For a non-native, San Francisco looms large in Patrick Wolf's world. A two-day tryst at the Phoenix Motel during Wolf's Magic Position tour laid the foundation for his song "The Future." But it was a recent October show at the Great American Music Hall that drew him back to the City by the Bay for t ... More >>
Walken plays Hemlock Tavern this SaturdayStill covered in orange and black tickertape from the Giants parade? Got a hangover from all the revelry? Don't stop believing S.F., hang on to that feeling. You can keep the party going through the weekend with these cheap local happenings. Here's our li ... More >>
Autumn de WildeJay Farrar (left) and Ben GibbardWe reported earlier that Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Son Volt's Jay Farrar teamed up on the soundtrack to a new Jack Kerouac documentary, One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. (The movie and the soundtrack come out Oct. 20). Now th ... More >>
Films with Bay Area ties.
Pat Thomas is San Francisco's musical catalyst.
City Lights hosted the announcement of the National Book Awards finalists this month. But do book awards even matter?
Our critics weigh in on local exhibits
Party to support local film
Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.
An Anniversary for the Rest of Us
Love of the national pastime, on display at a downtown art gallery
Looking for that Great Bay Area Writer? He's been here for two decades, composing in longhand.
Putting the lessons of Dashiell Hammett's San Francisco life and art to practical use
To resurrect his reputation as one of America's greatest poets, Harold Norse is counting on the help of one of the city's most despised organizations -- Act Up S.F.
Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.
Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art