I Just Can’t Seem to Quit the Olympics

March 1, 2022 The Guardsman 0

I thought for sure I’d ban the Beijing Olympics from my house given the scandals about to unfurl. But here’s the thing — the magic that makes the Olympics is not about politics or money or medals. It’s about the athletes.

Sunrise Gathering Continues Tradition of Native Activism on Alcatraz

December 8, 2021 The Guardsman 0

An unbroken chain connected the original occupiers to this year’s gathering, with Elijah Oakes, Richard Oakes’ grandson, tending the fire in the center of the circle. Desiree Harp sang “Water so deep, water so wide” as seagulls cried overhead, human and avian voices joined together. Round Valley Pomo dancers performed as well as drummers and other musicians, with breaks in between for speakers. 

Radical Street Theater Honors Mission’s History

November 3, 2021 The Guardsman 0

Producer, playwright, and poet Paul Flores’ latest theater piece “History Matters in the Mission” debuted in the namesake neighborhood on Saturday, Oct. 23. The event highlighted five local activists, including City College’s own Juan Gonzales, with a dramatic spectacle of song, dance and word.

Crowds Long for Live Entertainment, but Barriers Remain

September 8, 2021 The Guardsman 0

With operations that draw together large and mostly indoor crowds, theaters and music venues have suffered enormously since the pandemic’s onset. And now entertainment establishments struggling to get back into business face fresh uncertainties with the Delta variant surging in San Francisco.