Arts & Entertainment

Film: Quagmire

It’s not funny, ha-ha—it’s funny, Kafka. The slightly surreal Israeli tragi-comedy Foxtrot astonishes with its ability to thrive on serious tonal shifts, flash-forwards and...

Feature: Finding a Voice

“Remember what I always say, ‘Safety lies in the risk.’”Samantha Paris, gently waving her arms with each syllable she speaks, faces a student, Elizabeth...

Music: Float On

Floating Records was born on a boat—specifically a Sausalito houseboat—by longtime Marin resident and lifelong music lover Don Zimmer in 2011.“I was really interested...

Arts: Resistance State

The citizens of California seem to have a talent for pioneering one regrettable socio-political phenomenon after another, years before the country as a whole...

Film: Avatars

As the official bard to the court of King Reagan, Steven Spielberg may well look back at the 1980s as happy times. The 1980s-filia...

Music: Grass Roots

Before he was a bluegrass legend, singer/songwriter Peter Rowan was a young man playing in a band with the iconic Bill Monroe in the...

Theater: Clinical Trial

Two attractive young people have been selected to take part in a clinical trial of a new (and unnamed) anti-depressant drug developed by a...

Film: Plague Dogs

In Wes Anderson’s film Moonrise Kingdom, the runaways Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward) stumble across the corpse of a dog with an...

Theater: Teen Warriors

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in the middle of a global feminist revolution. On every continent women are demanding equal social and economic...

Film: Communist Plot

The year 2018 has made us all connoisseurs of misrule. Thus Armando Iannucci’s speedy farce The Death of Stalin has relevance. Still, at a...