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Promo: Win tickets to Nitin Sawhney: Past, Present, and Future Unplugged

Nitin Sawhney is one of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices alive. Firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer,...

And joysticks for all

All hail Dominique Pamplemousse! A growing movement -- spurred by gatherings like QGCon and GaymerX -- rallies for diversity in video games.

Drive time

'GTA V' creates the ideal world for doing bad, bad things

Hormone replacement therapy and video games: Anna Anthropy talks Dy5phoria

Video games go to alien worlds all the time, but rarely have they explored a transgender person's identity until Dys4ia. The 2012 Adobe Flash...

Fall, out

This season, indie game designers play by their own rules

Big game hunting

FALL ARTS: GAMER 'GTA V' and the rest

The Selector: July 24 – 31, 2013

Kawaii = cute.WEDNESDAY 7/24 Improvising Touch Contact improvisation as a branch of postmodern dance has few adherents like Karl Frost, who's pursued contact improv's investigation...

Theater Listings: July 24 – 31, 2013

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

Console prizes

Gamer reports on E3 — and 2013's best title so far

Polo in the park

SubZERO robots, late-night basketball, plastic mallets, and bikes for horses: a day in the life of Jose Coronado Playground

Loud, with clouds

'BioShock Infinite' takes players on a fantastic voyage

Are you experimental?

SF Cinematheque unleashes Crossroads 2013

Magic, madness, witches, and holdin’ on to that feeeeeling: new movies!

The newly-renamed CAAMfest (the film festival formerly known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) opens tonight with its own slice of...

Film Listings

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

Bieb’s collapse, predicted in literary form

In the midst of Justin Bieber's spectacular burn-out last week -- in which the popthrob appears to ruined his 18th birthday sneaking minors into...

Chinese Historical Society celebrates golden anniversary as neighborhood’s memory bank

In 1963 a publicist, an art collector, an actor, a newspaper publisher, and a dentist joined forces to form San Francisco's Chinese Historical Society of...

The Performant: Music men

Mark Growden's solo show and variations on a theme with Hand to Mouth There’s something so charmingly unassuming about the Red Poppy Art House -- a...

The screams of dead children — everywhere

The screams of a thousand dead children wail through my mind. Children in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Libya killed by empires’ drones; thousands of...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Top 10s Galore

Major SF players share their favorites

Stage Listings

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

Party Radar: I Heart Cochina Tonga’s, Tyree Cooper in a church, Beat Junkies 20th, 3-D dance fest, more

O my goddess, there's gonna be a yoga rave. Why, Govinda, why??? Actually I'm kind of intrigued. But full intriguement will have to wait until...


Fall into Trap City. Plus: Andy Stott, Tiara Sensation Pageant, Catz 'N Dogz, Stereo, more parties

A non-game Gamer review: Astro A50 deadphones

Guardian video game reviewer Peter Galvin tests out technology designed to enhance the gaming experience. Product was provided for review purposes.Someone once labeled current...

Shoot to thrill

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: Gamer stops, drops, and rolls into fall's fiery pit of video-game releases