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2/18/2015

  On stage, Bernie Schein is an 83-year-old former bookie living in a San Francisco retirement castle, noted for his hatred of yoga, lattes,... More»

2/18/2015

  Seventeenth-century Japan: a time of peace, prosperity—and explosive growth in the sex trade? Yup, you read that correctly. This month... More»

2/17/2015

  The apocalypse has come and gone, and to keep their minds off the end of the world, a group of strangers huddle in a cave collectively... More»

Boxer Bob and his Mansion
2/13/2015

  “They made a life out there, a unity there. People who had been sleeping in gutters and who had never had a place of their own, they... More»

2/5/2015

  Pop quiz: This month, Oscar- and Tony-winning actress ... More»

James Franco in I Am Michael
1/30/2015

  This is the final dispatch in our series of stories from the Sundance Film Festival.    James Franco is by... More»

A shot from Racing Extinction
1/29/2015

  At Sundance, director Louie Psihoyos introduces his new movie by asking for a show of hands to see who in the audience has seen The Cove... More»

Yuan Yuan in Giselle
1/29/2015

  Giselle, the tragic story of a peasant girl who rescues her... More»

(l-r)  Susi Damilano, Cathleen Riddley, Carl Lumbly
1/23/2015

  SF Playhouse's ... More»

What Happened, Miss Simone?
1/23/2015

  Culture editor Annie Tittiger is spending the week reporting from Sundance. Check back for daily updates on the festival as well as Bay... More»

Miranda July
1/19/2015

  This month, Berkeley native Miranda July, the quirky filmmaker, musician, and writer, debuts her inaugural novel: The First Bad Man... More»

Angela Lansbury
1/19/2015

  Guess how many times Dame Angela Lansbury has played the clairvoyant Madame Arcati in Blithe... More»