Tony Bravo, SF Chronicle

Tony Bravo

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Recent articles by Tony:

Fog Design + Art fair and San Francisco's art week return, adjusted for pandemic safety

Beyond Fort Mason exhibition space, galleries open new shows while new ICA SF soft-launches in Dogpatch. → Read More

Celebrity deaths feel more painful amid two years of enormous loss

Grief therapist Amy Hyun Swart on how the pandemic has interrupted our rituals of mourning — but we have opportunities to reclaim them. → Read More

S.F.'s Lady Camden twirls from Smuin Ballet to 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 14

The San Francisco queen is the third Bay Area performer to compete on the hit VH1 drag competition series. → Read More

To the end, Betty White’s timing remained unparalleled

The 99-year-old star of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls,” who died Dec. 31 just days shy of 100, still left fans wanting more. → Read More

Coffee served with a side of community at Bernie’s in Noe Valley

Business owner Bernie Melvin has kept her coffee shop going through COVID, and kept its extended family together. → Read More

Bay Area artists and global cultural innovators to be celebrated in 2022 art shows

Mary Lovelace O'Neal, Cathy Lu and William T. Wiley receive local exhibitions, while traveling shows celebrate painter Alice Neel and Muppet creator Jim Henson. → Read More

Lessons in taking mental health breaks from today's celebrities and a diva from the past

With everything going on in the world, your physical well-being isn't the only thing that needs attention. → Read More

Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens help writer assume 'The Ecosexual Position'

The movement is part environmental activism, part performance art, but at its core is about engaging with the Earth. → Read More

Visual art in 2021 explored big issues and didn’t shy from controversy

Risks in museums and galleries paid off as Bay Area moved forward after upheaval of 2020. → Read More

Art infused with engineering: Tauba Auerbach comes home for SFMOMA survey show

Acclaimed N.Y. artist explores their own wide-ranging curiosity with sculptures and paintings in 'S v Z' exhibition that they initially thought came too early. → Read More

Pee-wee Herman is still the king of the nontraditional holiday special

Paul Reubens' eternal man-child is perfect Christmas viewing for an uncle and his nieces. → Read More

Rita Moreno, star of original 'West Side Story,' comes full circle with role in remake

The actress reflects on the difficult role that solidified her fame and her 'otherworldly' experience in the new film during an appearance at San Francisco's Castro Theatre. → Read More

After 70 years, there’s still more to learn and love about Lucille Ball

New film and podcast explore the real woman behind the sitcom performance. → Read More

Sadie Barnette's solo exhibition makes art from family legacies

New show at Jessica Silverman delves into reunions, the Black Panther Party and the first Black-owned gay bar in San Francisco, among other familial histories. → Read More

The genius of ‘West Side Story,’ and what it gives to student performers

Classic tale of love and gang rivalry is an ideal resource in arts education for its depth and complexity, and the age of its characters. → Read More

Exclusive: S.F. Opera celebrates reborn gala with a major gift to promote diversity

San Francisco Opera announces a major gift by longtime donors the Littlefield family to its Diversity Equity Community department at its 2021 stage dinner gala. → Read More

Exclusive: Ruth Asawa estate releases new audio tour of S.F. artist’s public works

Locations from San Jose to St. Helena are highlighted on website for the artist who called San Francisco home. → Read More

In ‘House of Gucci,’ fashion is as big a star as Lady Gaga

From wedding dresses and logo prints to suiting and skiwear, Janty Yates brilliantly uses clothing in Ridley Scott's latest film. → Read More

6 underrated animated Disney films to revisit ahead of studio's 60th release

Voices of celebrated actors, especially as villains, bring life to under-the-radar Disney cartoons. → Read More

Losing hours of daylight and gaining pre-holiday anxiety equals a seasonal wasteland

It’s dark at 5 p.m., and the weather is gloomy: Welcome to the cruelest weeks, the time between the end of daylight-saving time and Thanksgiving. → Read More