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Music, All Shook Down

Tomorrow Night: Harvey Pekar of American Splendor at the Jewish Museum

Fans of Harvey Pekar--author of the comic series American Splendor and subject of the biopic of the same name--will be in town tomorrow night. The Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting a conversation between Pekar and filmmaker/writer Etgar Keret from 6:30…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Out of the Ruins

Out of the Ruins

FRI 2/18 Religion's so controversial in San Francisco that spats periodically erupt over the nondescript cross atop Mount Davidson. So it may be challenging for us locals to understand the thrall that Buddhism has held over Thailand's visual arts. In…
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Film, Sour Grapes

Sour Grapes

When was the last time you saw Paul Giamatti? And when the film ended, did you realize how much you would miss him? It was just last year that Giamatti played the hilariously beleaguered Harvey Pekar in American Splendor, a…
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Culture, Stage

Fun: The Concept

"Hi, I'm Zippy the Pinhead," says Bryce Beyerly, who does an eerily good impersonation of Bill Griffith's legendary cartoon character, "and I'm totally committed to the festive mode." Beyerly wears a polka-dotted dressing gown and a little bow at the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Geek Love

Geek Love

It was a dark epoch indeed before comics were recognized as one of America's pre-eminent art forms. At one time, these dog-eared periodicals were relegated to cardboard boxes under the beds of 10-year-old boys (and surreptitious discarding by room-cleaning moms).…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 Old-school S.F.'ers likely remember comic Greg Proops from his early '80s Holy City Zoo appearances. But the Proopster really made his local-boy bones when he provided the voice for Beed Annodue, an announcer offering color commentary…
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