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‘Breaking the Code’ depicts the enigma of Alan Turing

Theatre Rhinoceros takes on the tragic, complicated story of the gay mathematician who helped save the world.  By Marke B. ONSTAGE Things get cooking in the second...

Bear witness: Voices of Ciudad Juárez come to Z Space

Director Rubén Polendo interviewed over 200 Juarenses to tell a dynamic, staged story of their memory and survival, Thu/23-Sat/25. By Caitlin Donohue. ONSTAGE You might know...

Club is Hell in Thrillpeddlers’ latest hoot

Hilarious glam rock musical 'Club Inferno' literally drags us through Dante, now through Sept. 12.  By Marke B.  ONSTAGE/PARTY RADAR I've written about debaucherous parties for 20...

Our police state, staged and sung in ‘Freedomland’

56th annual SF Mime Troupe show tours the Bay Area, coming to Dolores Park July 3-5. By Marke B.  ONSTAGE "The Mime Troupe has always used art...

The sheriff’s wife (finally) gets to tell her side of the story

The one-person performance by Eliana Lopez is brilliant theater -- and politics   By Tim Redmond JUNE 1, 2015 – Most of the political pundits in town...

Now watch this: our essential SFIFF58 guide, part 1

Mommy horror, obsolescent humans, anti-trafficking activism, and the latest from Jenni Olsen and Guy Madden at the SF International Film Fest. By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN...

8th Annual Switchboard Festival dials in new sounds

Eight-hour sonic cornucopia attracts a local community of contemporary musical adventurers and longtime groundbreakers, Sat/4. By Marke B. ALL EARS One possible positive about the so-called...

Beloved drag queen Cookie Dough has passed away

Sweet star of longtime Monster Show dies in SF after illness in Mexico. By Marke B. JANUARY 29, 2015 -- After a short illness but a...

9 bands, 175 musicians, 1 epic funk tribute: ‘Stand!’

UnderCover returns January 24 with its rapturous tribute to Sly & the Family Stone's landmark 1969 album 'Stand!' By Marke B.  ALL EARS Last year kicked off with...

Ted Gullicksen’s legacy

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 17, 2014 – It felt as if the whole San Francisco Left was at Mission High School Sunday for Ted Gullicksen’s...