As Billy Beane taught us, you probably can't trust your instincts without cold hard statistics to back them up. So for anyone who suspected that gasoline prices might be rising with Icarusian ferver, your intuitions have been vindicated. On Monday AAA released their monthly report on America's f ... More >>
Maga BoMost of us spend our days planted in a cubicle fantasizing about beaches, historic monuments, and maybe seeing a penguin in its natural habitat. That latest jealousy comes from a conversation with musician, producer, composer, sound engineer -- and non-desk-bound frequent traveler -- DJ Ma ... More >>
Christopher VictorioRoger Waters performed The Wall at Oracle Arena Friday night.Roger Waters' 'The Wall' December 3, 2010@ Oracle Arena Better than: A hippie-dippy stoner protest. We don't need no education We don't need no thought control We sang the anthem as school kids. In bong-fuele ... More >>
Opti-Mystic Soul: Buju Three-time Grammy nominee Buju Banton has been credited with ushering in dancehall reggae's conscious revival with 1994's "Murderer," an anti-violence tune which preceded the ascension of such artists as Sizzla, Capleton, and Fantan Mojah. Beginning his career as a po ... More >>
Okay, deep breath. There are a string of community minded organizations in the following sentence, not to mention the repeated use of the proper names "Bay Area" and "Darfur." Here we go: The SF Bay Area Darfur Coalition is partnering with SF State, the Holocaust Center of Northern California, the J ... More >>
Catherine Deneuve on her new film, A Christmas Tale, and her long, glorious noncareer.
Woody Allen is back from his European vacation. Next, he directs Larry David in N.Y.C. and Puccini for L.A. Opera.
Nonfiction continues its ascent onscreen
Doc treats Sudanese lost boys as feel-good fodder, ignoring their plight and their history
Planet of the arts
Will we be more secure -- or just less competitive -- if the government forces hundreds of thousands of international science students to get export licenses simply to look through a microscope?
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
Andrew Schoultz, the mural artist who's making it big in the gallery by refusing to leave the street behind
Writer takes a nice long walk
The year in local film, plus the passing of a cinematic champion
Where are all the locals in next year's Sundance lineup?
From revolutionary rapper to stockbroker to rapper again -- the long, strange trip of Paris, aka Oscar Jackson Jr.
The Roxie loses a programmer, plus animation wizards and Oscar documentaries
John Malkovich on acting: "You're treated like a recalcitrant, moody, trained organ-grinder monkey"
A refugee returns to his native Cambodia, kisses for Robin Williams, and a Sofia Coppola update
The gloriously unambitious world of John Patrick McKenzie, who doesn't care that he's a rising star in the visual arts. And who, as it happens, is autistic.
Hijacking on the East Coast. It was predicted.
As we prepare to retaliate for last week's atrocities, let's take time to be sure of our targets
Federal agents smoke out an insidious Bay Area smuggling ring as part of their ceaseless efforts to keep our streets safe from illegal Cuban cigars
An AIDS vaccine designed by renowned researcher Don Francis is in final testing. The Plague could be over - but the gay and scientific establishments are utterly unenthused.