The Exhibitionist

Marc Even Jackson and Janet Varney in WorkJuice Improv (Greg Garthe)

Dispatches from SF Sketchfest: Opening Weekend

Boy, does it feel good to laugh again. For the sixteenth time,…

 

Mothers and sons: Dorothea (Annette Bening) and Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann)'s relationship in 20th Century Women mirrors director Mike Mills' bond with his own mother. (Photo by Merrick Morton, courtesy of A24)

Mike Mills Conjures up the Spirit of his Late Mother

Between the explosion of personal computing, teen shooters, great economic instability, Islamic…

 

Bill Irwin takes on the existentialism of Samuel Beckett's work. (Kevin Berne)

Bill Irwin’s On Beckett Is Theater for Theater Nerds

The veteran clown, stalwart A.C.T. collaborator, and perpetually boyish 66-year-old Bill Irwin…

 

Still from In a Lonely Plane (BAMPFA)

Outside In: BAMPFA’s Film Series Honors Cinematic Rebels

Many people think of the 1950s in America under Dwight Eisenhower as…

Still from In a Lonely Plane (BAMPFA)
(Ofra Band)

Ofra Daniel and the Song of Songs

Actress, playwright, and composer Ofra Daniel was scouring the public domain for…

(Ofra Band)
A reading at The Booksmith (Instagram / booksmithsf)

The Booksmith Takes a Stand Against Alt-Right Hate

We live during an epistemological emergency, a post-facts hellscape where there are┬áno…

A reading at The Booksmith (Instagram / booksmithsf)
Thrillpeddlers: the cast of Pearls Over Shanghai  revival 2011. (Photo by David Wilson)

Evicted: The Thrillpeddlers Have Lost Their Home

The Thrillpeddlers, that macabre, flamboyantly sexual, and perennially tongue-in-cheek Grand Guignol theater…

Thrillpeddlers: the cast of Pearls Over Shanghai  revival 2011. (Photo by David Wilson)
(Peter Lawrence Kane)

Thou Must Covet the Hell Out of This Goth Jewelry

Although it closes tomorrow, Jan. 7, the skull-heavy pieces of jewelry on…

(Peter Lawrence Kane)
Courtesy of HUMP!

HUMP!: The Story of HUMP!

The 12 days of Christmas end on Friday, so now it’s time…

Courtesy of HUMP!
Breakfast of Champions 2016 (Scott Fin Photography)

Don’t Eat Your Wheaties This New Year’s. Dance for 12 Hours!

It’s always a surprise how many people claim to hate New Year’s…

Breakfast of Champions 2016 (Scott Fin Photography)