Rachel Swan

Rachel Swan 

Bio:
Rachel Swan is a recovering Luddite. She has also written for Film Quarterly, Vibe, Bitch, Jazziz, and The Best Sex Writing of 2010. Just sayin'.
  • Protean Dimensions
  • Protean Dimensions

    Dimensions Dance Theater celebrates 35 years of movement through the African diaspora.
  • Man on a Wire
  • Man on a Wire

    Merce Cunningham brings modern dance up to date.
  • War of Words
  • War of Words

    Eight slam teams battle it out in this week's New Word Series.
  • Search for a Homeland
  • Search for a Homeland

    Laurie Anderson's new performance piece tackles national identity and disorientation.
  • Here Comes the Future
  • Here Comes the Future

    Bay Area performers do their part to get out the vote.
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Clash of the Titans

    Oakland Arts Clash features horny garage bands, interpretive dancers, and other mixed marriages.
  • Border Breakdown
  • Border Breakdown

    Performers tear down the third wall at La Peña's Hecho en Califas Festival.
  • Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou?
  • Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou?

    Mark Morris brings a unique sensibility to an old romantic tale.
  • Black Humor
  • Black Humor

    Lewis Black rants from the Zellerbach stage this week.
  • Steele This Show
  • Steele This Show

    Johnny Steele's variety show demands a semi-intelligent audience.
  • The Soul of Oakland
  • The Soul of Oakland

    Eighth annual Art & Soul Festival is the Everest of multiday exhibitions in the East Bay.
  • Escape from Prisons
  • Escape from Prisons

    Playwright Shanique Scott revisits her sordid past.
  • Hoop Dreams and Haute Couture

    This year's Oakland International Black LGBT Film Festival includes everything from camp classics to sports reality shows.
  • You Say Tomato
  • You Say Tomato

    Tomatoes make a comeback in the Bay Area.
  • Port Huron Resurrection
  • Port Huron Resurrection

    Mark Tribe helps revivify Oakland's Panther history.
  • Get Your Brain Washed
  • Get Your Brain Washed

    The fourteenth annual Brainwash Movie Festival celebrates funky-mindedness and outré ideas.
  • The Express Takes It Way Back
  • The Express Takes It Way Back

    Celebrating the best of the old school, and partying like it's 2008.

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