Lit

Johnny Ray Huston’s top 10 viewing experiences of 2006

(1) Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand) on Oct. 3 at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Yes, it dug deeper into male-male romance...

Viva Falletti!

Not too big, not too small -- and just right

Failure, so thrive

Black metal, free jazz, and improv skronk — these are the things Ettrick are made of

Pelosi’s perplexing pledge

Democrats must pursue impeachment if they want the moral authority they'll need to fix the nation's biggest problems

Randomness and revelation

Zookeepers, eunuch Marines, flying explorers, and the lady formerly known as Huck Finn populate the pages of A Fictional History

BAY AREA FALL FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

SEPT. 2–4 Art and Soul Oakland Frank Ogawa Plaza and City Center, 14th St and Clay, Oakl; (510) 444-CITY, www.artandsouloakland.com. 11am-6pm. $5. The sixth incarnation...

NOISE: Yes, there is a Grandaddy, Virginia

Yes, Grandaddy may be gone but the band's not forgotten. In particular, poobah Jason Lytle hasn't spaced on his group's songs -- though he...

Clubber’s index

› superego@sfbg.com SUPER EGO To paraphrase an even bigger Gaye than me: what the fuck's going on? Bloodshed and glitter, testosterone and falsies, international hatred...

Mood elevation

› paulr@sfbg.com Among proper names that suggest height or loftiness, few have a grander pedigree than Ararat, the moniker of the mountain or mountain range...

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Welcome to our dining listings, a detailed guide by neighborhood of some great places to grab a bite, hang out with friends, or impress...

Burritos of the gods

Michael Showalter discusses humor, metahumor, sushi, and, er, metasushi

Flame on

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER To the naked eye — and deep-fried, extra-crispy spirit — working fast food is a lot like what the Flaming Lips...

Bazillion $$ idea of the day

To have a bicycle-like contraption under your desk that you have to pedal to keep your monitor/screen lit. It could have different gears for...

Nth loop

superego@sfbg.comSUPER EGO "I'm from Indiana," confided the partly melted drag queen, after nailing "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" in a wicked patent-leather Duchess...

Morphology

> paulr@sfbg.com The popular imagination supposes that restaurant writers are Olympians, dispatching thunderbolt justice to places that scorch their garlic (a sin smellable from several...

CLUB REPORT: BANGKOK

Clubs in Bangkok are always packed with a mixture of Thais and farang, which means honky or honkies, depending on the number of honkies...

On the “Con” with cartoonist Daniel Clowes

It was so much fun talking to Eightball cartoonist and Ghost World and now Art School Confidential writer Daniel Clowes –- and so much...

Cav Wine Bar

REVIEW Maybe it's the flight of robust German reds talking, but Cav seems like the sleekest, yet somehow the most laid-back, entry in the...

Sweet squares

SUPER EGO Hi, sexy. I'm a bored robot. I'm doin' the strobe-lit worm on linoleum irony. I'm freakin' worn poses in the mirror of...

28 years later

Matt Gonzalez and director Stanley Nelson ponder the fate and impact of Peoples Temple and the truth behind the powerful new doc Jonestown

NOISE: Well, we’re here and the SXSW action is just starting…

If it's Wednesday, this must be SXSW... sorta. IMHO, the affair is off to a slow start though peeps at the last party I...

Film Picks

'Neo-Benshi Night: Move Over, Big Screen' POETIC CINEMA Cribbing from Japanese cinema's early days, last year Konrad Steiner and San Francisco Cinematheque...

Class act

SF band Film School reaches for the next level