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The Dark History of San Francisco's Cemeteries

Before the City of San Francisco voted to stop burials within city limits in 1900, there were at least 30 cemeteries currently in use or abandoned with bodies around San Francisco. Today we have only two cemeteries left on city land, one at Mission Dolores Church and the SF National Cemetery in The Presidio.

Mom vs. Mom: 7 Films to Watch This Week

Bay Area-based filmmaker Jeremiah Birnbaum's Torn, which won Best Feature at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and has been slowly and quietly making its way across the US since, can be a bit of a hard sell, but it's a film that deserves an audience.

You're Invited: Cointreau Cocktail Fundraiser for Local Documentary, 5 Blocks

It's no secret that San Francisco's mid-Market district, between 5th through 10th Streets, has a complicated history that is now butting up against an unprecedented influx of tech-driven development. Local filmmakers Robert Cortlandt and Dan Goldes' new documentary is raising a lot of attention, and we invite you to find out more about it, over drinks.

The Carrie Mae Weems Retrospective Stops in Stanford

Family Reunion from Family Pictures and Stories

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video opened at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University with much fanfare last week.

Two Sense: Am I Too Happy With My Gay Husband to Find a Real One?

I’m a 30-year-old woman who lives with my gay best friend. Our friends affectionately call us Will and Grace. We both hold down decent jobs, spend lots of time exploring the city, and we’ve set up an ideal household: delicious meals, my adorable dog whom we both love, wonderful dinner parties and movie nights. But we both find it hard to get dates with relationship-available men.

Six Movies Where James Franco Honored the SF Bay Area

Considering James Franco was born in Palo Alto, we can claim him as one of our own. From being a movie star to teaching to riding the Pineapple Express to acting in soap operas to getting roasted, it's nice to know that no matter what this renaissance man does, he always manages to give love to the San Francisco Bay Area. 

This Week's Hottest Events: Maureen Dowd, David Hockney, and Foreverland Halloween Ball

Maureen Dowd
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd—winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and the only female columnist at the NYT—shares her personal lens on current politics and gender issues at the JCC.

13 Horror Flicks to Watch on SF Screens

They say you can't judge a book by its cover. That may be true, but a great horror movie always has to have a great poster. Check out some of these wild posters from our list of 13 horror gems playing around SF this Halloween season:

Lesbian Lust: 7 Films to Watch This Week

Any film or TV show that features a good deal of lesbian sex and courts mainstream appeal begins at a disadvantage. Like the first few seasons of "The L Word" before it, Stacie Passion's Concussion is taxed to walk a fine line: to titillate without pandering, to deliver thrills without looking like exploitation.

Party for a Great Cause at Global Fund for Women's 25th Anniversary Celebration!

Global Fund for Women is bringing its 25th anniversary celebration home to San Francisco with multiple events scheduled on Wednesday, October 30 at Fort Mason.

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