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Culture, The Exhibitionist Chatting With <i>Experimenter</i> Director Michael Almereyda: On the Legacy of a Creepy Researcher

Chatting With Experimenter Director Michael Almereyda: On the Legacy of a Creepy Researcher

In 1961, psychologist and Yale professor Stanley Milgram ran a controversial experiment to see whether ordinary people would deliberately administer harmful electric shocks to strangers just because an authority figure told them to. It’s a good question. If only…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

Sure, it was the era of long, dirty hair and wearing long johns to the bar -- but '90s grunge sure did throw up some eye candy. Here, to honor the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, as well as Cameron…
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Dining, Side Dish

Side Dish

Eating WinonaIt was a gathering of great minds and still greater dirty jokes at the Regency Building last week. The occasion? The Peter J. Owens Gala of the San Francisco International Film Fest, honoring inveterate disaffected teenager Winona Ryder. The…
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Film, Starlet O'Hara

Starlet O'Hara

In a calculated gambit to lure movie stars (and San Francisco's social elite) to its unrepentantly un-Hollywood event, the film festival began giving an award to actors several years ago. Some-times the tributee was saluted for using his or her…
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Cinema Paradiso

What's best about film festivals isn't necessarily the movies shown. It's the combined energy of hundreds of people all hoping to see something transporting -- sharing a discovery with their friends or with strangers they've met in line or in…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Marina boychik Gavin Newsom is upset the UA Metro is on the block. So are you, but you don't chair the Board of Supervisors' Small Business, Economic Vitality, and Consumer Services Committee. Newsom opened last…
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Film, The Prozac, Please

The Prozac, Please

Some people really are crazy, but then, "crazy" is a relative term. Does it apply to someone who feels he might spin off into outer space and never be able to get back down to Earth? Or is it only…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Roses to Road Apples Director Mark Wing-Davey is performing a series of "rot experiments" at Berkeley Rep in preparation for the opening of The Beaux' Stratagem on Sept. 13. For this Restoration period play, one of the first to be…
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