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2/16/2012

How do you commemorate an art movement designed to elude conventional collection and display? “State of Mind,” the current exhibition at the... More»

2/16/2012

If it’s true that teenagers tend to be overemotional, then the proof is in the pages. San Francisco Bay Area native Nina LaCour attempts to... More»

2/15/2012

In her somber first novel, Oakland author and essayist Meredith Maran hits every possible stereotype on the subjects of feminism, liberalism, and lesbianism... More»

2/14/2012

In programmer-novelist Ellen Ullman’s dense, digressive novel of 1970s San Francisco, a lonely, neurotic, unnamed professor, on leave while under... More»

2/14/2012

Tasha DeSerio has some serious salad bona fides. The Berkeley cooking instructor, caterer, and writer not only cooked at Chez Panisse, she contributed to... More»

2/14/2012

One charming feature of Marie Losier’s latest documentary, in local theaters this month, is its total failure of exposition. If The Ballad of... More»

2/14/2012

Over the past 25 years, “noise pop” has evolved beyond the original idea of guitar-heavy, melody-based music. Even so, it’s nice to see... More»

2/8/2012

Last year, when the FBI finally released its trove of documents and recordings concerning Jim Jones and the People’s Temple, Berkeley author Julia... More»

2/6/2012

Of course, he wants to celebrate with family and friends, but perhaps he’s also trying to get some hometown luck on his side—in more ... More»

2/3/2012

It's been a busy week—Facebook went public, Schwarzenegger... More»

1/23/2012

 Jon Glaser, the star of Adult Swim’s Delocated Witness Protection Program, hosted the evening in a pair of short sparkly shorts, his typical ski... More»

1/13/2012

The Grammy-nominated, Bammy-winning Higbie is one of the best-connected musicians in the Bay... More»