entertainment

After four decades, Gang of Four’s feeling happy now

This year, iconoclastic British punk outfit Gang of Four is celebrating the…

 

Boys’ choir comes of age

“I get a lot of girlfriends by singing them love songs,” says…

 

Curious Flights launches inaugural season

American composer and music critic Virgil Thomson once described “the 50 pieces”…

 

Janet Jackson’s neat-freak flight

Janet Jackson does not have cooties. In fact, she is an apparent…

Dark diary gives insight into Heath Ledger’s last days

Footage from a documentary about Heath Ledger made in Germany has come…

‘Abigail’s Party’ swings with satire, bad manners

The booze flows freely in “Abigail’s Party.” So do the barbs, in…

Bay Area Rainbow Symphony plays proudly

Tailor-made for The City’s multi-faceted community, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony closes…

Exquisite pen pals light up arresting ‘Dear Elizabeth’

The poems of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell have never sounded so…

‘Before Midnight’ team works after hours

Directed by Richard Linklater, “Before Midnight” completes a trilogy begun nearly 20…

A few words from expert communicator Anna Deavere Smith

Award-winning actress and writer Anna Deavere Smith has long found San Francisco…

Age of enlightenment hits California wines

What’s happening to California wines? Chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon are as popular…

Another woman claims Justin Bieber is her baby’s daddy

A second woman has come forward claiming that Justin Bieber fathered her…

Chiarello flirts with Spanish cuisine at Coqueta

Coqueta knows it’s on The Embarcadero, but it’s not about to let…

Family trauma, Irish troubles come to light in ‘Beauty Queen’

The Irish troubles begin at home in “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.” …

H&M slims down Beyoncé, hears about it

Beyoncé is apparently too bootylicious for H&M, because the company allegedly altered…

Hard Water bartender is a true craftswoman

Named after the high mineral content of Kentucky’s streams, famed local restaurateur…

New gender-swapping cartoon character upsets conservative website

Conservative news and opinion site Brietbart.com is having a tizzy fit over…

Road movie’s lovebirds are fatally appealing

Litterbugs and loudmouths beware: Chris and Tina, the road-tripping lovebirds in the…

‘Krispy Kritters’ is chaotic, confounding

Why is “Krispy Kritters,” in the title of resident playwright Andrew Saito’s…

Classical, dance delights

The season’s rich performing arts offerings in concert halls put the spotlight…