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  • List: S.F. bans water, pets, and ... LOLcats?

    published July 21, 2010

    Bottled water and the sale of animals in pet stores are just two of the things the city of San Francisco is considering banning for the greater... More >>

  • List: Fast Food Notion

    published July 14, 2010

    Last week, San Francisco banned high-sugar sodas from vending machines on city property as part of a campaign against obesity. What other... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published July 14, 2010

    Shopping! The Musical. Some theater types want to be Hamlet; others want to be Liza Minnelli. The smiling, hardworking performers... More >>

  • List: How the toll to the Bay Bridge is now calculated

    published July 7, 2010

    Drivers say they are confused by the new system of bridge tolls instituted last week. How is the toll to cross the Bay Bridge now... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published July 7, 2010

    Shopping! The Musical. Some theater types want to be Hamlet; others want to be Liza Minnelli. The smiling, hardworking performers... More >>

  • List: Escape from Alcatraz

    published June 30, 2010

    This is the time of year many San Franciscans get away from the Bay Area for some much-needed R&R. What do they leave the city to... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published June 30, 2010

    Shopping! The Musical. Some theater types want to be Hamlet; others want to be Liza Minnelli. The smiling, hardworking performers... More >>

  • List: Physical graffitti

    published June 23, 2010

    Three Heads Six Arms, the enormous Buddha statue in Civic Center, has been tagged by vandals. What is the city doing to protect the... More >>

  • Theater Review: "Speech & Debate" at the Aurora Theatre

    published June 23, 2010

    Speech & Debate looks suspiciously like the first draft of an afterschool special about conservative sexual hypocrisy, written by a... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published June 23, 2010

    All My Sons. Arthur Miller's 1947 breakthrough play was a sort of proto–Law and Order episode. It was ripped from... More >>

  • List: The best democracy money can buy

    published June 16, 2010

    What has changed after last week's election? • Meg Whitman's governorship will arrive in six months, unless she wants to pay for... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published June 16, 2010

    All My Sons. Arthur Miller's 1947 breakthrough play was a sort of proto–Law and Order episode. It was ripped from... More >>

  • List: Gavin Newsom's budget surprises

    published June 9, 2010

    Last week, Mayor Gavin Newsom unveiled his 2010-2011 budget for the City of San Francisco. What were some of the surprises? • He... More >>

  • Theater Review: "Giant Bones" at Exit Theatre

    published June 9, 2010

    By rights, the premiere run of Giant Bones is where everything could go wrong. Its structure is a play-within-a-play-within-a-play. It's... More >>

  • List: Parks for Sale

    published May 26, 2010

    The city's Recreation and Park department is desperately seeking new revenues to support itself during the city's current budget crisis. What... More >>

  • List: Nightlifers

    published May 19, 2010

    Last week, nightlife promoters and club owners announced they are creating a lobbying organization to make sure their agenda is raised at City... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published May 19, 2010

    Hot Greeks. To complement their wildly successful (and deservedly so) run of Pearls over Shanghai (running through... More >>

  • List: Zoned for porn use

    published May 12, 2010

    Four top officials in the city's planning department could lose their jobs after circulating porn on their office computers for years. Why did... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published May 12, 2010

    Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? A great performer can be his own worst enemy if he looks in the mirror too much, and in his newest show,... More >>

  • Theater Review: "Round and Round the Garden" at A.C.T.

    published May 12, 2010

    The nicest thing you can say about American Conservatory Theater's production of Alan Ayckbourn's Round and Round the Garden is that the... More >>

  • List: How will the Arizona boycott work?

    published May 5, 2010

    Last week, Supervisor David Campos and City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced measures to boycott the state of Arizona until it rescinds its... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published May 5, 2010

    Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? A great performer can be his own worst enemy if he looks in the mirror too much, and in his newest show,... More >>

  • List: Why plans for 38-story downtown condos were scrapped

    published April 28, 2010

    Last week, the Board of Supervisors rejected plans for a 38-story condominium tower downtown. Why was the tower rejected? • The... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published April 28, 2010

    The Diary of Anne Frank.There is probably a special place in hell for obscure, junior-grade theater critics who would use what few column... More >>

  • Theater Review: "Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?" at the Jewish Theatre

    published April 28, 2010

    A great performer can be his own worst enemy if he looks in the mirror too much, and in his newest show, Andy Warhol: Good for the... More >>

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