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people perform on a stage bathed in purple light
Farewell to Cutting Ball Theater, a Bastion of Fearless Experimentation
The 25-year-old Tenderloin company becomes the ninth small theatre to shutter in the area since 2022.
The Golden Age of Brazilian Food in the Bay Area Is Here
Rice, beans and plantains in a small black pot.
8 of the Coolest Things We Saw at the SF Art Book Fair
‘Skywalkers’ Takes Us to Dizzying Heights — But Only Physically
two figures kiss on top of a very tall tower, skyline in background
Bay Pocha Was Made for a Late-Night Feast With Friends
Illustration: One diner at a Korean restaurant shoves a lettuce wrap into his mouth while another eats noodles from a pot of stew.
In ‘With Open Eyes,’ Artists Deploy Dignity and Softness in Depictions of Black Life
Paintings and photographs on white gallery walls
Man with locs holding a smiling baby.
Rightnowish’s Grand Finale: Words of Wisdom from Timothy B.
Ras K'dee smiles and looks at the camera, while wearing a yellow knitted cap and sitting in his music studio.
Building a Native Arts and Culture Space From the Ground Up
Artist and curator Marcel Pardo Ariza poses for a photo at the archives of San Francisco's GLBT Historical Society.
‘All The Nights We Got to Dance’ is a Tribute to Queer Nightlife in SF
A young woman sits semi-reclined on a grey couch, looking downward, covered in white and maroon blankets.
The Migratory Melancholia of the ‘Dependent Spouse’
African American servicemen working in the munitions department at Port Chicago.
Remembering the Port Chicago Explosion, 80 Years Later
Summertime Baseball, Oakland Style
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8 of the Coolest Things We Saw at the SF Art Book Fair
two figures kiss on top of a very tall tower, skyline in background
‘Skywalkers’ Takes Us to Dizzying Heights — But Only Physically
Paintings and photographs on white gallery walls
In ‘With Open Eyes,’ Artists Deploy Dignity and Softness in Depictions of Black Life
Rice, beans and plantains in a small black pot.
The Golden Age of Brazilian Food in the Bay Area Is Here
Illustration: One diner at a Korean restaurant shoves a lettuce wrap into his mouth while another eats noodles from a pot of stew.
Bay Pocha Was Made for a Late-Night Feast With Friends
A woman in a black face mask flips flour tortillas cooking on a griddle.
This San Jose Tortilleria Makes the Best Sonoran Flour Tortillas in the South Bay
Illustration of the rapper Larry June in an SF Giants cap, holding a crab cracker in one hand and a fork in the other. In front of him is a whole lobster on a plate.
Here’s What Bay Area Rappers Are Eating (According to Their Lyrics)
Here’s What Bay Area Rappers Are Eating (According to Their Lyrics)
Turntablism’s Mightiest Heroes: The Legacy, Impact and Aesthetics of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz
Turntablism’s Mightiest Heroes: The Legacy, Impact and Aesthetics of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz
How The Invisibl Skratch Piklz Put San Francisco Turntablism on the DJ Map
How The Invisibl Skratch Piklz Put San Francisco Turntablism on the DJ Map
KQED’s Arts & Culture desk brings daily, in-depth cultural commentary and coverage of the Bay Area with a mission to enrich lives and inspire participation.
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people perform on a stage bathed in purple light

Farewell to Cutting Ball Theater, a Bastion of Fearless Experimentation

The 25-year-old Tenderloin company becomes the ninth small theatre to shutter in the area since 2022.
Rice, beans and plantains in a small black pot.

The Golden Age of Brazilian Food in the Bay Area Is Here

A new wave of restaurants is going beyond just açai bowls and Brazilian barbecue.

8 of the Coolest Things We Saw at the SF Art Book Fair

1980s lowrider art! Cool Emeryville facts! Bay Area DIY show photos! We found all of this and more.
two figures kiss on top of a very tall tower, skyline in background

‘Skywalkers’ Takes Us to Dizzying Heights — But Only Physically

The film’s thematic pretensions feel like window-dressing for an onslaught of breathtaking images.
Illustration: One diner at a Korean restaurant shoves a lettuce wrap into his mouth while another eats noodles from a pot of stew.

Bay Pocha Was Made for a Late-Night Feast With Friends

The Korean pub on Ocean Avenue in SF is known for its bossam pork belly wraps and hearty, shareable soups.
Paintings and photographs on white gallery walls

In ‘With Open Eyes,’ Artists Deploy Dignity and Softness in Depictions of Black Life

Curated by Adrianne Ramsey, the show was conceived as an opportunity for Black artists to tell their own stories.
Animation of swirling vortex with chunks of stone

At the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, ‘Lyd’ Connects the Nakba to Today

Rami Younis and Sarah Ema Friedland’s ‘sci-fi documentary’ acknowledges the Palestinian experience, then and now.
Funding for KQED Arts & Culture is provided by:

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Akonadi Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Yogen and Peggy Dalal, Diane B. Wilsey, the William and Gretchen Kimball Fund, Campaign 21 and the members of KQED.