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Three Degrees of Separation in The Flick

Annie Baker’s play succeeds at recreating the monotony of sweeping up other people’s fallen popcorn — at Shotgun Players through Sept. 22.

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By Jeffrey Edalatpour
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Two Houses of Usher at SF Opera

Sometimes, says opera singer Jason Bridges, it's nice to do something a little different than the usual “boy meets girl” story. For instance, a…

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Gasps in Five Places

Playwright, actor, and novelist Ayad Akhtar says everything he writes is an homage to a high school English teacher who changed his life. Because…

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Her Dresses Stop Traffic

“I don't like the word 'rescue,'” Regina Evans tells me as we sip tea in her sun-drenched Oakland storefront, lined with lacy vintage dresses…

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War Dance: Lenora Lee's Fire of Freedom

Dancer and choreographer Lenora Lee doesn't shy away from intense, controversial issues. Her multimedia pieces use text, film, music, martial arts, and dance to…

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You Got It, Dude

Whatever happened to predictability: the milkman, the paperboy, the evening TV? Everywhere you look, everywhere you go there's a heart — a hand to…

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Barbary Host: UCB at Outside Lands

A three-day music festival can be a grind. There's the sun (or conspicuous lack thereof), endless treks between stages, and lots of standing behind…

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