Luis ChongCriolla Kitchen.Missed out on some great BBQ during Memorial Day Weekend because your current partner is a vegetarian? Don't own a meat smoker?* Or just lack the skills to make fall-off-the-bone tender slow-smoked BBQ? Well, fret no more! You can easily remedy that problem at Crioll ... More >>
Is this the face of evil?In a recent interview that just so happened to take place on Super Bowl Sunday, Donald Rumsfeld -- who was notoriously regarded as callous during his term as Defense Secretary during George W. Bush's Iraq War -- dropped another "evildoer" reference. But this time he was t ... More >>
Say what?Remember, in England, Benedict Arnold is a hero. That helps put one in mind for the just-unveiled exhibition at the Burbank Central Library -- enemy territory, sports-wise -- "Love to Hate: The Dodgers-Giants Rivalry."Library-goers can be treated to memorabilia like the signs illustratin ... More >>
The film snob's guide to the best cinema the season has to offer.
By Peter Jamison It ain't easy strolling through Baghdad by the Bay with three species of pets stacked atop one another. Just ask Gregory Pike, who has famously trained a rat to stand on top of a cat standing on top of a dog. His outrageously cute animal act has made him a star on YouTube and ... More >>
Off-duty police officers making time and a half are swarming over construction sites, handing out tickets. Only in S.F.
A Marine mom dies in Iraq, but don't let
Grace Is Gone get to you
High on Fire reignites interest in Bay Area metal
Photos and Words by David Downs Santa Monica artist Sandow Birk first came to our attention through his updated version of Dante's Inferno -- vividly set and illustrated in Los Angeles. That was 2003. Birk's back with the "Depravities of War," ( click here to view the slideshow ) which debuted Thu ... More >>
Despite recently eliminating one-quarter of the newsroom, the Chron still has the money to send sportswriters to the U.S. Open
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq War docs, No End in Sight devastates
The inaugural exhibition at Catharine Clark's new gallery shows that context is everything
Repertory Film Listings
As The Apologist takes a bow and asks its final questions, it's time to turn the spotlight on ourselves
We look back on the big news stories of 2006 and ask the tough question: Are you an apologist for the year that was?
Bye-bye Holocaust, hello Iraq. Baghdad gets the Benigni treatment.
A judge has overturned the ban on handguns passed by S.F. voters last November. Are you worried about firearms flooding our streets? Take this quiz and find out!
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
The postmodern, taboo-shredding West, seen at the Arab Film Festival
In Ridley Scott's latest epic, it's good for one really stunning siege
Rich remains a poet of impeccable principle and unwavering conscience
When Tom Cruise plays the bad guy, the results aren't very good
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly
Like America's current leaders, Viggo and Hidalgo try to "enlighten" the Arabs with Western justice
This is, after all, San Francisco. How hard can it be?
Week of May 7, 2003
As war drew near, consumption of junk food at the Snaxpo convention soared
A Berkeley woman's efforts to deliver banned medicines and other goods to Iraq arouses federal ire
The Plane Facts; Review Redo; Winner or Loser? You Make the Call.; Grousing About Housing; Speechless
Letters from January 17, 2001
I Jerk My Knee All on My Own, Thank You Very Much; But Tell Us What You Really Think; New Gold Rush Heroes?; God Wants You to Park Here; What? Only a Pinch of Substance?
Who Needs to Think When Your Feet Just Go?
The 11th Annual Film Arts Festival spotlights indie filmmaker Paul Budnitz's debut feature
Cartoonist Paul Mavrides fights the Board of Equalization over more than taxes