sarah.burke

Coachella: The happiest place on earth

Saturday afternoon, I stood in the front row looking up at warrior goddess Merrill Garbus as she raised her melodic battle cry over Coachella. At one point, the singer-songwriter of tUne-yArDs fame asked the crowd to do her a favor. “I want all of you to close your eyes and slowly
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jessica

TV Land: It’s not lupus, it’s the end

This is the end. If I were more eloquent, I might delight you all with an- inspirational quote. But alas, the only saying that comes to mind is: “Jessica, please put a shirt on.” It’s something that my roommate tells me frequently because I’m staunchly anti-clothing and pro making her
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The Sun Also Rises: Silversun Pickups shine with new sound

While all bands tend to evolve their sound over time, it can sometimes produce unsuccessful results, especially when they gravitate towards flashy, radio-friendly material. Every once in a while though, you find a band that is able to deviate from their original sound while still maintaining their identity. Such is
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Art show displays visions of sci-fi future

In a post-government world, spiritual leaders have taken control, sparking a period of positivity and change. It’s a veritable utopia until the most nightmarish of technical problems arises — Mechs, the production robots created to rebuild the world, have turned the full power of their artificial intelligence to enslave mankind.
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‘Think Like a Man’ bores with cliches

Take gooey chick-flick sentiment and hackneyed relationship issues, cool the comedic content to PG-13 and you will have the listless film “Think Like a Man.” Pat Benatar’s song “Love is a Battlefield” reverberates throughout the plot, as a tight-knit group of 30 to 40-something men and their sexy girlfriends both
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This Week in Arts

Our lead critics bring you the latest and greatest in Bay Area arts and culture this week.  Film Wednesday afternoon, Pacific Film Archive hosts the last of its Film 50 series, a course taught by Marilyn Fabe which surveys a variety of films from different eras and sensibilities. This year’s
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