Arts & Culture

Andy Warhol unmasked

Andy Warhol unmasked

By Sura Wood

"You cannot reach the end (or get to the bottom) of Warhol," Whitney Museum curator Donna De Salvo recently commented. Some visitors to "Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again" may feel the same.

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By Events Editor | May 22, 2019

Step up, roll up, sit down or standing room only for shows, exhibit, concerts and more arts events.

By David Lamble | May 21, 2019

The 18th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest), running May 29-June 13 at the Roxie and Brava Theaters and 518 Gallery, is perhaps the finest showcase for nonfiction films this side of Sundance.


By Philip Campbell | May 21, 2019

Gustav Mahler said, "A symphony must be like the world, it must embrace everything." San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has agreed throughout his own career.

By Roberto Friedman | May 21, 2019

We've been listening obsessively to the new Patricia Barber release "Higher" (ArtistShare). The out lesbian jazz pianist Barber is one of our favorite recording artists.


By Jim Gladstone | May 21, 2019

"I wish we had a bar like this," one of my companions exclaimed upon seeing Devin Kasper's irresistibly inviting set for "The View UpStairs."

By Tim Pfaff | May 21, 2019

"Lie with Me" (Scribner) is as immediately involving and heart-breaking a tale of gay first love as I can recall.


By Tavo Amador | May 21, 2019

Tall, dark, handsome, buffed, manly yet sensitive: Rock Hudson (1925-85) was the embodiment of the classic Hollywood hunk in the 1950s and 60s.

By Brian Bromberger | May 21, 2019

William Faulkner claimed "The Tarnished Angels" (1957), released on Blu-ray by Kino Lorber, was the best film version of any of his books.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | May 21, 2019

Four hours. That's how long we were riveted to CSPAN watching the debate over the Equality Act on May 17. It was an extraordinary event of historic proportions.

By Paul Parish | May 20, 2019

When the glorious dancers of San Francisco Ballet, the pride of our city, ended their season at the Opera House with a brilliant run of "Shostakovich Trilogy," a three-act abstract ballet, they presented a political spectacle of almost imponderable depth.


By Events Editor | May 15, 2019

Step up, roll up, sit down or standing room only for shows, exhibit, concerts and more arts events.

By Sura Wood | May 14, 2019

The legacy of European colonialism, its damage to indigenous populations in the Caribbean, and its lingering wounds and influence inform "Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox," a new exhibition with an intriguingly original premise.


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