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The steamy poster for the ACT's production of Venus in Fur
3/19/2014

I am sitting in a dirty chair in a ugly room on the eighth floor of a building on Grant Avenue, watching a rehearsal of... More»

3/17/2014

Thrown into a Nazi prison camp, the famous artist sketched on toilet paper and on the back of propaganda leaflets. His friends bribed his... More»

3/17/2014

Last July, we ranked the second volume of Radio Silence... More»

Bill Fontana
3/17/2014

This month, thanks to the Branch Library Improvement Program, the North Beach library gets yet another upgrade—it will be home to world-renowned sound... More»

3/14/2014

We're in week nine now so it's time to start paying attention. There's going to be a test when this is all over, so I want you all counting the number of... More»

burning man black rock desert nevada nonprofit
3/12/2014

What's more Bay Area than Burning Man? As the yearly art happening settles into ripe old age as a... More»

3/12/2014

American Idol isn't quite the ratings juggernaut that it once was, but San Franciscans have a new reason to tune in:... More»

Cheyenne Jackson
3/10/2014

You may recognize Cheyenne Jackson as Danny, the Canadian street-performing robot from 30 Rock... More»

3/7/2014

Have the city's tech overlords decided to take a page from Warren Hellman's playbook? That's the question we were wondering when we heard that... More»

MacArthur Genius Yiyun Li
3/5/2014

The newest novel by Oakland–based MacArthur Genius Yiyun Li, Kinder Than Solitude, is the kind of book that makes casual reference to “... More»

2/28/2014

Hello again, people of the Real World. Time for another recap of “The Real World.” (Note the quotation marks.) Last week some forced but sad... More»