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Calendar, Night&Day Marmots and Varmints

Marmots and Varmints

Henry Schreiber reimagined Henry Fuseli's famous (and frequently copied) oil painting The Nightmare, replacing the incubus with a dozen groundhogs striking the same quizzical pose. Then there was Marmot with the Pearl Earring and the Marma Lisa. In his…
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Film, "The Last Mountain": Documentary Confirms That Coal Mining Is Pretty Crappy

"The Last Mountain": Documentary Confirms That Coal Mining Is Pretty Crappy

A grueling barrage of geologic plunder, union busting, sociopathic official indifference (hey, why not put a toxic-sludge lake next to an elementary school?), and worse, this environmental exposé confirms every awful suspicion ever raised about the coal industry. Trouble is,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Big Coal's Black Heart

Big Coal's Black Heart

A grueling barrage of geologic plunder, union busting, sociopathic official indifference (hey, why not put a toxic-sludge lake next to an elementary school?), and worse, this environmental exposé confirms every awful suspicion ever raised about the coal industry. Trouble is,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tap Tap Tap

Tap Tap Tap

The U.S. has two major traditions in tap dancing, as far as we can tell: the corny one, and the one that's fun to watch. Little girls wearing bow ties, ruffled butt fabric, and bad hats hold down the bulk…
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Music, Jolie Holland's storytelling grows in scope

Jolie Holland's storytelling grows in scope

Say you wandered into the Rite Spot at 17th and Mission streets sometime in 1999. There's a crowd of dot-com cubicle monkeys unwinding at the bar, and a few couples lit by candlelight at a handful of tables. In front…
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Culture, Books

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

So much has been written about J.T. LeRoy, Wunderkind author of last year's acclaimed truck stop-prostitute fairy tale Sarah, that one might worry his persona as reclusive genius would obscure the genius that is his actual talent. The release of…
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