Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti The Chapel Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Better than: Dining on pink slime. There is always an air of uncertainty before an Ariel Pink concert. Throughout his career the enigmatic Beverly Hills native has been known to have meltdowns on stage, throw fits at sound men, or just ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's on going with food TV. This week we review Monday, airing Monday on the Food Network. Most cable channels can't withstand scrutiny. They're good to catch a quick show like Tommy Lee Goes to College but stay too long and the bottom drops out and yo ... More >>
On the day the federal government wished HopeNet to close, the operators of San Francisco's oldest licensed and taxpaying medical marijuana dispensary prepared accordingly: They grilled hot dogs."We made about 220," said Catherine Smith, whose Ninth Street medical cannabis dispensary is one of the n ... More >>
As playgrounds go, Jose Coronado on 21st between Folsom and Shotwell streets is something of an outlier: the asphalt tennis and basketball courts are routinely re-purposed by players of bicycle polo. But other than filling that niche, the park appears suspect to the predictable urban flavors for ... More >>
Wallpaper., the thumping crunk-pop outfit led by Oakland's Ricky Reed, signed a record deal late last year with Sony Music imprint Epic, making it the latest Bay Area group to jump to a major label. Best known for last year's breakout single, "#STUPiDFACEDD" -- which was featured on MTV and watched ... More >>
Disgraced former journalist Stephen Glass has hired a high-caliber Oakland lawyer in his effort to win the right to practice law in California.Glass, who is notorious for having fabricated magazine articles in the 1990s, has hired Jon Eisenberg, known for successfully suing the U.S. government ov ... More >>
Back in September, we gave our readers a chance to interview director Judd Apatow-- the man behind the TV show Freaks and Geeks, and director of movies like Knocked Up and The Forty Year Old Virgin. Readers sent in three sample questions they would ask Apatow, and we picked the ones we liked best ... More >>
Earlier in the week, Socketsite pointed attention to 527 Howard Street -- just beneath the Bay Bridge -- where a new medical cannabis dispensary wishes to open up shop.SF Weekly visited with applicant Igor Khavin and toured the nascent Igzactly Health Solutions. Khavin will have his permit hearin ... More >>
MosesM.I.A. at last year's Outside LandsAfter New York Times writer Lynn Hirschberg called M.I.A. out on some of her bullshit in a profile published yesterday for the magazine, the spirited British rapper/songwriter/political activist took to Twitter this morning to pull some middle school reveng ... More >>
Nicole Holofcener continues to mine her life and life is complicated.
With the return of The CW's humdrum spin-off soap 90210 this week (March 9), we guilty-pleasure seekers are likely to be treated to a season of catfights, trysts, and--most importantly--new music cameos. Like its contemporaries Gossip Girl and The OC, the new 90210 has made an obvious effort ... More >>
He had no license to practice medicine in California or the United States, and no affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco, as he claimed. But 66-year-old Timothy Andersson (who also went by Dr. Tanweer Ahmad Syed) saw scores of patients in ... More >>
I went to college in L.A. and still maintain close ties there. So when I heard that there was to be a Bay Area location of Sprinkles Cupcakes, the Beverly Hills treats that several friends and many media outlets have raved about, there was no question that I'd be there on the very first day, even if ... More >>
George Michael at the HP Pavilion Review by Tamara Palmer; Photos by T2P2 June 19, 2008 Better than: Watching George Michael make the news Pop icon George Michael looks like he’s been sipping from the fountain of youth. Last night, he made his first local concert appearance in 17 years, offering ... More >>
Meet the Rosenthals: two generations of art stars in one six-story warehouse.
American Dreamz' nation of idiots lands a little close to home
This Pride & Prejudice brings fresh passion to an old love story
Domino chronicles the life of a model turned bounty hunter
We know you get your news from comedians. Now here's one of the best.
James L. Brooks serves up too much of a good thing in Spanglish
Criminal swipes its story from a far superior movie
Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols
Romance gets retarded in Pumpkin
Amelie serves up a daring, moving take on Jane Austen's best-loved heroine.
Rocker Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind dabbles in acting
At Deborah Oropallo's new show, the line between paintings and photos barely exists
What's a man to do if he doesn't want his balls hanging around? Simple: Just find someone to cut them off.
With gates and fences, private property owners are increasingly cutting off traditional paths to public lands. State law offers some recourse, but not much.
Larry Flynt's outing of powerful Republican hypocrites has the GOP fearing political ruin before the Y2K elections. An inside look at what makes Flynt's investigative team tick.
Megamillionaire Al Checchi thinks he piloted Northwest Airlines so well that you should elect him governor. Actually, he sucked in public subsidies, strong-armed unions, reneged on promises -- and still almost flew the firm into the ground.
Anna Deavere Smith delivers a heart-clutching dialogue about race in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Devil in a Blue Dress depicts the '40s antecedents of L.A.'s racial fracturing
Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art
Building a Better Body at the 28th Annual Session of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery