Arts & Culture

Opera from the far left edge: West Edge Opera

Opera from the far left edge: West Edge Opera

By Philip Campbell

Challenged by production costs, complicated site procurement, and a problematical performance space, West Edge Opera Festival 2019 can still be called a success.

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By Tim Pfaff | August 20, 2019

I initially sensed a word play lurking in the title of Tim Murphy's new novel, "Correspondents" (Grove Press), but if so, it went past me.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | August 20, 2019

Actor Taron Egerton is transformed into gay rock star Elton John in the acclaimed biopic "Rocketman," which comes to DVD/Blu-Ray after a highly successful theatrical release.


By Roberto Friedman | August 20, 2019

The arrival of farce and slapstick on Bay Area boards seems particularly well-timed for our historical moment.

By Tavo Amador | August 20, 2019

Welcome to the world of director Stephen Frears' dazzling "My Beautiful Laundrette" (1985), now out on Criterion Collection DVD.


By Jim Gladstone | August 20, 2019

Provocative, poignant, funny and fleet, "Cry It Out" is a refreshing work of just-slightly-heightened social realism.

By David Lamble | August 20, 2019

Director Daniel Schechter's witty social comedy "Safe Spaces" had the Castro Theatre rocking with laughter at this year's San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.


By Gregg Shapiro | August 20, 2019

There aren't a lot of musicians who have a backstory as fascinating as Jenny Lewis'.

By Events Editor | August 20, 2019

Summer's end keeps shining with arts events all over the Bay.


By Events Editor | August 14, 2019

Curtain up, light the lights. We've got artistic thrills and delights.

By Paul Parish | August 13, 2019

Garrett + Moulton Productions wowed us last Friday night. Their show packed the theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the audience left exhilarated.


By David Lamble | August 13, 2019

"Love, Antosha" presents a deeply moving portrait of the extraordinary life and death of Russian-American film actor Anton Yelchin.

By Jim Gladstone | August 13, 2019

Audiences attending "House of Joy," opening at the California Shakespeare Theater this week, can expect swashbuckling action, eye-pleasing pageantry and old-time theatrical thrills.


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