Let's just get right down to it and face facts: this coming weekend doesn't offer too many reasons to hit the pavement and start partying--there's no Cinco De Mayo, outdoor street festival, or other miscellaneous excuse. Instead, this time around you're just going to have to rely on the music and go ... More >>
Melissa BarnesShabu shabu at Shabu Pub, which is not traditionally JapaneseWhile researching this week's review of Chinese-American shabu shabu restaurants in the Richmond and Sunset, I called Tadashi Ono, the chef of Matsuri in New York and co-author of Japanese Hot Pots. I wanted to get a sense ... More >>
In the first step towards a now inevitable pull out, Google side-stepped the Chinese government's search strictures this morning, as the formerly censored Google China (Google.com.cn) now redirects to the uncensored Google Hong Kong (Google.com.hk).
Amy Tan's opera puts Chinese culture into perspective.
It's worth the gas to get gassed Coastside.
The Giants' theme songs get us thinking outside the batter's box.
A survival guide for outdoor musical events in the city.
Asia Argento predictably hijacks Boarding Gate, a flight that's otherwise a bumpy ride.
Exploring the Richmond's riches during a tempting film series
You don't need to know Chinese to enjoy a tasty chive dumpling
Our critics weigh in on local theatre
Executives involved in outsourcing U.S. jobs should also become involved in sponsoring CA schools
Some costly meals during an East Coast trip remind us that good things often come in inexpensive packages
Asian entries at the S.F. International Film Festival range from the serious and subtle to the sorry and silly
Interesting questions lack resolution in this otherwise nimbly written play
In Time and Tide, Tsui Hark delivers a plotless wonder
Hong Kong's art house and Hollywood's studio system don't mesh too well -- yet
Free Taiwan; A Critical Examination of Cracker Morons and the Fall of the Roman Empire; Critical Mess; Death to the Deserving; Playing the Victim; Arrogant My Ass; Car Talk; A Parallel Universe; Released; Big Shoes; Both Sides Now
Scrounging for cash in the strangest places, the creators of the karate-themed Adventures With Kanga Roddy children's TV series infuriate investors
Letters from April 12, 2000
In China, Falun Gong practitioners are beaten and persecuted, so the U.S. is granting them asylum. But is this movement as harmless as it seems?
How a Berkeley-based religious sect sold feng shui to the country
Hot dog store thrives in vegetarian vortex
Director Tsui Hark brings martial arts into the kitchen in The Chinese Feast