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President Obama Helps Open New African American Museum

CULTURE | Sep 27
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture opened Saturday to the public.

Oprah on Opening of the "Moving and Profound" African American Museum

CULTURE | Sep 25
One of earliest supporters for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture was Oprah Winfrey, who donated more than $20 million and is a member of its council.

Out There :: Dishing It Up At the Legion

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Sep 24
Pieces from an innovative French porcelain manufactory that served under Louis XV's royal patronage are displayed in a new exhibition at the Legion of Honor. (But don't call it "Totes amazeballs!")

Out There :: Gems from the Archives

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Sep 10
Last week the San Francisco Opera Archive unveiled its new, permanent photography exhibition "Looking Through the Lens: The Glory of San Francisco Opera, Past and Present."

1991 Redefined America in Music, Movies and Moments

CULTURE | Jul 31
In 1991, just like today, a Clinton was running for the White House. America was coming out of a serious recession and the country was dealing with brutality, inequality and unrest over the status quo.

In Tumultuous Summer, Young Americans in A Dour Mood

FINANCE | By Janie Har and Emily Swanson | Jul 17
In a summer of political and racial tumult, young Americans are in a dour mood: pessimistic about the fairness of their economic system, questioning the greatness of the United States and deeply skeptical of the way the nation picks its leaders.

Out There :: Gypsy Gyrations

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Jul 9
Bare-chested ruffians, sleazy behavior, flashy costuming, a blowjob, a knifefight, boozing, smuggling, petty crime - Bieito's take on Bizet's eternally popular masterwork is the "Scarface" of powerhouse opera.

Out There :: Love In All the Wrong Places?

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Jul 2
Frameline 40, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, wound up its 11-day run at the Castro Theatre on Sunday night with the world premiere of "Looking," the last installment of the late, lamented HBO series.

Out There :: Monarch Butterflies

MOVIES | By Roberto Friedman | Jun 4
Frameline folks are all jazzed up about the upcoming San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, June 16-26.

Out There :: Museum Collection, by the Book

ART | By Roberto Friedman | May 28
Since the re-opening of SFMOMA has already garnered so much press, we thought we'd read and review the new accompanying catalog, in which there is both scholarship and art-loving glee on display.

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