You want to cut the cable cord, but you aren't clear on how to go about it. You aren't much of a gadget geek, you don't regularly follow tech news, and -- while you might have a Netflix account -- you might not know much about the other alternatives and how they compare: Hulu, Blockbuster, Amazon Pr ... More >>
The last thing Netflix needs right now is Carl Icahn, but there he is, his dour puss looming above Los Gatos as he buys up shares in the company and makes noises about how he thinks it should be run. The trouble is that he has no idea about how it should be run, and all he cares about is pulling in ... More >>
When I was born, MTV had already passed its eighth birthday. Now that I've dated myself, I'll make another confession: I never had cable television growing up. So I watched MTV take over the planet like someone who lived in a different dimension -- I watched music videos with my friends at th ... More >>
For a former video store giant, not such a blockbuster decade.
The Super Bowl of food? Let's hope the half-time show is betterAn unusual group of local chefs, TV food celebrities, and Boomer bands are coming together at Shoreline this Saturday for the Great American Food and Music Fest. "There'll be more deliciousness per square inch than you will find anywhere ... More >>
Mickey Rourke climbs back in the ring with The Wrestler.
Resourceful indie filmmakers are finding new ways of getting their movies into theaters. But will anybody come?
Raucous doc catches moral watchdogs with their pants down
Sega's Hedgehog goes back to the grind . . . yawn
Failure is McConaughey's perfect movie, and a pretty good one for us
Harrison Ford runs smack into a Firewall, poor guy
So some computers, disk drives, keys, and uranium have been "misplaced." Don't you still think UC should run the top-secret Los Alamos nuclear lab? Take quiz, find out.
Things we were obsessing about on March 30, 2005
"Hook" Mitchell -- the best there ever was, before he went to prison -- and the redemptive power of basketball
The new reality TV show American Candidate is as rigged as a Florida election. A recount won't help. We need a boycott.
Tremble before the giant beasts
Or, what does Miramax have against Asian films?
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
Week of January 8, 2003
Week of March 13, 2002
David Latham; closing of the St. Francis I & II
San Francisco Film and Video Arts Commission; Blockbuster Video; UC Theater; Julia Query
Our Man Flint; In Like Flint; The Ipcress File
DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds
Living on the sidewalk for a month. Sleeping with Wookiees. $300 action figures. The new Star Wars isn't just a movie. It's a force that's with us.
Forgive and Remember
Conventional wisdom nothwithstanding, chain stores and restaurants find it easy to locate and thrive in San Francisco. Tara Shioya explains why pretending otherwise is bad for the city.
Ignoring the law, the city lags in handicap access