Listen to this while high: John Cale's Extra Playful EPBehind the buzz: Seeing John Cale's first new release in over a half decade casually racked at Amoeba Music last weekend was a pleasant shock, and the title itself imparts a nice little thrill of suspense at what the fabulously playful art ... More >>
If there were just an app to stop THIS.There's hardly a more unnecessary death than being run over by a busy driver texting "Where u at?" to a friend.That's why a construction debris hauler in Concord has created an app that lets parents or employers disable their kid's and workers' ability to te ... More >>
Don't trust the man with a Bluetooth.Police are hot on a case that has all the elements of a compelling caper. He has a distinctive name, a bizarre M.O., and a Keyser Soze-like quirk: He walks off with women's purse -- pigeon-toed.Police are calling him the "Bluetooth Bandit," naturally because h ... More >>
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of MedicineJello Biafra, the former high-pitched voice of the Dead Kennedys, isn't known for holding his tongue. Whether he's helming a punk rock band, running his Alternative Tentacles label, or even just speaking onstage, the guy always has something - ... More >>
Michael Procopio's hotly debated piece on restaurant patrons' "breaches of dining behavior" got us thinking about pet peeves among San Francisco's drink slingers. To find out, I queried some of the city's best bartenders about what drives them crazy, expecting to hear stories of alcohol-fueled stupi ... More >>
Even if we don't know what will actually happen at Apple's big music announcement next week, we know what we want to happen. The iTunes/iPod combination has long been the standard apparatus for music fans, but as much as we love it, there are things we hate about it, too -- and things we wish it ... More >>
At least on DVD. But thanks to all the pirated discs, the iconic Vietnamese- language variety show might be facing its final curtain.
An investor finds that he has been swindled, and that the schemer was aided by a mortgage industry lacking oversight.
Is it possible to be more irresponsible than texting your underaged mistress to score you some drugs while driving a Corvair with infants and kittens wandering in the backseat? While this sort of behavior might make the Examiner blotter, there's no way for the San Francisco Police Department to tabu ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs “The Oakland office” of the Barack Obama campaign, “is not Oakland,” one of the campaign field managers told me. “But the San Francisco office, it’s San Francisco.” Part of what he meant is that the Oakland Office, the first campaign office Obama set up in Califor ... More >>
Yet more allegations of racism and mismanagement reveal smoldering tensions within the Fire Department