It may be an old chestnut, but playwright John Van Druten’s romantic comedy “Bell, Book and Candle,” adapted for a 1958 film starring Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart, comes to surprisingly luminous life in San Francisco Playhouse’s current staging.
Bored and restless witch Gillian is attracted to a neighbor, Shep, in her Manhattan, N.Y., high-rise. When she discovers he’s engaged to her college nemesis, she can’t resist using her magical powers to seduce him. Read More
Brian Berrebbi, host of The Onion’s AV Club series “Pop Pilgrims,” is releasing five-minute video profiles of Bay Area cultural spots this week, including Jimmy Stewart’s Lombard Street house from “Vertigo,” City Lights Books and punk-rock venue 924 Gilman St. in Berkeley. Read More