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Rolling the Bard

April 23 or so marks William Shakespeare’s 456th bday. For the sake of this chat, however, let’s just say it’s his 4-20th...

Verdant Veritas

For some, the story of cannabis in California begins with the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016. For author Frances Rivetti, however,...

Seize life by the quote

When I first stood on the periphery of what we could call my screenwriting career, some Hollywood wag asked me “What’s your...

M-M-M-My Corona

It was inevitable that the Knack’s 1979 classic track, “My Sharona,” would catch corona and go viral as a song satire. Though...

Don’t Panic

I’m a pretty shabby audio processor (just ask anyone who’s ever conversed with me), so whenever I hear the command “shelter in...

Sci-Fi Takes Center Stage

To genre purists, the idea of androids navigating the footlights of a stageplay may lack the obvious Reese’s factor (“two great tastes...

Cheek to cheeky

On view on floor five as part of the “Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art” exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern...

#DeleteFacebook

I’ve been recovering from a recent bout of digital marketing. I don’t want to go into where or how I got it,...

How I Became an Art Thief

Ever want to post a nude online but fear future repercussions? Conceptual artist Andy Sewell has you covered—literally. At a recent exhibit of the...

Cinematic ’Stache

During production on the artsploitation flick Pill Head, I ran to the local deli to pick up sandwiches because, this being a nano-budget indie,...