Kim Kardashian Speaking Tonight at Castro Theater About Commodification Of Women
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Kim Kardashian Speaking Tonight at Castro Theater About Commodification Of Women

The name ‘Kardashian’ has become synonymous with ‘kneejerk lazy critique of society and media’ from vape pen smoking marks around the world who still have…

2015 Outside Lands Comedy Line-Up Announced
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2015 Outside Lands Comedy Line-Up Announced

Last year’s Outside Lands comedy tent at the Barbary was a sanctuary for vaguely introvert baiting, borderline shut-in types trying to find refuge away from…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Bootsy Collins, Bhi Bhiman, and Tender Gents

Ah, what a week. Better yet, what a weekend for music. Hit it: Friday: Funkify your life as Bootsy Collins takes over the Fillmore tonight…

Weekend Watch: Ted 2, Max, and Magic! Mike! X! X! L!
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Weekend Watch: Ted 2, Max, and Magic! Mike! X! X! L!

Ted 2 Ted 2 is so committed to the bit of wanting to recognize the personhood of its titular teddy bear that they’ve posted a…

Remember The Bold Italic? They’re back! If only in POG form.
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Remember The Bold Italic? They’re back! If only in POG form.

Which one of yall made the Faustian bargain to bring back Bold Italic in exchange for taking Hannibal off the air? In what is probably…

Appealing TV: Mr. Robot, Another Period, and are you Tough Enough?
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Appealing TV: Mr. Robot, Another Period, and are you Tough Enough?

So, what else is on? Monday, June 22 The Woodsman (9pm, History, series premiere) Reality series about a bunch of Brawny Towel looking mascots living…

WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Predicted Golden State Warriors Victory in Cleveland on Monday
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WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Predicted Golden State Warriors Victory in Cleveland on Monday

The buzz and excitement of the Golden State Warriors’ first victory in forty years is still fresh in the air, and on the morning of…

Weekend Watch: Inside Out, Dope, Eden, and The Wolfpack
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Weekend Watch: Inside Out, Dope, Eden, and The Wolfpack

Inside Out Those humanity nerds at Disney Pixar are at it again. And this time they’re here to make you weep openly at the happiness…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See The Growlers, Los Rakas, and Blood Drugs

It almost feels wrong to be recommending a show on the day of the Warriors’ parade but I know you have it in you to…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Amen Dunes, The Campbell Apartment, and No Joy

It’s probably the Warriors’ lethargy in Game 2 but this week wasn’t something to write home about. This weekend’s music, however, is stellar. Check it…

Teen Cellist is First SFian to Win Local International String Competition
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Teen Cellist is First SFian to Win Local International String Competition

A 17-year-old cellist won the Irving M. Klein International String Competition this weekend in San Francisco, the first San Francisco resident ever to win the…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See XXYYXX, The Stone Foxes, and D’Angelo

The Warriors are in the NBA finals! Up until the weekend, Game 1 is the only thing that matters in the Bay Area. Lucky for…

Feel-Good Documentary Captures Behind-the-Scenes Story of Batkid

The transformation of San Francisco into Gotham City in an effort to grant a young cancer patient’s wish to become his hero, Batman, began modestly…

Sheriff Mirkarimi’s Wife Debuts One-Woman Play, Relive 2012 Suspension
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Sheriff Mirkarimi’s Wife Debuts One-Woman Play, Relive 2012 Suspension

Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, who found herself in the middle of a political controversy in 2012 amid allegations of domestic…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, TMBG, Ministry

I’m exhausted. Here’s some music. May it energize you exponentially more than how slow-moving I feel. Ugh. Friday: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have been…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Esperanza Spalding, Matt and Kim, and Sleater-Kinney

What a weird week for old school SF shit. We’ve reopened the conversation of city nicknames and Barry Bonds is once again becoming a topic…

SFIFF: Paul Schrader, Romeo Is Bleeding, Results, And More Mid-Week Picks
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SFIFF: Paul Schrader, Romeo Is Bleeding, Results, And More Mid-Week Picks

The San Francisco International Film Festival is well underway, and everything I’ve seen thus far has been pretty good. A highlight has to be David…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See MIRA, Lydia Loveless, and Nick Offerman

What is there to say about this week except that the Giants swept the Dodgers and that Uber dude surrendered his driver’s license? Helping to…

SFIFF Weekend Picks: Apfel, Rubell, Bacon, Brando, Del Toro, Rossellini, Gere
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SFIFF Weekend Picks: Apfel, Rubell, Bacon, Brando, Del Toro, Rossellini, Gere

The 58th San Francisco International Film Festival officially started last night and runs through May 7th. There are more movies than you could ever hope…

Weekend Watch: The Age of Adaline, The Water Diviner, Blackbird, Little Boy
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Weekend Watch: The Age of Adaline, The Water Diviner, Blackbird, Little Boy

The Age of Adaline – Everywhere Blake Lively stars as a Adaline, a woman cursed to look like 29-year-old Blake Lively for all of eternity….

