The San Francisco-based Current TV that chose to unleash Gavin Newsom on innocent viewers has taken a surprising turn. Al Gore officially sold his not-so-popular cable channel to the Emir of Qatar-funded Arab news channel Al-Jazeera.According to press reports, Gore will pocket $100 million with a 20 ... More >>
Another one bites the dust.Al Gore's San Francisco-based liberal media outlet, Current TV, may soon be up for sale.The network, which started life by catering to young liberals and crusading against global warming before filling its airwaves full of talking heads, may be ready to call it quits; or a ... More >>
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Where: Conservatory of Flowers, 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, 831-2090
When: Wed., Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m.
The rundown: Bryan Hermannsson and Patrick M. Horn, the smiley beardos behind Pacific Brewing Labo ... More >>
Punk Rock SideshowHemlock Tavern10 p.m., freeYou can blame Al Gore for the dearth of quality punk rock in the jukeboxes of America. Not because of his li'l censor-happy P.M.R.C. wife (who's done plenty of damage, no doubt), but because Al had to go and invent the internet. What a bum! Even dives ... More >>
The story of Larry Bertrand, Arash Ghanadan, and the SFPD/ABC crackdown on clubs and nightlife in San Francisco has been told many times in print. But recently, our friendly local Al Gore-owned broadcast network, Current TV, posted this clip, entitled "The Tables Have Turned," to its website. While ... More >>
Yes, Virginia, she's infected -- with socialism! Health care, undoubtedly, is the subject du jour. We are in the midst of a crescendo of health care coverage so overpowering and unrelenting -- well, it could make you sick. But are we learning anything via the nonstop written and televised coverag ... More >>
We'll admit there's more than a little schadenfreude going on in this list of the best onstage gaffes of 2009. But why else would Al Gore have invented YouTube if not to feed our obsessive need to see celebrities get taken down a peg? Here with, our favorite of the year's music-related missteps, cau ... More >>
Punk Rock Slideshow at the Hemlock
"You can blame Al Gore for the dearth of quality punk rock in the jukeboxes of America:he had to go and invent the internet. What a bum! Even dives with great jukes are phasing out their custom mixes in favor of those hateful touch-screen Toxic Boxes. The solu ... More >>
Joe EskenaziWho is man enough to wear this jersey?Jerry Seinfeld once noted that, due to rampant player turnover, sports fans are "basically rooting for clothing." If so, that's bad news for any would-be fans of the fledgling United Football League's California Redwoods (I christen them "Tree-Hug ... More >>
Current TV hired this guy to keep the media out.When Jill Carroll was kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq in 2006, the editor of the Christian Science Monitor quickly released a statement: "Jill's' ability to help others understand the issues facing all groups in Iraq has been invaluabl ... More >>
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is serving as cover for massive oil drilling that could wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
The Pentagon claims gays who serve openly undermine the force, but a local researcher's evidence says otherwise. Could his work help President Bush make life better for gay soldiers than it ever was under Clinton?