It was Candide's grating mentor Pangloss who opined that our noses are shaped as they are so as to better accommodate our eyeglasses. If Voltaire had been writing American cop shows in the 1970s instead of French social satire in the 1750s, Inspector Pangloss would have put it this way: Car hoods ar ... More >>
Jennifer MaerzThe SpitsThe summer festival cycle is upon us quicker than you think, and while we wait on announcements from big guns like Outside Lands and Treasure Island (which has moved to the end of October) here's some updates on the budget bashes going on between now and the end of the year.Fi ... More >>
Clint Eastwood finds salvation in Gran Torino.
Art lovers, history buffs, and science geeks get their fill this fall.
Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum
Two views of a conflict we should all look at more closely
He can defend and fly with the best of them. But can the rookie straight out of high school stick in the NBA?
Is Annie's Social Club the 19th Cheese of bars? And what the hell is the 19th Cheese anyway?
The sprinter Lost in the Fog is the adored savior of horse racing in the Bay Area. Perhaps God brought him to us.
Poetry and its friends
A Bay Area native, painter Robert Bechtle deserves his three shows
What does it mean when your documentary wins at Sundance? It means schoolyard bullies and Hollywood producers treat you nicer.