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Eugene Tssui, green architect like a stand-in for nature

The long halls of the Watergate apartment towers in Emeryville are numbingly hotel-like, so it comes as a shock when the last door on the left opens and there stands a man in a bright yellow, ventilated pantsuit covered [Read entire story]

S.F. Symphony review: Pianist’s technical skill a bit steely

The combination of jaw-dropping technical virtuosity and expressive fervor that made her earliest performances and recordings so awe-inspiring has begun to drift slightly out of balance, with keyboard showmanship [Read entire story]

S.F. Ballet dancer Myles Thatcher en pointe as choreographer

For this rehearsal, though, he's at the front of the studio directing a hive of activity as he works with dancers from the San Francisco Ballet School and trainee program, who will premiere his latest ballet "Spectrum" [Read entire story]

Lines Ballet review: Technical skill meets universal message

Anyone who in the past has been thrilled by the dancing but perplexed by the meaning of a dance by the Alonzo King Lines Ballet (as the company now calls itself) should find comfort and illumination in the [Read entire story]

‘Night Shift’ review: Show shouldn’t have seen light of day

There are so many terrible shows getting canceled, only to be replaced by even worse shows, you're never in danger of getting stuck on anything for very long. If there isn't an app yet that allows you to just click for [Read entire story]

Maychack’s objects on the verge, and a vanishing modernism

Should we call the new work of Christian Maychack at Lind relief sculpture, constructed painting, shaped or disfigured abstraction? The quandary signals Maychack's re-enlivening of an issue persistent in modern Western [Read entire story]

Click City, Episode 60: A sure way to get rid of a bug

The stalker situation had everyone down - the Playground Solutions clue had been a bust. The hacker hostel members had gone back to weaponizing their exploit, but no one seemed to have the same energy. Peyton thought [Read entire story]

Bay Area literary events, week of May 25

TuesdayTom Barbash "Stay Up With Me." 7 p.m. Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7 p.m. Depot Bookstore and Cafe, 87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. 7:30 p.m. Kepler's Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino [Read entire story]

Foodie Chap With Chef Tyler Rodde of Oenotri in the Napa Valley

KCBS radio “Foodie Chap” and KPIX 5 television “Eye On The Bay” host Liam Mayclem introduces us to the culinary stars behind the food and wine loved by so many in the Bay [Read entire story]

Sean Lennon’s Van Burglarized In San Francisco’s Hayes Valley Neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — John Lennon’s son was in San Francisco this week when his band’s van was burglarized in the city’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, according to an online post by the late Beatles star’s [Read entire story]

HOROSCOPE for Friday, 5/23/14 by Christopher Renstrom

ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): Don't be shy about asking for an introduction, phone number, or recommendation. People are happy to provide the means to your ends today. [Read entire story]

Cure makes up for lost time with marathon shows

The Cure returns after a five-year hiatus to headline this year's BottleRock Napa festival - the group's only planned U.S. appearance this year - alongside Outkast and Eric Church. The British band has been making up [Read entire story]

Rock guitarist Cipollina dies, May 31, 1989

Last Monday he was rushed to the hospital after an asthma attack. 1964May 25: A misunderstanding over the word "match" apparently triggered the fatal fire in the All Hallows Catholic Church late Saturday night. A [Read entire story]

‘Other Desert Cities’ at Barn Theatre

Other Desert Cities: Novelist Brooke Wyeth (Jennifer Gregory, left) upsets a holiday gathering at the Palm Springs home of her upscale parents (Dick Martin and Ellen Brooks) with the revelation that her soon-to-appear [Read entire story]

Suzanna Smith performs Peggy Lee Project at the Sound Room

When a concert producer asked her two years ago to do a cabaret-style salute to "The Great Ladies of Jazz," Suzanna Smith suggested doing tunes associated with four of her favorite singers - Ella Fitzgerald, Billie [Read entire story]

S.F. Silent Film Festival a trove of rare releases

The fact that it takes place in San Francisco is a great convenience for anyone who happens to live in Northern California, but the truth is that this festival has long since become a national event, a destination for [Read entire story]

First ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ review, June 19, 1974

First 'Beach Blanket Babylon' review, June 19, 1974 A boy and girl in tap shoes, dressed as two outsize M&M candies, provide the "yah da da da" vocal support for this tribute to ditties of the past, including "Beyond [Read entire story]

S.F.’s oldest alt arts group in trouble

Due to "deeply challenged" finances, the board is laying off most of the staff and reverting to a fiscal sponsorship and rental space model. "The action wasn't a surprise," says Sean San José, Intersection's performing [Read entire story]

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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case This documentary is a Danish director's view of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei's life after imprisonment for antigovernment activity. It brightens slowly, along with its subject, as he [Read entire story]

DVD review: ‘Little Big Horn’

In 1945 he forsook screening movies to start a low-budget production company that eventually made 175 films, giving opportunities to future talents such as Samuel Fuller. Bridges clashes with fellow officer John [Read entire story]