The concept of Set List is simple. Yet to most comedians (even the most seasoned) the idea represents a yawning hell's mouth of the purest terror. Set List requires that each comic take the stage without any prepared material. Each is given a list of five or six topics. Using each of those topics in ... More >>
Battlestar Galactica fans might want to take note: The Age of Robot comes a step closer this week, as a squad of line-dancing, Sergey Brin-befriending robots from the design shop Willow Garage will "graduate" in a ceremony in Menlo Park.Renee Blodgett, a spokesperson for the company, tells us in an ... More >>
Greg ProopsThe Greg Proops Chat Show: With special guests Robin Williams, Linda Cardellini, and musical guest Michael Penn Wednesday Jan. 20, 2010 Yoshi's Better than: Writing an investigative story about the $16 "convenience" fee Yoshi's charges for purchasing tickets online. I was pretty sure ... More >>
All you need is patience -- and a big-ass freezer.The drawbacks of DIY cattle ranching obviously start with space. A chicken coop is one thing, but legit pasture on a San Francisco lot is rare -- unless you're as rich as Robin Williams or something. We're just guessing, but if enjoying grass- ... More >>
After decades in development hell, how Gus Van Sant finally got Milk.
Adam Sandler plays a 9/11 widower and finally nails a somber role
Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite
Your forecast of the summer's top movies
A truly universal remote leads to Sandler's best movie in years
Zathura sweeps you into its alternate reality
New releases available this week
Art that goes bump in the night
Here's a mystery for Mulder: What's happened to Duchovny's career?
Chronicling the beautiful world
Robin Williams messes with memories in The Final Cut
S.F. hits the big time?
Sneak into luxe green spaces
The hardest-working angry young russian comic in town
The year ahead in local film
Even big-name stars can't overpower the stories of exonerated death row inmates
People acting "funny" in the park
Get over your phobia in time for this Vertigo-themed gala
A refugee returns to his native Cambodia, kisses for Robin Williams, and a Sofia Coppola update
Michael Fox recaps the best in Bay Area film for 2002 and recounts the first annual awards handed out by the S.F. Film Critics Circle
A sleep-deprived Al Pacino tangles with a psycho Robin Williams in Christopher Nolan's Insomnia
This season's cinema demands attention
It was a bad year for local independent movie theaters
San Francisco's once-hot film industry is in a slump; will it come back?
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