Emily Wilson lives in San Francisco. She writes for radio, print and the web and teaches adults getting their high school diplomas at City College of San Francisco.

PIONEER

One of the first female cartoonists to succeed in a male-dominated field, Robbins somehow also found time to make clothes for Mama Cass and show up in a Joni Mitchell song.

Voices

When Peter Sellars and John Adams conceived ‘Girls of the Golden West,’ their opera about the 1850s Gold Rush, they were inspired by the modern-day gold rush in Silicon Valley.

HISTORY LESSON

120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned in the U.S. in internment camps during World War II. Their lives and stories are remembered in an exhibition in San Francisco.

In Tune

Composer and singer Ted Hearne isn’t interested in audience members judging Manning for leaking information, so much as thinking about what they might do in her situation.