A Paler Shade of White, at Shotgun Players

James Ijames' play — at Shotgun Players through Aug. 5 — doubles as an art-world satire. Gus’ oils on canvas are abstract studies of the color white. In other words, they’re essentially meaningless.


Hello, Nurse!: Animaniacs in Concert! Comes to Feinstein’s

Gee, Brain, what do you want to do on the nights of Sept. 28-29? The same thing we do every night, Pinky: Try to take over the world!



Poor Boy

Michael Shannon and Dale Dickey almost rescue an overreaching movie from itself.


San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 37, Week One

The first week of the festival looks back to both inspirations and terrors of the past.