“Chains of Love” (Scott Richard)

Amplified Feels: Handcuffed and Blindfolded in a Sling

If you’re going to dive into the ninth circle of hell — by engaging in incest play — you should do it with intention and precision. No bitchassness.



Chem Tales: Pro-Weed Ads Fail to Make Their Case

Cannabis advocates need to start learning how to discuss their views across what might be called the green gap, with those millions who consider pot unappealing.


Preoccupations (Credit: Alessio Boni)

New Moniker, Same Sound

Post-punk band Preoccupations may no longer be called Viet Cong, but their sound, as exemplified in their new self-titled album, is the same as ever.


Green Day (Credit: Marina Chavez)

Green Day & Blink-182 To Headline Not So Silent Night

Live 105's yearly event will also include appearances from Glass Animals, Phantogram, The Head and the Heart, Bastille, and more.


George as Valentina (Paul Rodrigues, left) weighs the effect cross-dressing has on his marriage to Rita (Jennifer McGeorge) (Max Hersey, in back). (Lois Tema)

The Sweet Transvestites of Casa Valentina

Harvey Fierstein's drama, now playing at NCTC, complicates the already murky boundaries of gender.


Ewan McGregor stars as “Swede Levov’ in American Pastoral(Richard Foreman)


Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut tackling the "indigenous American berserk" in American Pastoral.


Shrimp Jambalaya for Mario Batali's Cookbook, "American Regional Cooking"

Mario Batali’s Americana

The chef arrives at Book Passage tomorrow to sign copies of Great American Cookbook using an orange Sharpie.


Nuts in Bulk

Tuesday Seven: Michelin Stars and Rainbow Sprinkles

In order of importance, of course. Also, Pinkie's Bakery closes its other location in Bernal Heights, and 3D-printed food is getting more intense.




2016 is the Year of Christine Chubbuck



Miss Hokusai

You know that Japanese print of the huge wave you had in college?