John Hodgman knows everything but not everybody. He'll make up for that at this week's SF Sketchfest. There, Hodgman -- the celebrated author, expert, Tumblr, fabulist, pretend-judge, deranged millionaire, computer-imitating pitchman, and life-giving fount of nerd resplendence -- will talk up his n ... More >>
Meet the talented Bay Area artists competing for our $2,500 grants.
Just say "no" to more hemp. Focus on the weak dollar and apocalypse tomorrow!
Vulcan, the erstwhile king of spray can art, wants to leave the streets behind without losing his soul
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Heather Gold clearly likes the people who come to see her bake, and they respond in kind
The second edition of this modern classic is an even more thoroughgoing amalgam of history, science, literature, and cooking tips
Josh Kornbluth looks like Franklin -- and has concerns about his own Founding Father
A Bay Area company moves the dildo into the national mainstream -- one housewife at a time
John Kerry's high school garage band tells all!
We love lesbians, and we love movies, so why don't we love Spike Lee's lesbian movie She Hate Me?
Distributors still don't honeymoon with small romantic comedies
Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle concludes with three hours of outrageousness and unfamiliarity
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
The Long Now Foundation wants to assemble every human language on one nearly indestructible disk -- and, maybe, to last forever
Local filmmaker Caveh Zahedi's career was waylaid by his addiction to prostitution and porn. Today, his sexual compulsions could be the source of his comeback.
Actors who love Hamlet too much, and the playwright who laughs at them
D.A. Pennebaker doesn't make history, but he's captured so much of it
Frank Wortham has fun with his gallery of frantic, bug-eyed eccentrics
Demonstrating may soothe the psyche, but it won't save San Francisco's arts scene
Bless Me Father, For I Have Driven
Digging for the genuine article at the Telluride Film Festival's 25th anniversary celebration
The enforcement of drug laws should be less hurtful than the dangers inherent indrug use itself, say the "harm reductionists" at Prevention Point, who practice what they preach by distributing 1.5 million needles to the city's drug users
Jerry Brown decamps his Pacific Heights firehouse for the East Bay