|Articles||written by Sam Stander|
|Summer sneaks: Theater|
Monday, Apr 25, 2011 | 5:03 am | By Sam Stander
If you're spending your summer around the Bay, it's important to keep in mind the one major form of entertainment that students often ignore or forget: The East...
|All Falls Down|
Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 | 5:23 am | By Sam Stander
Spiritual profundity and political immediacy can make poor bedfellows, but Xavier Beauvois' "Of Gods and Men," based on a tragic episode from Algeria's 1990s ci...
|LIVE BLOG: 83rd Academy Awards|
Sunday, Feb 27, 2011 | 11:43 pm | By Ryan Lattanzio, Sam Stander, Jawad Qadir, Max Siegel
LIVE BLOG: 83rd Academy Awards...
|Oscar Picks & Predictions|
Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 | 9:24 am | By Sam Stander, Ryan Lattanzio, Max Siegel, Jawad Qadir
MAX SIEGEL Picks: Picture: "Winter's Bone" Director: Darren Aronofsky Actor: Colin Firth Actress: Natalie Portman Supporting Actor: Christian Bale Su...
|Wallace Shawn to Reflect on Creative Works at...|
Thursday, Jan 20, 2011 | 8:05 am | By Sam Stander
Speaking over the phone last weekend about his impending UC Berkeley appearance, renowned actor and playwright Wallace Shawn puzzled over just what role he'll b...
Thursday, Aug 19, 2010 | 10:30 am | By Sam Stander
Whether you're in the market for a "Peanuts" anthology, some classic Jack Kirby comics, or the latest issue of "The Unwritten," Comic Relief on Shattuck Ave. ha...
|Artists in Residence|
Thursday, Jun 10, 2010 | 6:46 am | By Sam Stander
Last Friday at the Berkeley Art Museum, the art installation known as the BAMscape was covered with people, all gazing upon what looked like yet another install...
Thursday, May 27, 2010 | 6:09 am | By Sam Stander
Like some tenacious, self-replicating bacteria, Torontonian duo Crystal Castles now has two self-titled records. They're hardly the first perpetrators of this n...
[Bad Boy Ente...|
Thursday, May 20, 2010 | 6:54 am | By Sam Stander
Janelle Monae's singles are certainly snappy and radio-ready, but in the declining years of the album-as-medium, she seems staunchly in the album-making camp. H...
|'Delusion' Deals in Mystery Plays and Dream J...|
Thursday, May 13, 2010 | 9:38 am | By Sam Stander
On a sparsely furnished Zellerbach Hall stage, armed with her skeletal violin, Laurie Anderson looked like the last player left after the orchestra had wandered...
Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 | 3:45 am | By Sam Stander
When Gogol Bordello released their breakout third record, Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, back in 2005, the New York-based crew of mostly immigrant musici...
Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 | 12:30 pm | By Sam Stander
At this point, it's safe to say we live in the age of the iPod. When people want a song, they download it, sometimes through approved channels (iTunes, eMusic,...
Thursday, Apr 8, 2010 | 4:34 am | By Sam Stander, Zachary Ritter
Love Them Let's deal with this up front: The Doors are super cheesy. Frontman Jim Morrison managed a flamboyant machismo that worked wonders in the late '60s,...
|David Byrne at Fatboy Slim: HERE LIES LOVE|
Monday, Apr 5, 2010 | 3:32 am | By Sam Stander
David Byrne has kept remarkably busy in the 22 years since his beloved group Talking Heads stopped recording. His latest endeavor is a song cycle composed wit...
|Kick Out the Jams|
Thursday, Mar 11, 2010 | 6:06 am | By Sam Stander
The debut record by Oakland four-piece the Splinters has a perfect title. Sure, Kick may have been named partially in honor of album engineer Jason Kick, and th...