As San Franciscans, we reserve the right to complain that a huge, free spectacle held in our honor is a drag. It's in the city charter, somewhere. But not all huge free spectacles are created equally. And, as folks who don't live in this city are fond of saying, "freedom isn't free." So, it's worth ... More >>
If you're as nutty about your dog as you are about Star Wars, then keep reading. On Saturday, Aug, 31, Petco is hosting what might be the zaniest event of the year, where you and your pet can chill with Darth Vader and Princess Leia while admiring the upcoming Star Wars pet fan collection. Final ... More >>
By RYAN RITCHIE This Saturday is May 4, also known as Star Wars Day, since "May fourth" sounds very similar to "may the force," as in, "may the force be with you." This holiday allows fans to wear non-ironic Han Solo T-shirts in public without feeling like middle-aged schlubs. Star Wars Day is supe ... More >>
A magazine that you sometimes see in the waiting rooms of tire stores, Rolling Stone remains tirelessly dedicated to reporting on its own place in the history of the teensy sliver of music that its publisher enjoys. To that end, the august rag is forever publishing important lists ranking the best m ... More >>
Update: The sale of the Guardian to the SF News Company LLC, which owns the Examiner, was made much closer to official this afternoon. Publishers Bruce Bruggman and Jean Dibble have retired, and Tim Redmond, the paper's executive editor, is now its publisher, too. In a message to its readers, T ... More >>
Jamie Soja"Weird" Al Yankovic at the Fox Theater on Sunday. "Weird Al" Yankovic Nov. 6, 2011 Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: Being a nerd in high school. First, "Weird Al" Yankovic turned Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" into a pop-skewering polka. Then, he ribbed Taylor Swift with a song called ... More >>
Alex HochmanFrom left: Hamantaschen from House of Bagels, Cinderella Bakery, and Noe Valley Bakery, traditionally eaten at Purim, which starts Saturday at sundown.Purim isn't exactly a well-known Jewish holiday, so for the goyim, we offer a quick recap with Star Wars references to make it eas ... More >>
Ladies, gentlemen, and heathens, it is Motorhead week here in San Francisco.It is Motorhead week because the trio itself (consisting, as it long has, of bassist/singer Lemmy Kilmister and a rotating set of guitarists and drummers), is playing the Warfield tomorrow night. This is a chance to see o ... More >>
Jeff Adachi -- up against the wall? Melissa Griffin has gotten a hold of a letter from Jeff Adachi to the Board of Supervisors in which the public defender insinuates he's ready to try something different and file a lawsuit -- against the city. Here's the back story: Adachi has become the Darth V ... More >>
FOX bloviator Bill O'Reilly seems to have the same attitude toward San Francisco that 20th-century Germans had toward France: Loves the place, but just can't stand all the damn people who live there. So it was interesting to watch O'Reilly going on about San Francisco this weekend, claiming to ad ... More >>
Paula Canny says her client Greg Anderson will be seen but not heard once againTrainer's lawyer labels him "The male Susan McDougal," means it in a good way. Greg Anderson's court appearances have become as predictable as his former employer Barry Bonds' plate appearances with runners on secon ... More >>
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Living on the sidewalk for a month. Sleeping with Wookiees. $300 action figures. The new Star Wars isn't just a movie. It's a force that's with us.