Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Jherek Bischoff Die Roten Punkte Friday, July 13, 2012 Public Works Better than: The cast party for a high school musical production of "The Crucible" Amanda Palmer's debut album posed the Twin Peaks-inspired question Who Killed ... More >>
John Hodgman knows everything but not everybody. He'll make up for that at this week's SF Sketchfest. There, Hodgman -- the celebrated author, expert, Tumblr, fabulist, pretend-judge, deranged millionaire, computer-imitating pitchman, and life-giving fount of nerd resplendence -- will talk up his n ... More >>
We have to hand it to promoter Brian Gardner. Not only does the man put on amazing events with a group called Swing Goth -- which is the unlikely pairing of Goth aesthetic with swing dancing -- but he has done the unthinkable: Just days ago, his event (Gaiman vs. Moore: Fanageddon -- but more on tha ... More >>
The 99 percent: bringing sexy back.Revolution is to sex what Republicans are to comb-overs. Think about it: rugged Che in his Mao cap, the Black Panthers rocking their rad fros, Subcomandante Marcos in his mysterious Zapatista facemask -- sex appeal is as crucial to any self-respecting revolut ... More >>
San Diego's Comic-Con has easily become the pop culture lodestar of this generation and 2009's panel line up will not disappoint the nerd pilgrims who've made the long journey to Southern California's geek mecca. Below you'll find our list of 10 panels that should not be missed by any self-respectin ... More >>
Things are not as they seem in Henry Selick's stunning stop-motion fairy tale.
Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaiman's fantasy wonderland
MirrorMask is a thing of beauty, a joy forever, etc.
Reeves is back in black (trench coat), and there's more hell to pay
The Roxie loses a programmer, plus animation wizards and Oscar documentaries
A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults
Week of September 18, 2002
On Sept. 11, the world needed superheroes. They found them not in comic books, but in real life.
The Cell dives into the brain of a killer, but it's a shallow pool
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place
The demons -- personal andfantastical and pop cultural -- that have shaped the art of a San Francisco illustrator
Cartoonist Paul Mavrides fights the Board of Equalization over more than taxes