There are stories -- half-lies, probably -- that seem to stir each time the Jesus and Mary Chain pack the van up for another tour. (The band plays the Fillmore tonight.) They tell of the violence that used to stalk the Glasgow band back in the early days. You won't find these details in press releas ... More >>
DookieThree of my sons have reached the age where they've begun exhibiting the symptoms of chronic privy mouth. Shakespeare relished a good poop quip every now and then (see Henry V). Ditto for Marquis de Sade and Geoffrey Chaucer. Graffiti from the buried Roman city of Pompeii featured humor ... More >>
Your required reading for the fall semester.
Padded Cell Set.If you think the old Armory at 14th and Mission -- a giant brick fortress fashioned back in the 1910's as a recreated Moorish castle -- looks imposing from the outside, check out its insides. Once a month Kink.com, the alternative porn studio that owns the enormous building, opens it ... More >>
Tear your knee, wrench your back, pirouette, and bow: dancing at the San Francisco Ballet.
All the beer in the world can't save Mario Party 8
A fun diversion that sometimes feels like a Gong Show for the Marquis de Sade
The more you learn about the sweet stuff, the better it gets
A look at liberation through the lens of the Marquis de Sade
A play about a play performed in a mental institution: Is it any wonder it's nutty?
Steven Emerson; A Series of Unfortunate Events; Electric Wizard
S.F. International Film Festival; Quills Web site censorship
Opening Dates for Megamovies; Julian Schnabel
Philip Kaufman's Quills is a harsh, lush lecture on sensuality and censorship
Eyes Wide Shut and Stonewall