Did you hear the joke about the comic with a radio talk show called Keeping It Real, whose co-host is political-payola-kingpin Willie Brown? The... More >>
Imagine a pink-clad, political fairy princess with magical powers, which allow her to accomplish anything at all, no matter how... More >>
Last weekend, a literate friend looked at the sidewalk seven paces south of my doorstep and exclaimed, "That's the Tristero's horn."
She was... More >>
Fifteen years ago, former Boston newspaper hack Dan Osipow answered an ad to valet a San Francisco financier's bike racing hobby, and went on to... More >>
Anne Landman isn't a real archaeologist, at least not of the sort who wields a rock hammer in the African desert. But she's become a Louis B.... More >>
All cultural spectacles contain a social lesson. Watching baseball, youngsters learn it's possible to hit a small leather sack over and over... More >>
Since printers began in the 1400s to carve shavings from blocks of birch, maple, and cherry and apply ink to the remaining relieved wood, they've... More >>
California's legal system is so skewed toward insiders that a young man busted for reefer can be barred from being represented by an attorney,... More >>
Despite whatever criticisms one may level at Mayor Gavin Newsom, you have to admit he has balls.
Last Wednesday Newsom delivered a State of the... More >>
In San Francisco, bureaucrats under the mayor's control took $13 million from a state fund earmarked to preserve "safe neighborhood parks, clean... More >>
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