Theater Review | Nov 12, 2013
A night of "pizza, beer," Shakespeare, and the Trojan War at Berkeley's Impact Theatre. By Sam Hurwitt
Event | Nov 06, 2013
A Muslim, Buddhist, priest and atheist crash land in the middle of a Nigerian civil war and must put aside their personal and religious differences to get out alive. That's the basic outline of A Message, the Arabian Shakespeare Fest's first import. By Ben Marks
Theater Review | Nov 05, 2013
Local playwright explores Nigerian scammers and the online pranksters who target them. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Nov 03, 2013
A powerful moment at the Creative Time Summit recalls this year's California prison hunger strikes. By Christian L. Frock
The Do List | Oct 31, 2013
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up sugar skulls, a Lou Reed tribute, and a desert caravan from Mali.
Performance | Oct 24, 2013
Blood will be spilled on screen and stage to celebrate the Bay Area's favorite holiday. By Cy Musiker
Theater Review | Oct 21, 2013
Scottish playwright Linda McLean returns to the Bay Area stage with strangers, babies, another disturbing slice of life. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Oct 15, 2013
New political drama at TheatreWorks seems quaint compared to what's actually going on in national politics. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Oct 12, 2013
42nd Street Moon revives a long-forgotten Superman musical that shows why it never took flight. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Oct 08, 2013
Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo delves into the otherworldly and absurd, with a bent towards the fantastical. By Liz Mak
Hilary Mantel's popular novels breathed new life into Thomas Cromwell's legacy. Now, between a play and a miniseries, there seems to be no limit to the blacksmith's son's potential for reinvention.
Gene Saks teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as The Odd Couple and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He died Saturday in New York.
Stephen King has said his novel Carrie is about women's power and men's fear — an idea reporter Beth Accomando says has gotten lost in newer adaptations of the horror classic for stage and screen.
British comic actor James Corden took over CBS's Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.