When Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza, the couple behind San Francisco's popular State Bird Provisions, entered the packed media room at last night's James Beard Foundation Awards at Lincoln Center in New York, they were quickly devoured by a hungry press corps like some tiny little quail. And wit ... More >>
San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. You could pick any number of themes to select the acts you want to see -- old punk pioneers, roots music up-and-comers, etc.-- and follow one through all three day's lineups. You coul ... More >>
Paul Rudnick's play is worthwhile if you flee at intermission.
Stale romantic comedy has neither romance nor comedy
A roundup of the best screen gems at this year's Latinbeat Film Festival
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
Annalakshmi brings karmic dining to San Francisco; a convenience store groupie attends the "University of 7-Eleven."
Agitprop meets musical in this too-long -- but still powerful -- Brecht revival
A drunk, irresponsible prince and a dull king waiting for him to grow up. Sound familiar?
Our critics weigh in on local theatre
A fascinating, fading piece of sepia-toned American history
Luxurious provender before a performance -- or instead of one
Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman's still as fresh, original, and relevant as ever.
A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!
At 72, Sonny Rollins remains one of jazz's biggest enigmas -- and a hugely rewarding live performer
Betrayal seems like a no-brainer for a fledgling company's first stab at success
All the President's Men; The Grateful Dead Movie
Joshua Redman returns to the Bay Area as SF Jazz tries to prove it's got everything New York has -- and maybe more
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
A decade after their first collaboration, Steve Reich and Kronos Quartet rediscover the art of the ensemble composition
Lester Bowie explains
Now playing on the Great White Way: The King and I, Bring in 'da Noise ..., A Delicate Balance
Cecil Taylor and the 13th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival
The Broadway staging of Arcadia hints at what's in store for ACT audiences
As ACT returns to its home at the restored Geary, Artistic Director Carey Perloff stages a coup de theatre for her fourth season