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Castro Theatre's Oscar Bait

By David Lamble | Saturday Feb 17, 2018
In the second half of February, the Castro Theatre's countdown to Oscar rolls out a handful of Best Picture contenders the way they should be seen.

Mayor Signs SRO Bathrooms Law

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Feb 17, 2018
San Francisco officials have adopted a first-of-its-kind policy requiring single-room occupancy hotels to designate their single-stall bathrooms and shower facilities as gender neutral.

4 Public Defenders Run for San Francisco Judge Seats

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Feb 17, 2018
Four San Francisco deputy public defenders, including a Latina lesbian, have filed papers to unseat incumbent Superior Court judges in the June 5 election.

Mostly British Gets It All Right

By Sura Wood | Saturday Feb 17, 2018
Since its inception a decade ago, the Mostly British Film Festival has carved out an unusual niche, distinguishing itself among a crowded field of local festivals as a reliable source for classic and first-run English-language movies from abroad.

Report: Suspected Hate Killings Hit Record in 2017

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Saturday Feb 17, 2018
The number of suspected anti-LGBTQ homicides in the U.S. hit a record of 52 in 2017, according to a recent report.

Over the Coals :: Drag Icon Heklina Gets Roasted

By Jim Provenzano | Thursday Feb 15, 2018
Heklina should be given awards for so many accomplishments. But true to playfully bitchy drag form, instead of a toast she'll get a roast at the Castro Theatre on February 17.

On the Tab :: Feb. 15 - 22

Thursday Feb 15, 2018
Liberating libations, legendary live acts, and likeable local lovelies are on our nightlife list.

Beach reading

By Jim Piechota | Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
San Francisco author Lewis DeSimone's third novel "Channeling Morgan" takes readers into the mindset of a gay writer who discovers his "truth" in several different ways.

Aristocratic yet earthy concert fare

By Philip Campbell | Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
Like a favorite relative who visits only once a year, Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony and SFS Music Director for a decade (1985-95), returned to the podium at Davies Symphony Hall recently to start a two-week stay.

Provincial romance

By Brian Bromberger | Wednesday Feb 14, 2018
If someone were to ask you what or who is the center of your world, how would you answer? This question is at the heart of the new German-language "Center of My World" DVD just released from TLA.

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