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Before I die, if printing still exists: An interview with Daniel Clowes

June 16, 2010
By Sam StanderDaniel Clowes has made the leap over the past decade from underground comics hero to a more mainstream identity, with an Oscar...

Summer in bloom

June 16, 2010
By Sam StanderIt’s that time of year again! You know, the time when Ulysses happens. That’s right, it’s Bloomsday, the holiday commemorating James Joyce’s...

The devil vs. Miss Jones

Put your money on Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Voters are pissed

Sorting out the results of a primary election that showcased a restive electorate

Rubicon taps into the conspiracy TV treasure trove

June 15, 2010
By Ryan Lattanzio“Story Matters Here.” AMC’s tagline should tell you something about their primetime gestalt. With two of television’s most acclaimed dramas in its...

Tomorrow is tonight in Gutenberg! The Musical!

June 15, 2010
By Sam StanderHave you ever seen a musical where most of the characters couldn’t read? It really is a novel idea, isn’t it? That’s...

The noise of summer is here

June 11, 2010
By Sam StanderAs part of the Berkeley Art Museum's eclectic performance series "L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA," a trio of noise- or distortion-oriented musicians...

Felonious gets back into it (and lays it all out) with the smashing “Live City”

June 10, 2010
By Lilan KaneA capella, beatbox, theater, vaudeville, live band, and everything in between -- that's Felonious (playing tonite, Thu/10, at the Independent). Originally an...

The Good Life, full of passion

June 10, 2010
By Peter GalvinLike the musical counterpart of your everyday office workaholic, Tim Kasher has been pulling long hours for most of his life. Currently...

Get HEALTH-y with some noise disco

June 9, 2010
By Peter GalvinWhen the massive drums make their entrance on the first track of Get Color (Lovepump United), you’d be forgiven for thinking that...

Holy surf party, Batman!

June 9, 2010
By Sam StanderAlameda’s Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge is hosting a variety of events this summer that incorporate film screenings, live music, and alcohol. Curated...

How safe is your cell phone?

The fight to require cell phone companies to post the level of radiowave energy coming out of their products

When the rich can sit on the sidewalks

If you think the Bay to Breakers was just a benign day of public drunkenness, think again

Cutting from the bottom

Newsom's mental health budget would trigger federal funding loss, reducing treatment to the most severe cases by a third

Citizen Kane just got smaller

June 7, 2010
By Ryan LattanzioIt should come as no surprise that Netflix has just previewed its new iPhone app. That's right. Now you can stream unlimited...

The best worst I’ve ever had

June 7, 2010
By Sam StanderThere are few fandoms so charmingly enthusiastic as the hordes of video-hounds who treasure Troll 2 (1990), by many accounts the worst...

Live Review: Holy Ghost!, Fillmore, 6/3/2010

June 6, 2010
By Peter GalvinWhile much of the mainstream is still poking fun at the hair bands and taking pot-shots at the easy-listening fluff, the '80s...

Hot air: The passion and Hot Lixx of air guitar

June 5, 2010
By Zach RitterSomeday, an enterprising cultural archivist is going to compile a history of air-musicianship. I've got to assume that the phenomenon long predates...

You down with ICP? The perils and wisdom of being just a Juggalo in 2010

June 3, 2010
By Zach RitterDo you remember the first time you heard of Insane Clown Posse? What was your reaction? Did you laugh? Recoil in horror?...

Five summer anthems

June 3, 2010
By Ryan LattanzioLike a lawn chair and a cold, sweaty glass of iced tea, summer and songs just go together. This season, music snobs...

Spirit of LCD

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy samples the past and creates dance record bliss

The hidden zinger in Prop. 14

Proposition 14 would remove the Peace and Freedom and Libertarian parties from the ballot

Rep Clock

May 25, 2010
Schedules are for Wed/26–Tues/1 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features are marked with a •. All times are...

Our Weekly Picks

May 25, 2010
WEDNESDAY 26MUSICRamona Falls They say taking time off can be good for the soul, but when Brent Knopf faced down-time from recording as one-third...