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 >>
pacbrewlab.blogspot.comThe paraphernalia is for brewing. Seriously.Jungle Love Where: Conservatory of Flowers, 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, 831-2090 When: Wed., Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $5 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 >>
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 invaluable," said editor Richard Bergenheim. "We are urgently se ... More >>
Activist Van Jones shows that being green can appeal to your pocketbook as well as your conscience.
Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez are looking to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. Early polling suggests they just might.
"The Weather Channel had great promise, and that's all gone now because they've made every mistake in the book," John Coleman told the attendees of the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change on Monday, according to businessandmedia.org. Coleman is the channel's founder and the only man aliv ... More >>
If you can squeeze it in before tonight's festivities, there's a special Radiohead webcast featuring a performance of the entire In Rainbows album. Peep game on Radiohead's site, or even Al Gore's, if that's what your heart desires. You can't deny that album is tasty like egg nog. Spend early New Ye ... More >>
Global warming and its proponents are such downers, with all their, 'the world is ending, save a fucking polar bear' talk. Al Gore? Yeah, he'd be fun at the Folsom Street Fair. Victory over depressing hippies is imminent, however, and the tipping point has come from Greenpeace's user-hijacked nam ... More >>
Good news everyone! Not only is Futurama returning to television, but now they've announced a brand-new, never-before-seen, eco-friendly, carbon-neutral, straight-to-DVD (take a deep breath) movie! Bad news everyone! There should never be that many hyphens in a sentence ever again! Great 3-toed slot ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs and Joe Eskenazi We're as excited for Al Gore as the next guy, so when we heard he'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, we had the same reaction you probably did: Was the movie really THAT good? Peace Prize? Seriously? There has got to be a better way to stick it to George ... More >>
Everybody's a GOOD Samaritan these days: the music trend of worthy causes
Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs
Al Gore was in town last week to remind us all that we're ruining the planet. But do you think the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hot air?
Let's scrap the city's weak, pale-green environmental standards and actually take the total environment into account
Al Gore takes on the other imminent threat to America
In its struggle for cable eyeballs, Al Gore's S.F.-based Current TV is off to a rocky start
Al Gore and ex-Stanford prof Joel Hyatt say their S.F.-based cable news channel for twentysomethings won't be ideological. But do the Democratic moneymen behind the venture know that?
Troubled Waters; HOT Topic; Clarification
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?
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched
Letters from December 6, 2000
Matt Gonzalez should be backed in District 5 runoff; George W. Bush should be ashamed for considering a coup
Why Miami's Democratic mayor abandoned Al Gore and cost him all the votes he needed to be president
Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth
A Texas journalist gives George W. Bush his due
John McCain's family
A shot of Texas Shrub with a Budweiser chaser
Gore to Quit Vice Presidency, Campaign Full Time
With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?