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Outside Lands 2014: It’s Yeezy season

August 11, 2014
Were you there? Were you among the approximately 200,000 human bodies smashed together for warmth at Golden Gate Park this past weekend, because you...

The Selector: August 7 -13, 2013

August 6, 2013
WEDNESDAY 7White Fence Listen to White Fence's psych-folk track "To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley," off the spring-released full-length Cyclops Reap,...

Lean into it, Gavin!

February 7, 2013
The Gavster, the Lite Guv, our former mayor, has a new book out, and while I eagerly await my review copy of "Citizenville," I...

American Idol, Steven Tyler in Drag edition

February 1, 2013
This shit's getting so strange that you start to wonder if singing alone is enough to keep the Idol franchise going. In Oklahoma City,...

American Idol, Week One

January 18, 2013
We make it through these early parts, Vivian and I -- the embarassing blooper reel is not the best part of a show that...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock. Due...

Film Listings

August 28, 2012
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.OPENINGThe Ambassador...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Late-summer new movies: whole lotta eh (but T minus one month ’till ‘The Master’ opens!)

A pair of new Asian films about demons, real and figural, open today: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai and Painted Skin: The Resurrection. Dual...

Stage Listings

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Stage Listings

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Stage Listings

Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com....

Stage Listings

Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Film Listings

May 29, 2012
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Film Listings May 23-29, 2012

May 22, 2012
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Film Listings May 16-22, 2012

May 15, 2012
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Upcoming movies: noir and more (moir?)

What to watch? Johnny Depp going goth (agaaaain) for director Tim Burton? Indeed, the camp-stalgia Dark Shadows is the big-ticket opening this week (i.e.,...

Film Listings May 9-15, 2012

May 8, 2012
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

American Idol: This Country is Stupid Edition

March 29, 2012
The voters are stupid. They elected George W. Bush (sort of) and now they've dissed the Best American Idol Perfomer Ever, wno also happens...

American Idol: The Diddy and Hilfiger edition

March 23, 2012
Two things:1. You can't do a whole American Idol with a Billy Joel theme. He didn't write any good songs, and most of them...

American Idol: Warrant check edition

March 16, 2012
Damn, I'm a day late here, sorry: All this fuss over the sheriff of San Francisco has taken me away from my sacred American...

American Idol: Whitney and Stevie edition

March 8, 2012
The elimination round begins with the boys singing Stevie Wonder and the girls singing Whitney Houston. I think the boys got the worse end...

American Idol: Jeremy Lin and the women

March 1, 2012
Our story so far:The season has opened with a lot less weeping and drama than last year. The producers focused more on the winners...