I've been thinking a lot about Avril Lavigne and The-Guy-From-That-Awful-Band this week. (By the way, the band's name is Nickelback. But from now on, I'll refer to him as TGFTAB, otherwise pronounced "Chad Kroeger," if you're reading this aloud). Maybe you have, too. And now that the initial shock o ... More >>
There's nothing we enjoy more than a petty newspaper fight, especially one that includes the phrase "put down the news rack."Down in the South Bay, the San Jose Mercury News was busted with news racks from competing papers inside a dumpster at the Merc's headquarters, including those belonging to th ... More >>
It was the thud heard 'round the world: The opening sentence of a story about sexism in Silicon Valley anchoring the front page of the New York Times' Sunday business section. "Men Invented the Internet," declared David Streitfeld, and it was impossible not to do a double-take, even if you didn't kn ... More >>
George Lucas finally gets it. Sort of. The flannel-abusing 67-year-old director recently told The New York Times Magazine, "Why would I make any more [Star Wars movies] when everybody yells at you all the time and tells you what a terrible person you are?" But just when you thought he was taking h ... More >>
JackpotBack in 1994, The Lion King's Simba gave his competitors fair warning via song -- "I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware" -- but that didn't stop Moneyball from dominating San Francisco's box office this weekend. In fact, you could say it was a home run for the Oakland A's baseball ... More >>
The Winklevii just love to litigate.The Winklevoss twins, of Facebook history fame, have just delivered what is essentially a giant "JK" to the social networking site.Aaron Sorkin, we hope you're paying attention to this. By all accounts, Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss, the identical twins who say ... More >>
SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • Paul McCartney's one-legged ex who everyone hates, Heather Mills, is turning out to be a kinda coo-coo-for-Cocoa-Puffs activist. In a good way. I think. Anyway, she owns a chain of vegan restaurants in England ... More >>
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