Arts + Culture
Early this year Jeff Bridges won his first Oscar, for last year's Crazy Heart, after four previous nominations yielded no hardware. Now, he is returning to the scene of one of his most unusual and iconic adventures – Disney’s TRON (1982) – in a sequel, Legacy, opening Friday, that the 61-year-old Los Angeleno never expected to see.
Sure, you've only got eight days of Christmas shopping left, but rather than subject yourself to the bustle of the department stores, take refuge in a theater. Happy holidays!
1. Vincent: A Life in Color
Where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St., 415-668-3994
When: Dec. 16
Some of us are stuck in the non-digital age. And by some, I mean me. I still have a cell phone that simply makes calls and sends texts and only last year did I convert from a paper calendar to an iTouch. So, you can imagine my dismay when digital photography took the place of film. It was a sad, sad day last year when Kodak discontinued its Kodachrome film, best known for producing the most vibrant photographic colors. Soon, the only business still processing it will stop. And thus ends an era during which photographers had an entirely different understanding and appreciation of their art form.
The first time I went Christmas shopping with my boyfriend was a revelation. We stopped into one bookstore—one— and before I had finished flipping through a magazine he had knocked out almost his entire gift list. Best of all, his picks were thoughtful, fairly inexpensive, and totally appreciated by the recipients. I'm telling you, books are the way to go.
A cool new music project that involves over 100 Bay Area musicians has been gathering steam lately. A few months ago, some 40 local music artists (including Liz Phair and Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind) got together at Coda Jazz Supper Club to completely transform the classic album The Velvet Underground & Nico.
About a year ago my husband and I started a business that we run out of our apartment. We're sometimes together 24 hours a day and it’s killing our love life. It’s been a month since we’ve had sex. I see this as a problem and he thinks this is just a phase that will work itself out and that we shouldn’t worry about it. Help!