Fantasy and reality continued to meld throughout the show, which highlighted a broad swath of 20th-century and contemporary modern design galleries, artists and concepts. The satisfying result was as cool as a cloud of San Francisco fog.
I am a huge Golden Girls fan. The ladies were crass, brass and full of sass. When I heard that Trannyshack was putting on their version of the sitcom, I thought, "Who better to bring these over-the-top old ladies back than four fabulously talented Queens?!"
Brought together through Mary Zimmerman's unique perspective, White Snake is one more exhibition of a visionary's genius. Zimmerman doesn't simply fashion engrossing plays; she creates theatrical magic.
Olympia Dukakis returns to San Francisco in ACT's ambitious production of Sophocles' Elektra. The show chronicles the seemingly inescapable depths into which its lead character plunges as she grapples with love and revenge.
If the arts in San Francisco go under, there is far less incentive for startups and tech companies to relocate here. Let's not make the assumption that the success of the tech industry is unique and separate from the rest of the city.
While many heavy metal or hardcore hip hop groups also toy with the sounds of rage and lunacy, it becomes clear that the key factor behind Death Grips' unique appeal does not rest in the anger spoken, but lies in the way the emotions are portrayed.
At the 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival, a series of films documented foreign farmers driven to suicide by their failure to pay off their debts. Watching wealthy Americans handle debt only reaffirms the rigged system.
Rage. Frustration. Terror. Helplessness. Determination. Persistence. Larry Kramer embodied all those emotions and more when he wrote The Normal Heart, which runs through October 7 at the American Conservator Theater.
With two albums, a string of hit singles and growing list of television and film credits, Paloma Faith is already a star in her native United Kingdom. Now the fiery-haired beauty is ready to make a splash in the United States.
The play uses professional wrestling as a metaphor for all sorts of perceived American sins, and treats promoters and athletes alike as partners in a flashy scam whose spectacles separate enthralled and willing suckers from their cash.
Politics is always a festive target for comedians and performers, but leave it to a gaggle of famous drag queens to impregnate 2012's election fodder with some of the best if not fertile material around.
The past helps us understand the present, and what better way to do that than through theater? Marat/Sade, on view now at Brava Theatre, is a story of class wars and revolution, remarkably close to our current world.
"I'll cut to the chase. There are a lot of smart, innovative people out there who grow cannabis.It's not all a bunch of burned out stoners and hippies. There's a shit load to know about growing the herb."
There is a reason I live in the sexual bubble that is San Francisco. In San Francisco, free sexual expression runs rampant through our streets, with free thinkers like the folks at theater company Cum & Glitter.
"The phrase Marriage Equality has become a political talking point for liberals and conservatives alike. The goal with the Marriage Equality Plays is to share a human side of a polarizing political issue."
Here is the line-up for the 2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which is set to take place July 12-15. Many of the prints set to be screened are restorations. All programs feature live musical accompaniment.