Pilot episodes are tricky. Many potentially great shows have failed to get off the ground because of their pilot getting rejected, such as the legendary Harmon / Schrab / Stiller joint Heat Vision and Jack. But shows that do get picked up will ideally evolve and improve, and often the pilot can bec ... More >>
Dean SchafferDavid King (right) blows everyone's mind at Dinkelspiel.The Bad Plus August 2, 2011 @Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University Better than: Throwing a piano, bass, and drum set into the eye of a musically inclined tornado. The Bad Plus is a band that likes to challenge its au ... More >>
A warm, fuzzy roundup of depressing anti-Valentine's Day anthems
The Alternative Press Expo offers lots to look at -- but little to read
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A toy story comes true in the Castro