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The bagpipe squawks for thee: first thoughts on ‘Black Watch’

If you thought the theatricalized story of a jaunty and imperiled Scottish regiment in Iraq in 2004 would come off as a sort of...

T-Third passengers unhappy about train service disruptions

Around 20 residents from San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood lined up at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board meeting May 7 to voice complaints...

The right wing and armed revolution

Man, I'm getting old. When I was growing up, in the 1960s, and even when I was in college in the 1970s, and when...

Class act

Thomas Bradshaw's 'The Bereaved' sends-up the breakdown of the American middle-class

Good grief

Julie Marie Myatt recasts 1970s nostalgia for our own bleak times in 'The Happy Ones'

Live at the Rrazz is closing for good

Sadly, another music institution in the city is shuttering. Live at the Rrazz (otherwise known as the Rrazz Room), which went through a series...

Our Weekly Picks: March 20-26, 2013

WEDNESDAY 20Mr. Marina Competition Why would you pay $50 for an hour of hosted Skyy vodka and Peronis? Why, when it's preceding what may...

Whereabouts of W. Kamau Bell: a Q&A

Q Hey, whatever happened to W. Kamau Bell? A Pretty sure the politically astute Bay Area comedian, writer, and director went on to fame in...

SEIU 1021 employees authorize strike as its clash with the city goes to arbitration

. Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents most city employees in San Francisco, continues to fight both internal and external challenges, with...

Angels in Budapest

Hungary's premier stage offers a striking revival of Tony Kushner's groundbreaking play

Tidbits on tech, race and gentrification in the Bay Area

The media and blogosphere have given us plenty to chew on lately as columnists, subversive Tweeters, and mischievous YouTube producers take to the Internet...

Norman Solomon: Dear progressives

A Letter I Wish Progressive Groups Would Send to Their MembersBy Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the...

W. Kamau Bell plays the Fillmore, but doesn’t hold back for the home crowd

A word of advice to the person who shouted, “who’s your favorite clothing designer?,” at W. Kamau Bell during his December 9th show at...

Film Listings

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

father and law

Make time for sensitive indie drama 'In the Family'

W. Kamau Bell returns triumphant to the Bay, needs burrito

Attention burrito vendors of the Mission, there is a sale to be made at the arrivals gate of SFO this weekend when newly-minted TV...

The comic formally known as ‘The Iron Chink’

It's a symbol of the atrocities suffered by Chinese Americans on this continent: a lumbering machine that stripped thousands of their livelihood...

Hi-fidelity weather

Michael Zapruder's 'Pink Thunder' project blends poetry, free-verse pop, and hard-wired found art

This year, Banned Books Week matters more than ever

Have you ever listened to KPFA's “Flashpoints”? A friend described it to me, as we listened to an episode featuring San Francisco's newest poet laureate...

Where is Occupy SF now?

On the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy San Francisco also celebrated its birthday.Demonstrations throughout the day Sept. 17, focusing on a variety of...

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. 3RD I The...

Our Weekly Picks: September 12-18

WEDNESDAY 12Zero1 BiennialThis week, when the weather is right, SF designer Ishky will coordinate a massive 3.14-ecetera to be written by five planes over...

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...

Single ladies, fake gurus, ponderous authors, and more: new flicks!

Bachelorette A movie called Bachelorette is inevitably going to be accused of riding Bridesmaids' coattails, even if — as it happens — Bachelorette's source-material...