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
Cobb's Comedy Club reopens in spiffy new North Beach digs
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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