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Leo Stutzin

Little Erik in Berkeley: A Skeletal, Flawed Adaptation of a Domestic Drama by Ibsen

Leo Stutzin | February 6, 2016 | San Francisco
Mark Jackson is recognized as one of the Bay Area's most adventurous and successful playwrights, but the pursuit of fresh challenges always carries an element of risk. Climbers sometimes slip. With Little Erik, his adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's rarely produced domestic drama Little Eyolf, Jackson slips badly.
John Zipperer

Week to Week News Quiz for 2/5/16

John Zipperer | February 5, 2016 | San Francisco
Here are some random but real hints: now that's using social lamestream media; the Alibaba effect has worn off; she got Mitt's help to be in the next debate; and they're trying to heal a 1,000-year-old rift.
The Conversation US

New Initiative From Governor Jerry Brown Could Reform Sentencing In California, Cut Prison Terms

The Conversation US | February 5, 2016 | Crime
The initiative seeks to reintroduce parole hearings and early releases. If it passes, nonviolent felons will come up for parole once they complete the basic term for their original offense.
Sanyin Siang

Meet the Guy Behind Super Bowl 50's Levi's Stadium

Sanyin Siang | February 5, 2016 | San Francisco
Al Guido, chief operating officer of the San Francisco 49ers, led the conceptualization and the construction of the new $1.2 billion award-winning stadium, known for its innovations in both tech and sustainability practices.
Randy Howder

Going off Script: The Office of the Future Is All About the Experience

Randy Howder | February 4, 2016 | San Francisco
Does the backlash from open offices, which comes precisely at the same cultural moment as the opening of Facebook's "largest open-plan office in the world," mean the open-plan's hegemony is soon to be over? If so, what comes next for the workplace?
Nathan J. Winograd

Rejecting Arbitrary Labels That Enable Great Harm

Nathan J. Winograd | February 4, 2016 | San Francisco
We must reject the myopia, illogic and bad science of invasion biology in favor of reason, common sense and a broader understanding and appreciation of the changing nature of life on Earth.
Ken White

How To Help The Animals

Ken White | February 2, 2016 | San Francisco
What would you do if your kitten was kidnapped and abused? What if your dog was tortured by teenagers in a gang ritual? What if you knew of a trailer where dogs and cats had been abandoned, living without food, fresh air, or someone to take care of them?
Yasmin Nouh

How to Respond to Someone Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted

Yasmin Nouh | February 2, 2016 | Women
By addressing how our responses to survivors play a critical role in the healing process, these women show that dealing with sexual assault should not be an individual's burden alone, but a collective responsibility we embrace with compassion and the utmost care.
Jane Kim

Super Bowl Highlights Growing Economic Divide in San Francisco

Jane Kim | February 1, 2016 | Sports
Rather than distracting us from our daily concerns, the local burden of hosting the Super Bowl is refocusing attention on our city's greatest challenge -- the fast growing gap between rich and poor.

How Caltrain is Preparing for the Super Bowl and Other Fun Facts

Quora | February 1, 2016 | San Francisco
These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answers by Caltrain, commuter rail system serving the Bay Area between San Francisco, San Jose and Gilroy, on Quora. Q:
Jenna Elfman

Restoring a Child's Life After the Unthinkable Happens

Jenna Elfman | February 1, 2016 | Impact
We must embrace these children after their traumatic experiences and tell them: "You are a loved human being who's worthy in our society, who has rights to freedom and liberty, and to being valued for mind, body, and soul."
William Bradley

On the Eve of Iowa

William Bradley | February 1, 2016 | Media
Voting is finally about to begin in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary contests. That's exciting. But it may not last.
Tina Gerhardt

Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15

Tina Gerhardt | February 1, 2016 | San Francisco
Mary Brown, Organizer of Valencia Street Bike Lanes + Historian of Mission Architecture, Passed on 12/10/15 - by Tina Gerhardt If you have biked down the Valencia Street Bike Lanes in San Francisco you have benefited from the organizing work of long-time SF Mission resident Mary Brown, who passed on...
John Zipperer

Week to Week News Quiz for 1/29/16

John Zipperer | January 29, 2016 | San Francisco
Don't boycott our latest Week to Week news quiz; give it a try to see how much you know about what's going on. Here are some random but real hints: Bob Dole doesn't like him, either; friends spying on friends; bamboo isn't airtight; and the social network paid off. Answers...
Erika Milvy

Satchmo at the Waldorf, Ain't Got that Swing

Erika Milvy | January 29, 2016 | Arts
ACT's one-man play, "Satchmo at the Waldorf," is set, post-performance, in Louis Armstrong spacious dressing room at the ritzy Waldorf Astoria hotel. Why does it matter that the name of the hotel is in the title of the play? Was this a particularly memorable concert by Satchmo?
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Time for Congress to Act on Campus Sexual Assault

Sen. Barbara Boxer | February 3, 2016 | Politics
For too long, college students have suffered in silence in the face of these attacks, hurt by a culture that encouraged these crimes to be swept under the rug. This is an epidemic and a stain upon our nation -- and it is long past time that Congress took action to address it.
George Heymont

Rule Britannia!

George Heymont | January 28, 2016 | Arts
Many point to William Shakespeare as England's (as well as the world's) greatest dramatist. Others choose to identify the Victorian era as producing some of England's greatest literature.
Rep. Mark Takano

You Should Ask Your Coworker How Much They Make. Right Now

Rep. Mark Takano | January 27, 2016 | Politics
Something we can do right now to combat pay inequality in the workplace is talk with our co-workers about our salaries. While Congress works to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to address the multiple barriers to pay equality, knowing our rights could help us now.
William Bradley

Riled-Up Dems and Reps on Love and Hate Trips Just Days From First Voting

William Bradley | January 27, 2016 | Politics
A Brooklynite turned "back-to-the-land" Vermont socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and has far less executive experience than Sarah Palin vs. a fact-free braying bully boy billionaire real estate and gambling mogul bizarrely backed by evangelicals would be crazy enough. Toss in another New Yorker, a billionaire "daddy knows best" ex-mayor and media mogul who is no class traitor and we get the full banana republic experience.
Mariah Carray

A Healthier Community, A Healthier Climate

Mariah Carray | January 28, 2016 | San Francisco
Photo credit: Brooke Anderson What if our response to climate change created healthier communities? Could healthier habits lessen climate change? Oakland, California, a city of struggle and progress, is looking for the answers. Just like climate change, the city's problems often...
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