San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://www.sfbg.com/ en VOTE NOW! BEST OF THE BAY 2014 READERS POLL IS HERE http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/08/26/best-bay-2014-coming <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/calavera_mariachi.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Our 40th annual Best of the Bay issue is coming Oct. 15!&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px;">This year's theme is Dia de los Muertos, in celebration of true Bay Area spirit.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20px;"> </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/08/26/best-bay-2014-coming"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Best of the Bay 2014 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:43:26 +0000 admin 31167 at http://www.sfbg.com TBA TBD http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/23/tba-tbd <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Daring new works at Portland, Ore.'s Time-Based Art Festival</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4852-theater_tba.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Ground and Floor</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY MISAKO SHIMIZU</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/23/tba-tbd"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Theater Volume 48, Issue 52 Robert Avila Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:59:10 +0000 Kate Conger 31360 at http://www.sfbg.com Brain teaser http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/23/brain-teaser <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Proud nerd Dhaya Lakshminarayanan pokes fun at her people</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4852-theater_dhaya.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Dhaya Lakshminarayanan: "I try to punch up rather than down."</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>THEATER</strong> Comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan was once accidentally lodged in former president Bill Clinton's cleavage.</p> <p>"I shook his hand and then someone behind me pushed me so I kind of ended up in his man boobs — this was big Bill Clinton — and I got sort of squished in there," Lakshminarayanan&nbsp;explains. "I had to wriggle myself out."<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/23/brain-teaser"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Theater Volume 48, Issue 52 Amy Char Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:57:56 +0000 Kate Conger 31359 at http://www.sfbg.com Blame it on Rio http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/23/blame-it-rio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The city on most everyone's bucket list, for delicious reasons.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/23/blame-it-rio"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 52 Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:56:34 +0000 Kate Conger 31358 at http://www.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: Sept. 24 - 30, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/23/weeks-picks-sept-24-30-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>WEDNESDAY/24</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/23/weeks-picks-sept-24-30-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:54:56 +0000 Kate Conger 31357 at http://www.sfbg.com Rep Clock : Sept. 24 - 30, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/23/rep-clock-sept-24-30-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/24-Tue/30 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.</p> <p><strong>ANSWER COALITION </strong>2969 Mission, SF; <a href="http://www.answersf.org">www.answersf.org</a>. $5-10 donation. <strong>Revolutionary Medicine: A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital </strong>(Freeston and Geglia, 2013), Wed, 7.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/23/rep-clock-sept-24-30-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:53:20 +0000 Kate Conger 31356 at http://www.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology: Sept. 24 - 30, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/23/psychic-dream-astrology-sept-24-30-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>September 24-30, 2014</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>Asking for help is healthy and we all need to do it sometimes. This week, however, the stuff that's plaguing you is yours to deal with, Aries. Your attitudes shape your thoughts, which affects everything you do. Take responsibility for the way you're processing things, and if you don't like what you see, change it.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/23/psychic-dream-astrology-sept-24-30-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:52:24 +0000 Kate Conger 31355 at http://www.sfbg.com Theater Listings: Sept. 24 - 30, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/23/theater-listings-sept-24-30-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at <a href="mailto:listings@sfbg.com">listings@sfbg.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">THEATER</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">OPENING</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/23/theater-listings-sept-24-30-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:51:43 +0000 Kate Conger 31354 at http://www.sfbg.com Film Listings: Sept. 24 - 30, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/23/film-listings-sept-24-30-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">OPENING</span></p> <p><strong>The Boxtrolls </strong>The stop-motion wizards behind <em>Coraline</em> (2009) and <em>ParaNorman</em> (2012) release their latest, about an orphaned boy raised by friendly trolls. (1:37) <em>Balboa, Presidio.</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/23/film-listings-sept-24-30-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:50:19 +0000 Kate Conger 31353 at http://www.sfbg.com Ruinous beauty http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/23/ruinous-beauty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>With a hook-filled, hard-charging new record, Bob Mould explores loss, acceptance, and looks, as always, to the future</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4852-music_leftdial.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Bob Mould hits The Fillmore Fri/26.