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Reviews From 2021 S.F. Indie Fest

Posted February 9, 2021 by

The documentary “Morgana” from directors Isabel Peppard and Josie Hess does far more than deliver a biographical portrait of noted feminist porn actress/director Morgana Muses.  It’s an endearing celebration of emotional and sexual liberation told through the story of a
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Is Newsom in Trouble?

Posted February 2, 2021 by

CA Governor Faces Potential Recall Could California Governor Gavin Newsom actually face a recall election? And could Newsom be ousted like Governor Gray Davis in 2003? Before I answer let’s keep in mind a critical fact: California is very different
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Phil Matier’s Powerful Impact

Posted February 2, 2021 by

Old School Reporter Leaves SF Chronicle, Stays on Beat Phil Matier, arguably the Bay Area’s most influential reporter over the past four decades, has written his last column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Matier will still shape the Bay Area
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Tenderloin Leader Overcame Obstacles

Posted February 2, 2021 by

(Ed Note: This piece first appeared in SF Senior Beat.) Brenda Washington, A True Community Leader When her two older sisters left home, 15-year-old Brenda Washington began caring for her two younger brothers, babysitting nieces and nephews and cooking for
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Housing Advocates Are Winning!

Posted January 26, 2021 by

Great Start to 2021 Housing advocates have had a lot to celebrate. President Biden’s Executive Order extended the national eviction moratorium through March and a longer extension with increased tenant protections is on the horizon. In addition, flawed rent relief
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New Streaming Films At The Pacific Film Archive

Posted January 26, 2021 by

Ousmane Sembene’s second film “Mandabi (The Money Order)” set a couple of cultural milestones.  It was the first film to be made entirely in Wolof.  The Senegalese filmmaker’s adaptation of his novella also demonstrated that creating films by, for, and
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