Who knew? It turns out that plotting the destruction of the Great Satan may not have been the only thing that brought joy to recently deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden. The news wires are exploding with the revelation that a trove of porn was discovered in the al-Qaeda leader's Pakistan compound ... More >>
John Walker LindhWhen your son has been called a traitor by the Secretary of State, portrayed as a terrorist by leading military officials, and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, you might be expected to hold a grudge against the media outlets that reported these developments.But Frank Lind ... More >>
Barry McGee, part of the PAPER! AWESOME! show Sat. at Baer Ridgway Whether you're craving ice cream and beats, grilled cheese and books, drone and dive bar basements, or poppy garage and Grace Cathedral, there's lots of cheap combo options for entertainment this weekend. And that's not evening me ... More >>
Chris StevensAl QuedaIt a rare occasion that you get to see live music at Murio's--the best dive in the Haight. Tonight they're hosting four acts for free starting at 10 p.m. The lineup includes Al Qaeda, who Emily Savage profiled for us back in December (the skinny on these guys: "Repetitive, ha ... More >>
Does everyone want to live in Marin?
The Center For Investigative Reporting, the Berkeley nonprofit that recently formed a team of sleuths to take up where downsized California newspapermen and women left off, came out slugging earlier this month. It published a scintillating piece demonstrating ... More >>
Gary, where'd you leave that laptop of yours?The toil of the Bay Area's laptop thieves used to be simple: Hang around parking lots and cafes, nab an unattended computer, and put ads on Craigslist.However, thanks to carelessness at an East Bay nuclear weapons lab, this workday has the potential to be ... More >>
Well, that's the thing: I thought my mom would know the Snuggie was a gag gift, but she actually thought it was a real gift. So here I'd planned this completely ironic moment, and she was starting to tear up. She actually said "It looks so comfortable, and I get so cold in winter!" Shit! So what ... More >>
Stephen Fowler, with wife Renee Stephens, will not be getting Christmas cards from the city's tourism boardThe purpose of reality television, it seems, is to encourage and revel in human beings' worst nature -- and do it at a fraction of the cost it would take to hire professional writers and actors ... More >>
By John GeluardiThe
Chevron Corporation has exposed its pestilent underbelly by hiring
William J. Haynes II, a Department of Defense attorney who compiled
lists of violent interrogation techniques for shadowy U.S. detention centers.
Chevron hired Haynes on as its chief corporate council in April ... More >>