Walking into Barrel Head Brewhouse on a weekday afternoon is like walking into a circus arena -- it's slightly chaotic and you don't quite know what to look at first. The enormous torpedo tap behind the bar? (More on that soon.) The mammoth, live-edged community table running along the front window? ... More >>
Taking cash from a mob-connected pot dealer in exchange for favors is crooked. Taking cash from an undercover FBI agent posing as the mob in exchange for favors -- and then not following through with those favors -- is something else entirely. Something only Sen. Leland Yee would do. That appear ... More >>
Rifle through the pages of any alt weekly and you might get the illusion that marijuana is a growth industry, in both the business and the botanical sense. You might also notice a particularly vexing problem. Or, at the very least, an old, fusty business model that seems anathema to the subject at ... More >>
The Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, the Dirty Projectors, Vintage Trouble and more Friday, May 10, 2013 Bottle Rock Napa Valley Better than: Bob's Hot Rods cover band, Craig Chaquico, or other music you'd typically hear at a winery. Ostensibly the four-day event that too ... More >>
By WHITNEY PHANEUF Tennis Wild Belle Monday, April 30, 2012 The Independent Better than: Getting roofied With lingering sunlight, fresh daffodils, and Cadbury Creme Eggs on sale, it's officially springtime -- and everywhere I look, I find couples holding hands, making out on park benches, softly ... More >>
Google Ashley WyrickBehold the power of the first name. Oprah, Ellen, make room for Anderson. Anderson Cooper, host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, kicked off his daytime talk show career this week. His clout landed him a high-profile, full-hour interview on Monday on his New York set with Amy Wi ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
It takes more than a green suit and a buzz to make you Irish...Bridget McManus' sister-in-law is in town from Ireland this week. And, as you can imagine, today is a momentous day for an Irish visitor. Naturally, she went to church first thing in the morning. After all -- it is St. Patrick's Day. ... More >>
Wham City kingpin's fantastic electronic fireworks show
Katy St. Clair has a big, fat Greek encounter at the Silver Crest
Why mixed martial arts -- a bloody blend of disciplines often called ultimate fighting -- may replace boxing as America's mayhem of choice
Annalakshmi brings karmic dining to San Francisco; a convenience store groupie attends the "University of 7-Eleven."
Jesse Kipp's job in the emerging field of commercial ethnography could make you the star of your very own advertisement
A newly minted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame offers an occasion to look back on the career of Journey. That's right, Journey.
Frank Chu: the man, the myth, the "Experience."
Older, wiser, and a little less drunk, Sammy Hagar and Van Halen trudge on
They're San Francisco's hottest garage band -- in Los Angeles, anyway. Will their hometown give them the respect they deserve?
Lamenting Joanna Newsom and crying over Kris Kristofferson at SXSW
Don't hate me because I'm corporate
In which we tour the Jelly Belly factory and gag on the Harry Potter flavors
S.F. not a good place for girls to dress up? Dog Bites will see about that.
The Mission's stories come alive in this clever but distracting puzzle of a play
Before you succumb to nostalgia about a simpler, humbler baseball time, heed the lesson of Vacaville
Culture Clash makes fun of everyone equally -- and well
Todd Costanza's songwriting steers Granfaloon Bus in unusual directions
Mitchell Froom provided the sonic boom behind some of the '90s' best records
Dead guys, psychedelic pop, and no sober opinions at South by Southwest 1998
In The Probe, Aaron Muentz writes about sex, booze, and rock 'n' roll -- in that order
Sculptor Brian Goggin throws art out the window
A smack addict tries to become an overnight success
Connecting the unidentified dead with their relatives is no easy task -- especially when John Doe has 25 aliases
The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es
SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995
The effort of one small town to remain untouched by time has bred enmity and disaffection as surely as it has produced anything else