NPR Film | May 17, 2013
The 12th film based on Gene Roddenberry's '60s sci-fi TV show is the second to star a new group of actors as Kirk, Spock and their crew. J.J. Abrams returns as director, and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch plays the memorable villain. By David Edelstein
NPR Film | May 17, 2013
A director's film memoir of her theatrical family is transformed by surprising discoveries about her parents' past -- and her own heritage. Sarah Polley's film becomes a superb meditation on how we dramatize memory. (Recommended) By Bob Mondello
The Do List | May 16, 2013
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up orange peels, music on a mountain, and much more!
The Bay Bridged | May 16, 2013
Listen to the new Bay Bridged mix of Bay Area psych-rock, featuring Lumerians, Disappearing People, Golden Void, Coo Coo Birds, Barn Owl, and more.
Theater Review | May 15, 2013
The striking National Theatre of Scotland production comes to San Francisco's old Armory in a spectacular and visually stunning dramatization of past and present wars. By Erika Milvy
Music Review | May 15, 2013
For his tenth record, Americana artist Jay Nash creates a contemplative and uplifting set of new songs. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Festival Report | May 14, 2013
A recap of last weekend's rollicking wine-country music festival, from the overheated trenches. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Help Desk | May 13, 2013
In which our eminent advisor seeks out artists' opinions on finding a gallery that's the right fit for you. By Bean Gilsdorf
Visual Arts | May 12, 2013
A recent performance of Mierle Laderman Ukeles "Manifesto for Maintenance Art" 1969 provides an artist's counterpoint to the current considerations of working motherhood. By Christian L. Frock
Pop Culture | May 11, 2013
Hannah Hart brings brings messy reality back into the kitchen in her online series My Drunk Kitchen. By Emily Eifler
Arts & Life
We've invited the heavy metal rocker to answer three questions about Mike, a chicken in the 1940s who lost his head and still went on to achieve fame and fortune.
Colin Broderick's new memoir, That's That, chronicles his childhood in Northern Ireland during the modern-day "Troubles." Broderick says growing up in what was essentially a war zone seemed normal to him at the time.
Research shows that prime-time television isn't a bad place to find portrayals of working women. Working moms and working women over 40 are another story.
Dan Brown, author of the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, is back with his first novel in four years. Inferno follows academic hero Robert Langdon on a chase through Italy as he attempts to avert a biological catastrophe.
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
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