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Culture, The Exhibitionist Game of Thrones scavenger hunt finds its way to North Beach

Game of Thrones scavenger hunt finds its way to North Beach

If you're a Game of Thrones superfan, good luck teasing out season six storylines or spoilers before the popular cable show's April 24th premiere. HBO may have intimated that Jon Snow is dead, but everything else about the program's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist USF's Mapping “The East" Artfully Traces Cultural Biases Over Time

USF's Mapping “The East" Artfully Traces Cultural Biases Over Time

In this era of precise, convenient and regularly updated mapping apps that guide users via step-by-step directions, no one wants to squint at and decipher directions on a traditional paper map.  This theory is easily disproven by visiting Mapping "The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Randy Barbato Says Robert Mapplethorpe is Not Black-and-White, but Gray

Randy Barbato Says Robert Mapplethorpe is Not Black-and-White, but Gray

Artist Andy Warhol mocked it, club king Michael Alig embraced it and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe perfected it — the fame game. After making movies about the first two, producer-directors Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey (Party Monster, The Eyes of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Peaches Christ Resurrects Midnight Mass with <i>The Final Girls</i>

Peaches Christ Resurrects Midnight Mass with The Final Girls

Since closing Midnight Mass in 2011with '80s horror classic Sleepaway Camp, princess of darkness Peaches Christ has longed to resurrect the popular late-night film series at the Bridge Theatre.  So when she was approached by longtime friends Joshua Miller…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Director Susi Damilano drives SF Playhouse's production of On Clover Road

Director Susi Damilano drives SF Playhouse's production of On Clover Road

You're about to enter a world of opposing factions, false prophets and questioned beliefs — and you don't know who to trust. No, this isn't the presidential primaries. It's the rolling world premiere of Steven Dietz thriller On Clover Road,…
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Culture, Feature Queen of Cups: An Interview with Natalie Portman

Queen of Cups: An Interview with Natalie Portman

Finding your place in the world is difficult. But if you get sidetracked by Hollywood temptations — liquid breakfasts, powdered lunches, and intravenous dinners, broken up by outings to strip clubs, plastic surgeons and luxury automotive retailers — it's easy…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Hunger Games: The Exhibition Reveals San Francisco's Not Too Distant Future

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition Reveals San Francisco's Not Too Distant Future

After earning over 65 million in book sales and $3 billion in box office, The Hunger Games franchise continues to draw interest from fans. Chalk it up to Katniss Everdeen's immense heroism, the gripping love triangle between Katniss,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Screenwriter Dana Fox Teaches Us How to Be Single

Screenwriter Dana Fox Teaches Us How to Be Single

In the first episode of HBO's Sex and the City, back in 1998, Carrie Bradshaw announced the dawn of a new era: "Welcome to the age of un-innocence," the sex columnist boldly declared. "No one has breakfast at Tiffany's and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist An Inconvenient Truth: Dr. Bennet Omalu on Prejudice in America's Favorite Pastimes

An Inconvenient Truth: Dr. Bennet Omalu on Prejudice in America's Favorite Pastimes

Dr. Bennet Omalu shares more with actor Will Smith than one might think.  Not only did Smith portray the forensic pathologist, credited with discovering Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in the recent biopic Concussion, but also they've both experienced rejection…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dave Attell Tells All

Dave Attell Tells All

Best known for hit series Dave’s Old Porn and Insomniac with Dave Attell, seasoned comedian Dave Attell is not afraid to say that older is better when it comes to porn, cocktails or joke-telling styles. SF Weekly chatted with the funnyman, who…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 1-3 Punch: Directors Jennifer Yuh and Alessandro Carloni Knock Us Out With <i>Kung Fu Panda 3</i>

1-3 Punch: Directors Jennifer Yuh and Alessandro Carloni Knock Us Out With Kung Fu Panda 3

When it came time to begin work on Kung Fu Panda 3, co-directors Jennifer Yuh and Alessandro Carloni wondered what Po, the film's hefty hero, has left to learn in the third and what would become the most entertaining…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Actor Louis Parnell plays out our virtual insanity in The Nether

Actor Louis Parnell plays out our virtual insanity in The Nether

In San Francisco, one can easily imagine a future where everyone is completely immersed in technology, because it's already happening all around us.  Whether on smartphones or desktops, playing video games or checking social media, emailing or texting, it's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Director-Producer Charlie Kaufman Animates Our Alienation in <i>Anomalisa</i>

Director-Producer Charlie Kaufman Animates Our Alienation in Anomalisa

In Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's Anomalisa, which opened Jan. 8, customer service expert and author, Michael (David Thewlis) lectures reps across the country on how to assist others. But off on an overnight business trip in Cincinnati, he struggles to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Local Director Jason Zada on <i>The Forest</i>'s Pull

Local Director Jason Zada on The Forest's Pull

In The Forest, Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, Mockingjay) plays twins who are drawn to Japan's Aokigahara Forest, a popular suicide setting, for very different reasons. Aspiring feature film director and Bay Area local Jason Zada, known till now for…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Richard Lewis Brings Christmas Cheer to Jews and Atheists

Richard Lewis Brings Christmas Cheer to Jews and Atheists

Between the parties, familial obligations, and financial strains, the holidays can be challenging for those struggling with substance abuse or depression. So New York comedian Richard Lewis couldn't have chosen a better time to bring his humor to Cobb's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Director Adam McKay Does Not Shortchange with <i>The Big Short</i>

Director Adam McKay Does Not Shortchange with The Big Short

The Big Short is about the circumstances that led to the subprime mortgage crisis that expedited the 2008 economic collapse—and surprisingly it's one of the most riveting, edge-of-your-seat thrill rides of 2015. According to director Adam McKay, striking the necessary…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Laura Joplin Remembers Her Sister Janis

Laura Joplin Remembers Her Sister Janis

To the world, Janis Joplin was a live-fast, die-young rockstar with a voice that made Mama Cass say, "Wow." But to Laura Joplin, she was simply her "idolized big sister." SF Weekly spoke to Laura Joplin about director Amy Berg's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ari Seth Cohen brings Advanced Style to the Bay

Ari Seth Cohen brings Advanced Style to the Bay

What started as Ari Seth Cohen's tribute to his beloved grandmother, the Advanced Style blog has since spiraled into a book (with a follow-up on the way, featuring an essay from San Francisco's very own style icon Joy Bianchi),…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Nick Cannon Exposes Life in Gangland in <i>Chi-Raq</i>

Nick Cannon Exposes Life in Gangland in Chi-Raq

When actor and America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon told SF Weekly about gang members coming over, shooting up his block and killing an innocent person in the crossfire, he wasn't only describing the narrative of Spike Lee's new…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Cancer Isn't Hilarious: Josh Mond and Christopher Abbott Talk James White

Cancer Isn't Hilarious: Josh Mond and Christopher Abbott Talk James White

Art mirrors life for Josh Mond, the Martha Marcy May Marlene producer who makes his directorial debut with the gritty feature James White. Opening Dec. 4, Sundance's "Best of Next" Audience Award winner follows troubled title character James White (Girls' Christopher…
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