Our critics weigh in on local theater
Exploration of self-hating white guy is alternately dope and wack.
Femi Kuti makes Afrobeat for today's world
One-act opera is every bit as didactic as the mural from which it takes its title, but lacks the same punch
TV on the Radio keeps a social conscience
Moky Huynh, self-help jackhammer, is inspiring, abrasive, and one of a kind
The New World boldly reclaims the Pocahontas tale from Disney
What is a Buttpucker Moment? And why is Bouncer having one at the Uptown?
A surfer-dude Purgatorio, reimagined in S.F., does Dante proud
Radio celeb DJ Revolution drops hip hop of every stripe; the Poor Righteous Teachers bring their vaunted conscious beats
The peanut gallery weighs in on the annual performance fest's mixed bag
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti made a hell of a lot of noise in his lifetime
The godfather of hip hop graces S.F. with his presence, as do some Filthy Thieving Bastards
Julie Taymor and Salma Hayek paint a spectacular portrait of Frida Kahlo
Travis Somerville's paintings have been called provocative, brilliant - and racist
Lumumba delivers a thrilling, if necessarily simplified, history lesson
Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.
Robert Moses' troupe fuses community and privacy, society and solitude
Brooklyn's Antibalas resurrects Fela Kuti's Afrobeat sound -- as well as his revolutionary politics
Two Southern-fried artists bring politics and religion to light, while Grace Slick checks her pulse
Spike Lee's new racial satire starts out strong, but ends up wasting ammunition
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
From director Gregory Nava comes a modern classic about generations, history and survival