Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins appear in “Maudie.” (Courtesy Duncan Deyoung, Sony Pictures Classics)

Ethan Hawke compelled by ‘Maudie’s’ female director

Actor Ethan Hawke had a major revelation a couple years back: “It…


East Bay poet, writer, teacher and playwright Judy Juanita discusses her new book "DeFacto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland" at the San Francisco Public Library at 6 p.m. Jan. 3. (Courtesy photo)

Judy Juanita details ‘DeFacto Feminism’ in ‘Essays Straight Outta Oakland’

East Bay writer, teacher, poet, playwright, historian and standup comedian Judy Juanita…


Lee Grant is receiving honors at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this weekend.  (Courtesy photo)

Lee Grant won’t stop making waves

Lee Grant always has stood up for the disenfranchised, whether sitting before…