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  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»


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


  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

  “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»


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

Yuan Yuan in Giselle

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

(l-r)  Susi Damilano, Cathleen Riddley, Carl Lumbly

  SF Playhouse's ... More»

Angela Lansbury

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

Janet Delaney: South of Market

  The apartments of evicted renters are being gutted for richer tenants, the torn-up streets are enduring a wave of endless construction, five-... More»

Dwight Hicks

  Playwright KJ Sanchez loves football (“Growing up, I had a crush on Tom Landry—which says way too much about who I was as a... More»


  Palo Alto, the film directed by Gia Coppola and starring actor James Franco, based on his book of the same name,... More»