I spent some time last week researching the history of the chicken wing and sports fans for this week's full review on Wing Wings in the Lower Haight, purveyor of lightly fried wings in all manner of delicious sauces. Of course I started with Calvin Trillin's seminal New Yorker piece from 1980, "An ... More >>
Caveman's first Outside Lands set -- Sunday, 2:50 p.m. at the Panhandle stage -- has arguably been inevitable. Sure, maybe it hasn't always felt that way for the band. Last year, the members of Caveman sweated out festival favorite status at CMJ 2011. They put the time and effort in to self-release ... More >>
A flock of United Airlines pilots will stand post at the doors of San Francisco International Airport this weekend, but not to greet frequent flyers or to help you with your carry-on. They will be there to rail on the airlines, like every other frustrated flyer. Pilots have been in contract negoti ... More >>
Bad dog! Homophobic! The Week in GayDid you miss me? I spent the last week in Buffalo, N.Y., visiting family and NOT getting groped by anyone at any of the four airports I visited. Granted, I had to pass inspection at only two of the four airports, but I kept an open mind about being fondled and ... More >>
The developments in the ongoing saga that is Don't Ask Don't Tell - the ban on gays in the military - occurred faster than the depletion of Meg Whitman's bank balance this week.On Monday, Judge Virginia Philips heard from both sides on her decision from a week ago that DADT was unconstitutional ... More >>
Kevin Y./YelpOkay, so we do have an Olive Garden out near S.F. State.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Yesterday at LA Weekly's Squid Ink, SFoodie's sister food blog with the WTF name, editor Amy Scattergood passed along a list from Nation's Restaurant News of America's 15 favorite casual- ... More >>
Michael Manos was living the same lie that he peddled across the country. But in San Francisco, the truth caught up with him.
Weather Underground leaders claimed their bombings were devised to avoid bloodshed. But FBI agents suspect the radical '70s group killed an S.F. cop in the name of revolution.
Justin PageRon 'Mad Stork' DellumsIn less than three hours time, a stingy baker's dozen of American mayors -- that'd be 11 -- begin an odyssey toward what could be the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat ... to an unnamed office worker. Yes, it's the Yahoo Fantasy Football Mayoral showdown w ... More >>
Photo by Rick via Flickr Creative CommonsBuffalo WingsBar food is designed to keep you thirsty as you toss 'em back. Fatty, often crunchy, and above all salty, bar food is so popular there's even a new L.A. gastropub simply called Bar Food. We've culled the nine best from across the country, from ... More >>
There'll be plenty for both foodies and music lovers to enjoy at the Great American Food and Music Fest, a one-day event running from noon to 10 p.m. on June 13 at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View.Chef and Food Network star Bobby Flay is the host, and will demonstrate his famed grilling te ... More >>
File this Florida songwriting duo under: I'll Have a Double Shot of Whatever They're Having. I mean when was the last time you had so many songs about chickens at your fingertips? Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan were born to duet together--legend has it they popped out of their mammas in the same Bu ... More >>
Like many apparently self-centered San Franciscans, I was spurred into picking up a copy of this month's Atlantic Monthly off the newsstand when I saw its cover: An overhead shot of the city with the headline: "The Suburbs Lose, The Sun Belt Fades, San Francisco Wins: How the Crash Will Reshape Amer ... More >>
Your favorite albino Muslim rapper from the Midwest brings the undisputed truth to Slim's on March 12. Enjoy an evening of soulful beats and introspective verses. And an appearance from Project Blowed's Abstract Rude to boot. Click "More" for, well, more. -- ASD Staff Report
San Francisco's very own doom metal rockers OM have announced a US tour with Chicago's The Lichens. OM released the album Pilgrimage last year which was a detour from their usual straight ahead metal drone and instead offered something more varied, less predictable and more comprehensive. These guys ... More >>
Those crazy New York avant/experimental rockers The Liars have just announced a US tour with up and comers No Age ; another recent group to fall into the press swell of hype that has bombarded the LA "Smell Scene". If The Liars live shows are anywhere near as good as their records this should be re ... More >>
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times From the PR: Member papers of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) this week are providing links on their websites that direct their readers to the many places on the Internet where the home address of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpai ... More >>
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
A nonprofit school known by the acronym SOUL is working to undermine The System with The System's own money. But does SOUL teach anti-capitalist subversion -- or how to sell out?
Tony Fitzpatrick, an S.F.-based engineer and world-renowned authority on tall buildings, says the most reasonable response to the World Trade Center disaster is also one of the simplest: improved fire codes for skyscrapers
The poetry of Robert Creeley