BOOK REVIEW: El Tecolote rating on “Deep Down Dark”: 4 out of 5
FILM REVIEW: El Tecolote rating on “The Other Barrio”: 4 out of 5
Restoring 1,824 square feet of weather-beaten, chipped, 30-year-old mural—one one-inch paintbrush stroke at a time—requires a lot of time, patience and paint, and sweat, too.
By Laura Waxmann
With an acting career that spans nearly two decades, Kuno Becker has lived …
The name of the girl was Cecilia Rios, the one who was 15 when she was stabbed to death after getting out of school. And now 20 years later, local filmmaker Jay Francisco Lopez is planning to make a film in her memory called “Love, Cecy.”
Poet Francisco X. Alarcón’s book, “Borderless Butterflies: Earth Haikus and Other Poems,” (Poetic Matrix Press, 2014) reads more like a beautiful experience than a book of poems.
The Encuentro del Canto Popular festival returns to San Francisco Nov. 21-22 for its 33rd year of music from local and international singer-songwriters, in support of progressive cultural and political movements for Latinos and Caribeños.
Juan Pablo Gutierrez—the 62-year-old who for the last three decades has vehemently fought off those attempting to profit from San Francisco’s Day of the Dead Ritual Procession—had the look of a man who just didn’t “have it” that night.
Those passing by Philz Coffee on 24th Street probably can’t help but pause to check out the colorful paintings—the ones that display the Día De Los Muertos-inspired characters wearing San Francisco Giants apparel, and the one that shows a clenched raised fist atop a United Farm Workers flag.
The neighborhood’s newest mural is ready to view on 19th and San Carlos streets.