All that practice over the Golden Gate really paid off. The solar-powered airplane that departed from the Bay Area on Friday for its cross-country trip landed safely in Arizona where the plane and pilots are reportedly enjoying fame. So far the fuel-less flight has been a success; the plane flew c ... More >>
[Editor's note: The following post by Houston writer and ESL teacher Shea Serrano was named the best blog post of the year in the first-ever Voice Media Group music writing awards. Originally published by our sister blog at LA Weekly, It's a sidesplitting minute-by-minute account of an afternoon he ... More >>
Just in time for Christmas, a new study revealed San Francisco is the 9th most sinful city in the nation, with some 48 percent confessing to committing one of the seven deadly sins -- lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, pride, greed, sloth -- at least five times a week. And just guess what we're most gui ... More >>
Andrew Luck, former Stanford quarterback and soon-to-be NFL draft pick, is about to become a multi-millionaire this week -- and he's already started trying to protect his business.Earlier this month, he filed a cease-and-desist letter against Leaf Trading Cards, which sells a card featuring an actio ... More >>
A new survey about American cities didn't reveal anything new to us: People like San Francisco, hate Oakland, and think Portland, Ore., is insanely hip. But what did throw us for a loop is that people seem to enjoy the mind-melting heat down in Dallas, Texas just as much as they like a cold summer i ... More >>
San Francisco is one of the best places in the world to drink young wines, particularly those with attitude, from many different places. Sommeliers here are passionate and their wine lists reflect it. We don't have many older wines on lists because restaurants turn over so quickly that they don't ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
• Harvest Home Sanctuary's Toast to the Turkeys is THIS Saturday! It's not too late to come eat and drink tons, cuddle animals, and watch turkeys eat cranberries, which is totally what turkeys do best. That, and be cranky and awesome. We've got a lot in common! • So, you want to work at Goog ... More >>
Courtesy of SFPPDJames Holland Police arrested 41-year-old James Eugene Holland for allegedly stealing money from a local nonprofit that helped to house low-income residents. Holland was the Director of Property Management at the Tenderloin Housing Clinic in 2009 when he reportedly embezzle ... More >>
Well at least we have great coffeeLast week, we told you about how slutty San Franciscans are, maintaining an average of 30 partners. But apparently, we aren't just dirty-minded. According to a new travel survey, our fair city is trashy, too.San Francisco ranked No. 12 on the list of dirtiest urb ... More >>
Money CAN buy friendsNow that there is a full-fledged backlash against online coupon services, Facebook has jumped on the bandwagon. Today it launched the imaginatively titled "Deals" service in five test markets: San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas and San Diego. Sorry, snowbelt, you'll just ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled.
I heart Texas Rangers.Is Dubya coming to the World Series? Today's Examiner said it's "rumored" that George W. Bush is headed to either Games 1 or 2 in San Francisco to root for the Texas Rangers, the team which he used to partly own. (There's a good little bit of trivia to get you sports-apathet ... More >>
4505 Meats/FacebookThe 4505 Meats World Series cooler is available for Wednesday pickup at Local Mission Eatery.Those lame wagers mayors make with each other before events like the Super Bowl and World Series? Where the mayor of Dallas, say, pledges half a dozen rib racks to the mayor of New ... More >>
Dallas Morning NewsBeer-filled pretzel? More like Guinness-stuffed ravioli.Edible trends shake up San Francisco like a 7.0 on the Richter scale (pork belly, roasted marrow, and of course, figs on a plate). But offer a Texan a Little Gem salad and he won't give a frying fig. That's because in ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Old 97'sAugust 5, 2010@ Justin Herman PlazaBetter than: Other forms of advertising for Texas.Oh Rhett, oh Rhett, oh Rhett -- sweaty, suntanned, sloppy, probably sauced, and ever-so-fun even if this whole shilling-for-Texas-thing sounded off and seemed a bit awkward to us San Franciscans. Rhett Mi ... More >>
Alan May ran, but he couldn't hide in San Francisco. The 45-year-old, wanted by the U.S. Secret Service for defrauding folks of more than $7 million in an oil and gas scheme, had traveled here from Cypress, Texas and taken on multiple identities. He rented an expensive apartment and was throwing ... More >>
Michael Manos was living the same lie that he peddled across the country. But in San Francisco, the truth caught up with him.
We're happy with ourselves today...Finding a good man in San Francisco is not easy. Actually we devoted a cover story to the challenging hunt. Yet apparently finding a well-endowed man is not too hard (no pun intended). According to stats released by internet condom store Condomania, it's much ea ... More >>
Before an angry mob of Snapes and Dementors attacks my apartment with giant goblets of fire (note to mob:I do NOT live in the Castro so you should probably mosey on down to the Mission or anywhere that is again, NOT THE CASTRO) I should say I really enjoyed myself at Azkatraz, this year's Harry Pott ... More >>
The old neighborhood has really gone to hell...One of the most sobering things about being a reporter is to read the police department's wrap-up of the prior day's assaults each morning. Do it enough and you start to believe it's darn near a miracle you got home without getting stabbe ... More >>
National Archives 111-SC box 692 329507Has our beauty deserted us? And without it -- what's left? This is not pee-wee soccer. There are winners and losers in life. In the immortal words of Reese Bobby, "If you ain't first, you're last." So, we're chagrined to announce that San Francisco has been nam ... More >>
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A local chef cooks for the U.S. snowboard Olympic team. The team wins gold, silver, and bronze. Any connection?
For Baby Boomers, the Doctor Is in ... the Bathroom
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