Soh Jin/FlickrA few months back, the New Yorker ran a cartoon with one overstuffed type pointing out another overstuffed type to a fellow guest at a party. "One of our greatest minds in restaurant criticism," read the caption, the humor being the absurdity that restaurant criticism would take de ... More >>
http://captions.illmeyer.comThe Washington Post presented the latest evidence today that journalists are hard-up for jobs and cash: Three respected investigative reporters have sold their services to the Church of Scientology to pick apart the St. Petersburg Times' series of scathing investigativ ... More >>
Ruth ReichlIt had to happen.Just as a couple of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners had already been laid off from their paper four months before they won their award, the winner of the James Beard Foundation's 2009 award for Newspaper Feature Writing with Recipes, Rebekah Denn, wrote her piece, "Hig ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
A paradise with no shortage of trouble.One of the more renowned institutions of Bay Area journalism is to be found slightly more than hour's drive north of San Francisco, in the coastal cow town of Point Reyes Station. It's there that The Point Reyes Light has for decades brought the roughly 14,000 ... More >>
By Peter Jamison Those who call the shots at San Francisco's KRON-TV can't say they weren't warned. Howard Rosenberg -- who had been booked to appear on the station with co-author Charles Feldman in January to discuss the pair's new book, No Time to Think: The Menace of Media Speed and the 24-hour ... More >>
Theater & Opera
Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously.
Suzan-Lori Parks is either crazy or brilliant. Perhaps both.
Clint Eastwood strips away the myths surrounding the Greatest Generation
A shimmering play about the darkness of the past
The script about an animalistic love affair focuses too much on a dead character
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
A Broadway schmaltzfest spawns a big-screen travesty
Uncategorizable but lovely Australian
Week of Wednesday, May 4, 2005
A play about a World War II transvestite and the secrets she kept
Too much time spent in the past leaves the present lacking substance
POINT REYES -- Can Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Mitchell keep his small, renowned, and cash-starved newspaper going? It's a question...
The enduring charm of the Life Size Game of Mouse Trap and Circus Contraption
A visual joy-ride through comics with its most revered practitioner, Art Spiegelman
East Bay ballet
In August Wilson's Seven Guitars, six friends in 1940s Pittsburgh reminisce about their just-buried friend, a blues guitarist who was murdered
Letters from September 20, 2000
A Little Crazy
At 74, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz has fame, fortune, and a funny bone. So why does he dread getting out of bed?
Now playing on the Great White Way: The King and I, Bring in 'da Noise ..., A Delicate Balance
Sexual feeling in Marin Theater Company's Picnic
A fine ensemble of actors can't save The Shadow Box; a deadly dull Galaxy