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(l-r)  Susi Damilano, Cathleen Riddley, Carl Lumbly

  SF Playhouse's ... More»

What Happened, Miss Simone?

  Culture editor Annie Tittiger is spending the week reporting from Sundance. Check back for daily updates on the festival as well as Bay... More»

Miranda July

  This month, Berkeley native Miranda July, the quirky filmmaker, musician, and writer, debuts her inaugural novel: The First Bad Man... More»

Angela Lansbury

  Guess how many times Dame Angela Lansbury has played the clairvoyant Madame Arcati in Blithe... More»

Janet Delaney: South of Market

  The apartments of evicted renters are being gutted for richer tenants, the torn-up streets are enduring a wave of endless construction, five-... More»

Dwight Hicks

  Playwright KJ Sanchez loves football (“Growing up, I had a crush on Tom Landry—which says way too much about who I was as a... More»


  There are many reasons to love Looking—HBO's half-hour dramedy about a group of thirtysomething gay men in San Francisco... More»

Actors Raúl Castillo and Jonathan Groff

  Last night, the second season of HBO's Looking premiered at the Castro Theater to a—no surprise—packed house. Though the... More»

the interview

  James Franco and Seth Rogen’s film The Interview had what you might call a... More»


  Actor Kristian Nairn plays Hodor on the HBO series Game of Thrones. Because we live in a universe of majesty and wonder, he's... More»


  Palo Alto, the film directed by Gia Coppola and starring actor James Franco, based on his book of the same name,... More»