It was a move that went down easier than a Dr Pepper on a hot summer's day: Supervisor Scott Wiener packaged an alarmingly thorough press release announcing his proposal to levy a tax upon sugary beverages with a big writeup in the Chronicle. Whether San Francisco voters will slurp up a measur ... More >>
Adam Gasner turned me on to the Big Gulp. As high school freshmen, our sad idea of adventure was to cut class leave school a little early and take the K streetcar down Ocean Avenue to the 7-11. There, Adam introduced me to a "like 80 oz." cup that I gleefully filled with Dr. Pepper. Though the cup ... 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 >>
Coming soon to your dad's new car.Is it greed? Does he need the money? Or does Dr. Dre really not know that the world would much rather receive Detox -- the album he's been promising us since 2004 -- than his endorsement of the speakers in luxurious new Chrysler sedans?For those of you new to Dre ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanSnapdragon's black sesame toffee, $5 for 4 ounces. Hway-ling Hsu wasn't trained as a pastry chef, so when she started making brittle last fall, she researched it the way most of us do: She downloaded a bunch of recipes off the Internet, then watched YouTube demos to learn the me ... More >>
eszsara/FlickrFood crafters, this is your Woodstock.Our favorite morsel from the Web. A month before Eat Real takes over Jack London Square like some county fair in a parallel universe, where corn dogs taste like Mangalitsas and kombucha refreshes like Dr. Pepper, organizer Anya Fernald has ... More >>
Fuckthatband.comSometimes at a show you have a feeling -- a hunch, a gut instinct, a fucking prejudice -- and the feeling is right. "This show is going to suck," you think, when some greasy waif takes the stage wearing rhinestone-studded shades and a turquoise-sequined cumberbund, then yanks a po ... More >>
Our favorite morsel from the food blogs. Don't get the soup: Andrew Simmons lays out a salad bar of office lunch reminiscences on Bay Area Bites, from the passively meh deli sandwich to the actively depressingly slices of dull pizza he scored at an indifferent place downtown. Soup? It can be ... More >>
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