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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»

Janet Delaney: South of Market
1/15/2015

  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
1/13/2015

  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»

Guerneville
1/8/2015

  There are many reasons to love Looking—HBO's half-hour dramedy about a group of thirtysomething gay men in San Francisco... More»

Actors Raúl Castillo and Jonathan Groff
1/7/2015

  Last night, the second season of HBO's Looking premiered at the Castro Theater to a—no surprise—packed house. Though the... More»

the interview
12/24/2014

  James Franco and Seth Rogen’s film The Interview had what you might call a... More»