Dispensaries Targeted For Shutdown by Feds Still Open -- Nearly a Year Later The day started out hot and stayed hot Friday in the Mission District, where a quiet commercial storefront was open for business. A few customers came and went, ducking in from the sizzling sun into the cooler, darker sal ... More >>
Aw, look: Another one of Oasis' Gallagher brothers uttered a statement that managed to be arrogant, ignorant, and fuddy-duddy all at the same time! This time it was the elder (and usually saner) one, Noel, speaking to the U.K.'s Sunday Express about the impending die-off of that rare and vital spec ... More >>
The nonprofit investigative-reporting outfit ProPublica has published a handy guide to the country's top 10 super-PAC funders -- individuals with enough dough on hand to bankroll, to the tune of millions, independent political committees supporting presidential candidates. Such unfettered spendin ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print music section: Wallpaper. Gets a Record Deal: It was around 10 o'clock on a Friday night in December when Ricky Reed walked into a meeting at the Sony Music building in Beverly Hills with no idea what to expect. Less than 36 hours later, Reed -- the creative for ... More >>
Nick ThienemanYoung Widows perform Friday at Thee Parkside An unusual recording environment helps add mystique and character to a record. Nine Inch Nails made The Downward Spiral in the Beverly Hills house where the Sharon Tate murders happened. Bon Iver fans have that great visual of Justin ... More >>
Carina OstWatching Top Chef Masters from Public House. SFoodie got word that cheftestant Traci Des Jardins would be having a Top Chef Masters viewing party at her casual dining joint, Public House. It was, of course, open to the public, so we headed down there for a seat at the bar. The sound of ... More >>
This week's SF Weekly cover story examined the sometimes disastrous child-welfare decisions made by officials in California's family courts. In one of those cases -- and in many others not discussed in the story -- a court-appointed psychological expert helped determine which parent would get chi ... More >>
What Ruth Reichl did to keep her identity hidden as critic of the New York Times.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. The restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times is no longer anonymous. In an incident that's caroming around the Twitterverse like the latest from Ruth Bourdain, 16-year L.A. ... More >>
WWHD?There's an emerging pattern in Gayville lately. It's not a new thing -- not new to the gays or the general population either for that matter -- but it's still disconcerting. It's called whorishness.Does everything good have to be sold out, watered down, or compromised? The Human Rights Campa ... More >>
For a period extending roughly from the mid-1980s and throughout the '90s, producers of TV and film for youth audiences decided that rap was way cool and that the way to inject a level of street cred into any project was to have some characters rap about something. Anything, really. Filmmakers are s ... More >>
Zsa Zsa Gabor in "The Diva Defense"Danny Garcia, the 27-year-old alleged San Francisco con man awaiting trial in Palm Springs on murder charges, has produced a defense witness list that reads like a Hollywood A- and B-list.Garcia is representing himself against murder, larceny, and other charg ... More >>
I CAN HAZ NEWSPAPER JOBPaging David Simon: The San Diego Union-Tribune is reportedly laying off about 35 journalists from their newsroom, and replacing them with new "Jr. Staff Writers." What will these "Jr. Staff Writers" do? According to the journalismjobs.com posting: "Under supervision, will ... More >>
Jason Reitman is the director to watch in the next decade.
daysies/FlickrThe Sprinklesmobile is gone, but a brick-and-mortar shop is planned for S.F.We're guessing the Sprinklesmobile has made its long, straight trip down Interstate 5 by now, and is all tucked up amid the incandescent warmth of Beverly Hills. The Southern California-based mobile cupc ... More >>
EKAphotographySpotted in the O: Goapele Last weekend, I spotted local songstress Goapele lunching at a restaurant during Oakland's Lakefest. "Sssh... don't tell anyone I'm here," she said. "I'm supposed to be in LA." Choosing to lunch at a Lakeshore Ave. eatery rather than a trendy see-and-be-se ... More >>
Paulette (437 Hayes) opened last week and provides definitive proof that a French macaroon can be a sensation in the right hands. Sure, the ones at Miette (449 Octavia) around the corner are eminently edible, but Paulette's are a story.
As Happy-Go-Lucky's angry road instructor, character actor Eddie Marsan enters the fast lane.
By Meredith Brody On first reading, this bright idea seems heaven-sent for combining two New Year's resolutions: contributing to a greener planet by using less gasoline, and, hey, dropping a few pounds while you're at it. Alas, this Beverly Hills (where else?) liposuction doctor's simple plan - ... More >>
The top movies of 2007
Testing the limits of familial bonds, one nursing-home application at a time
Teen rebels rule in Larry Clark's Wassup Rockers
Enjoying pizza in several locations, including between covers
Will Schwartz and Hey Willpower want you to think about why you like pop, or, barring that, get your booty bouncin'
An epic story turns human -- and fallible -- in Oliver Stone's Alexander
Eve Ensler, back again to talk about private stuff we should all be discussing
A copyright dispute pits yoga king Bikram Choudhury against competitors and followers alike
Country Station Sushi Cafe
East Coast West Delicatessen
At local indie houses: Anti-Bush docs and, uh, "Sing-Along West Side Story"
A boy prostitute and the Beverly Hills ladies who love him
Remedial Cinema, Voodoo Organists, studs for hire, and more
Golden Nuggets and the Kitchen Sink
A local chef cooks for the U.S. snowboard Olympic team. The team wins gold, silver, and bronze. Any connection?
Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career
How Curtis Hanson brought James Ellroy's epic crime novel L.A. Confidential to the screen