Last week was a dreary week in San Francisco, full of weak and weary souls unable to forget that bleak game in which their proud team's championship hopes ended up as dying embers. Sorrow for the lost Super Bowl! A second championship celebration within four months in front of City Hall's door? Neve ... More >>
The libraries have gotten in on the action. It was only a matter of time. The Super Bowl is basically a proxy battle between two cities -- co-headliners, standing face-to-face, flexing muscles like boxers at a pre-fight weight-in, compared and contrasted for two weeks of hype, overlayed by montages ... More >>
The heartbreaking songs Emily Jane White sings on her new album, Ode to Sentience, are quietly addictive. Her celebrations of life's darker moments are delivered in a quiet, confessional style that's immediately captivating. White's stark, almost whispered vocals have an intimate quality that's inte ... More >>
Reed with Metallica's James Hetfield: The creation of a new planetary system? Lou Reed is not one for modesty, ladies and gentlemen. We told you last week about his new collaboration with Metallica, which was recorded right up the road from S.F. at Metallica's studio in San Rafael. The as-ye ... More >>
What were the odds of this happening? In examining Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's letter to the California State Assembly in which the letters I F-U-C-K Y-O-U appear vertically down the left-hand side, it is hard to imagine that it could have happened randomly. The letter purportedl ... More >>
It seems so right. It should have been true. Edgar Allan Poe, his jaw taut and his eyes bloodshot, ought to have been wandering along a foggy San Francisco alley upon a midnight dreary, pondering weak and weary. Alas, 'twas not the case. Poe -- who would have been 200 today (and barely made a fifth ... More >>
"Evillast" by Brian M. Viveros Brian has just recently released a new print on his online shop. This piece is based on one of his more popular paintings, "EvilLast." The print is 18" x 24" and is signed and numbered in an edition of 69. With each purchase of a print, you also get a 3.5" x 4" die-cut ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
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Aschenbrand's witty, raunchy memoir
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A gemlike collection of 30 short stories, ranging from comic and satirical to ironic and sad
Mellow Drunk's Leigh Gregory gets wasted on poetry and the apocalypse
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Elvira and her progeny make an evening of it. Then the progeny go wrestling.
Word for Word tries to turn poetry into a stage play
The depraved cinematic world of Andy Milligan, on horrid, lurid display at Yerba Buena
Arts, Crafts, Events, Performances ,and New Year's Eve
A pair of current productions have more in common than you might think
Steven Emerson; A Series of Unfortunate Events; Electric Wizard
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The history of reggae, dub, soul, and "meggae," as told by Lee "Scratch" Perry
Total Mobile Home puts avant-garde film where it belongs - in the basement