The Internet gives the very worst people among us the power to easily spread their awfulness around. We now hear regularly from and about people who 20 years ago would have been sitting alone, unknown, in dank apartments, surrounded by empty Funyons bags, watching pro wrestling and wondering why the ... More >>
This weekend two-time Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders will join 20,000 other women in the Nike Women's Marathon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.The race, which is the world's largest marathon, will start at Union Square and curve around the Embarcadero into the Presidio ... More >>
Scooping up votes in swing states is how Paul Ryan serves Mitt Romney best. And what better dissatisfied liberal bloc for the Republicans to court than marijuana supporters, stunned by President Obama's total betrayal?Hence the vice presidential candidate's stance in a college town in swinging Color ... More >>
San Francisco manages to land on ever so many Top-10 lists; if ever a Top-10 list was assembled of cities that crack the most Top-10 lists, it's a good bet we'd make the Top-10. Now a website called Livability.com has sent along yet another list -- the Top 10 Pet-Friendly Cities. Astoundingly, th ... More >>
Portraits of Elvis ― you know, the poorly painted specimens you see lining the plywood walls of ironic dive bars ― are cheesier than a block of Velveeta. Fittingly, Colorado Springs artist Jason Baalman has elected to fashion a lickable likeness of the King using a large pile of neon-orange ch ... More >>
Oakland's Saviours shepherd hell-bent thrash into a new era
Songwriting cheerleader Laura Veirs and her quietly beautiful Year of Meteors
Lance Armstrong, Thom Weisel, and questions about anti-doping efforts in American cycling
Why lawsuits filed by anti-abortion activists may be a blessing in disguise for the California stem cell institute
Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms
Elvira and her progeny make an evening of it. Then the progeny go wrestling.
Nurses are being trained to deal with the needs of both patients and police
A few thousand cyclists find the pain that is the Davis Double Century is all worth it
Located just blocks from downtown, the San Francisco Recreational Vehicle Park is home to tales of wonder and redemption. It will close in the fall.
Some bibliophiles hail Nicholson Baker as defender of a library under siege. His critics call him an antediluvian nutbag.