As anticipation grows for the release of Brad Pitt's zombie epic, World War Z, he's been singing the praises of the work Muse has done for the movie's soundtrack. Pitt recently called Muse's involvement "nice kismet." Given who's involved, we think he's either crazy or exaggerating -- a lot. And giv ... More >>
Le quatorze juillet is almost here! This Saturday celebrate the country that introduced us to Escargot, taught us how to kiss, and you know, helped our budding country fight for freedom from England. • The Commonwealth Club will host Bay Gourmet on July 13, where authors adept in French culture ... More >>
Guns, revolution, upheaval, Reign of Terror -- now it's time for dinner specials!Add Bastille Day to Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby Day in the category of "things we don't remember celebrating 10 years ago." That said, this Frenchified Independence Day typically boasts a solid dining rost ... More >>
Sat AddictCake WalkWhere: Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez St. (at Church St.)When: 4-5 p.m. Saturday, July 9Cost: Free for bakers; $5 for eatersThink you've got mad cake-baking skills? Test them out Saturday at Omnivore Books' "Cake Walk" competition.The contest is open to everyone, free to en ... More >>
Welcome to San Francycle, a new SF Weekly series that celebrates the craziest and bestest way to get around town. Ride a bike in San Francisco? Are you crazy? The breaking point came sometime early this year. Remember when Muni was talking about cutting service? Again? I was shelling out fi ... More >>
No insulation in Mr. Freeze's lair eitherTo folks living in actual cold-weather communities, San Franciscans' complaints about our recent chilly spell have something of a Marie Antoinette-level naivete. Face it, San Francisco: The coldest day out-of-doors here isn't that cold. Period. That being ... More >>
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 First storm of the season. You had to fish out your grotty anorak, and smell the funky wet cardigan on the guy next to you on Muni. You need comforting, the kind that comes from clotted cream, the flickering flames of a TV fireplace, and a room as intensively girly ... More >>
Brightman Visits Dark Side in Her Partially Gothic Show - Chirpily Sarah Brightman San Jose HP Pavilion December 17, 2008 Review by Meredith Brody; Photos by Janine Kahn It was a dress that did it. Or, more accurately, it was a photograph of Sarah Brightman in a completely mad dress, a layered, r ... More >>
A Saw director gets musical.
No flesh in the pan, Argento plays prominently in two featured movies at the Film Fest this year.
Asia Argento predictably hijacks Boarding Gate, a flight that's otherwise a bumpy ride.
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Sofia Coppola pays opulent tribute to the innocent boredom of a teen queen
An abundance of the best international cinema at the 2006 Telluride and Toronto film festivals
The '70s wasn't just about disco -- it was also about catching the wave.
Julia Child celebrates her 90th birthday with an over-the-top feast in S.F.
The intense joy of mounting a worthy bug in proper fashion
Hilary Swank returns to revolutionize
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