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4/17/2012

These days, it's nigh impossible to swing a dead cat in San Francisco without hitting a '60s-style garage-rock band. All you need is a couple of guitar amps... More»

4/16/2012

Coachella is running two weekends this year and because all the bands had to agree to not perform at nearby venues, they’ve all trekked up to the Bay... More»

4/2/2012

Adam Levin’s 1,000-page metafiction monstrosity of 2010, The Instructions, is a hard act to follow, but McSweeney’s has released the author... More»

4/2/2012

Master memoirist Anne Lamott is back with, yes, another memoir, this one about the out-of-wedlock birth of her first grandchild by her 19-year-old son Sam,... More»

4/2/2012

Oakland’s Gift of Gab is an uncommonly spiritual rapper in a musical milieu that has more rap about gats than God. And yet, over the course of 18... More»

4/2/2012

Humphry Slocombe sells fantastic ice cream. The marketing smarts of Sean Vahey and the culinary brilliance of Jake Godby, a former Coi... More»

4/2/2012

Clint Eastwood did it in a 1979 film; MythBusters deemed it logistically possible in 2003; and now, Lost creator J.J. Abrams is giving the concept... More»

4/2/2012

Perhaps, though, with a new onslaught of girly swagger flowing from the likes of Kreayshawn, Thee Satisfaction, and Azaelia Banks (just to name a few), the... More»

3/23/2012

Bay Area husband-and-wife documentarians Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen (Lost Boys of Sudan, The Rape of Europa) don’t see themselves as... More»

3/19/2012

 I was curious to get the dope on how insiders would react to Mike Daisey’s new monologue, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, which opened... More»

3/5/2012

In a producing coup by the fearless Shotgun Players, the biggest, chewiest drama by the greatest living playwright of the English-speaking world... More»

2/29/2012

The Oxford English Dictionary defines eschatology as the department of theological science concerned with the so-called final events of... More»