Forrest Gump

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Man Finishes 700-Mile Jog Across California

    Over the weekend, while you were sleeping in and then napping on the beach, Richard Nares was finishing his not-so-moderate jog across the state of California, Forrest Gump-style. Need we remind you, Nares is the 59-year-old SoCal man who decided to run 700 miles -- from San Francisco to San Diego ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The 2013 Grammy Awards: Few Surprises Despite Lots of Fun.

    The Grammy Awards are dull and insipid every year, but at least for the last two years the Recording Academy managed a few surprises: In 2011, Arcade Fire won Album of the Year, providing a climactic reality-check for thousands of indie partisans; in 2012, the awards attempted to both grapple with t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 12, 2012
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    July 17, 2012

    Live Review, 7/16/12: Frank Ocean Meets a Sea of Support at the Regency Ballroom

    Frank Ocean July 16, 2012 Regency Ballroom Better than: Streaming Channel Orange Last night, it felt like the most natural move in the world to hear Frank Ocean sing, "You run my mind, boy . . . Running on my mind, boy." It was in a new song called "Forrest Gump," part of a sonic concept that cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Frank Ocean: The Only Band That Matters

    Frank Ocean. Even his name sounds like it was dreamed up, because it was. Ocean is 2012's Clash, its Radiohead, its -- if you insist -- Animal Collective. From his no-name-on-the-cover mystique to the 10-minute opus, pre-career record company troubles and a grassroots indie following, he's an altern ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2012

    The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

    ​ People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all, in case you didn't know...

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Non-Gross Raw Food Classes, Vegan Deep-Dish in Alameda, and Vegan Bodybuilders!

    ​• Vegan bodybuilders featured in the New York Times. They're huge and scary and fairly-awesome. Proof that you can get yoked without the yolks. HA! Also, where's my article? I'm proof that you can get hella chubs and adorable without animal protein. WHERE'S MY PARADE, HUH? Oh well, at least I'v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Environmental Fanatic Runs from South America to Alaska ... Barefoot

    Considering some of the insane stories we read in the news these days -- like "Kerry Campbell" saying she gave her 8-year-old daughter Botox -- Henry Sanchez's tale about running barefoot from Argentina to Alaska isn't that hard to believe.  But we still think he's craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Home-Brewed Beer of the Month Club Avoids the Law

    BrewlabYou get a mismatched six-pack of home-brews from the beer CSA.​CSA boxes are like Forrest Gump's box of chocolates: You never know what kind of local, sustainably farmed, organic, heirloom tomato you're gonna get. Sign up for the Brewlab club, however, and one thing's for sure: Your mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    S.F Businessman to Swim for 60 Hours Nonstop -- For No Reason

    chlorine on the brain​To the non-athlete, even a five-mile run or swim seems crazy. But here is a guy who can make even ultra marathoners look sane. Jamie Patrick, a die-hard swimmer and owner of Patrick & Co. in San Francisco, is planning to swim 240 miles nonstop across the Sacramento River ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Buffalo Springfield Announces Tour, Fox Theater Oakland Dates

    So does this kill our Outside Lands prediction? Buffalo Springfield, the seminal California folk-rock band that helped launched the careers of Neil Young and Steven Stills, plans to tour this summer, after a one-off reunion show last fall at Young's Bridge School Benefit here in the Bay Area. For th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Men Walking Across United States Pass Through San Francisco

    Will these four men become as famous as Forrest?​Four magicians have set out to walk nearly 3,000 miles across the United States -- from San Francisco to New York City. And their reasoning is not much different from Forrest Gump's: Because they felt like it.SF Weekly spoke to the crew via phone on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Bridge School Benefit 2010: Buffalo Springfield, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse, More

    Buffalo Springfield​LiveNation today announced the lineup for this year's Bridge School Benefit -- Neil Young's annual show for the school he helped found for his son -- and, well, wow: In addition to the regulars, the classic '60s outfit Buffalo Springfield is reuniting for the show, minus t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Youngbloods -- Who Sang that Song, You Know It -- Sued for Millions

    It ain't the checkered jacket that got The Youngbloods sued...​The 1960s-era rock group that sang one of the all-time odes to love, reconciliation, and collaborative methods of diffusing disputes has, naturally enough, become enmeshed in a nasty, multi-million-dollar lawsuit with its former re ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Sarah Palin-Related Story Pitch a Top Contender For Worst E-Mail of All-Time

