Arts & Entertainment

Lights, Camera, Napa!

Two movements have dominated discussions in 2018: gender equality and action over outrage, topics that reign at the Napa Valley Film Festival, running Nov....

Old School

Orson Welles’ Other Side of the Wind is likely the most famous unfinished film ever, blighted with feuding producers and heirs, and shoots that...

Staying Power

The year 2008 feels like a long time ago to songwriter Eric Earley, frontman of Portland, Ore., folk-rock group Blitzen Trapper—though it was a...

Ennui the People

I don’t know anyone who attends theater to reinforce a belief that life is simply a series of travails to be endured until the...

Real Monsters

In the past month, North Bay stages have been occupied by vampires, ghosts, a Thing and Transylvanian transvestites. The Novato Community Playhouse now finds...

Lake’s Latest

Weed the People is director Abby Epstein and executive producer Ricki Lake’s timely and compelling documentary about using cannabis oil as an alternative medicine...

Cry Folk

It’s been a busy past couple of years for Richard Shindell. In 2017, he released his 10th full-length solo album, Careless. Then he reunited...

Word Crimes

God bless all the actors who aren’t there because of their looks. The literally catty tragicomedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? commences nicely with...

Awakened in Art

Like surrealism, the political-art movement opposing totalitarianism in the aftermath of the horrors of WWI, the power of art and dreaming in these turbulent...

Mike the Knife

Slasher films never seemed particularly frightening, even in their heyday, circa 1975–85, which David Gordon Green’s Halloween tries to commemorate.Like flaunting the silly Satanic...