Slow Hands performs Friday at Beatbox The holidays are rapidly approaching and, if you're anything like us, you're probably getting pretty stressed. If that's the case, take some time out for yourself and decompress at one of this weekend's many offerings. Here are four solid options for goin ... More >>
Melissa BarnesPark Tavern's smoked deviled eggs.Most restaurants take a few, financially perilous months to settle into their own skins. The tables get rearranged to improve the feng shui of the dining room. Slackoff servers are fired and wobbly line cooks are replaced. The kitchen masters the op ... More >>
Tamara PalmerOCD Sweet's Caramel 'Not' Corn for your face.What: 12th Annual World Vegetarian Festival Where: San Francisco County Fair Building When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 & 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $8 suggested donation The rundown: Gather round, ye hippies and bleeding hearts, it's ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Fantastic Mr. Fox @ Red Vic Working with his Life Aquatic co-writer (and The Squid and the Whale director), Noah Baumbach, Wes Anderson has added an existential layer to the protagonist of Roald Dahl's 1970 children's novel, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Onscreen, Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) is no ... More >>
Jason Reitman is the director to watch in the next decade.
Renée Zellweger is the anti–Norma Rae.
Remarkably consistent, the Coens make another mockery with Burn After Reading.
George Clooney's ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
Here's a rhetorical question worth pondering: Is it possible for Mayor Gavin Newsom to become even more of a douchebag? The dude pretty much captured the eternal title already by porking his best friend's girl. But now comes word from Valleywag that Newsom is one of the first in line for the Tesla R ... More >>
Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
A thoughtful, although sometimes scattered, look at how regular Germans became hate-mongers in the '40s
El-P plays hip-hop host
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
Brilliant, confounding Syriana digs for a necessary truth
The Red Scare returns in Good Night, and Good Luck
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand
Thomas Jane, as folk hero, robs banks and steals a movie
Laws of Attraction is so generic, it oughta be illegal
A Gala presentation
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults
O Brother, Where Art Thou?; "Biff! Bang! Pow!" ; Me First & the Gimme Gimmes; Hogmanay
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched
George Clooney stars in The Perfect Storm