<< Previous Page  |  1  |  ...  |  88  |  ...  |  176  |  ...  |  257  |  258  |  259  |  ...  |  264  |  ...  |  352  |  353  |  Next Page >> 5141 - 5160 of 7045

  • Article

    The Delightful Dud

    A Prairie Home Companion (New Line) This all-star sing-along -- with Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, Woody Harrelson, etc. -- that wears its smile bright and wide looked for all the world like a summertime sleeper hit....

    on October 11, 2006
  • Article

    Brush With Greatness - Okami shows that videogames can be art

    You've seen Bob Ross -- the afro-sporting TV artist who painted "happy trees"? Well, if he had redesigned Legend of Zelda, it would look a lot like Okami. That may sound like an unlikely premise, but this is no ordinary game. In Okami, to save the ...

    by Chris Ward on October 11, 2006
  • Article

    Our top DVD picks for the week of October 10:

    The Andy Milonakis Show: The Complete Second Season (Paramount) The A-Team: Season Five, the Final Season (Universal) Bloodied but Unbowed: Bloodshot Records' Life in the Trenches (Bloodshot) Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached (Paramount) ...

    on October 11, 2006
  • Article

    Pinter Love - Spoofing for a great playwright

    "I hate Pinter." "I hate Pinter, too." These words don't sound like the most obvious way to kick off a series of one-act plays inspired by the work of Harold Pinter. The Nobel Prize-winning author (who turns 76 this week) has become such a fi...

    by Chloe Veltman on October 4, 2006
  • Article

    Big Love - Though it sacrifices character and narrative cohesion, it aims high

    If Aeschylus and Karen O. had a baby, it might look something like FoolsFury's latest production. Charles Mee's fascinating text collage steals liberally from the old Greek's play The Suppliant Women, The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon (from Japan in th...

    by Frank Wortham on October 4, 2006
  • Article

    Taming of the Shrew - An attempt at a hip interpretation of a classic becomes a goofy parody

    The African-American Shakespeare Company's production of the Bard's tale depicting the battle between a husband and wife for the marital upper hand can't be faulted for making bold production choices. Instead of traditional Elizabethan settings and g...

    by Nathaniel Eaton on October 4, 2006
  • Article

    Also Playing - Our critics weigh in on local theater

    As You Like It. Telling the story of the young noblewoman Rosalind's journey from the confines of her usurping uncle's tyrannical kingdom to love and freedom in the countryside, the fantastical plot of William Shakespeare's comedy is built around tw...

    on October 4, 2006
  • Article

    Lewis Blows His Top

    Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed (HBO) Like many other Daily Show success stories, Lewis Black is a comedian made for these times; his facial contortions and verbal tics are expressions of the Bush-era phrase "outrage overload." But unlike other ...

    on October 4, 2006
  • Article

    Copycat Killer - Saints Row shamelessly apes Grand Theft Auto

    Let's not beat around the bush: Saints Row is creatively bankrupt. The latest in a long list of Grand Theft Auto imitators, this clone replicates Rockstar's controversial games so closely that the uneducated eye could mistake it for the real deal....

    by Gary Hodges on October 4, 2006
  • Article

    Our top DVD picks for the week of October 3:

    Avenger (Warner Bros.) Calvaire: The Ordeal (Palm) Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher (HBO) Changing Times (Koch Lorber) Confidence (Lionsgate) Deadfall (Lionsgate) Edmond (First Independent) The Greatest American Hero: Th...

    on October 4, 2006
  • Article

    Stand Up, Comics - Getting the hang of graphic novels

    I'm glad to be female when I say that comic books have never been part of my reading list. Because if I were a guy, I'd pretty much have to admit that I read Spider-Man and Archie as a kid, X-Men and Love and Rockets as a teenager, The Sandman and th...

    by Karen Zuercher on September 27, 2006
  • Article

    Apocalypse Now - A sharp, revelatory multimedia show casts a blinding light on the tragic events of today

    "These are the end times," says Tribulation 99, Craig Baldwin's hilarious and politically savvy film created from found footage. Running continuously in the first of the Logan Galleries, it sets the tone for "Prophets of Deceit," a thought-provoking ...

    by Lea Feinstein on September 27, 2006
  • Article

    Galleries

    "Facing the Mask." What is a face? Deborah Barrett never tires of the question, cutting up her own exquisite portrait drawings and reassembling them to create new personages. Profoundly asymmetrical, her rearranged physiognomies are strangely lifeli...

    on September 27, 2006
  • Article

    The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice - Just as jumbled, challenging, and frustrating as Lipstick Traces -- and nearly as brilliant

    By Greil Marcus Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September), $25 Anyone (me, for instance) who read and grokked Lipstick Traces at a tender age is predisposed to adore Greil Marcus, so please attach a grain of salt to this review. The Shape of Things...

    by Frances Reade on September 27, 2006
  • Article

    Life, Death, & Bialys: A Father/Son Baking Story - Psychological revelations and a little something about baking bread

    By Dylan Schaffer Bloomsbury (September) ($24.95) You've heard the one about unhappy families being unhappy in their own ways. Oakland lawyer (and writer of legal thrillers) Dylan Schaffer grew up in a doozy: When he was 5, his father Flip left...

