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Essay: Revisiting the Coen Brothers’ 2013 ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Joel and Ethan Coen have been creating films for 30 years, dating back to their still-stunning, low-budget debut, neo-noir Blood Simple (1984); it premiered...

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...

Con and on

Thrilling, stylish Highsmith adaptation 'The Two Faces of January'

Live shots: A hot and sticky Hardly Strictly

October 6, 2014
In keeping with Hardly Strictly weekend weather of years gone by, this past weekend was the most summerlike the Bay Area's been all year....

Bearing it all

Keith Hennessy offers a work-in-progress showing of solo 'Bear/Skin'

Bridgeworthy

More Mill Valley Film Festival picks

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...

Democracy is stalled

September 30, 2014

Corporate cash flows in this election while federal campaign finance reform flounders

Pedaling and feasting

MOVEABLE FEAST 2014 From whole cracked crabs to lamb burritos: eating my way through coastal California bike tours

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...

Making a splash

MOVEABLE FEAST 2014 An education on natural wines on the Parisian dining scene

Questions of the week: Who is the walrus? And who is Liam Neeson gonna take down next? New movies!

If Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' ongoing Pixel Vision posts about the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival have you longing for your own festival experience, check...

Folsom Special: Guerrilla Queer Bar returns as leather “Pop-Up”

September 18, 2014
Picture it: the Marina, 2000, a club called Trap Door playing goofy throwback hip-hop, shirty dudes and "woo" girls playing the heter-mating game with...

Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014

September 17, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment here.Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining Slap...

Film Listings: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 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...

This Week’s Picks: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY/17  Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane Flyaway Productions, the aerial dance company that aims to "expose the range and power of female physicality," will use...

The funkmaestro of Vulfpeck on gaming Spotify, German pronunciation mishaps, and Google search optimization

September 10, 2014
By Jonathan KirchnerMembers of the band Vulfpeck describe themselves as a "half-Jewish German-American rhythm section." Creators of severely catchy, mostly-instrumental grooves, the four-piece — who...

This Week’s Picks: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Particles, waves, subatomic forcesTHURSDAY 11 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival One of the advantages of being the center of the tech industry is hosting a...

Psychic Dream Astrology: September 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
Sept. 10-16, 2014ARIESMarch 21-April 19The problem with insecurity is that it can spawn all kinds of defensive and aggressive behaviors. Even if you have...

Under fire

Mezcal braces for the fight of its 400-year life

Defend the deal

EDITORIAL Creating a functional and equitable San Francisco for tomorrow requires political will and foresight today. Do our current political leaders have the requisite...

Tale of two Internets

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

Catching up with burlesque star and fashion icon Dita Von Teese

September 8, 2014
With a seductive and sexy nod to the past, modern pin-up and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese has been at the forefront of reviving...

Joel Daniel Phillips illustrates the overlooked in ‘I Am Another Yourself’

September 4, 2014
Joel Daniel Phillips draws people. He draws them with charcoal and pencil and is known for his life-sized renderings of eccentric, seemingly homeless men and...