Perpetual motion machine Gordon Ramsay has taken a break from cooking in prisons and calling people "f*cking donkeys" on national television to work with children. MasterChef Junior, a new spinoff of Ramsay's Fox series MasterChef, features kids aged 8 to 13 who cook better than most adults, all com ... More >>
Cindy FreyMastodon (with Brann Dailor in the shopping cart): coming soon to a dented car near you. The Atlanta, GA-based prog-metal heroes of Mastodon have been pushing the boundaries of heavy music since coming together after the members first met at High On Fire show in 1999. Matching the p ... More >>
myspace.com/abtheseaIn 2008, two students at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh packed up their life, bid farewell to a lifestyle of cheese, beer, bratwurst -- and a favorite local band called Cheeseheads With Attitude -- and drove west to San Francisco. The two guitarists, Koley O'Brien and Joe ... More >>
A Greek classic gets turned into a screwball comedy.
If you prefer your metal mathematical, skinny-jeaned, and overall non-threatening, odds are you aren't really a metalhead. But you do probably enjoy the experimental stylings of Fall of Troy, who bring their odd time signatures and shrill vocals to Slim's Dec. 9. Joining them will be fellow mathcore ... More >>
Mongol paints a historically hazy but kickass picture of everyone's fave emperor, Genghis Khan.
Bags of jewels stolen. Two brothers in custody. The store owner implicated. Who done it?
A sweat- and blood-soaked production that never loses control
In the profound Jarhead, a soldier can be his own worst enemy
In Ridley Scott's latest epic, it's good for one really stunning siege
Mastodon's monstrous metal is just breaking the surface
A '60s British TV series gets an extreme makeover
For the 2004 summer season, Hollywood sticks with what it knows
Brad's ripped and The Iliad's shredded in the scintillating spectacle Troy
Laughing at Eric Bogosian's spoiled characters is almost too easy
This pacifist masterpiece has less to do with Afghanistan than the Shotgun Players think
The sad anti-war tale gets a fresh, masterful update
Charles Mee's plays can be funny, but here the humor comes too late
A peculiar night on the seamy side of Sixth Street
Berkeley Rep's Oresteia is gorgeous to look at, but its spots of good acting get drowned by the staging
Devil-Ettes fund-raiser; Love Psychedelico; "Sound Effects: The Magic of Foley"
Why are Bay Area stages so classically minded this season?
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
A conversation with John Woo
Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse captures the comic hell of junior high
Homer G. is an ambitious, if somewhat muddled, recasting of the fall of Troy
ACT's star-driven Hecuba is balanced, admirable -- and oddly uninvolving