San Francisco Chronicle: Entertainment

  • Horoscopes for Thursday, 4/27/17 by Christopher Renstrom
    Thursday - 04/27/2017 - 01:20 AM

    ARIES. (March 20 - April 18): An old squabble rears its hoary head today, but let it go. You've come too far to let a knee-jerk reaction kick over a delicate truce.

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  • Which movies to watch this weekend, April 28
    Wednesday - 04/26/2017 - 08:54 PM

    Nacho Vigalondo wrote and directed this exceptionally imaginative high-wire act, about a young woman who notices that every time she has an alcoholic binge, a monster attacks Seoul.

    The movie doesn’t retreat into metaphor but stays wild and imaginative.

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  • A selection of first sentences from new books, April 30
    Wednesday - 04/26/2017 - 05:23 PM

    The doorbell rang at 9:17 on the evening of February 4, 1974.

    “American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst,” now in paperback, by Jeffrey Toobin

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  • Kids
    Wednesday - 04/26/2017 - 02:41 PM

    Animal of the Day Come up close and learn about Fairyland’s many friendly creatures. 1 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

    Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland.

    Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland.

    Breakfast with Enzo Music and story time with a local legend.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • ‘The Circle’ a tale of technology run amok
    Wednesday - 04/26/2017 - 01:36 PM

    [...] the future may be shaping up to be just as horrible as the pessimists have been predicting, but with a few unexpected twists.

    Yes, people will become enslaved, but not to governments, but to social media and search engine companies.

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  • Rise and fall of a a jazz trumpeter in ‘I Called Him Morgan’
    Wednesday - 04/26/2017 - 01:36 PM

    Rise and fall of a a jazz trumpeter in ‘I Called Him Morgan’

    Kasper Collin’s “I Called Him Morgan” has all the elements of great tragedy: a young charismatic artist throws away a successful career in a downward spiral of substance abuse, is rehabilitated by a caring woman and just as his career is in full reascendance, his life is cut short by the very person who saved him.

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  • Dear Abby: While her sex drive races, his is stuck in neutral
    Wednesday - 04/26/2017 - 07:11 AM

    While her sex drive races, his is stuck in neutral When we talked about past relationships, he mentioned women hounding him to have sex, so I don’t think it’s me.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Iconic Whitney Houston role gets new life onstage
    Tuesday - 04/25/2017 - 10:07 PM

    With its soundtrack selling 45 million copies worldwide and the track “I Will Always Love You” becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time, the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, is natural fodder for a stage musical.

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  • Opera created at top speed
    Tuesday - 04/25/2017 - 09:22 PM

    Most full-length works gestate for many years, although maniacally prolific composers like Rossini and Donizetti churned them out at a rate of three or four a year.

    [...] imagine trying to knock out even a single operatic scene from scratch in the space of just two days.

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  • The Magnetic Fields keep their ambitions high
    Tuesday - 04/25/2017 - 08:15 PM

    The Magnetic Fields keep their ambitions high

    Even by the ambitious standard set by their 1999 masterpiece, the triple album “69 Love Songs,” the latest offering by the Magnetic Fields is an awe-inspiring piece of work: “50 Song Memoir” contains a song for each of singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt’s first 50 years on Earth.

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