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'Escapology' Gets Weird Fast. And Did We Mention The Sharks?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 9:00am

Ren Warom's tale of AI's, genius hackers, corporate crime and the occasional sea creature uses familiar building blocks to create a wild, loud corkscrewing story that builds to a bloody conclusion.

'O.J.: Made in America' Is About America, Not O.J.

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:27am

The 5-part, 7-and-a-half-hour documentary series O.J.: Made in America presents an expansive, meticulously constructed examination of the O.J. Simpson trial as an enduring, vexing cultural milestone.

Beyond Bison Burgers: Around Yellowstone, The National Mammal Is Local Cuisine

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 6:00am

Bison sliders, bison bratwurst, hot-off-the-grill bison ribeye — around Jackson, Wyo., it's not hard to find this shaggy beast's meat on menus. (Don't worry: It's all farm-raised.)

'The Hatred Of Poetry' Feels Personal

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 6:00am

Novelist Ben Lerner takes on poetry in his new book, an academic dissection of the ways we love and hate that ancient art. But sometimes he seems like he's talking about his own thinly-veiled hatred.

'From Afar' Draws You In By Holding You At Arm's Length

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 3:31pm

A relationship drama with societal implications marks a striking debut for first-time writer director Lorenzo Vigas. Like the film's leading man, he'll draw you in by holding you at a slight remove.

Copycake: When Food Art Ideas Get Swiped

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:53am

Caitlin Freeman made a name for herself selling modern art-inspired pastries at the SFMOMA. The museum's cafe just reopened with a new caterer — whose desserts look suspiciously familiar.

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