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  • Come Together

    published November 30, 2005

    ONGOING 12/2-18 I get tired of the arts scene in our hard-to-categorize city always being divvied up into neat slots. If you feel the... More >>

  • Clap Your Hands, Say "Ole!"

    published November 23, 2005

    FRI-SUN 11/25-27 The Bay Area is full of gypsies. Many of us have spent decades wandering between the East Coast and the West,... More >>

  • Flight of the Brundibar

    published November 16, 2005

    Pepicek and Aninku are down on their luck. The troubled Czech children have a sick mom at home who needs milk, but they haven't a crown to their... More >>

  • Tough Love

    published November 16, 2005

    FRI-SAT 11/18-19 First crushes are always painful, especially when they involve a literal punch or pigtail-pull from one... More >>

  • Rise of the Machines

    published November 9, 2005

    SAT-SUN 11/12-13 Maybe you grew up, as I did, with brothers brooding behind closed doors, building and manipulating their own... More >>

  • The Dance Front

    published November 9, 2005

    ONGOING 11/11-20 There's a sense of surrealism to the evening news these days, with massive hurricanes, crippling tsunamis, and... More >>

  • Alcatraz Razzmatazz

    published November 2, 2005

    SAT-SUN 11/5-6 It was once a grimly celebrated fact that Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary was "inescapable." The swim across the frigid,... More >>

  • A Filipino Dorothy

    published November 2, 2005

    ONGOING 11/3-20 The Wizard of Oz meets the dreaded Filipino fiend the aswang: Does this sound weird, even for a... More >>

  • World's End

    published October 26, 2005

    WED-SAT 10/26-29 Step into the serene Varnish Fine Art, grab a glass of wine, and witness, in close proximity, the end of days... More >>

  • A Cute Couple

    published October 26, 2005

    ONGOING 10/26-11/21 Maybe you've noticed the billboard suggesting Bonnie & Clyde as a Halloween costume idea? On it, the people... More >>

  • Digging It

    published October 19, 2005

    Even while surrounded by fault lines and periodically moving ground, many of us in the Bay Area forget about the essential nature of the spinning... More >>

  • Branching Out

    published September 28, 2005

    At first, "dystopia" -- an imaginary place or state of being that's akin to a living hell -- seems an unlikely theme for the nonprofit literary... More >>

  • Shake That Fringe

    published September 7, 2005

    Skeletally staged autobiographical solo shows and wigged-up, whacked-out, comedic cabarets: That's what you can usually expect at the annual... More >>

  • Over a Barrel

    published August 31, 2005

    It's no secret that the United States is starting to freak out about oil. We use more of it than anyone else, and make less of it than we can... More >>

  • All Together Now

    published July 13, 2005

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  • From Beggar to Busker

    published June 22, 2005

    Canadian theater maven Robert Lepage is consistently full of surprises. Over the years, he has flexed his muscles as an actor, filmmaker, and... More >>

  • Beginning, Middle, Dance

    published June 8, 2005

    In contemporary Western culture, dance has become a different animal than it once was. We pound a few cocktails, don our mating-call wardrobes,... More >>

  • Kill Film

    published May 25, 2005

    Author Marguerite Duras knew no boundaries when it came to genre. Born in 1914 in French Indochina's Gia Dinh, a suburb of Saigon, she later moved... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published May 18, 2005

    Wednesday, May 18, 2005 It takes more than elaborate coping mechanisms, culinary overindulgences, and closeted viewings of tragic... More >>

  • The Language of Art

    published May 18, 2005

    Is it dance? Is it theater? Is it even in English? All are valid inquiries if you plan to attend the second San Francisco International Arts... More >>

  • Self-Love

    published April 27, 2005

    Weimar Germany was probably not the best time or place to be a boy who wanted to be a girl. But that was the unlucky fate of the real-life... More >>

  • Lipstick Thespians

    published April 20, 2005

    Sultry jazz and sequined gowns, 6-foot-tall dudes with fuchsia lip gloss, the timeless lyrical orators of "Pink Cadillac" and "Material Girl": The... More >>

  • Keeping Up With the Jones

    published April 13, 2005

    While contemporary nostalgics like to romanticize the 1960s as a time of brotherhood and free love, they often forget that it was also a time of... More >>

  • The Big One

    published March 16, 2005

    "All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie." This catchy dollop of cynicism is actually an old Bob Dylan lyric, but it's also the... More >>

  • Professional Appearances

    published January 26, 2005

    Most people go to work every day and do their thing. Some love their thing, some hate it. But how many of us stop to consider how that thing... More >>

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