Pick that damn arugula , intern!The Bay Citizen, the nonprofit news organization launched with much fanfare May 26 by local investment banker Warren Hellman, has earned ample flack for its offer to pay $25 per story to local bloggers.But we learned today from the online newspaper that some employ ... More >>
Lauren DukoffDevendra Banhart was holed up in the bohemian beach town of Bolinas for the summer, making his next record with Paul Butler of Band Of Bees (now just called The Bees).They took up residence in a private home and set to work on What Will We Be, an album that includes producer Noah Geo ... More >>
Cobalt123/FlickrGruesome thought, isn't it?It's that delicious moment when San Francisco summer starts for real. Who can think about Thanksgiving, with its scramble for pies, its making-nice-with-your-brother-the-Christian, its turkey, for chrissake. But this is the very moment to start thin ... More >>
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge, exit Highway 1/Shoreline Highway, and head north. Don't forget to pack a book.
Peko-Peko's kakuni, made with pork from Marin Sun FarmsEven in this town, many of us know Japanese food as monster maki, fast-food ramen, and greasy tonkatsu cutlets. Sylvan Brackett wants to change that. The former assistant to Alice Waters is making bento boxes combining authentic Japanese techniq ... More >>
Jennifer SauerChef Jeremy FoxThe James Beard Awards (popularly known as the Oscars of the food world) will be awarded Monday, May 4. This year all five chefs nominated for the category of Best Chef: Pacific - an area that covers California and Hawaii -- come from the Bay Area: Jeremy Fox of Ubuntu i ... More >>
ChrisBuck.com Freak Out: Devendra BanhartGreen Day isn't the only top-shelf artist doing a mini-tour of multiple Bay Area locales; freak-folk avatar Devendra Banhart--who has reportedly been holed up in Bolinas recording his new album--pops into the Independent on Tuesday and Yoshi's o ... More >>
One of the more renowned institutions of Bay Area journalism is to be found slightly more than hour's drive north of San Francisco, in the coastal cow town of Point Reyes Station. It's there that The Point Reyes Light has for decades brought the roughly 14,000 residents of West Marin's sprawling ran ... More >>
By Meredith BrodyIt's that time of the year again, the time we make lists of the best movies, books, meals of the past twelve months - even though, in this Annus pretty much Horribilis, to quote Queen Elizabeth for pretty much the first time in my life, you might not be so much in the mood for looki ... More >>
Gas prices be damned: I'll take about any excuse to get in the car and do a little road trip -- whether that's down the coast or just across the Bay. Add music to that destination and it's all the better. A couple of the more intimate-sized festivals and one-off events have made announcements in rec ... More >>
“If you’re willing/ To die a little/ You’ll hear my song.” Penelope Houston’s lyrics are weeeeird! I love them. Her show on Wednesday was a love fest, and she looked killer as usual. But my pet peeve was in full effect: Bad sound. I know from drunkenly pestering sound engineers at practica ... More >>
After years of self-sacrifice, legendary newspaper editor Dave Mitchell sells his beloved Point Reyes Light
Damn good surfing, 20 minutes from home. Or less.
If Brightblack weren't a trio of big, lovable hippies, it'd probably be huge by now
Accident and surprise in the work of Arthur Okamura
The freshest and most unusual fish is the draw at the eccentric Midori Mushi
Our new critic returns to the city that nourished her
A course that explains how to celebrate and dispose of a dead loved one at home seems creepy. And then interesting. And then as natural as death itself.
Major anti-war groups change strategy, hoping to win over mainstream voters the Bush administration can't ignore
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Virgil Shaw and Yuji Oniki inject new life into the singer/songwriter genre by writing about places they've been
The poetry of Robert Creeley
Using detailed instructions from Orson Welles, film editor and sound designer Walter Murch has remade "the best B-movie ever" -- Welles' Touch of Evil
How Susie Tompkins Buell built, wrecked, and sued San Francisco's legendary Esprit de Corp. clothing company, and why she still gets to sit next to President Clinton
The effort of one small town to remain untouched by time has bred enmity and disaffection as surely as it has produced anything else
Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?
A trio of solo performances shows the degree to which performers can hit -- or miss