I'm not about to pretend that I know how to solve the economic dilemma that the news business finds itself in. I've been studying the matter, and writing about it off and on, for 16 years, and, like everyone, I really don't know. Maybe it will be nonprofits. Maybe paywalls. Maybe micropayments wi ... More >>
The WinkleviiReaders, we have never met Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The pair come off as douche-bags -- albeit somewhat righteously angered douche-bags -- in The Social Network, the 2010 movie that offered a very liberally construed version of Facebook's foundation myth. But was there any truth ... More >>
Like MySpace, the rebellious Vercingetorix eventually surrendered to CaesarIn the latest piece of tech trivia to emerge in a technologically trivial week, MySpace CEO Mike Jones announced today that his ailing social network will now allow its users to import a wide range of information from thei ... More >>
Bro-on-bro icing is the meme du jour. What started out as a fratboy prank in South Carolina has been picked up by Wall Street traders, A-list bloggers, San Francisco hiptards, and Fortune magazine, all within the space of two weeks. Apparently, the appeal of forcing your friends to down a 24-ounc ... More >>
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide
Is this what you get when a rapacious American capitalist takes U.S. bike racing for a spin?
Meet Donald Fisher, the private billionaire with unprecedented sway over ordinary San Franciscans' lives
Leaders should ignore the temptation to over-regulate energy policy and let competition reign
Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron
The new reality TV show American Candidate is as rigged as a Florida election. A recount won't help. We need a boycott.
What a 62-year-old man can teach shellshocked dot-commers as he sails from Osaka to San Francisco. Alone. Again.
"Walker Evans" opens at SFMOMA
Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.
Hometown thieves we'll tolerate, but not southern sexists
Everyone loves the 49ers. But even love has its limits. Are taxpayers willing to subsidize millionaire owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.'s dreams of a new stadium when economists say it's a bad deal