    ​As we've noted before, when your e-mail has the name of a newspaper in it, you get a lot of desperate missives. You'd be amazed at what communications professionals think you the reader are dying to know about; my favorite example is still the guy pitching a story about his stars-and-stripes embl ... More >>

  • Film

    November 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Save the Date: Next Weekend's Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Promises to Give Squash Its Due

    SFAntii/FlickrPumpkins are like chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.​If the shrimp-infatuated Bubba from Forrest Gump had grown up, not in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, but in Half Moon Bay, California, he might have extolled the virtues of a different food to his new buddy Forrest. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Lawsuit Cocktail: Costco Sued For Allegedly Skimping on Shrimp

    Retail giant Costco -- the big box store that stoked America's Brobdingnagian appetite for eight-packs of cereal, 40-unit boxes of AA batteries, and mayonnaise jars the size of R2-D2 -- is being sued. The charge: Shorting its shrimp. A class action suit filed in New York City accuses Costco of syste ... More >>

  • Film

    December 24, 2008

    Old Man Pitt

    The curious case of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

  • Film

    August 13, 2008

    Apocalypse Whatever

    Ben Stiller's Hollywood sendup lacks firepower.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 28, 2008
  • News

    September 6, 2006

    Writing His Future

    Vulcan, the erstwhile king of spray can art, wants to leave the streets behind without losing his soul

  • Film

    July 19, 2006

    Unreal Estate

    Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House

  • Music

    July 12, 2006

    Awol One 2MEX and Life Rexall

    The War of Art ... Are $martyr

  • Home Entertainment

    July 5, 2006

    Pong 360

    Like the real thing, Table Tennis shouldn't be played alone.

  • Home Entertainment

    May 31, 2006

    Jesus Wept

    Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?

  • Film

    December 21, 2005

    Tragedy Re-Revisited

    Spielberg's Munich rehashes a tale we've heard before

  • Film

    June 16, 2004

    Playing on Fear

    Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: the post-9/11 comedy

  • Culture

    March 24, 2004

    No More Wussies

    Or, why Tom Hanks isn't Steve Guttenberg

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2003

    A Fitting Send-Off

    Painter Gordon Onslow Ford: the "Forrest Gump" of the art world

  • Culture

    November 26, 2003

    The Ecstatic

    The creepy cover almost put us off. Maybe we should have let it.

  • Film

    September 10, 2003

    Below the Law

    Herod's Law skewers dirty Mexican politics

  • Film

    September 6, 2000

    Double Fantasy

    Renee Zellweger and Morgan Freeman stalk their dreams in Nurse Betty

  • Film

    July 19, 2000

    I See Dull People!

    Michelle Pfeiffer stars in What Lies Beneath

  • Film

    July 12, 2000

    Buck Teeth

    Mike White stars in Chuck & Buck

  • Film

    December 8, 1999

    Instant Karma

    The Green Mile

  • Film

    October 6, 1999

    Wired for Sound

    The Mill Valley Film Festival

  • Film

    November 4, 1998
  • Film

    June 3, 1998
  • Film

    November 5, 1997
  • Calendar

    October 8, 1997
  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Identity Crisis

    American movies once enthralled the world with their exuberance and clarity. What happened in the 1990s?

  • Music

    July 16, 1997
  • News

    November 27, 1996

    Fools for Rules

    Some S.F. book-buyers are ruining the city's reputation

  • Film

    July 3, 1996

    Klump, Gump, and Chump

    The Nutty Professor Directed by Tom Shadyac. Starring Eddie Murphy and Jada Pinkett. Phenomenon Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Starring John Travolta and Kyra Sedgwick. Purple Noon Directed by Rene Clement. Starring Alain Delon and Maurice Ronet.

  • Film

    March 6, 1996

    Toxic Gump

    The Young Poisoner's Handbook is a love letter to the sordid misfits of Britain

  • News

    June 21, 1995

    The War Womb

    For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights

  • Calendar

    April 19, 1995
  • News

    March 8, 1995

    The Dark Prince of City Hall

    First Larry Bush was a politician. Then he was a journalist. Then he was a politician. So now as editor and publisher of CitiReport, a hard-hitting journal with a private agenda, what the hell is he?

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