Nothing screams "We are America" more than one-stop shop strip malls, all-you-can-eat buffets, and that annual trip to Cancun. But as you might have expected, there is more to the land of the free gift with every purchase. In effort to prove America isn't totally vacuous, USA Today has drummed up ... More >>
Bottled-water might not be as sexy as, say, public nudity in San Francisco, which actually isn't sexy, but environmentalists have launched an equally passionate campaign to ban bottled-water across national parks. Their next stop: San Francisco, where city officials have been barred from bottled- ... More >>
Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 4 is called "Grand Canyon Cookout," and we've seen from the previews that the Masters will be making something from great heights. Before t ... More >>
There was a time last year when it seemed like you couldn't pick up a magazine without reading a gushing description of Noma, Copenhagen's temple to New Nordic cuisine, or its chef, Rene Redzepi. Like El Bulli before it, Noma became the kind of restaurant that people put a visit to on their bucket l ... More >>
The Magnetic Fields Saturday, March 24, 2012 The Fox Theater, Oakland Better than: Whispering at the library. On Saturday, the Magnetic Fields gave the mellowest performance six people have ever given at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Well, anyway, that's how it felt: Like one long, precious, and ver ... More >>
The fact that Buster Posey is off the disabled list gives Giants fans even more reason to flock to Arizona for spring training this weekend. Simply put: Everyone is eager to see their favorite Giants catcher back in action after his painful knee injury derailed him last May.Let's face i ... More >>
Gold Panda Gold Panda's Lucky Shiner was easily one of our favorite electronic records of last year -- a swift, concentrated tour through a taut landscape of samples and beats so carefully arranged that it felt organic, completely of a piece. Listen to it enough and the album develops its own ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column: ... So anyway, I'm at a barbecue at my cousin's house, and every circle of people I introduce myself to is talking about how Jesus is working in their lives. A big guy is holding barbecue tongs in one hand and a Snapple in the other and talking about sin, whi ... More >>
Listen to this while high: Spindrift's Classic Soundtracks, Vol. 1 Behind the buzz: Experimental rockers from Delaware, Spindrift drifted west back in the '90s to embrace the reigning space-cowboy psychedelic aesthetic. Going a bit overboard, as new-minted Californians will, they took ... More >>
Doug DoldeSan Francisco to Arizona: Stick it in your Grand Canyon...As we reported yesterday, Supervisor David Campos will today introduce emergency legislation calling for a citywide boycott of Arizona due to that state's recently enacted, draconian immigration policy. Text of Campos' resolution ... More >>
George GasconUPDATE: Mayor Gavin Newsom did indeed choose George Gascon to be San Francisco's next chief. Recently on this page, we noted that Harold Hurtt, potentially Police Chief Heather Fong's successor in San Francisco -- may be out of a job altogether if he doesn't land the top slot here ... More >>
Sorry, wrong Juice! When the suffix of your e-mail is @sfweekly.com, you get a lot of wheedling letters from unusual folks. My personal favorite was the flak who wondered if SF Weekly would like to write a feature on a company that applies decorative contact paper designs to toilet seat lids. The ex ... More >>
Dead or Alive 4 finally gets hardcore.
In which three Doggie Diner Dog Heads lead Silke Tudor cross-country, to a place that is not San Francisco but, even so, feels like home
Outsider artists scream "Death to Electric Guitars!"; neo-burlesque's best step into Broad Daylight.
A tender and moving look at the essential questions of living a life
Steal from the rich? Omigod!
Planetary play in Oakland
Into the woods with the players of the Professional Disc Golf Association
Forget the consumer price index. If you really want an economic indicator, ask the help.
Oh for the good old mythic cowboy life!
Renee Zellweger and Morgan Freeman stalk their dreams in Nurse Betty
Teachers' union grand dame Joan Marie Shelley is forced into the campaign of her career by a formerly loyal lieutenant
Taking the Sierra Club's helm, boy wonder Adam Werbach confronts more than his own inexperience
The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es