Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player for the Doors, was the first rock star I ever interviewed. I'd just started writing about music, and one morning my editor called me up and asked if I'd like to interview Manzarek. I don't know if he knew I was a Doors fanatic, but I jumped at the chance. I went out ... More >>
Wholphin screening Friday at ATAShake off the workday without shedding too many bills. Check out this week's picks for living cheaply without giving up your weekend dose of pop culture and pedal steel. Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo @ de Young (Fri.) The art produced on the streets ( ... More >>
A Q & A with a historic theater's new chief.
An interview with Alan Kaufman
A tribute to an unsung maverick of beatnik culture
An epic reading for the 50th anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"
Intersection for the Arts turns 40, right at home in the Mission
Outsider artists scream "Death to Electric Guitars!"; neo-burlesque's best step into Broad Daylight.
Boycott french fries, but don't miss this look at French filmmaking under the Occupation
Last Planet Theater revives an undeservedly obscure play about rich people mingling at an elegant hotel
Last Planet Theatre production
Bruce Conner, the greatest artist you don't know, uses our Peter Byrne for image-honing purposes. We use Conner to get you to pick up the paper.
Salvador Dali Talks to the Animals & The Beard
"Lawrence Jordan: A Mosaic of Personal Selections"
Chet Helms and his Avalon Ballroom were the heart and soul of the Summer of Love. Thirty years of stupid business moves later, love is all that's left.
Haight-Ashbury pioneer and Oracle editor Allen Cohen resurrects the Summer of Love with a CD-ROM