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Culture, Stage The Ballad of Old Barbecue Feet: The Aqua Teen Team Pushes Against Narrative Limits for the Two-Second Episode

The Ballad of Old Barbecue Feet: The Aqua Teen Team Pushes Against Narrative Limits for the Two-Second Episode

One of the weirder entertainment clusters out there, one of those sites that was born in a backwater and became a lot more important than anyone might've guessed, started late one night in 2001 on the Cartoon Network. It was…
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News, Feature Like TV Father, Like TV Son: Jonathan Katz and Jon Benjamin Are Strange, But Not Stranged

Like TV Father, Like TV Son: Jonathan Katz and Jon Benjamin Are Strange, But Not Stranged

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first season of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, the squiggly cartoon featuring comic Jonathan Katz essentially playing himself as a therapist to a never-ending series of neurotic patients, voiced by comedians from Louis…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Round City of Peace

The Round City of Peace

Most San Franciscans would recognize the phrase "Baghdad by the Bay" as one of the city's many nicknames. What they might not know, especially in today's war-torn political climate, is why Herb Caen made the phrase popular in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Giggling Gayly

Giggling Gayly

There is something refreshing about a show that doesn't try to be anything it's not. Take The Big Gay Comedy Show, for example. It has no grand artistic theme or long, drawn out premise.; it's just a hilarious cabaret…
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Calendar, Night&Day True Love Stories

True Love Stories

For the partnered, it's a question that pops up all the time: "How did you first meet?" Jill Bourque has been asking that question for years, and she's heard some real doozies. There was the couple who met in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Potter Mania

Potter Mania

In their paperback form sold on Amazon.com, the seven books that make up the Harry Potter series have a cumulative 4,193 pages. A page chosen at random from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has 310 words. Assuming that…
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Calendar, Night&Day tap in, tap out, just tap

tap in, tap out, just tap

The art of tap dance plays with time, and the making and breaking of silence with the harsh clack of a tap shoe — a percussive instrument that becomes an extension of the human body. Since 2003, the Bay…
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Calendar, Night&Day Think fast? Well, stop it

Think fast? Well, stop it

If youÕre prone to poor choices, maybe youÕre thinking too quickly. Nobel prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman presents a seminar on his recent book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, as part of the Long Now FoundationÕs monthly seminar series on long-term thinking.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mommy Porn, the Musical

Mommy Porn, the Musical

Nothing says you've made it like a spoof, and so it is with the literary smash 50 Shades of Grey. First there was 50 Sheds of Grey (a gardener is forcefully pleasured by his novel-reading wife), and now comes…
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Calendar, Night&Day still an inconvenient truth

still an inconvenient truth

Most of us rarely venture out of cellphone range. Our idea of a nature walk is Golden Gate Park, and our idea of a far-flung adventure is New York City. We wouldn't last a minute in the places that…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love Story

Love Story

Before there was the love letter, there was dance. Courtship, mating rituals, and dance have gone together for as long as they’ve existed. But few dances can personify this history better than the Argentine Tango: The suits, the heels, the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cast Away

Cast Away

If you haven’t been living under a rock the last couple of weeks, then you have likely heard that the musical American Idiot, based on Green Day’s album by the same name, is back in town at the Orpheum. But…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shortcut to España

Shortcut to España

The fulcrum of Mal Sharpe’s charming documentary The Old Spaghetti Factory is a mural created by Kaffe Fassett in 1963. It depicts the regulars who turned that North Beach hangout into a nexus of Bohemia. As expected, many of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love Stories, Amalgamated

Love Stories, Amalgamated

We know couples who've been together 10 years but can still recite the high points of their relationship -- she proposed on the Jumbotron at the ballpark, or maybe he rented a white horse (and took riding lessons) to pop…
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Dining, Eat Leatherneck Steakhouse: Veterans' Club Serves Classic American Fare

Leatherneck Steakhouse: Veterans' Club Serves Classic American Fare

To get to Leatherneck Steakhouse, which the Marines' Memorial Club barely advertises on its sign, you pass through a lobby decorated with glass cases of military uniforms, pack into one of the tiny elevators, and step out into a world…
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