Sorry, but we found the scavenger hunt/nerd labyrinth/Fibonacci sequence or whatever it was that would reveal news about the much-anticipated new Boards of Canada album too tedious to follow. Details of the Scottish electronic duo's first record in eight years arrived online today in a much less ard ... More >>
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As expected, hundreds of pissed-off Richmond residents flooded a Town Hall meeting last night where they were reportedly more raging than the black plumes of toxic smoke that blanketed the community Monday night. Residents have every right to be furious, and Chevron officials will be the first to ad ... More >>
The good news is the Chevron fire is out and the order for East Bay folks to remain indoors has been lifted. The bad news is, there's a good chance gasoline prices are probably going to make us gag today.Chevron's 240,000-barrel-a-day refinery has reportedly closed down production units after the fi ... More >>
This week it was revealed that the world's largest penis and the nebbishy, 41-year-old man it's attached to visited our fair city. In the ostensibly newsworthy portion of this development, he was asked by airport security personnel if he had the world's largest penis in his pocket or was just happy ... More >>
Los Angeles rocker Hanni El Khatib comes off like a badass. Car crashes adorn his release covers, his songs are inspired by '50s blues and '60s garage, and in at least one tune ("You Rascal You," a cover), the song's narrator stalks an adulterer with murderous intent. Khatib's image -- that of a my ... More >>
W. Blake GrayYuet Lee's shrimp with scrambled egg rice plate, $6.50Rice Plate Journal is a yearlong project to canvas Chinatown, block by block, discovering the good, the bad, and the hopelessly mediocre. Maximum entrée price: $10. (Thanks to Caroline Chen for additional reporting.) Anyone unfa ... More >>
By Francisco BarradasLloyd Fishback, right, has been getting attention in San Francisco for awhile. Lloyd Fishback is a must-see San Francisco tourist attraction that's as impressive as Coit Tower -- just much more phallic. On many afternoons, Fishback will strip down to nothing but a cock ring a ... More >>
No Shaven-legged, 2-percent-body-fat Europeans allowed!For the first time in 10 years, the international professional bicycle-racing circuit will bypass San Francisco, while today's stage three of America's biggest cycling event, the Tour of California, is skipping the city with a jaunt from Aubu ... More >>
Jesse Vasquez photographyDead Western plays Kitsch Gallery's Evening with Friends this Friday Stuffed, satiated and sleepy: Now that the first of many major holidays meals is over, it's time to whip yourself back into shape with some active moshing or thunderous booty shaking. Here's our list of ... More >>
Can you answer Question No. 1? It's Chris Daly's world and the rest of us are just paying rent (you think we can buy in San Francisco?) It was another fabulous week in the city -- or did you black out and miss it, Muni-style? Let's see if you were paying attention: 1. Supervisor Chris Daly, cha ... More >>
Ah, askmen.com. The Web site that boasts articles in their Dating and Sex section like "Why Being Nice Doesn't Work & More" and "Popping the Question to Her Father" (because everyone knows women are just chattel that get shuffled from Daddy to hubby!) Making fun of a Web site so unapologetically ... More >>
Rest assured, whatever tinkering the Gatorade folks have done, they haven't altered the familiar piss colorA long time ago, in a county far, far away -- well, Alameda -- your humble narrator read the entire Associated Press style guide in one sitting. I laughed out loud once and only once -- at the ... More >>
By John Geluardi San Franciscans donned their hats and spats last night to honor the anniversary of John’s Grill, which has been serving up steaks, martinis and literary intrigue for 100 years. Outside the restaurant a jazz band played period tunes while San Franciso’s A-listers arrived t ... More >>
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