Screw exercise, researchers have found a lazy way to improve your health: Cuddling.
That's right, nestling up next to someone -- anyone -- will not only make you feel loved, but will lower your blood pressure, your heart rate, and generally do away with all that yucky stress, according to research ... More >>
By KEVIN L. JONES
Talking to Cyril Jordan is like chatting with a VH1 documentary on rock 'n' roll: he tells a lot of stories, and many of them make you say "Holy shit!" For a music journalist, he's a dream; every other sentence is a pull-quote. It's like interviewing Keith Richards if he didn't ha ... More >>
Recently, a British friend lamented to me about the lack of places in San Francisco to get what is apparently an English staple this time of year: mulled wine. I didn't apologize for our country mostly because I never got an apology for how horrid all the food in England was when I was there -- and ... More >>
All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life.
We've been fans of Cool Culinara, the online shop that sells framed and unframed prints of vintage menus, since it opened earlier in the summer -- along with the menus, the site gives some backgroun ... More >>
Now that our hearing has returned, a good week and a half after Alice's Now & Zen festival went down on Sept. 30 in Golden Gate Park, we take this time to present the reason for that loss of hearing: tens of thousands of teenagers freaking the eff out at the performance of Ed Sheeran, the lovable gi ... More >>
Le quatorze juillet is almost here! This Saturday celebrate the country that introduced us to Escargot, taught us how to kiss, and you know, helped our budding country fight for freedom from England.
• The Commonwealth Club will host Bay Gourmet on July 13, where authors adept in French culture ... More >>
Perhaps it's happened to you. In the comfort of your own home, you switch on the television to watch a high-level soccer match being played on the other side of the world and being broadcast, live, at an ungodly local hour. Due to the darkness and your early morning stupor, it's only at halftime tha ... More >>
Dear Americans, as a British person, I feel I ought to explain a few things about the lunacy of the last four days. If you watch any sort of news whatsoever, you saw a series of increasingly bizarre things taking place in London over the weekend -- including a concert outside Buckingham Palace on Mo ... More >>
You know how people know you're gay? Because of your raging homophobia.At least that's what a new study by researchers at the University of Rochester, the University of Essex, England, and UC Santa Barbara suggests.Their paper, titled "Parental autonomy support and discrepancies between implicit and ... More >>
Let's face it: It's St. Patrick's Day this weekend. An amateur hour if there ever was one, it's a rare holiday that compels even the most mild-mannered to get absolutely hammered. While there's nothing wrong with that, here are some non-St. Paddy's options that ought to keep you busy while the city' ... More >>
It's 2006, electroclash is on its last legs, and Mezzanine is just three years settled into its locale on Jessie street. The buzzword on everyone's lips is no wave, a rediscovered genre of art music from '80s New York that plays with the form and structure of punk, disco, and hip-hop. Looking to cap ... More >>
Plaid: Never a duo to get caught in a box.
British electronic duo Plaid, made up of Ed Handley and Andy Turner, has been navigating the digital obliques of melodically askew, syncopated beats since 1991. This Friday, it will bring the music of its new album, Scintilli -- Plaid's first non-sou ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column:
Rainy Sundays in San Francisco are always lonely. No one is out and about. Normally I would relish such times, but the older I get, the more my feelings are tied to the weather. The fog and drizzle can cover the whole city and my mood like a wet wool blanket. Even t ... More >>
Here's another weird thing that went through my mind. With a little detective work, I figured out the break-in had happened about an hour earlier. I immediately tried to remember where I had been during that time, and what I was doing -- and, gentle reader, I was of course at a bar, for happy hou ... More >>
Jesse Friedman/Beer and NoshAmerican barleywine daddy Fritz Maytag, at the Anchor Brewery he once owned.What began more than three decades ago as a small-batch specialty beer made by a local beer hero has grown thunderously into perhaps the most cult-acclaimed craft beer style in America: the ... More >>
Deirdre O'CallaghanThat's Nick on the left, with fangs put away for the moment.Confession: We, like many others, are terrified of Nick Cave. As excited as one would be to interview the demon prince of Australian rock ahead of tonight's Grinderman show at the Warfield, we also ran into considerabl ... More >>