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Marc Even Jackson and Janet Varney in WorkJuice Improv (Greg Garthe)

Dispatches from SF Sketchfest: Opening Weekend

Boy, does it feel good to laugh again. For the sixteenth time,…

 

Mothers and sons: Dorothea (Annette Bening) and Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann)'s relationship in 20th Century Women mirrors director Mike Mills' bond with his own mother. (Photo by Merrick Morton, courtesy of A24)

Mike Mills Conjures up the Spirit of his Late Mother

Between the explosion of personal computing, teen shooters, great economic instability, Islamic…

 

Bill Irwin takes on the existentialism of Samuel Beckett's work. (Kevin Berne)

Bill Irwin’s On Beckett Is Theater for Theater Nerds

The veteran clown, stalwart A.C.T. collaborator, and perpetually boyish 66-year-old Bill Irwin…

 

Converse Rubber Shoe Company All Star/Non Skid, 1923 (Converse Archives, Courtesy of the American Federation of Arts)

Nice Kicks: Sneakers at OMCA

Some 32 years after they helped catapult him into the ranks of…

Converse Rubber Shoe Company All Star/Non Skid, 1923 (Converse Archives, Courtesy of the American Federation of Arts)
Siouxsie Q, left, Mistress Bella Bathory, and Wallet near the end of the night on New Year’s Eve. (Courtesy of Siouxsie Q)

Whore Next Door: Femme Supremacy

As I’ve mentioned in the past, my girlfriend is a dominatrix. She…

Siouxsie Q, left, Mistress Bella Bathory, and Wallet near the end of the night on New Year’s Eve. (Courtesy of Siouxsie Q)
Ernest Doty and Ryan Montoya at Sixth and Oak street in Oakland (Photo by Jonathan Curiel)

Know Your Street Art: Cosmic Human Evolution

For the thousands of drivers who go past Cosmic Human Evolution every…

Ernest Doty and Ryan Montoya at Sixth and Oak street in Oakland (Photo by Jonathan Curiel)
(Illustration by Dylan Goldberger)

Laughter Through the Pain: Your SF Sketchfest Guide

If laughter is the best medicine, many San Franciscans may need some…

(Illustration by Dylan Goldberger)
Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant (Courtesy of SF Sketchfest)

Acts to See at Sketchfest 2017

Hide your bongs and put the child lock on the TV —…

Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant (Courtesy of SF Sketchfest)
Still from In a Lonely Plane (BAMPFA)

Outside In: BAMPFA’s Film Series Honors Cinematic Rebels

Many people think of the 1950s in America under Dwight Eisenhower as…

Still from In a Lonely Plane (BAMPFA)
(Ofra Band)

Ofra Daniel and the Song of Songs

Actress, playwright, and composer Ofra Daniel was scouring the public domain for…

(Ofra Band)