Arts & Entertainment


Bobby Fischer’s “Pawn Sacrifice”

Posted September 25, 2015 by

Like many chess enthusiasts around the world in 1972, I followed the “Match of the Century” between the mercurial, yet troubled American chess Grandmaster Bobby Fischer, and the Soviet World Champion, Boris Spassky with a passion. After losing the first
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The Royal Road

Posted September 24, 2015 by

No living human beings ever appear onscreen in local filmmaker/critic Jenni Olson’s video essay “The Royal Road.”  Statues honoring Father Junipero Serra and Spain’s King Carlos III are the only humanrepresentations seen in Olson’s meditative film.  Yet their historical legacies
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Chick Corea Returns to SF Jazz

Posted September 11, 2015 by

“The 2015-16 Season of SF Jazz began with a special Members-only concert featuring a solo performance by NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea. This was a rare opportunity to see what BBC calls “a venerated maestro” in an intimate setting. As
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New Film on the Great but Forgotten Rosenwald

Posted September 10, 2015 by

September 11 seems an inauspicious day for the San Francisco Bay Area theatrical premiere of Aviva Kempner’s new documentary “Rosenwald.”  Yet the vileness of General Pinochet’s overthrow of Salvador Allende and the destruction of New York City’s Twin Towers get
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A Fair Music Streaming Model is Possible

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Why Artists and Indie Labels Must Emancipate Themselves from Big Music By Anil Prasad Editor’s Note: Anil Prasad is one of the world’s most respected music journalists; his critically acclaimed website “Innerviews“, features a veritable who’s who in the world
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