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SF Sketchfest presents An Evening with Ann Magnuson: The Drawing Room Apocalypse

January 19, 2012
Because the Mayan calendar promises that the world shall end in late 2012, Ann Magnuson has decided to celebrate early. And, like Cher and...

Winter looks

WINTER LOOKS: A stylist, a blogger, and a stylist show us their hot haute

The 49ers in SF? Give it up

January 10, 2012
Some folks just won't accept the reality that the 49ers are gone. It's over: The team is moving to Santa Clara. And you know...

Ed Lee and District 5

January 5, 2012
It's all gossip at this point because if anybody other than Ed Lee knows who Ed Lee is going to appoint to the District...


Presenting the Off Guard Awards for the worst of a year that almost wouldn't end

Doom lens

YEAR IN FILM: Cheryl Eddy assesses 2011's cinematic contributions and wonders if the apocalypse isn't already upon us

Our Weekly Picks: December 7-13

WEDNESDAY 7Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkin Jonathan Richman is a magnetic character on stage. You could probably guess as much by listening to the...

Author Christopher Ryan and the socio-evolutionary reasons for non-monogamy

November 4, 2011
Love your partner and love to fool around with other people? Author Christopher Ryan says that’s perfectly natural. A psychologist and historian who insists that...

Live Shots: Anika and Peanut Butter Wolf at the Independent

October 21, 2011
“Sound check,” some dude yelled after the first song on Wednesday night. His voice was particularly loud, because at the Independent, there wasn’t much...

28 films in six days: Jesse Hawthorne Ficks at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (part three)

September 28, 2011
Check out parts one (here) and two (here). 21) Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, UK) Adapting Emily Brontë's novel from 1847 is a perfect project...

Live Shots: Ke$ha, Fox Theater, 9/14/11

September 15, 2011
Neon lights, glitter, and balloon drops certainly made for a bedazzled set, as Ke$ha took the stage, wearing the most glitz of all.She worked...

Monty Python, AI and the end of the world

August 29, 2011
AI is already scary enough to Sci-Fi fans -- you can go all the way back to Hal, or Mike, or just to Continuity,...

Music Listings

July 5, 2011
Music listings are compiled by Cheryl Eddy. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead to confirm bookings and hours....

The Performant 45: Oh Rapture, up yours!

Gearing up for the end times with HoodslamWell another Armageddon scare has come and gone and we’re all still here, as is my dirty laundry...

SFBG Radio: Do you get a Rapture Mulligan?

May 20, 2011
Gee, what happens if the Rapture doesn't come about? Does the crackpot behind all of this hype (who runs a $73 million operation) get...

Jukebox Jury: Anika

January 18, 2011
Anika's self-titled album on Stones Throw is getting play these days, but not as much talk about its cover versions as one might expect....

Local bounty

CAREERS AND ED ISSUE: From monkeyface eel fishing to wild mushroom forays -- classes to clue you in on your surroundings

Let them eat mayhem

Grab your knife and prepare to gorge on Shannon O'Malley's apocalypse cakes

Stage listings

September 14, 2010
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Californian beards are the best beards in the country

all photos by Simone PaddockGlory upon ye, Californians, for your beards have triumphed! Yes, even without the competitive edge of Jack Passion (two time...

No-fry zone

I don't know how to write about love and that's why I'm going to focus on chicken and waffles for the next couple years

Fashion Armageddon? Nah, it’s just the great American Apocalypse

April 11, 2010
By Chhavi NandaThe majority of mankind is under the misconception that an apocalypse is primarily associated with the end of the world – some...

The Green Party’s nadir

With its numbers down and its stars leaving, a progressive party contemplates its prospects

Sunshine and shadows

How downtown tried to scuttle a law protecting city parks