September 27 – October 3, 2006
Aron Ranen surfs reality - to the moon and beyond
The Pixies new band doc loudQUIETloud: demigods in a low-key mode
Fear and trembling in Andrew Bujalski's Mutual Appreciation
Grizzly Bear's Yellow House is warm and welcoming
Boyskout's leader Leslie Satterfield sets the Mission camp aflame
Man Man and Pink Mountaintops
With band members identifying themselves as masters of such unusual instruments as the beduggering demonstration and the illustrious quesadilla...
Fascinated disgust and aghast amusement are two feelings I don't experience often enough. Jesus Camp elicits both in spades. This doc by...
For 25 years, Sonic Youth have dutifully served as a gateway band. Just as the group has made room in its discography...
Film in the Fog: Them!
What sounds like a broken air conditioner, looks like a ghetto-rigged muppet, and will kill its own mother for...
The Scissor Sisters are a band that’s hard not to love. They call themselves ridiculous names (Ana Matronic, Paddy Boom, Babydaddy, Jake...
Haute House Burlesque
Admit it - it’s been way too long since you’ve seen a good burlesque show. The best way to rectify this...
"Slam Arnold Poetry Competition"
Arnold Schwarzenegger has been shot at, beat up, and humiliated as Conan, Commando, the Terminator, and a kindergarten cop. Most...
Those fashionable fixies, now on film
ACT, the Magic, and Marin Theatre Company sound off about four decades
SONIC REDUCER Which John Lennon did you know? Initially, I was too young to know him as anything more than the moptop behind...
TECHSPLOITATION Usually I don't let the PR e-mails get to me. My standard procedure is to review and delete these missives from alternate...
EDITORIAL Mayor Gavin Newsom, perhaps looking for a big issue to bring to a star-studded environmental meeting in New York City last week, suddenly...
EDITORIAL KQED, San Francisco's venerable public radio and television outlet, is trying to summarily abandon internal democracy. The station's management is sending out letters...
So much going on this week: the cops and the San Francisco Police Commission are heading for a battle over secrecy, the cops...
OPINION San Francisco progressives have spent years getting on the political power map. We have achieved amazing victories, such as the 2000 sweep that...