Iron Maiden Coheed and Cambria Friday, August 2, 2012 Shoreline Amphitheatre Better than: Spending the evening with any other '80s metal band, and arguably any metal band period. Reliving past glories with tours that focus on classic albums or eras has become a standard practice for bands across a ... More >>
In Monty Python's Life of Brian, a moment of hilarity is achieved when a massive crowd chants, in unison, "We are all individuals. We are all different."This has always been a favorite comedic theme. But, watching Matt Cain putting the finishing touches on a perfect game last night, it suddenly didn ... More >>
Jim HerdSometimes walking is the only optionIf you haven't read Will Reisman's recounting of his attempt to outwalk the 30-Stockton, you should -- it's nice that the Examiner is allowing its talented staff to express its creativity via a means other than unearthing novel synonyms for "criminal." ... More >>
Paul F. Tompkins If you've never checked out SF Sketchfest (Jan. 14- Feb. 2) then you need to pinky promise us that this is your year to head to one of these shows, or we will never speak to you again. We were lucky enough to get tips on 2010's lineup directly from founders David Owen, Cole St ... More >>
Richard BuiPublic Defender Jeff Adachi has not yet mentioned growing up in an old water tank on a rubbish dumpIn a get-together that threatens to devolve into the legal equivalent of the Monty Python Four Yorkshiremen sketch -- "You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all 26 ... More >>
Getting the hang of graphic novels
The epic poem Beowulf gets the Monty Python treatment
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave.
Terry Gilliam returns, with no one but himself to blame
Vernon Morales' new spot at a former concert venue brings out the best in its ingredients
See three plays
Even with the radiant Gong Li, Zhou Yu's Train's a wreck
Unfortunately, the best thing about this solo monologue is the tunes
We know words like "propinquity." So are we smart enough for Mensa?
Kill Bill's missing something -- like, oh, a proper ending
Free Bard in the park
The action's much meatier in Jackson's second Rings film
Rediscover the romantic nostalgia of Cinema Paradiso in a significantly re-edited new version
"Lawrence Jordan: A Mosaic of Personal Selections"
At Northern Trust's version of cafe society, participants trawl for business while trading literary metaphors