    by Meredith Brody on September 27, 2006
  • Article

    Literary Events

    Actors Reading Writers: Popular local actors read modern and classic short stories. First Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m., free. Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant (at Ellsworth), Berkeley, 510-843-4822. APAture: Through Sept. 30, $10-$20, www.apa...

    on September 27, 2006
  • Article

    Town and Country - A new look at an old Shakespeare draws a clever link between urban and rural

    In the most dramatic moment in Jonathan Moscone's production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, cousins Rosalind and Celia step off the cramped, cagelike platform where they've been virtually trapped for the entire first act, walk to the front ...

    by Chloe Veltman on September 27, 2006
  • Article

    Love, Janis

    What starts as a black-and-white photo montage of a young Midwestern girl in frilly baby-doll dresses soon explodes into a rainbow of psychedelic color and debaucherously good rock 'n' roll. Following the young and naive Joplin as she thumbs a ride f...

    by Nathaniel Eaton on September 27, 2006
  • Article

    The Tempest

    Traditionally considered to be Shakespeare's last play and his parting statement to the theater, this mystical-minded romance is concerned with the intricacies of what it means to be a family. Director John LeFan and his motley cast of actors and dan...

    by Frank Wortham on September 27, 2006
  • Article

    Camel Light

    The Big Animal (Milestone) It's a simple yet lesser known law of comedy: Camels are always funny. There are the jaws that drool and chew side to side, the front legs that move like a human's, the humps -- but mostly it's the eyes: There's somethin...

    on September 27, 2006
<< Previous Page  |  1  |  ...  |  88  |  ...  |  176  |  ...  |  257  |  258  |  259  |  ...  |  264  |  ...  |  352  |  353  |  Next Page >> 5141 - 5160 of 7045

Find an Arts Event

San Francisco Event Tickets

From the Print Edition

Goodnight, Galleries: Evictions, Rising Rents, and Tech Are Changing the Way San Franciscans See Art Goodnight, Galleries: Evictions, Rising Rents, and Tech Are Changing the Way San Franciscans See Art

"We have gotten an eviction notice." The words come from Anthony Williams, the co-founder of the Meridian Gallery, with a matter-of-factness that says everything about the art gallery scene in downtown… More >>

Salvage at Last: Shotgun Players Arrives at Its Final Stoppard Frontier Salvage at Last: Shotgun Players Arrives at Its Final Stoppard Frontier

Art and politics are bedfellows in Shotgun Player's presentation of Salvage, the third play in Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning trilogy, The Coast of Utopia. Brave in scope, anchored by the… More >>

Deal or No Deal?: Some Rescues Just Aren't Worth It Deal or No Deal?: Some Rescues Just Aren't Worth It

"Wow, what a douchebag." After I had said this for about the fifth time watching The Profit, CNBC's "save my small business" show, I realized that the way to succeed in… More >>

Authentically Yours: Feminist Porn Gets Political Authentically Yours: Feminist Porn Gets Political

Earlier this month, I walked into the dungeon of a Toronto sex club where a leather swing hung in the center of the room, suspended by chains. I ran my… More >>

She-Wolf: Bay Area Native and Comedian Chelsea Peretti Talks Oakland vs. San Francisco She-Wolf: Bay Area Native and Comedian Chelsea Peretti Talks Oakland vs. San Francisco

Full moons don't transform Chelsea Peretti into a wolf. Sometimes, all it takes is an annoying Twitter comment. Enter "Wolf Mode"— a highly intense state of spiritual unrest when Peretti assumes… More >>

Liar, Liar: ACT and 99 Stock Deceive Audiences, But to Very Different Effects Liar, Liar: ACT and 99 Stock Deceive Audiences, But to Very Different Effects

Venus in Fur, now at ACT, is an exercise in endurance for actors. The two characters, director Thomas (Henry Clarke) and actor Vanda (Brenda Meaney), never get to leave the… More >>

Hanging Out With Strangers: Wendy MacNaughton Is S.F.'s Cultural Anthropologist

Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in Its Own Words by Wendy MacNaughton features whimsical drawings of different parts of the city alongside quotes from S.F. citizens describing each area.… More >>

Redeeming Paul Lynde: The Joys of Rediscovering the Forgotten Redeeming Paul Lynde: The Joys of Rediscovering the Forgotten

One of my developmentally disabled clients loves to watch old TV, and he cleverly figured out that he can go to YouTube and watch just about anything that ever existed.… More >>

So You're Naked on the Internet...: Join the Club So You're Naked on the Internet...: Join the Club

According to an unsurprising 2012 study, 80 percent of the photos on the Internet are of naked women. Even with Facebook and Instagram laying down the law when it comes to… More >>

Dreamscapes: A Photographer Processes the City's Essence Through His Gigantic Camera Obscura Dreamscapes: A Photographer Processes the City's Essence Through His Gigantic Camera Obscura

What John Chiara does with a camera — not just any camera, but ones so big he drives it around San Francisco on a flatbed trailer — is utterly time-consuming… More >>

©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.
Loading...