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Jane Clementi would rather not be in San Francisco. She's here for the final rehearsal of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' new suite of songs... More»


Crossover cellist Maya Beiser was trained as a classical musician—but she soon broke from the strict orthodoxies of the orchestral world to embark on... More»


Ten weeks in and we have yet to hear a conversation about anyone's aspirations in life: It's another recap of The Real World EXplosion. Buckle up, y'all,... More»

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»

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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»

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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»