• Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Talking Torpedo Taps, Reclaimed Wood, and "Ball-Kicking Porter" With Ivan Hopkinson of Barrel Head Brewhouse

    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 >>

  • News

    July 10, 2013
  • Culture

    April 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Interview with Van Morrison

    Listen to the Lion Films The Astral Travels of Van Morrison A brilliant and mercurial singer revisits perhaps his finest hour, 40 years later By Scott Foundas "I believe I've transcended," Van Morrison repeatedly incanted toward the end of the title track from his 1968 album, Astral Weeks, duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    The Lowbrow Art Sale -- Glenn Barr, Eric Bailey & Mitch O'Connell

    Glenn Barr "The Ruiners" Glenn Barr is a favorite of mine, and one of his new prints from the masters at Pressure Printing is really exciting. No one makes them like Pressure Printing does. They take on one project and then really make it something special. This print is from a painting he had at a ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 20, 2006

    Also Playing

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    December 13, 2006

    Luminescence Dating

    A thrilling and stimulating puzzle, if you ignore some unconvincing writing

  • News

    August 11, 2004

    Love on the Run

    How a combination footrace and frat party became one of the best places in the city to hook up

  • Music

    December 17, 2003

    Soul Rebel

    Steffen Franz is quite the optimist. First he took the "slack" out of dancehall, now he's crusading to help heal the wounds of a country.

  • Film

    October 29, 2003
  • News

    October 31, 2001

    Dog Bites

    A Quiet Evening With Henry Kissinger; Not That We're Worried, But When Did You Say It Will Be Available?; They Say Your Circulation Gets Worse as You Get Older

  • News

    August 29, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    More About Moors; No Man's Land; Bleak House; Biting Commentary

  • Culture

    August 15, 2001

    Less vs. Moor

    Three strong performances can't save an Othello stripped of context

  • Film

    April 25, 2001

    Filmed on the Body 2

    Week 2 of the San Francisco International Film Festival

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    The Whole Truth

    The rise and fall of a dot-com

  • News

    July 1, 1998

    From Russia With Diamonds

    In 1995, Golden ADA Inc., a San Francisco diamond-importing firm, collapsed, unveiling an international trail of theft and betrayal that embarrassed San Francisco luminaries involved with the company. Now, newly unsealed court files show that high-level m

  • Film

    May 6, 1998
  • News

    October 15, 1997

    A Short-Order Murder

    The diner manager told the cook not to prepare the poached eggs a pretty woman had ordered. The next day, the cook shot the manager to death. They had worked together amicably for 20 years. The unanswerable why of it all will haunt family and friends fore

  • Dining

    September 11, 1996

    Savor the Day

    A world of crepes in Noe Valley

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