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The end of the world as we know it

Pondering the alarmist, the mystical, the way-out-there ... and the surprisingly hopeful sides of Dec. 21, 2012

Rep Clock

December 11, 2012
Schedules are for Wed/12-Tue/18 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Burning Man’s new Cargo Cult art theme intrigues

December 3, 2012
Burning Man founder Larry Harvey sent burners scrambling to Wikipedia on Friday when he announced the art theme for the 2013 event, “Cargo Cult,”...

2012: Beginning of the End or a New Beginning

November 29, 2012
In recent months, I've been exploring the rabbit hole of 2012 prophecy and possibility, a beguiling mixture of myth, spirituality, and hope that humans...

On the Cheap Listings

October 30, 2012
Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks.WEDNESDAY 31Hacienda Halloween Peralta House...

On the Cheap Listings

October 23, 2012
Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Picks. WEDNESDAY 24 "A Passion for Waiting:...

Living the dream of the 1840s

Big whale, lusty tale in SF Opera's 'Moby-Dick'

Zombie dogs! Neeson! Southern-fried jail tales! And more, in this week’s new movies

It's finally Halloweentime! (Though Walgreens would have you believe that season started in August.) Hollywood prepares appropriately with a few spookier picks (for kids,...

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. MILL VALLEY...

Our Weekly Picks: October 3-9

WEDNESDAY 3Spring Standards The musicians who comprise the Spring Standards got their start playing small folk festivals and around the campfire back in high...

Cup-of-tea diplomacy

September 19, 2012
In the spring of 2008, I was invited to give a briefing on human rights to a Bush-appointed US ambassador scheduled to be posted...

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...

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...

False idol

A filmmaker impersonates a guru to distasteful ends in Kumaré

Is the era of the mega-cult over?

September 4, 2012
Now that Sun Myung Moon is dead, and his following (certainly in the US) in precipitous decline, I have to ask: Has the era...

King Khan shares his spiritual side, hosts tarot reading contest

August 30, 2012
After talking to Arish “King” Khan over the phone last Friday, I got a sense of a more spiritual and sympathetic side as opposed...

Worship long-haired handsome at cult-museum on first Thursdays

August 8, 2012
I am used to vegetarian restaurants and churches being cults, but this is something new. I'm loathe to spoil the surprise for you, nonetheless:...

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...

We need a hero

And why look to the Olympics when Vice made a documentary about said savior?

Donorsexual: One man explains why he spreads his sperm around

August 3, 2012
At this point, I am not one for making babies. Perhaps this has to do with the unpleasantness of cervix dialation, or maybe it's...

You, too, can win a gold medal in popcorn eating: new movies!

This weekend, it's all about the Women's Marathon at the London Olympics! If my calculations are correct, I will have to basically stay up...

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...

Best of the Bay 2012: BEST PRAYER FOR UNITY

BEST PRAYER FOR UNITY A sanctuary that offers religion to some and is open to all, St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church genuinely lives by JC's...