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  • Arthouse movie listings for December 31, 2008-January 6, 2009

    published December 31, 2008

    To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Castro Theatre. Singin' in... More >>

  • Mizrahi Needs a Cookbook?

    published December 31, 2008

    Everyone reviewed Mark Bittman’s landmark How to Cook Everything — even fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, who swallowed the... More >>

  • Arthouse movie listings for December 24-30

    published December 24, 2008

    Castro Theatre. Sing-a-Long Sound of Music: Belt it out with Maria. Dec. 26-30, 7 p.m.; Dec. 27-28, 1 p.m. $10-$15. 429... More >>

  • Killing My Neighbor

    published December 24, 2008

    As a subject for the stage, blogging must be handled delicately, since most blogs, like most frozen foods, are worthless. Are you really going to... More >>

  • X-Mas Shows

    published December 24, 2008

    In the beginning, punk pitched a big tent. John Doe of X may have crooned like he was in a Nashville studio, recording with his heroes, but... More >>

  • On Leave from Scranton

    published December 24, 2008

    As laid-back warehouse guy Darryl, Craig Robinson is used sparingly on The Office. It’s not that he isn’t a major talent... More >>

  • It’s Vegas, Baby!

    published December 24, 2008

    When people first see Olivo Barbieri's overhead photographs, nobody believes he’s a photographer. They think he’s an obsessed... More >>

  • Arthouse movie listings for December 17-23

    published December 17, 2008

    Artists' Television Access. Funeral Parade of Roses: Toshio Matsumoto's film set in Tokyo's gay underground of the 1960s.... More >>

  • Arthouse movie listings for December 10-16

    published December 10, 2008

    Artists' Television Access. People Who Do Noise and Notes on Breakcore: Docs about the Portland music scene... More >>

  • Jane, You Ignorant Drunk

    published December 10, 2008

    Vinting is the new writing, at least for celebrities looking to travel the country selling something. Plus you get drunk on your product and not... More >>

  • Macking

    published December 10, 2008

    After years of hand wringing and looking the other way, Federal officials have officially allowed Maverick’s surfers to use wave runners,... More >>

  • The Gift of Admission

    published December 10, 2008

    The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s free Family Day on Christmas brings up an interesting question: What constitutes a family? Are you... More >>

  • Arthouse movie listings for December 3-9

    published December 3, 2008

    Artists' Television Access. "Video Quilt": Screening of short work by San Francisco State University students. Sun., Dec. 7, 7... More >>

  • Don’t Talk About Santacon

    published December 3, 2008

    In 1994, if you donned a Santa suit and ran around with a bunch of other Santas, it meant you were a member of the Cacophony Society, hence a... More >>

  • More Cowbell

    published December 3, 2008

    Years ago, someone said a word, perhaps the word "Wow," that changed everything, because it was the first Christopher Walken impression. We don't... More >>

  • The First Angel-Headed Hipsters?

    published December 3, 2008

    Godforsaken pimps, prostitutes, tramps, cutthroats, scoundrels, murderers, swindlers, ruffians, rowdies, drunkards, harlots, wretches, sinners,... More >>

  • A Christmas Miracle

    published December 3, 2008

    Holiday shows can make you as sick as a child after a night alone with a gingerbread house, and Theater Rhino seems headed that way with its... More >>

  • Arthouse movie listings for November 26-December 2

    published November 26, 2008

    Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail More >>

  • Is There a Speaker in the House?

    published November 26, 2008

    Last week in an Arkansas Sam's Club, Mike Huckabee, taking a break from his new, unwatchable FOX show, signed more than 800 copies of his book in... More >>

  • Luke, I’m Playing Your Father

    published November 26, 2008

    Unlike holders of certain deep-space franchises, Lucasfilm is quite encouraging of all fan-generated apocrypha set in a galaxy far, far away.... More >>

  • Scenes We’d Like to See

    published November 26, 2008

    Here’s how you save network sketch comedy: You kill it. We’re halfway there. MadTV, after 13 years of surprising viewers by remaining on... More >>

  • World-Weary Traveler

    published November 26, 2008

    Travel porn stops being fun the minute you need to go somewhere. Then you want facts, not some boosterism bullshit written by journalists put to... More >>

  • Arthouse movie listings for November 19-25

    published November 19, 2008

    Artists' Television Access. Poison: Todd Haynes film. Presentation of the Revival House Queer Cinema. Wed., Nov. 19, 8... More >>

  • Why We Love Oil

    published November 19, 2008

    Few days are better than Thanksgiving for standing around and looking at cars. The 51st Annual International Auto Show has around 800 of... More >>

  • Everything in Its Place

    published November 19, 2008

    After eating a pizza, many of us go through an eco dance: Where do we put the fucking box? In San Francisco, use the green bin. Throw your... More >>

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