Hollow-point bullets have a pit at the tip, which makes them look a bit like tiny steel smokestacks. When the bullet hits a target, pressure builds within the pit and pushes outward against lead walls, causing the bullet's surface area to expand and leave a greater trail of damage within the target. ... More >>
In the last few short years, San Francisco Giants fans have been treated to every experience they could have ever hoped to have. Last night, however, was a new one. If you ever dreamed of watching a nigh-impossible comeback capped during a torrential rainstorm -- well, there you go. Last night' ... More >>
Here's something you can file under "you don't say": The rate of marijuana use in states that allow medical marijuana is nearly double that of states that don't allow medical marijuana, according to a Columbia University study.That said, marijuana "abuse" rates are not necessarily higher in states t ... More >>
"Feel pretty good. I'm not, uh, I'm not scared at all. I just feel kind of ... feel kind of invincible." -- Jack Burton, Big Trouble in Little China
The infinite mulitverses concept was developed to mathematically reconcile both quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of relativity, but I like to t ... More >>
In this week's cover story, Joe Eskenazi tackles the crazy logic behind California's laws regulating whether foods are subject to sales tax or not. Most people know the basics: Foods sold for preparation at home are not taxed and foods eaten outside the home are taxed. But the practical implications ... More >>
As Billy Beane taught us, you probably can't trust your instincts without cold hard statistics to back them up.
So for anyone who suspected that gasoline prices might be rising with Icarusian ferver, your intuitions have been vindicated. On Monday AAA released their monthly report on America's f ... More >>
•Let's lead with the most important news: I'm totally at the Oscars! Actually, it's even better than the Oscars because that's just some wack-ass, rigged, masturbatory television program. I'm at the Oscar Swag Bag Lounge, where celebrities come to get hella free shit for being rich. I know, it ... More >>
AB 376, the bill banning the sale and import of shark's fin in California, may be up for a vote today in the California Senate. According to representatives from the offices of Assemblymember Paul Fong, who introduced the bill this spring, AB 376 is on the agenda.California is the fourth state in ... More >>
A boat full of fins, minus the sharks they came from.Yesterday, Oregon became the third state in the nation to pass a law banning the sale of shark fin, reports the Oregonian. As SFoodie has discussed in the past, there's currently a federal ban on fishing sharks for their fins alone, but it does ... More >>
We were unsure of how we'd manage without Hugh(nibrow) on Top Chef Masters and for the first episode without him, we were tweezed in two. Luckily, we still managed to stay tuned.
For the Quickfire, the cheftestants had to have their cooking station divided and work with a mystery teammate ... More >>
This won't hurt a bit...California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit seeking to aid the defense of President Barack Obama's landmark health care legislation.The so-called Affordable Care Act, perhaps Obama's most significant legisla ... More >>
Luis ChongUntil now, fresh Okinawa soba were a once-a-year treat in the Bay Area.Fresh Okinawa soba noodles are almost impossible to find in San Francisco, unless you know someone who can make them for you. The closest noodle factory is located in Hawaii. Imported noodles are delivered frozen ... More >>
Trouble in paradise?Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court in San Francisco, asserting the EPA did not adequately enforce provisions of the Clean Air Act.The lawsuit, filed yesterday by the Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardian ... More >>
Oh the things you'll find on a politician's Facebook page...So far, nothing on Twitter has brought us more entertainment than the Freudian adventures of Assemblywoman Fiona Ma. Whether it's boasting about a colleague's experience shoveling manure, expounding on bat feces, or chronicling the explo ... More >>
But we've still got plenty hereNotwithstanding a barrage of intemperate comments on our recent post discussing the comparative claims to insanity of the "birther" and "truther" movements, we here at The Snitch had thought that adherents of these conspiracy theories were comfortably removed from t ... More >>
Natural born AmericanThis summer, anti-Obama protesters have showed up at the president's town-hall addresses on health-care reform with signs pushing the "birther" conspiracy theory, which asserts that Obama's presidency is illegitimate since he was born abroad.
Last weekend, White House "gree ... More >>
Is a stack-off looming?We have borne witness to sweetness incarnate.Two days ago, the Web site of the UK's Daily Mail featured a gem of an animal story. Apparently Freddie, a Jack Russell terrier who for five years has been riding atop a Shetland pony named Daisy, is passing his equestrian skills on ... More >>
The GrownKids Radio Crew (from left to right): Cyclyst, Brown Majic, E da Boss, Diversify, SpinnertyE da Boss lives up to that mighty title by acting as the go-to tour DJ for Bay Area heavies like Blackalicious and Jennifer Johns, among his myriad other skills. He also keeps an ear to the undergroun ... More >>
This is Wilbert, everyone. He's a a three-haired, yellow-bellied, stuffed monkey who started his world travels in San Francisco on May 4, 2008. Since then, he's hit up Paris, Jamaica, New York City, Toronto, Vegas, Tokyo, the Amazon, Rio De Janeiro, China, Greece, Oklahoma, ... More >>