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Calendar, Night&Day Rees' Pieces

Rees' Pieces

Joe Rees is a complex man; we know this because his two main media are neon tubes and punk video. At the art exhibition "Transformer," both are on display for the first time in 20 years. It takes a big…
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Music, Let's Get Killed It's so easy being green: Jim Henson's lasting music legacy

It's so easy being green: Jim Henson's lasting music legacy

Kermit the Frog was never a junkie. But that's how the beloved Muppet character was depicted in a homemade video posted on YouTube earlier this year. With a needle stuck in his arm and a cigarette patched to his mug,…
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Music, Talkin’ Trash

Talkin’ Trash

Sources increasingly credit Paper Rad — a name loosely associated with art output ranging from DVDs to cottage-sized gallery installations (including one currently on display at Yerba Buena Center), to a Super Mario Brothers movie made from a hacked Nintendo…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Original Gangsta

The Original Gangsta

The standard image of the 1950s as an era of unfettered achievement and optimism tells only part of the story; that decade's film noir narratives speak of darker things. And there's no better spokesman for the latter than Phil Karlson,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Child's Play

Child's Play

"God is in the details" could easily be the credo by which sculptor Charles LeDray lives. The New York artist crafts obsessively meticulous miniatures that invite closer inspection: 25-inch garments; diminutive doors equipped with tiny hinges, locks, and knobs; and…
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Second Time Around

Celebration of Sludge For hipsters bored by the lounge, there's a new cultural space to reinhabit -- the grindhouse, as a five-film retrospective of the Al Adamson oeuvre returns us briefly to the gloriously dank movie palaces of 1960s Times…
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Calendar, Halloween

Paper Trails

Smell the Glove Mayor Frank Jordan may have landed a punch on Speaker Emeritus Willie Brown. Or maybe not. For the first time, Jordan is claiming that Brown personally lobbied him in December 1992 on behalf of a well-heeled --…
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