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Mimi Pond’s graphic novel memoir at home in Oakland

Mimi Pond is an incredible storyteller in any medium, most famously as a TV writer for “The Simpsons” as well as “Designing Women” and “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.” [...] the greatest depths of melancholy, [Read entire story]

Kamau Bell recruits actor-activist Danny Glover for KALW show

W. Kamau Bell is a national star now, with a TV show (“United Shades of America” on CNN), popular podcasts and the ability to travel as a stand-up comedian. “Kamau Right Now!,” a debate, discussion and comedy [Read entire story]

Polarizing 1971 thrillers ‘Straw Dogs’ and ‘Clockwork Orange’ at the Castro

Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” and Sam Peckinpah’s more disturbing “Straw Dogs,” which screens in a 35mm IB Tech Print. “Straw Dogs” centers on a meek mathematician (Dustin Hoffman) who moves to [Read entire story]

‘Something Rotten!’ gives the Bard comeuppance

In the highly (highly) fictionalized “Something Rotten!” — written by John O’Farrell, Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick and directed by Casey Nicholaw — the hapless fraternal duo is in competition only [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: She’s sick of soothing husband’s cigarette jones when he drinks

Should I continue to say helpful things or just ignore him when he’s drunk? Tell him calmly that his craving for a cigarette is normal, particularly if he used to smoke while consuming alcohol. Reassure him that with [Read entire story]

The Who gives Outside Lands a smashing finale

Fifty years after stealing the show at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, British rock icons the Who were back in California closing out this year’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, Aug. [Read entire story]

Horoscope for Monday, 8/14/17 by Christopher Renstrom

ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): Focus on what you need to accomplish in the day-to-day. The larger than life questions can take care of themselves for now. [Read entire story]

Outkast’s Big Boi surprises Outside Lands attendees with set on pop-up stage

Big Boi's unannounced set outside the Heineken tent on Sunday afternoon may have been a surprise to most Outside Lands fest-goers, but East Bay hip hop fan Damon Johnson was prepared. After hearing rumors that the [Read entire story]

An ‘Odyssey’ toward consciousness at Cal Shakes

Like its inspiration, Marcus Gardley’s play centers on a hero’s years-long journey home from war, during which, as a pawn of capricious and vengeful gods, he battles tempests and temptresses, his dutifully waiting [Read entire story]

Tom Cruise Seen Limping After Filming ‘Mission Impossible 6’ Stunt

NEW YORK (AP) — A video taken on the set of “Mission: Impossible 6” shows Tom Cruise limping after performing a stunt where he jumps between buildings. Tom Cruise was seen limping after filming a stunt [Read entire story]

West Edge’s ‘Frankenstein’ is a total stiff

There’s just one engaging three-minute segment in the unfortunate production of Libby Larsen’s “Frankenstein” that opened Saturday night at the West Edge Opera, but it’s a dazzler. Morgan does his signature [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: Nonagenarian eager to share long lifetime of experiences

Readers, our senior citizens have much wisdom to offer. For that matter, neither will some of you when you’re their age. Because isolation isn’t healthy for anyone, do unto others as you would have them do unto [Read entire story]

Minerva’s horoscope, Aug. 13

Couples will wait at the wrong corners, emails will fade to ether, love notes come unglued. Mercury retrograde will be hard on computers too. [...] Mercury goes bananas in your so-called play house. Next, the sun [Read entire story]

Outside Lands bands acknowledge Virginia tragedy

Shortly after the gates opened for the second day of Outside Lands, news of the violence in Virginia began to spread across Golden Gate Park. Early afternoon performers Joseph — the Oregon folk trio made up of sisters [Read entire story]

Minerva’s Sunday horoscope for August 13

STARCAST: Batten down the hatches. Prepare for a killer week. Couples will wait at the wrong corners, emails will fade to ether, love notes come unglued. Mercury Retrograde will be hard on computers too. Once you [Read entire story]

‘Tribe Called Quest’ A No-Show At Outside Lands… Again

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — After disappointing fans on day one of Outside Lands, hip-hop legends ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ cancelled their set again on Saturday. Friday’s opening night cancellation was [Read entire story]

15 ways to annoy a Millennial

Millennials just can't stay out of the headlines.Everyone hears all about how Millennials can't afford houses because they're spending all their money on avocado toast, or how Millennials are killing the (insert just [Read entire story]

Outside Lands festival kicks off with tasty sounds, dishes

The summer fog descended on the west end of Golden Gate Park just as Outside Lands headliner Gorillaz took the stage on the opening day of San Francisco’s annual outdoor music festival Friday. The festival had to [Read entire story]

Dear Abby: New mother doesn’t want old rival in her baby’s life

New mother doesn’t want old rival in her baby’s life Dear Abby: I had a baby girl with my longtime best friend, Adam. Six weeks before April was born, Adam began seeing a girl we both knew from high school. Adam [Read entire story]

Outside Lands 2017: A Tribe Called Quest set postponed till Saturday

[...] the legendary hip-hop crew is set to play the festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 on the Twin Peaks stage. The news came midway through the first day of Outside Lands on Friday, via an alert that went out to [Read entire story]