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Culture, The Exhibitionist Craig Schulz Explains why <i>The Peanuts Movie</i> Was a Tough Nut to Crack

Craig Schulz Explains why The Peanuts Movie Was a Tough Nut to Crack

The late Charles M. Schulz devoted his life to developing Peanuts. His aviator son Craig dedicates his days to preserving its legacy, so that the long-beloved comic strip doesn't just end up yesterday's news. To this end, Schulz, along with…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Reel Spooky: Top 10 Halloween/Horror Films

Reel Spooky: Top 10 Halloween/Horror Films

It's that time of year where horror becomes all the rage, and with All Hallow's Eve quickly approaching, we at SF Weekly decided it was time to determine what are the best Halloween-themed (or horror-filled movies) to watch on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Before Charlie Brown Discovered Pot

Video of the Day: Before Charlie Brown Discovered Pot

Last week, in our preview for the Boxcar's production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, we revealed that a teenage version of Linus van Pelt, from Charles Schulz' beloved Peanuts comic, takes the ashes of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist You're a Good, Angsty Teen, Charlie Brown: <em>Dog Sees God</em> at Boxcar

You're a Good, Angsty Teen, Charlie Brown: Dog Sees God at Boxcar

Linus van Pelt, Charlie Brown's best friend in Charles M. Schulz's beloved Peanuts comic, usually played the role of the theologian amongst the gang, often reflecting Schulz's own faith by quoting from the Gospels. In Bert V. Royal's play…
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News, Sucka Free City "Linus and Lucy" and Lawsuits: Guaraldi Heirs Sue for Royalties

"Linus and Lucy" and Lawsuits: Guaraldi Heirs Sue for Royalties

Charles Schulz's Peanuts featured Linus Van Pelt quoting Victorian scholar and critic John Ruskin ("The best grace is the consciousness we have earned our dinner.") and also spawned the animated schlockfest It's Flash Beagle, Charlie Brown. Its Christmas special, which…
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News, The Snitch "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Composer Vince Guaraldi's Heirs Sue Berkeley Record Company

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Composer Vince Guaraldi's Heirs Sue Berkeley Record Company

Charlie Brown -- that soft-spoken, perpetually trod-upon, and mysteriously bald child at the heart of the beloved Peanuts comic strips and cartoons -- does not conjure thoughts of bitter lawsuits. (The mischievous and urbane Snoopy is another matter.) Particularly not…
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Culture, Art Taking in Richard Serra's Arresting Drawings

Taking in Richard Serra's Arresting Drawings

Walking hurriedly through the galleries at SFMOMA, leading me on a tour of his life's drawings, Richard Serra suddenly stops in front of Pacific Judson Murphy, a giant, horizontal work that envelops two walls and an entire corner. The drawing…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Can Choose Your Friends, But ...

You Can Choose Your Friends, But ...

How Grinchy would it be to say that holiday stories these days seem to lack inspiration? Even the good ones can get so canned and tedious. Elves, reindeer, peace, goodwill. We get it! Even the plight of poor Charlie Brown…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks scheduled for release this week:

Alex Haley's Queen (Warner Bros.) Amazing Planet Earth (Questar) The Attic (Allumination) Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (Warner Bros.) Breaker Morant (Image) Extras: The Complete Series (HBO) Dora the Explorer: Undercover Dora (Paramount) DragonLance: Dragons of the Autumn Twilight (Paramount)…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Marketplace to Be

The Marketplace to Be

For us, it's all about Alvon Johnson. The blues singer and guitarist was an original member of the Coasters, the "Clown Princes of Rock 'n' Roll" in the 1950s. His is the deep bass voice famous for anchoring songs including…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Kid Koala, aka Eric San, 28, may be as cute as a koala bear, but this Canadian's DJing skills are more like a grizzly: awe-inspiring, intimidating, and not to be messed with, as demonstrated on his new record and in…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Paint It Orange

Paint It Orange

SAT-SUN 10/18-19 If Charlie Brown were still wistfully seeking the Great Pumpkin, his best bet would be to look at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. For two days the seaside town's gray fog is replaced with a…
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Culture, Stuff Bless the Blockhead

Bless the Blockhead

Christmastime is here, but for the first time, Charlie Brown's father will not be around to watch his depressed, round-headed child celebrate the holiday. He will not be in front of the television next week to watch his little boy…
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News, Feature

Still Drawing After All These Years

Outside, the sounds of the city go by: cable cars, taxis, footsteps, and conversations, a midsummer's evening at a century's end. Inside, knives and forks ring against bone china; in this high-ceilinged, wood-paneled room, dinner has just been served. The…
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