We'll leave the debates over why the Irish are such champions of the written word -- Is it the island's strong oral traditions surrounding the seanchai, or storyteller? The rich vein of Celtic folklore? The really awesome beer? -- to folks who are much smarter and more sober. The Irish count four No ... More >>
Locanda de EvaI find myself in an odd position: Interviewing one of my former restaurant-critic colleagues about the restaurant he's opening. Robert Lauriston, prominent Chowhound and eater-about-town, has written restaurant reviews for both the East Bay Express and SF Weekly, as well as SFoodie ... More >>
Returning library books on time can be tough, and everybody has their reasons. In fact, as part of the San Francisco Public Library's most recent amnesty campaign, those who returned items were asked to give their best excuses. It turns out, a second grader named Vaness ... More >>
George Bernard Shaw tackles Brit reserve during the American Revolution.
In The Quality of Life, liberals and conservatives can both have their hearts broken.
Theater & Opera
The Rep's latest production of Shaw's antiwar classic reminds us that Berkeley isn't the radical place it used to be
When the story calls for some dark dramatics, why not take advantage?
This musical stage adaptation of the movie, like, totally rocks
From Dakota Fanning's rape to John Cusack's daddy issues, Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn.
Dining at Canteen is like having your own private chef
An entertaining tasting menu of sweet and savory short plays
Shaw's Victorian-era comedy speaks to modern gay issues
Another example of how public standards for musicals are in the toilet
A short "trifle" about Napoleon is witty as hell but very dry
Why Tony Kushner is no George Bernard Shaw
In Shaw's genre-busting play of ideas, the world rights itself just in time
Rebelling against conventional marriage -- and against convention
Shaw's 70-year-old Apple Cart still has plenty to say about modern-day democracy, globalization, and corporate scams
"One Hundred & Six Years of Comedy" is a condensed history of comic theater
A forgotten San Francisco economist survives, barely, in his adopted city