The rabid nature of modern politics, with its zealous "with us or against us" rhetoric, and increasing complexity that requires studious investments simply to decipher any true agendas, has sadly made patriotism a divisive political sentiment. Perhaps this is the reason for the recent popularity of ... More >>
The forecast may be full of dark, cold days and rain, but this weekend Whiskies of the World expo is the perfect shelter from the storm: three levels aboard the San Francisco Belle (Hornblower Cruises) with 30 distilleries and producers of grain spirits pouring a few hundred different bottles. Al ... More >>
Darts and old British stuff at The Pig and WhistleLet's face it, San Francisco: We wish we had lost the Revolutionary War.
Hurray, we have the Tea Party! Wouldn't you really rather be in the EU? Then, when Oklahoma and Kansas and Alabama get together to elect President Bachmann, we could al ... More >>
Make room for Ronald ReaganA pre-President's Day poll showed that Americans thought Ronald Reagan was the country's best president, even more so than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two of the most influential leaders in history. Reagan score 19 percent of the vote,edging out Lincoln who h ... More >>
What a smileHere is a story that involve both sperm and teeth -- and it's still G rated.James Saunders was convicted yesterday in a San Francisco courtroom for scheming to illegally buy, sell, and smuggle sperm whale teeth from the far away country of Ukraine. The conviction was a crack in an nat ... More >>
Like a shaggy George Washington crossing a Delaware of hipstersHappy Gregg Gillis Day! Oh, you thought it was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day? Get with the times, fossil. December 7 is now a holiday devoted to the one-man dynamo of exhaustive intertextuality that is Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk -- ... More >>
There -- that got your attention, no? Admit it, you looked. Who wouldn't? A bevy of topless women, and men in bikini tops illustrating the oddities of forcing women to cover up -- that gets people's attention, even in San Francisco. That's just what cult leader Claude Vorilhan -- aka Rael -- is c ... More >>
And the winner is ... Karim Mayfield!Promotional materials for a June 12 evening of fisticuffs at Kezar Pavilion headlined by San Francisco's own Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield jubilantly announce "Pro boxing returns to San Francisco." This is the first hometown fight for Mayfield, who grew up in th ... More >>
Courtesy Adam Eidinger/Hemp History WeekLyster H. Dewey, a botanist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, measures a four-meter high hemp plant in 1929. He planted a grove on the current site of the Pentagon. Cannabis users stole hemp farmers' fire
It's easy to be overburdened with activis ... More >>
Joe EskenaziChris "Jump Man" "WilsonIt takes a lot to get noticed in this city, be it leaping out from behind a bush to carrying a sign related to 12 galaxies. But if you do anything for an hour a day, five days a week, for a year -- pretty soon people will start watching you. And that's the case ... More >>
Interesting men are all too common latelyI'll admit it -- I listen to a lot of Energy 92.7. And over the past weeks and months, that's meant I've been repeatedly subjected to Dos Equis' "Interesting Man," commercials. You know, the one's about the old guy guy with the spray-on tan w ... More >>
For the last eight years in San Francisco, "President's Day" was a cruel joke on a city with no sense of humor about politics. Sure, America could boast Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and TWO Roosevelts -- but we were stuck with Bush.
None of our traditional coping strategies worked. No matter ... More >>
The Pentagon claims gays who serve openly undermine the force, but a local researcher's evidence says otherwise. Could his work help President Bush make life better for gay soldiers than it ever was under Clinton?