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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ screenwriter, VR leaders unite at second annual Confluence Summit

The second annual Confluence Summit presented by Winston Baker took place on October 25 in Menlo Park, bringing together professionals from both the tech and entertainment industries. From industry leaders simply attending the conference to those speaking on the panels, the Confluence Summit was another superb expansion on last year’s event, highlighting new developments in…

Elect to revisit these artworks on election night

The writer Toni Morrison once declared that art must be “political and beautiful at the same time.” Since the 2018 midterms are today, arts editors Amir Abou-Jaoude, Shana Hadi and Olivia Popp have selected seven artworks that effortlessly fuse politics and aesthetics.   “Happy Days Are Here Again” There’s an old political adage — a…

‘You Mean to Do Me Harm’ challenges bias and perception at SF Playhouse

Christopher Chen is extraordinarily clever. Obie Award-winning Bay Area playwright Chen is a one-of-a-kind writer and artist — someone who understands and manipulates the medium like no other whose work I’ve ever seen. His newly produced work “You Mean to Do Me Harm” takes simple suspicion and paranoia and exaggerates it to exceptional proportions, forcing…