Joshua Rotter

Susan Sarandon plays a woman who questions her life’s purpose after her husband dies in “The Meddler.” (Courtesy Jaimie Trueblood/Sony Pictures Classics)

Life’s a series of adventures for Susan Sarandon

From fighting for reproductive freedom, transgender people’s rights and marijuana legalization on…

Susan Sarandon plays a woman who questions her life’s purpose after her husband dies in “The Meddler.” (Courtesy Jaimie Trueblood/Sony Pictures Classics)
Candy Clark, pictured with David Bowie in “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” appears at a tribute to the late, great artist at the Castro Theatre on Saturday.  (Courtesy photo)

Candy Clark pays tribute to ultimate man who fell to Earth

David Bowie’s androgynous, bisexual space rocker character Ziggy Stardust put it all…

Candy Clark, pictured with David Bowie in “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” appears at a tribute to the late, great artist at the Castro Theatre on Saturday.  (Courtesy photo)
Andy Cohen, left, and Anderson Cooper are bringing their no-holds-barred talk show to the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo)

Up close and personal with Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper

When Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper were set up on a blind…

Andy Cohen, left, and Anderson Cooper are bringing their no-holds-barred talk show to the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco native Margaret Cho brings her “PsyCHO Tour” to the Castro. (Courtesy Mary Taylor)

The serious side of Margaret Cho

Comedian Margaret Cho doesn’t find anything funny about police brutality, violence against…

San Francisco native Margaret Cho brings her “PsyCHO Tour” to the Castro. (Courtesy Mary Taylor)
Salman Rushdie appears in a City Arts & Lectures presentation to promote his new book. (Courtesy Beowulf Sheehan)

Salman Rushdie imagines surprising outcome from conflict

Salman Rushdie’s latest novel “Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” chronicles…

Salman Rushdie appears in a City Arts & Lectures presentation to promote his new book. (Courtesy Beowulf Sheehan)
Zac Efron stars as an up-and-coming DJ  in "We Are Your Friends." (Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Zac Efron gets the beat in ‘We Are Your Friends’

Zac Efron is no mixmaster, but he does skillfully portray one in…

Zac Efron stars as an up-and-coming DJ  in "We Are Your Friends." (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
Lee Grant is receiving honors at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this weekend.  (Courtesy photo)

Lee Grant won’t stop making waves

Lee Grant always has stood up for the disenfranchised, whether sitting before…

Lee Grant is receiving honors at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival this weekend.  (Courtesy photo)