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Calendar, Night&Day Go Bears!

Go Bears!

James Gobel uses colored felt, glue, and shiny bits to make his art. In his hardworking hands, the children's materials jump to grownup life — big, unexpected, sexy life. At "I Get What I Want, and Always Get It Again!,"…
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Music, Reviewed Boyskout

Boyskout

This local combo's fine 2004 debut, School of Etiquette, displayed scuffed-up, grrrl-garaged new wave, and was released on Alive, a label mainly known for ripped-jeans R 'n' R revivalism. With Another Life, the band goes even further down the synth…
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Film, Reel World

Keeper of the Flame

To paraphrase Marlene Dietrich in Touch of Evil, what can you say about a year? While Bay Area filmmakers enjoyed uncommon success on a national level, 2001 was a gut-wrencher for local independent theater operators. Hampered during the year's first…
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Music,

The House of Tudor

Someone at Capitol Records has a feather boa in his or her closet and it must be fabulous, because the promotion for Divas Exotica promises to be more fun than the album -- which is itself more fun than flirting…
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Film,

Second Time Around

Christina's World Two of 1998's better American films, screening together at the UC Theater this Saturday, feature sullen Christina Ricci as the passive-aggressive love object of a variety of foolish men. Whether as the tart-tongued tart of Don Roos' The…
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Film,

Second Time Around

The Scarlet Empress/A The Scarlet Empress (1934), the sixth of Josef von Sternberg's seven collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, is to these eyes the most deliriously visual. An early montage of the sadomasochistic terrors of czarist Russia signals that this ostensible…
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Music,

Racket

"Sex: In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact," Marlene Dietrich once said. Female sexuality seems to be the obsession of the moment, in the sense that more and more women (like Sarah Jacobson and Carol…
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