Theater Review | May 18, 2013
One Helen of Troy was enough trouble for the ancient world. What happens when you get five of them in the same room? By Sam Hurwitt
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
Theater Review | Apr 30, 2013
Yussef El Guindi's cross-cultural romance at Center REPertory Company is a New York story at heart. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Apr 20, 2013
Director Mark Wing-Davey salvages Shakespeare’s troubled Pericles at Berkeley Rep. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Apr 17, 2013
Mark Jackson's suberb production of The Arsonists at Aurora Theatre shows the danger of going along to get along. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Apr 09, 2013
As soon as you see how darn happy suburban shopkeeper Walter Wells is in The Happy Ones, you know playwright Julie Marie Myatt has something terrible in store for him. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Apr 08, 2013
The third in a series of plays about men and women treating each other terribly in relationships, Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty has a strong cast, table-turning action, and plenty of heart. By Erika Milvy
Theater Review | Apr 07, 2013
Tom Stoppard charts the road to revolution amid the intellectual life of 19th-century Russia as Shotgun Players embarks on the second leg of his mammoth nine-hour trilogy. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Apr 02, 2013
South Bay playwright Jeffrey Lo tells a love story that's sweet, funny, and yes, kind of sad in a double-cast world premiere at San Francisco's Filipino performing arts center. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Mar 25, 2013
SF comedian keep audiences riveted and coming back for more with live shows and TV gigs. By Jonathan Curiel
Launched as an alternative to the stale stylings of the '80s stand-up circuit, Beth Lapides' event bills itself as a venue for "idiosyncratic, conversational comedy." It's helped establish careers for performers from Kathy Griffin to Randy and Jason Sklar.
The Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park, Mich., is making an effort to meet its clients where they are — on the dance floor, specifically with the dance form known as "vogue." From there, the center can connect them with counseling, health services, tutoring and clean clothes.
You can give away almost anything — your time, money, food, your ideas. Giving helps define who we are and helps us connect with others. Thanks to the Internet and a rise in social consciousness, there's been a seismic shift not only in what we're giving, but how. In this hour, stories from TED speakers who are "giving it away" in new and surprising ways, and the things that happen in return.
Don't make people pay for music, says musician Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer, she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
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