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Culture, The Exhibitionist Daily Holidays: October's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

Daily Holidays: October's Quirky National Observance Days to Celebrate

From beloved bosses to lowercase letters, there is sincerely a special and obscure holiday to be celebrated everyday in the United States. In honor of these diverse festive days, SF Weekly has highlighted 10 holidays that warrant public observance…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cult Classics: <i>The Swimmer</i> is a Strange 1960s Drama

Cult Classics: The Swimmer is a Strange 1960s Drama

Frank Perry's The Swimmer (1968) is a somewhat forgotten film. Acclaimed at the time of it's release, it never found a sizable audience due to it's unusual subject matter. Now, after a few recent showings on TCM, it comes…
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Calendar, Night&Day She's Funny

She's Funny

Opening with a close-up of the crow's feet around its subject's eyes and expanding to reveal her Botox-frozen upper lip, the documentary-portrait Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work celebrates Saint Joan the Resilient, Showbiz Survivor. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work</i>

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Opening with a close-up of the crow's feet around its subject's eyes and expanding to reveal her Botox-frozen upper lip, the documentary-portrait Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work celebrates Saint Joan the Resilient, Showbiz Survivor. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg…
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Film, "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" &#151; getting old isn't for sissies

"Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" — getting old isn't for sissies

Opening with a close-up of the crow's feet around its subject's eyes and expanding to reveal her Botox-frozen upper lip, the documentary-portrait Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work celebrates Saint Joan the Resilient, Showbiz Survivor. Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg…
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Film, The Joan Rivers show: More than just a vulgar broad in a makeup mask

The Joan Rivers show: More than just a vulgar broad in a makeup mask

Everyone thinks they know Joan Rivers. And they do. They know part of her persona and her performances, but they don't know Joan Rivers." Filmmaker Ricki Stern is talking about the documentary she directed with Annie Sundberg, called Joan Rivers:…
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Calendar, Night&Day Top Chef

Top Chef

Anybody can rattle off a few good “yo mama” jokes, but it takes a true roasting artiste to put down his subject in such a way that the victim laughs as hard as the audience. Jeffrey Ross has been perfecting…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Return of Swamp Thing

The Return of Swamp Thing

The last year has been a big one for wizened, shit-talking comic legend and plastic surgery art installation Joan Rivers. She starred on The Celebrity Apprentice with her daughter Melissa, and celebrated the publication of two books: Men Are Stupid…
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Music, All Shook Down Joan Rivers in SF: (Some) Gays LUUUVV IT!

Joan Rivers in SF: (Some) Gays LUUUVV IT!

ASD's theater critic Chloe Veltman details Rivers' best gay jokes prior to her arrival on stage this month. Dish, Chloe. -d2 Joan Rivers' Exhaustive Catalogue Of Gay San Francisco Jokes By Chloe Veltman Joan Rivers is descending upon San Francisco…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Joan Rivers Theatre Project</i>

Joan Rivers Theatre Project

Joan Rivers’ accomplishments seem to have no end. A quick scout around the iconic comedian’s Web site, www.joanrivers.com, reveals a dizzying deluge of skills and talents, from lecturing and writing books to designing jewelry and developing her own line of…
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News, Infiltrator Imposter Impersonator

Imposter Impersonator

I'm being screamed at by an angry Joan Rivers impersonator. "This is not Halloween!" she says, so angrily and with so much scorn that she's now completely out of her Joan Rivers character. An irate Cher impersonator joins in. Several…
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Calendar, Halloween

After the Politics

With the bustling, grumbling 22 bus stop, the drugstore, the fast-food joint, the corner dive bar, the fresh fruit stand, the optional BART entrance, and the latent crazies' pulpit on the north side of 16th Street -- between Mission and…
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