So much “Useless” beauty

Jia Zhangke tries on clothing

SECA ’08, ‘Bay Area Now 5’ unveiled

A work from Tauba Auerbach's book, How to Spell the Alphabet. By Glen Helfand New York Times art critic Roberta Smith began her review of...

Strange powers

Joel Shepard brings a weekend of witchcraft to SF

She sang, he filmed

Meet Philippe Garrel and Nico on the desert shore

Focus on the future

San Francisco Ballet School and School of the Arts showcases students

Watch what she makes

"The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics" hurls feminist art into the present

Company C

Charles Anderson's company does Twyla, Ravel, and Tom Waits

“No Borders, No Limits: 1960s Nikkatsu Action Cinema”

It's a man's postwar world

Shen Wei Dance Art

PREVIEW It might be just as well that Chinese choreographer Shen Wei didn't start dancing until quite late — at the ripe old age...

Compañía Nacional de Danza

Don't expect even a shadow of bolero or flamenco in the two different programs that constitute his company's San Francisco debut

Quixotically yours

Chivalry lives on in Honor of the Knights

Video Mutants: Booby call

Lost in bizarre pop idolatry with artist Mike Kelley

Video Mutants: The man with the video camera

Douglas Gordon hits San Francisco with an image blitz

Heaven knows

Is Carlos Reygadas's Silent Light a holy light?

Fellini in Arkansas

Seeing "Red-State Cinema"

King of the dance

A true innovator celebrates 25-plus years of ballet and beyond

Urinal kinds of trouble

William E. Jones proves that in America, the mirror looks at you

Take it sleazy

Supertrash Peepshow

The curtain calls

Bay Area theater falls into place

Limber up

How to fill your dance card this fall

Fall Arts: I screen, you screen

58 ways to rep Bay Area film this fall

Visual raids

We place our bets on the best gallery and museum shows this fall

Code unknown

"Dark Matters: Artists See the Impossible" pictures black ops, hidden cops, and shadow streams of puzzling information

Rock ‘n’ read

What would Harry Potter listen to? Plus: vipers writhe unchecked.