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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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...
• 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
chlorine on the brainTo 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Buffalo SpringfieldLiveNation 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The curious case of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Ben Stiller's Hollywood sendup lacks firepower.
Vulcan, the erstwhile king of spray can art, wants to leave the streets behind without losing his soul
Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House
The War of Art ... Are $martyr
Like the real thing, Table Tennis shouldn't be played alone.
Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?
Spielberg's Munich rehashes a tale we've heard before
Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: the post-9/11 comedy
Or, why Tom Hanks isn't Steve Guttenberg
Painter Gordon Onslow Ford: the "Forrest Gump" of the art world
The creepy cover almost put us off. Maybe we should have let it.
Herod's Law skewers dirty Mexican politics
Renee Zellweger and Morgan Freeman stalk their dreams in Nurse Betty
Michelle Pfeiffer stars in What Lies Beneath
Mike White stars in Chuck & Buck
The Green Mile
The Mill Valley Film Festival
American movies once enthralled the world with their exuberance and clarity. What happened in the 1990s?
Some S.F. book-buyers are ruining the city's reputation
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.
The Young Poisoner's Handbook is a love letter to the sordid misfits of Britain
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
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?