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THE GUEST opens today! Plus more new movies!

FINALLY, clever, retro-styled thriller The Guest is here. Check out our interview with the filmmakers and star here, and then go see The Guest this...

Film Listings: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

The Selector: Oct. 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8 King Khan and BBQ Show King Khan is perhaps best known for his work with his garage-soul-punk outfit The Shrines, a tremendously noisy...

Chuck Prophet on glam rock, his new record, and how the Castro is turning into a strip mall

October 2, 2014
Chuck Prophet's been around the San Francisco music scene long enough to make a name for himself in a few regards: He can be...

Festival-sized doses of art, food, and technology at Portland’s TBA fest

October 1, 2014
As the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) presented the 12th iteration of the Time-Based Art Festival September 11-21, two newer festivals (Feast Portland and...

Film Listings: Oct 1-6, 2014

October 1, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Arca underwhelms at Gray Area

September 25, 2014
By Ryland Walker KnightGray Area Arts & Technology is a newish venue, admittedly a work in progress, with construction and renovation continuing when the...

Film Listings: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Changing the climate in SF

EDITORIAL As hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets of New York City and other cities around the world for a Global Climate...

Stage Listings: September 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Sex in the Matrix

Virtual reality porn is coming soon, whether we're ready or not for its many implications

Waltz work

Tarantino's muse can't save Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

Water with a price tag

Prop. 1 opponents line up against funding for new dams

Tale of two Internets

Officials work to close the digital divide, an inequitable reality even in high-tech SF

Norquist, tech titans, and whether Burning Man is positively affecting society

September 3, 2014
Is Burning Man really making Bay Area technology titans, right-wing ideologues, and other uber-capitalists more community-minded? Do they really come back from the desert...

No place like home

Saya Woolfalk culminates seven years of virtual civilization in 'ChimaTEK'

Predicting earthquakes, from 14-year-old prophets to train-stopping ShakeAlerts to lessons from disaster flicks

August 28, 2014
Earlier today, I called my mother, a natural disaster film junkie, and asked her, “Do you know of any movies where someone predicts natural...

Burning Man shark jump creates media pile-on

August 25, 2014
We seem to have tapped into the meme of the moment with last week’s cover story, “Burning Man jumps the shark,” which took issue...

Contending with cars, at the polls and on vacation

STREET FIGHT San Francisco's politics of mobility devolved into a cesspit this summer. Beginning with Mayor Ed Lee's retreat on Sunday parking meters, purportedly...

Burners and residents matter

EDITORIAL Burning Man and San Francisco have developed a close and symbiotic relationship in recent years, with members of the Board of Supervisors doing...

Listen: The trainwreck pop parodies of the Westboro Baptist Church

August 12, 2014
In case you don't stay tuned to the comings and goings of the fearful, hate-filled, how-is-this-a-real-thing-and-not-a-caricature-of-extreme-right-wing-lunacy shitshow that is the Westboro Baptist Church, your...

Theater Listings:August 13 – 19, 2014

August 12, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Wanted: more huddled masses

CAREERS + ED Tech companies lobby for more immigrant work visas, bypassing US residents and creating a labor force bound by golden handcuffs

Theater Listings:August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....