By his own admission, David Best isn't all that great of a singer. As the voice of the Brighton, England-based four-piece Fujiya & Miyagi, Best provides a careful, static presence that works in conjunction with his band's Krautrock-indebted post-punk. He eschews wild notes or anything complicated, a ... More >>
Here's a testament to the make-it-up-as-it-goes ethos of improv. If a show isn't going anywhere, really, the cast might have it in themselves to fix it as they go. Such a phenomenon occurred last weekend at a performance of Un-Scripted Theater's A Tale of Two Genres, and ambitious -- perhaps too m ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanApple-raisin bread from Andersen Bakery: Makes good French toast. A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Apple-Raisin Bread Source: Andersen Bakery, Kintetsu Mall (1737 Post, Suite 304), 345-1046; or Crocker Galleria (5 ... More >>
The plan hatched by the two female robbers was ingenious in its simplicity. One of the two crooks would pose as a pregnant woman who needed boiling water. Why boiling water, exactly, is unclear. The fact that the woman who was to pretend she was with child appeared to be 70 with deep wrinkles ... we ... More >>
The film snob's guide to the best cinema the season has to offer.
For alumni of America's most prestigious film festival, winning is less than half the battle
An engaging piece of musical theater gives up halfway through
A striking performance
The title's short for "mermaid," and the show's one of the most innovative of the summer
Jason Mecier has a métier, and it's mosaic: beans, pasta, yarn, candy, junk, and pencils combined in a kitsch-art wonderland
How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost wasn't, then became a tradition
Hans Christian Andersen; Dear World
Compared to the original, the new Fantasia is funnier, with fewer scary patches.