The cultural experts of San Francisco have finally made it possible for you to be something like Breaking Bad's Walter White, without having to go to all that trouble of cooking up pure meth. Goorin Bros., the San Francisco-based hat makers, has big plans to produce a limited set up Heisenberg hat ... More >>
Dawn Richard's Goldenheart album is the sound of freedom, of a singer-songwriter unfettered by the binds of the pop music machine. Released in January, Goldenheart quickly topped the iTunes R&B chart and opened up a wide new fan base for the New Orleans-born singer best known for being one-fifth of ... More >>
The Rival MobNever HealedLiesFriday, March 8, 20131-2-3-4 Go! Records, OaklandBetter than: Everything. (Mob Rules All)Brendan Radigan, the charismatic frontman of the Rival Mob, took the stage, picked up the mic, and delivered one of the most passionate political speeches in the history of hardcore. ... More >>
Our year-end listmaking continues with a look at the heavier side of things. Featuring venerable greats as well as brand-new bands -- and even some freaks in heavy costume -- here are our picks for the 10 best local metal albums of 2012: High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis [E1] Convoluted as the prem ... More >>
Yes, the Warped Tour still exists. Maybe you think it's largely for kids with dyed-black hair, studded belts, shredded Vans, and a taste for anthemic three-chord mall-rock. And maybe you're right. But has the Warped Tour really gotten soft? We weren't sure, so we took a reading of the festival's pun ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Cupcake Wars, an hour-long show about one thing, over and over, until death comes, Sundays at 8 p.m. on the Food Network. Cupcake Wars has been on the air just two years, but they're already finishing up their fif ... More >>
With WonderCon temporarily relocating to Anaheim in 2012 due to the Moscone remodel, Bay Area comics creators, publishers, and fans despaired of going without a major con in the region during the coming year. But Image Comics has come to the rescue. The Berkeley-based publisher of The Walking Dead, ... More >>
Starting in 1991, Evan Dorkin's characters, Milk and Cheese, were an extension of the punk ethos into the grunge era and became a cult expression of furious, hilarious rage. "Dairy Products Gone Bad!" we are warned each time we read a Milk and Cheese comic. And indeed they are, in the best of ways. ... More >>
Pow! Biff! Litigate! In the Marvel Universe of Stan Lee, disputes are settled by aerial battles above the city, hurling large objects at one another, and, of course, mutant vs. mutant combat. Then again, in Lee's imaginary realm massive doses of gamma radiation cause you to become The Incredible ... More >>
For a former video store giant, not such a blockbuster decade.
Wallpaper.s Eric Frederic is an unstoppable viral music producer. But can the incessant songwriting, video blogging, and booty tweeting make him a star?
Comic-Con is over and while some of us are content to weep silently into our Twilight Watchmen pillows, still others look back over the past weekend and think to themselves, "If only I could re-live the beauty and majesty of Comic-Con by reading some sort of interview with DC wunderkind/Blackest ... More >>
San Diego's Comic-Con has easily become the pop culture lodestar of this generation and 2009's panel line up will not disappoint the nerd pilgrims who've made the long journey to Southern California's geek mecca. Below you'll find our list of 10 panels that should not be missed by any self-respectin ... More >>
The Force is weak with the long-delayed Fanboys.
Bruce Campbell on cult stardom and being his own director.
Punisher: War Zone kicks ass. And then it kicks some more ass.
Big Red returns in a mindless, revved-up Hellboy sequel.
Crime may not pay, but the movie is Perfecto
The new Ferry Building hosts the Farmers' Market