Hope no one has any emotional attachment to the phrase "Smells Like Teen Spirit" -- either the song, its mystique, or the band that played it -- 'cause if so, they're about to get quite a mindfuck. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the (working) title of a new family sitcom just sold to CBS, about "an 1 ... More >>
The Golden State Warriors' transcendent moments have resonated so strongly because the team's status quo is unmitigated failure. Failure has built up atop failure, creating a rich loam with which to grow more failure. The franchise that traded Robert Parrish and the draft pick that became Kevin M ... More >>
Steve Jobs can't get into Flour Water, but is Apple money the reason it's so good?In 7x7 Magazine this week, Sara Deseran has an thought-provoking article about the links between San Francisco's vibrant tech industry and our vibrant restaurant industry. As one venture capitalist she interviews ... More >>
Lawyers representing Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the studly twins who sued Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg for supposedly usurping the social media site from them, asked a judge today in San Francisco federal court to re-open their settlement for $65 million, claiming Facebook didn't fairly va ... More >>
Richard Haick The Giants are coming home, and Gavin is leaving itMayor Gavin Newsom yesterday succeeded in his long quest to get out of San Francisco politics, handily winning his race for lieutenant governor -- and leaving an unknown and yet-to-be-determined successor to humiliate the mayor of A ... More >>
Photo by EgnaroorangE via Flickr The Internet has made us all famous to the people who like us. As Harvard fellow Danah Boyd emphasized in her keynote speech at SXSWi this week, social media has turned the notion of public and private completely on its axis, leaving us in a "completely messy" ... More >>
City College budget cuts complicate Hollywood ending for student bioengineers.
wallyg/FlickrBarbecue's a reliably toasty topic, a hallowed strain of American Southern cookery known for endless regional variations and no shortage of strident expert-y opinions about them. Even here in San Francisco, debates rage on. This week, Chronicle reviewer-in-chief Michael Bauer mad ... More >>
Most Government offices in America took Monday off to honor those who fell in our nation's defense. For the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, however, Memorial Day is really about honoring what all the other holidays, from Veterans Day to Christmas, are really about honoring: the San Francisco ... More >>
You know, when you name a sprawling, multi-billion dollar empire "Virgin," you're going to get some odd wordings. Take Virgin Records: When the Rolling Stones' Bill Wyman declined to re-up his recording deal, many snickered at the headline "Wyman Refuses Virgin." The embattled Virgin America airline ... More >>
Academy of Arts new sports program is about spirit, marketing — and the chance to break even more rules.
Got Next (General Election Tour 08) Hotel des Arts July 24, 2008 Notes and Photos by Edward Paik To the uninformed pedestrian, Hotel des Art was just another boring Bush Street door Thursday night. But those who climbed the narrow staircase within found themselves running into the toothy grin of B ... More >>
We maintain that two of the best things about SF involve the music we get, and all the tech we love. Hence, anyone who's in the know should drop by, The SanFran MusicTech Summit at the Hotel Kabuki, February 25th. All the cool kids will be there like reps from Apple, Google, Pandora, SF Weekly (heh- ... More >>
Vampire Weekend's shaky smart-aleck stand
The Chron tries to do a story today on how the FCC can censor art. They highlight the 50th anniversary of a San Francisco Municipal Court judge ruling that Allen Ginsberg's Beat-era poem "Howl" was not obscene. They also say a New York public broadcasting station decided not to air the poem, fearing ... More >>
Last Sunday Albert Hammond Jr. passed through town -- again -- and we were delighted to sample -- again -- his drafty summer love songs. It's nice to spend time looking at his big hair and windmilling forearm without being distracted by Julian pretending to be drunk. Hammond did spend a more than a ... More >>
Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?
Local hip hop gets an online boost from a selection of top-notch blogs
How to make the undecideds break for Kerry? Threaten to turn off Survivor and Friends reruns.
Aquarius Records has changed owners, but its warm, informative approach to selling music remains intact
A show full of dream states, animal spirits, and fantastical realism
Billy Beane's work with the Oakland A's is more of a science than an art
Tracing the Unabomber's transformation from intelligent, resentful boy to murderer
As museums return stolen religious artifacts, Native Americans are learning that their most sacred objects may kill them
A documentary film takes a poignant look at gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews
Some say Phyllis Kanki saved Senegal from AIDS. But can the controversial triage approach she's developing at Stanford protect the continent's western edge from the devastation suffered in the south?
The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Rhino)
Transcendental Wild Oats, Yu San (Harmony), and Who's Afraid of Edward Albee?
Love Is In the Air
Environmental group targets Stanford investment muscle
UC may drop the flawed SAT as an admission requirement. But are the other options any better?
The Bay Area's chemical gentry
Mayoral poses that should give you pause
It's merge or be merged out for teaching hospitals like Stanford's and UCSF's