, including the Daughters of Bilitis.
The creation of Compton’s Transgender Cultural District is to stop the displacement of trans people from a place they were traditionally welcomed in, and to teach trans history.
One of the first female cartoonists to succeed in a male-dominated field, Robbins somehow also found time to make clothes for Mama Cass and show up in a Joni Mitchell song.
When Peter Sellars and John Adams conceived ‘Girls of the Golden West,’ their opera about the 1850s Gold Rush, they were inspired by the modern-day gold rush in Silicon Valley.
An exhibition of the cartoons of Roz Chast, currently at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, celebrates her unique blend of familial love and laughter.
120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned in the U.S. in internment camps during World War II. Their lives and stories are remembered in an exhibition in San Francisco.
Composer and singer Ted Hearne isn’t interested in audience members judging Manning for leaking information, so much as thinking about what they might do in her situation.
In /peh-LO-tah/ Marc Bamuthi Joseph combines hip-hop, spoken word, dance, and video as he explores Black Lives Matter, soccer, and black joy.
It’s rare to find graffiti gracing an opera stage—but the work of RETNA is the centerpiece of the new production of ‘Aida’ at SF Opera.