Weekend Watch : True Story, Unfriended, Ex Machina, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Monkey Kingdom
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Weekend Watch : True Story, Unfriended, Ex Machina, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Monkey Kingdom

True Story – Everywhere In 2001, Michael Finkel, a journalist with the New York Times, was fired for partially fabricating a story about brutal working…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Father John Misty, Linda Perhacs, and Faith No More

Welcome back, whoever trekked down to Coachella weekend one to see Madonna give Drake the kiss of death and watch celebrities pretend to give a…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Icona Pop, Alabama Shakes, and Cloud Nothings

Half the city (or less, who knows what the cool kids do anymore?) is gone to Coachella and savvy SFians are reaping the rewards. Welcome…

Weekend Watch: The Longest Ride, Cut Bank, Kill Me Three Times, Lambert & Stamp, The Man From Reno
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Weekend Watch: The Longest Ride, Cut Bank, Kill Me Three Times, Lambert & Stamp, The Man From Reno

The Longest Ride – Everywhere The Longest Ride has to be the one you take on the way to the theater to see this latest…

Weekend Watch: Furious 7, Woman In Gold, While We’re Young, Effie Gray, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter
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Weekend Watch: Furious 7, Woman In Gold, While We’re Young, Effie Gray, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter

Furious 7 – Everywhere I have seen every movie in this franchise. Do not judge me. They’re fun, dumb, and exciting, and after I’ve seen…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Punch Brothers, Kimya Dawson, and Shabazz Palaces

I survived Wrestlemania and I got a t-shirt out of the whole deal. This weekend is made for chilling out and decompressing after three days…

And How Efficiently Traveled Was the Road to Wrestlemania, You Ask?
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And How Efficiently Traveled Was the Road to Wrestlemania, You Ask?

The Road to Wrestlemania is a tag line (and probably copyrighted) that essentially describes the entire WWE’s collective journey to the biggest event of the…

Appealing TV: Jesus Is Coming, Mad Men Is Ending
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Appealing TV: Jesus Is Coming, Mad Men Is Ending

Jesus isn’t the only fictional character being brought back to life this week. So, what else is on? Monday, March 30 Monday Night RAW (8pm,…

Wrestlemania 31 At Levi’s Stadium Was The Showcase Of The Immortals
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Wrestlemania 31 At Levi’s Stadium Was The Showcase Of The Immortals

Do you want to feel like a kid again? And I’m not even talking about being a kid in the arrested development, Peter Pan on…

Wrestlemania 31 Saturday: Axxess, Ringside with JR, and the 2015 Hall of Fame
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Wrestlemania 31 Saturday: Axxess, Ringside with JR, and the 2015 Hall of Fame

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania Walking into Axxess, WWE’s flagship fan experience at the San Jose Convention Center,…

Wrestlemania 31 Friday: WrestleCon, Pizza With John Cena, A Love Letter to NXT
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Wrestlemania 31 Friday: WrestleCon, Pizza With John Cena, A Love Letter to NXT

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania They don’t call it the Road to Wrestlemania for nothing. Wrestlemania 31 itself…

Weekend Watch: Get Hard, Home, Danny Collins, Serena
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Weekend Watch: Get Hard, Home, Danny Collins, Serena

Get Hard – Everywhere If you haven’t already been bombarded with trailers and ads for this Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy, well, I envy…

A Guide to Wrestlemania 31 For Non-Wrestling Fans
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A Guide to Wrestlemania 31 For Non-Wrestling Fans

Follow all the Appeal’s Wrestlemania 31 coverage as it happens at @SFAWrestlemania For those keeping track at home, this weekend’s Wrestlemania, which goes down in…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Rubblebucket, Toro y Moi, and Travis Scott

Truly, the most important thing to happen this weekend is Wrestlemania, which SFAppeal TV critic and all-around rad dude Paolo (and myself) will be covering….

Outside Lands 2015 Announces Line-Up: Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, and (Hopefully) D’Angelo
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Outside Lands 2015 Announces Line-Up: Elton John, Kendrick Lamar, and (Hopefully) D’Angelo

Looking for the Outside Lands line-up via their website? Well, it’s crashed because of that many people doing the same damn thing in the face…

Appealing TV: The Walking Dead, Going Clear, and Wrestlemania Comes to the Bay Area
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Appealing TV: The Walking Dead, Going Clear, and Wrestlemania Comes to the Bay Area

So, what else is on? Monday, March 23 Teen Mom (10pm, MTV, season premiere) The saga of staged sex tape entrepreneur Farrah Abraham and the…

Here’s Your Weekend: Go See Be Calm Honcho, The Donkeys, and Immortal Technique

The weather has been beautiful as of late (sorry, drought) and a constant stream of music is returning to the City faster than a Bernal…

Weekend Watch: The Gunman, Insurgent, It Follows
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Weekend Watch: The Gunman, Insurgent, It Follows

The Gunman – Everywhere The Gunman is a ridiculous movie from the director of another ridiculous movie, Taken. But where Taken was ridiculous and fun,…

Clean Yourself Up, Or Get Ribbed: Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour
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Clean Yourself Up, Or Get Ribbed: Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour

Every time I go to the theater, I’m a little amazed by what people choose to wear. Theater tickets are, in general, not cheap, and…

Appealing TV: Community Gets Its Sixth Season , iZombie Eats Brains, And Bloodline
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Appealing TV: Community Gets Its Sixth Season , iZombie Eats Brains, And Bloodline

So, what else is on? Monday, March 16 Dancing with the Stars (8pm, ABC, season premiere) Where the hell do we go after Carlton won…