TV Land: Shoutout to all the Ladies

Ah, the ladies. I know a thing or two about them. Mainly because I am one of them. I think. I did find a hair growing on my chin that may be the first indication of a beard. But, nevertheless, I’m fairly certain I retain all the requisite parts: fallopian
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Acclaimed play delves into ‘Scorched’ family history

The road to hell is paved with good conventions,” says the malapropian notary, Alphonse Lebel (David Strathairn), in a relatively lighthearted and seemingly inconsequential moment in Wajdi Mouawad’s, “Scorched,” which opened last week at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Yet nothing, no matter how lighthearted, can be taken
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Ja Rule: Pain is Love 2

J. Lo in terry cloth Juicy Couture reminding us, again, that she’s real. Ja Rule in a wife beater. Ashanti with red lips, hoops and a lace-up leather onesie? Ja Rule still in a wife beater. We have had some great times with Ja, tracks with wind instrumentals and women
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Stories narrated through dance at Zellerbach Hall

Introducing last Friday evening’s showing of “Story/Time,” presented by Cal Performances, Bill T. Jones strode to the center of Zellerbach stage, pausing. He made a simple request of the audience. “I would like you to do a little warm-up with me … a conceptual warm-up,” Jones began, asking the audience
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This week in arts

Film This Friday afternoon, at 3 p.m., the Berkeley Art Museum is hosting Film Forward, a colloquium on the state of film education, curation and criticism. Prominent Bay Area film personalities will be on the panel, including independent filmmakers Tiffany Shlain (“Connected”) and Barry Jenkins (“Medicine for Melancholy”), film journalists
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Glenn Close

People often ask me every February, “Are you excited for the Academy Awards?” It behooves me as a “film critic” (fuck off!) to offer a very emphatic, compulsory “Yes!” in response to this question, which pulls at my shirtsleeves all year like a nagging child. But each year, my enthusiasm
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