Even San Francisco natives like me are sometimes alarmed by the pressure applied to denizens of this city to publicly acknowledge that we live in the best place on earth. That being said, we certainly do have access to the best of things here: The best intoxicants, stimulants, and ingredients; th ... More >>
BravoTVTop Chef's boys' club...We are still in it, and the real season finale for Top Chef: All-Stars is still not even upon us. Let the torture stop and the recap begin! Last night's Quickfire Challenge was the Quickfire of all Quickfires. The cheftestants each got to assign a Top Chef Quic ... More >>
Turkinator/FlickrLast night's episode of Top Chef: All-Stars marked the end of the New York challenges. Why not leave New York the same way so many came in? We're talking Ellis Island. For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to make a dish from ingredients in a ferry's snack bar. Ti ... More >>
How a wannabe banking magnate from S.F. built an empire on deception.
Angel Island's bad old days...Angel Island -- The Ellis Island of the west, only with lots more overt anti-Asian racism and forced detentions -- will be celebrating a birthday this weekend. The 100th anniversary of the Angel Island Immigration Station will be marked by a star-studded poetry readi ... More >>
Try San Francisco-brand medical marijuana!Coming on the heels of Tom Ammiano's marijuana legalization bill in the Assembly, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's Tuesday proposal that San Francisco jump into the medical pot dispensary game was a bonanza for media types and marijuana nay-sayers: Everyone got t ... More >>
Tom McCarthy's preachy liberal guilt dwarfs any good intentions.
Will Smith helps others find love, though probably not with this movie
Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: the post-9/11 comedy
Bringing to life Faith Ringgold's patchwork quilts showing the journey of African slaves to America
Culture Clash makes fun of everyone equally -- and well
As the dog wars heat up, desperate times call for desperate measures -- perhaps a mandatory test for off-leash pets?