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY JAY BLAKESBERG</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:esilvers@sfbg.com">esilvers@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>LEFT OF THE DIAL</strong> Bob Mould seems like a good multi-tasker. The legendary singer-guitarist is just signing out of a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session as he answers the phone in New York for our interview Sept. 9; he'll play at the Bowery Ballroom the following night.</p> <p>"Sorry, we went a little over because there were technical difficulties at the beginning," he says, when I explain that I've been watching for the last hour in real time as his superfans — as well as guitar nerds of all stripes, from all over the world — ask him questions.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/23/ruinous-beauty"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Music Volume 48, Issue 52 Emma Silvers Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:47:44 +0000 Emma Silvers 31352 at http://www.sfbg.com Good things, small packages http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/23/good-things-small-packages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>33 1/3, the ultimate record collector's novella series, turns 10</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4852-music_33third.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Small but mighty: The 33 1/3 series</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO COURTESY OF BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>MUSIC</strong> In 2004, shortly following the Napster-fueled revolution of file-sharing, the preeminence of the album as popular music's default narrative device was endangered. And forget vinyl; the medium had been left for dead a generation earlier. That year, though, David Barker had an idea.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/23/good-things-small-packages"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Music Volume 48, Issue 52 Taylor Kaplan Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:46:22 +0000 Kate Conger 31351 at http://www.sfbg.com Go west http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/23/go-west <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Chomping through the varied eats of the Western neighborhoods.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:joe@sfbg.com">joe@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>FEAST: WESTERN NEIGHBORHOODS</strong> Vacations are expensive. But if you're a Bay Area cat hankering for new eats to explore, check out a magical, far-off foggy place many call the Outerlands: San Francisco's oft-ignored Inner and Outer Richmond and Sunset neighborhoods. (And yes, there's even a restaurant called Outerlands at 4001 Judah, serving local, organic food.)<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/23/go-west"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 52 Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:44:29 +0000 Kate Conger 31350 at http://www.sfbg.com Making a splash http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/23/making-splash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>An education on natural wines on the Parisian dining scene</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4852-italy_wineshoptrani.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>FEAST: PARIS</strong> Our first night in Paris was the stuff of foodie dreams: digging into steak tartare and downing natural wines with Autour d'un Verre restaurant co-owners and chefs Vikki Perry and Kevin Blackwell — at another well-known restaurant, Les Fines Gueules, where the conversation flowed freely, and the couple's young daughter and pet dog under the table rounded out the comfortable, friendly atmosphere.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/23/making-splash"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 52 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:41:23 +0000 Kate Conger 31349 at http://www.sfbg.com Southern light http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/23/southern-light <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Eating a path through southern Italy</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:marke@sfbg.com">marke@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>FEAST: ITALY</strong> There are 22 Caravaggio paintings in southern mainland Italy, and we were determined to feast our eyes on every last one of them this past May. (We got up all the way up to 21: one was on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art.) As important: We would eat and drink a wide path to each painting, leaving no plate unlicked in that famously delicious part of the world. Here are some highlights.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/23/southern-light"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 52 Marke B. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:39:46 +0000 Kate Conger 31348 at http://www.sfbg.com Keys of life http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/23/keys-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Jimi Hendrix and Nick Cave feature in two very different movies</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4852-film_jimmy.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Benjamin as Jimi Hendrix</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PATRICK REDMOND</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:cheryl@sfbg.com">cheryl@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>FILM </strong>The music biopic is a tricky beast. Very few directors are able to compellingly compress true-life tales into films that actually have some interest beyond "Hey, that famous/infamous thing you already knew about happened like <em>this</em>!" — though superior performances (recent Oscar-winning examples: 2004's <em>Ray</em>, 2005's <em>Walk the Line</em>) can help buoy the results. Far rarer are more artistically daring films that unfold more like docu-dramas than glossovers, like <em>Control </em>(2007) and <em>Sid and Nancy</em> (1986).<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/23/keys-life"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Review Volume 48, Issue 52 Cheryl Eddy Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:38:13 +0000 Kate Conger 31347 at http://www.sfbg.com