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Home Again

A familiar sight and sought-after voice in the Bay Area music scene, Elliott Peck has already made her mark singing in rock and roll...

Torn Tickets: Part One

’Tis the time for “Best of” lists, so in the spirit of my illustrious predecessor and with a nod to the substantial differences in...

Play It Back

It was quite a year. After a devastating end to 2017 in neighboring Sonoma and Napa counties, 2018 was a year of healing and...

Final Cut

Top ten films of 2018: Roma, Active Measures, Black KkKlansman, Black Panther, Cold War, First Reformed, The Other Side of the Wind, Sorry to...

Under the Sea

The problem with using Joseph Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces as a template for a movie is that you can’t use every one...

An open letter to Broadway’s latest craze

Dear Evan Hansen,I attended the opening-night performance of the San Francisco run of your national tour at the Curran. I’ve heard a lot about...

Vital Voice

On the occasion of the anniversaries of the Pacific Sun and its sister paper, the North Bay Bohemian, consider that both outlasted their model,...

Unger Games

There’s no more proven commodity for community theaters than Neil Simon’s Odd Couple. A reliable audience-pleaser since its 1965 Broadway debut, the story of...

California Guys

Well, East Coast girls are hip, and the Midwest farmer’s daughter really makes you feel all right, but for over 50 years, America has...

‘Roma’ Is Burning

Taking place in Mexico City in 1970 to ’71, Roma shows us everything from a forest fire, to a riot, to an earthquake, to...