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STARCAST: Friday's Full Moon, 2020's first, blasts sensitive Cancer suggesting strong emotions.  Couples could easily get married . . . or divorced.  Meanwhile, the sun beams bright on determined Capricorn. Don't forget those resolutions! (click for more)

STARCAST: Look before you leap, but don't stand still too long. New Moons are always propitious for beginnings and decisions, but this one-the first of the new year-in Aquarius packs special wallop. Forget warm and fuzzy.  Push boundaries, make lasting changes.   ARIES (March 20-April 18)   The Sun/Moon merger in your Wish House is fated. Think about what you want. Visualize it happening.  How would you feel?  Who would you tell?  What next?  You know what you want. Get clear on the outcome. Wishes are horses and Aries will ride.         TAURUS (April 19-May 19)   Coach Minerva assures Tauruses: A dream will come true in 2020.  Bulls have a strong sense of destiny, but may be hazy about strategy. Use this week's New Moon hype for decision making. (click for more)

At the outset of 2020, we look back on some of our favorite moments from the last 10 years. (click for more)

Farrow won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein and is the author of the book Catch And Kill. We'll ask him three questions about the rulers of ancient Egypt. (click for more)

One of Pixar’s biggest strengths is its ability to envision fantastic new worlds. But for its newest Disney+ short, “Loop,” it looked closer to home for inspiration. (click for more)

You wouldn’t know it by the way her image has been treated by this city lately, but Maya Angelou loved San Francisco. “In San Francisco, for the first time, I perceived myself as part of something,” Angelou wrote in her celebrated memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Angelou goes on: “The city became for me the ideal of what I wanted to be as a grownup. Friendly but never gushing, cool but not frigid or distant, distinguished without the awful stiffness.” I’ve been thinking about Angelou’s impression of San Francisco lately. In October, city officials insulted both Angelou and the artists who proposed to honor her when after conducting an exhaustive, two-year design process for a monument to the author outside the Main Library, they rejected all of the designs at the last minute. “The three finalists from the first round all had great applications and proposals,” said Tal Quetone, a spokesman for the San Francisco Arts Commission. “There was just a different interpretation of the language of the proposal, or the understanding.” That’s one way to spin last year’s debacle, which unfolded after a single San Francisco supervisor, Catherine Stefani, objected to the design from the selection panel’s finalist, Berkeley artist Lava Thomas. Thomas’ elegant design featured Angelou’s face etched onto a bronze book. Stefani, who was the project’s legislative sponsor, wanted the kind of monumental statue that adorns every civic park and plaza across this country. Think of a bewigged man on horseback — or striding forth, probably to kill someone who looked like Angelou. If I were on the Arts Commission, I’d give some serious thought to... (click for more)