Walking into Barrel Head Brewhouse on a weekday afternoon is like walking into a circus arena -- it's slightly chaotic and you don't quite know what to look at first. The enormous torpedo tap behind the bar? (More on that soon.) The mammoth, live-edged community table running along the front window? ... More >>
We were in the proximity of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield over the weekend and stopped by ostensibly to stock up on the cheap two-pound bags of misshapen "belly flops." But we really wanted to visit the weird and wonderful folk art portraits of famous historical figures like Benjamin Franklin ... More >>
The battle over a Philadelphia art collection — as culture, money, and power collide — in The Art of the Steal.
Weekend wrap-up by Janine KahnSunday was nasty and rainy, but that didn't keep photographer Jen Cash home in Walnut Creek. Click here for her photo set from 111 Minna, which had been converted into a retro winter wonderland with snow on the floor and attendees in 80's neon ski garb for "Ski Team: Th ... More >>
Words and Photos By Ashley Harrell (Click here for a full Santacon 2008 slideshow.) Saturday was a pretty average day -- if a little cold -- until the chanting started. Listening through an open window in my North Beach apartment, I couldn't quite make out the words. So I head ... More >>
A friendly game of chess makes for arresting theater
National Treasure makes us long for good Nic Cage movies ... like Con Air
Hal Robins - erudite comic of the absurd, underground cartoonist of note,co-host of the world's strangest radio program, early member of the Church of the SubGenius - has a new hit with the "Ask Dr. Hal Show." But he really could use a paying gig. Really
Never heard of the Battle of Malplaquet? Then you don't know your Sept. 11 history.
Paintings in Black and White; A Night to Remember; The Hall of Records; The End Is Near; Bush Whacking; Correction
Making books with the obsessed
Japanese cartoon-pop, and Baffling dissent