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Calendar, Night&Day Caterpillars and Mushrooms

Caterpillars and Mushrooms

Nepal has a subterranean caterpillar prone to infection by a fungus that mummifies its body before it bursts out of its head and gets harvested by peasants. These peasants, with no other income source, have embarked on an unregulated all-or-nothing…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Musicians Matter to the Occupy Movement

Why Musicians Matter to the Occupy Movement

It's been over two weeks since the protest in SF's financial district commenced -- prompted by the occupation of Wall Street that started almost a month ago -- and four days since Oakland joined this now apparently worldwide movement. As…
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Film, Forget Gun Control

Forget Gun Control

In the same week that sees Adam Sandler playing a grieving 9/11 widower in Reign Over Me, another lone figure reeling from post-traumatic stress fills the central role in the new Antoine Fuqua-directed thriller, Shooter. Named Bob Lee Swagger and…
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Culture, Stuff The Hard Sell

The Hard Sell

It was only a few days ago that Shane Carruth, software engineer-turned-filmmaker, was ready to walk away from the money on the table and keep his movie--78 minutes' worth of cheapo celluloid that had, in a Utah instant, become as…
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News, South to the Future

South to the Future

March 29, 2000 SAN FRANCISCO -- A local alternative weekly is in hot water with one of San Francisco's most famous residents. Celebrated actor Danny Glover has publicly denounced the San Francisco Bay Guardian for mistakenly using his likeness in…
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Film,

By the Book

Beloved Based on the novel by Toni Morrison. Directed by Jonathan Demme. Starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, and Kimberly Elise. Opens Friday, Oct. 16, at the Galaxy. An honorable failure, Jonathan Demme's film of Toni Morrison's Beloved falls…
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