I recently came to the very important decision that if I could own any coin-op arcade game, it would be 1980's Star Castle. It's not necessarily my most favorite game of all time, and Tron or esp... More >>
It's that time of the year when you're granted a long weekend -- and one that promises nice weather. But just because you can BBQ and beach, doesn't mean you can get drunk and drive.
If you do,... More >>
The days of the philosopher-king are long gone. Slipping away, too, are the days when the citizenry was familiar with the concept of a benevolent despot shaping a state in his mind's image.
But ... More >>
Two parents are desperately looking for their 21-year-old son, Sean Sidi, who went missing on May 21 after visiting his old high school teacher in the Hayes Valley neighborhood.
According to hi... More >>
Martin McDonagh, the author of acclaimed plays including "A Skull in Connemara," "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" and "The Pillowman", as well as the movies In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths, is an e... More >>
We didn't realize how much we wished we could drink at Moe's, eat a Krusty Burger, visit the Duff Brewery, get a Squishee at the Kwik-E-Mart, and have all manner of Simpsons adventures until we re... More >>
When not exuding urbane, Salinger-weaned New Yorker chic, or, relatedly, co-writing the occasional Wes Anderson film, Noah Baumbach makes movies of his own, typically involving witty portrayals o... More >>
Regardless of one's thoughts on open-air drinking, urinating, running, and no-backpack-having, the Bay to Breakers is a San Francisco institution. For more than a century, a malleable ratio of ac... More >>
Kenta Ramen is the latest entry into the intense pool of San Mateo area ramen shops. The new spot specializes in a spicy taro ramen with pork and tofu, but also offers 16 versions of ramen, udon... More >>
It was Renoir who said that a work of art "must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself, and carry you away." Interviews with artists should have a similar effect. With "Artist's Statement," our wee... More >>
Last Thursday, FBI agents arrested Max Joseph Plog-Horowitz, a 21-year-old Oakland resident, for allegedly continuing to impersonate a law enforcement officer. Authorities discovered that he had... More >>
Few bars have endured as much turmoil in the scant three years it's been open as the Burritt Room. Despite a parade of very talented bartenders and bar managers moving through, many cocktail me... More >>
San Francisco is crawling with pop-ups, and there are more than a few just on the short stretch of Divisadero between Haight and Golden Gate. Today we return to that fertile ground to bring you ... More >>
Medical authorities have say it was 21-year-old Dylan Mitchell who was killed yesterday morning as he was cycling through the city's Mission District.
According to police, Mitchell, a Clayton re... More >>
Welcome, time-crunched and over-stimulated music fan, to All Shook Down's High Five -- a place where Byard Duncan wades through the shit to find you the hits. Well, five of them, anyway.
There's... More >>
Pause your Netflix cheating ways and take in some live food/art -- Nucky Thompson and all his gun play and illicit hot sex can hold! The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is serving up a... More >>
SF Weekly has documented extensively its confusion and general objection to sharing a bus seat -- or a bus stop for that matter -- with people trying to get off on Muni.
So we're not that exc... More >>
Following a series of successful pilot days in March, where no one was impaled by a bike on a train, the BART board last night voted to go ahead and let bikes on board during peak commute hours fo... More >>
By TAMARA PALMER and IAN S. PORT
Having a great band logo is more than art; it's also part science, alchemy, and business smarts. To create something impactful is like capturing lightning in a b... More >>
Last week, Mark Adkins, who served as the Chronicle's president since 2008, was -- for undisclosed reasons -- transferred to a less prestigious Hearst paper in Beaumont, Texas. The company put ou... More >>
A massive criminal copyright suit might have left Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom penniless, but apparently, it hasn't crushed his ego.
Yesterday, the German entrepreneur launched a Twitter tira... More >>
For local DJ Chris Fox, seeing someone's hair catch fire during a gig is no longer a huge deal. His successes have been built on simply having a good time to great music, with zero tolerance for p... More >>
The Write Stuff is a series of interview profiles conducted by Litseen, where authors give exclusive readings from their work.
Sarah Ciston writes books and runs Bootleg Books, an editing and ... More >>
How does the playwright Andrew Saito describe his latest work, Krispy Kritters in the Scarlett Night at the Cutting Ball Theatre? "First I invoke Rob Melrose," Saito says, referring to the art... More >>
Three months ago, Mira Winery in Napa embarked on a grand experiment: It lowered 48 bottles of its 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon into the ocean outside Charleston, S.C. in a custom-built cage to see w... More >>
Our early memories of Bay Area flea markets tend to be dusty: yeah, that $0.15 purple sweat shirt perfectly completed our non-ironic Flashdance look, but getting the goods was usually a hot, cro... More >>
How about a cup o' joe? Three of the Bay Area's most recognized coffee roasters are joining the Commonwealth Club in the City to discuss the ABCs (acidity, brewing, and current crops) of the cof... More >>
What's better than a normal weekend? A holiday weekend, duh. In case you were unaware, Monday is Memorial Day, and that means there's a whole lot of stuff going on. As usual, we've got you covere... More >>
We may not get the dramatic announcements of spring's arrival that other parts of the country get, like crocuses jetting out through the snow, but we do get our own subtle declaration of a new ... More >>
San Francisco's Entertainment Commission oversees noise and security issues at local music venues. It is the city body responsible for holding club owners accountable for excessive volume or uns... More >>
In the NASCAR-themed epic Talladega Nights, Will Ferrell's character explains that prefacing his statements with "With all due respect" allows him to subsequently say whatever he wants (in this specific… More >>
Discovering the dark side of the S.F. Police Department: This is a good, solid piece of investigative reporting ["Cover of Darkness," Ali Winston, feature, 5/8]. It's also just the… More >>
Photo illustration by Audrey Fukuman
On March 24, 2011, a veteran San Francisco Police Department officer sat down at an undisclosed location in the city with a 40-year-old career criminal named… More >>