Pixel Vision

The bickering hitmen within: "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh finds his art amid the voices in his head

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Gleeful under gray skies: Brendan Gleeson, Martin McDonagh, and Colin Farrell.

Anyone who caught Berkeley Rep's recent production of The Pillowman will be familiar with the dark, searching, yet weirdly witty and enthralling world of playwright Martin McDonagh. Read more »

The Coveted opens her closet

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No more coveting thy neighborhood blogger’s togs … now you can own ‘em. Jennine Tamm, the fabulous fashionista behind The Coveted blog, is leaving us – and not just San Francisco “us,” but America “us.” Yup, she’s packing up and following her Liebe to Deutschland, where she’s sure to add all sorts of cute vintage coats and plenty more gray shoes to her wardrobe. But first she’s got to pare down her impressive collection of wearables so she can pack ‘em all. Bad news for Ms. Read more »

Raindance does year of the Rat

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Not feeling the traditional Chinese New Year thing? How about Raindance’s version? Read more »

NYC Fashion Week = SF blues

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Yes, I'm a total fashion whore, but I live in SF -- land of lame Macy's Passports and a dowager-drenched SF Fashion Week. Thus, this is one of my long-distancest fashion-whoriest times around -- fab collection mania in the tents of Manhattan. Read more »

Hot buns and fat bombs

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How delightful! Staring this Wednesday (Ash Wednesday for all you Cathaholics), Noe Valley Bakery will quench your Fat Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras, hangovers by offering delicious-sounding hot cross buns ("Our version is made from nutmeg scented yeast dough filled with currants and almonds. Read more »

Munch: "Teeth" director Mitchell Lichtenstein coughs up tidbits on vagina dentata flick

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Spoiler alert: I was a wee bit disappointed in Teeth - sure, the dismembered penis count outdid, well, In the Realm of the Senses's, but the actual execution struck me as slightly gummy, somewhat misguided, and more than a little, er, unrealistic. And trust me, I wanted to believe! Hey, admit it, we're all secretly a little fascinated by the myth of fanged poonannie. Read more »

WTF is up with CNY?

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Intern Candice Chan demystifies the holiday that confounded her as a kid.

While I was growing up on the Peninsula, Chinese New Year (CNY) was a time when I couldn’t have felt more out of place. Filial piety, family unity, serving others instead of yourself; all that fun cultural heritage comes together on this holiday meant for starting anew and being with the people that you love. Read more »

ZZ top -- the return of Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

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The loaded title of Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno's Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait promises a rendering of the iconic and volcanic footballer and of the century in which we reside. This Friday, Gordon and Parreno's one-of-a-kind film begins a return engagement at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Read more »

Calling All Dip-Shits: Deja Poo Needs Your Help

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By Justin Juul

Deja Poo, San Francisco's first dookie-themed art show, is looking for new talent. The people who'll be throwing the event --in their living room!!!-- are sick and tired of dealing with bullshit and are actively enlisting the help of complete strangers. The show will feature poo-shaped snacks, shitty deejays, "mud" wrasslin', open-mic poo stories, and a bunch of other dumb shit. I'm only writing this because I don't have enough time to whip up a mini-mural of the final scene from 2 Girls One Cup. The idea is all yours if you want it, though. Read more »

Artist Peter Stegall plays the (color) fields at Triple Base Gallery

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Field day: Peter Stegall's An Equal Playing Field (2007).

By Ava Jancar

Triple Base guest curator Dina Dusko has organized an exhibition that opposes what has become known as the "regular" programming of the space. Read more »