On April 29th, Bay Area columnists consider the relevance of some cultural mainstays. Traditional newspaper food reviewers? Perhaps not. Record labels? Not so sure. The odd number of pork-themed parties taking place this week? Definitely.


A tribute to the Steinhart Aquarium’s two-headed snake. Chron


Dice games pervade the Bay Area art scene this spring. SFBG


Choreographer Anna Halprin is 88. Her husband and collaborator on her new project, Spirit of Place, is 92. If they can make it to their National Dance Week exhibition, so can you. SFBG

Paul Taylor’s dance performances are both exuberant and sardonically dark. SFBG


Dennis Harvey thinks Kate Churchill takes up too much of the yoga mat, so to speak, in her film,Enlighten Up! SFBG


Michael Bauer ponders whether newspaper food reviewers such as himself are becoming obsolete. Chron

In foodie news this week: gourmet sandwiches sold out of a corner market, an Alaskan tasting menu, and a few perhaps ill-timed pig-themed parties. SFBG


The SFBG wonders whether record labels are relevant in today’s music industry. SFBG


Kimberly Chun quite aptly compares Real Housewives to Jane Austen. SFBG

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