Arts + Culture
Readers familiar with the popular group blog Boing Boing—a collection of posts ranging from copyright commentary and maker culture to medical oddities and unusual news stories—will want to head to Golden Gate Park's Doughboy Meadow (aka Redwood Grove) this Saturday for the first ever Boing Boing picnic. BB veterans Xeni Jardin and David Pescovitz will be there, along with contributor Lisa Katayama and wunderkind Web developer Dean Putney. They'll be joined by other staff members, contributors, and friends of the blog.
The first thing Lisa Cholodenko learned in film school was simple: “Write what you know.” The lesson has served her well. After winning the Sundance Film Festival’s Waldo Salt Award for outstanding screenwriting with her feature-length debut, the 1998 romantic drama High Art, she earned near-unanimous accolades at this year’s festival with the poignant family comedy The Kids Are All Right.
By now, you’re either invested in the Twilight movies or you’re not.
If you’re a reader of Stephenie Meyer’s novels, eager to see her ever-expanding world of ageless vampires, hotheaded werewolves and hormonal teenagers evolve on the big screen, or merely seduced by Robert Pattinson’s smoldering glower and Taylor Lautner’s sculpted physique
I would be happy to go on a date like this. Its simple and unfussy.
Whether you're a tourist or a native, we promise you'll never be bored in San Francisco with this list. We tackle 10 neighborhoods below. (For an updated list, check out our latest 2012 Big To Do!)
1. Listen to your friends’ first gig at Hotel Utah. (SoMa)
2. Walk under the waterfall at Yerba Buena Gardens. (SoMa)
3. Shop for urban menswear at Rolo. (SoMa)
Taking risks has never intimidated Mark and Jay Duplass.
Since debuting at Sundance in 2003 with This Is John, an eight-minute short shot on a three-dollar budget, the New Orleans-born brothers have gained fame (but not always fortune) as the founders of mumblecore, a verité-style approach to filmmaking that favors improvisation over scripted drama. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that they took an equally fearless approach in casting Cyrus, their first studio film, which opens Friday.
If you missed your local fireworks display this past Fourth, experimental synth pop band Birds & Batteries have your back. And the good thing, you’ll get the explosions without the brain battering sonic booms.