Rejoice, puppet freaks (and pretty much everyone over the age of 30, whose childhood memories are inevitably intertwined with The Muppet Show), for this Friday, the new Muppet movie comes out! Muppets Most Wanted has Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais, so it's bound to be good, but the Muppets have a long a ... More >>
If you're a tech drone and you look inside the fridge, what do you see? Probably a lot of sugar-free Red Bull and Coke Zero and maybe a bottle of Dom someone is chilling for when Google buys you. In other words, not a lot of vitamins. So if you work in SoMa and maybe forget your Flintstones Chewabl ... More >>
The members of Coldplay have been Twit Pic-ing their way around San Francisco since last Sunday, according to the band's Twitter. They're playing at the HP Pavilion tonight and tomorrow night, and last we checked on Ticketmaster, tickets aren't sold out yet. But if you really want to have an encou ... 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...
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards happened yesterday. Which we're sure you know already. If you missed it, however, you may have missed some of the weirdest details. So here, for your convenience, is a timeline of events. Get comfortable, 'cause this thing was a three-and-a-half-hour carnival of absurdi ... More >>
Looking to drop a dress size but not looking to eat healthfully and exercise? Girl, I've got your back. I possess the secret to getting you back into a pair of skinny jeans (from the kid's department!), without anyone accusing you of Anorexia. The answer? Cleansing! It's spiritually-sanction ... More >>
Yesterday, Perez Hilton announced (in his usual fawning, sycophantic way) that this year -- on May 31, to be precise -- there will be a Glee music awards show. We now officially feel like the cast of that show is so damn ubiquitous, its members might as well be breaking into our homes at night and ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Fair Trade Is Not Always Fair. The coffee blog Sprudge sent me to this disturbing story in Canada's National Post: A decade-long study of Nicaraguan coffee farmers by University o ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. The Return of Peepsmania. Dyed Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, sweetened egg breads -- they've all been eclipsed by America's ultimate holiday food, the Peep. The Washington Post ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Healthful chain meals take off. I've scoffed off the "healthy" options on the menus of chain restaurants as the dietetics equivalent of greenwashing. But USA Today just reported t ... More >>
Happier times for the whole countryChristopher Wallace, better known to posterity as the Notorious B.I.G., died fourteen years ago today in Los Angeles. (Obligatory S.F. cameo: a few days before, he did a radio interview here on WiLD 107 where he said he'd hired a security detail because he feare ... More >>
Yes, the Grammys are nothing more than a promo summit for what remains of our broken conglomerate record labels of yore. Columbia, EMI, Warner Bros., Capitol, Atlantic, Interscope, et al. like to believe they still hold some influence over the masses, and as long as we can sit here comfortably an ... More >>
Having heard the news that Lou Reed reportedly refused to let Susan Boyle perform "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent last week (resulting in her apparently fleeing the country in floods of tears; Reed says legal issues were to blame), we couldn't help but start thinking about the variety of so ... More >>
Look hard -- see the ginormous "L" on his forehead?Food52, a new food networking Web site from ex-New York Times food editor Amanda Hesser, has plans to publish a cookbook of its contributor's recipes. In the meantime, it's hosting a curious Tournament of Cookbooks. Bracketed just like a spor ... More >>
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S.F. hits the big time?
Christine Jeffs and Gwyneth Paltrow imbue Sylvia Plath with new life -- and death
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The guilty pleasure of audio books
LaBute deprives viewers the passion of Byatt's book
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A new leader at the Bay Area Video Coalition
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Michael Sragow finds eight good films, and countless condescending duds, in a year at the movies