The Exhibitionist

Tim and Eric, Comedy’s Leading Lights, Don’t Forget Their Roots at the Warfield

Back in 2014, I wrote a story trying to explain the widespread…

La Cage aux Kit Kat Klub

The frayed edges of La Cage aux Folles are affectionately attended to…

Zosia Mamet and Sophia Brooks on The Boy Downstairs

First-time feature filmmaker Sophie Brooks‘ The Boy Downstairs reimagines the all-too-familiar New…

Police Cars, Trump, and Pussycats as Art

How often does a gallery exhibit prompt art-goers to say, “What the…

Sarah Lucas Gets Naughty at the Legion of Honor

There is an irresistible force in art history whereby yesterday’s slash-and-burn sensationalist…

PG&E Helps Build a Dry-Run Burning Man Temple

In a dry run before the actual Temple goes up on the…

An Octoroon in a White World

At the end of one entr’acte in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon, a…

This Weekend, Learn How to Throw an Axe (For Free!)

In American Beauty, Peter Gallagher’s character tells Annette Bening’s uptight realtor character…

Comics Tell Their ‘First and Worst’ Period Stories

A seven-foot wall of donated tampons made a colorful backdrop to a Thursday…

Beyond The Scream

Last summer, some friends went to Norway and came back with stories…