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The steamy poster for the ACT's production of Venus in Fur

I am sitting in a dirty chair in a ugly room on the eighth floor of a building on Grant Avenue, watching a rehearsal of... More»


Thrown into a Nazi prison camp, the famous artist sketched on toilet paper and on the back of propaganda leaflets. His friends bribed his... More»


Last July, we ranked the second volume of Radio Silence... More»

Bill Fontana

This month, thanks to the Branch Library Improvement Program, the North Beach library gets yet another upgrade—it will be home to world-renowned sound... More»


We're in week nine now so it's time to start paying attention. There's going to be a test when this is all over, so I want you all counting the number of... More»

burning man black rock desert nevada nonprofit

What's more Bay Area than Burning Man? As the yearly art happening settles into ripe old age as a... More»


American Idol isn't quite the ratings juggernaut that it once was, but San Franciscans have a new reason to tune in:... More»

Cheyenne Jackson

You may recognize Cheyenne Jackson as Danny, the Canadian street-performing robot from 30 Rock... More»


Have the city's tech overlords decided to take a page from Warren Hellman's playbook? That's the question we were wondering when we heard that... More»

MacArthur Genius Yiyun Li

The newest novel by Oakland–based MacArthur Genius Yiyun Li, Kinder Than Solitude, is the kind of book that makes casual reference to “... More»


Hello again, people of the Real World. Time for another recap of “The Real World.” (Note the quotation marks.) Last week some forced but sad... More»