In the hypersaturated world of Bay Area food blogs and restaurant reviews, it can be hard to find a new angle.
But some enterprising local has started a new type of restaurant review Tumblr, Table and Throne, which reviews restaurant bathrooms as well as the restaurants themselves, thus combining ... More >>
Every once in a while it's good to remember that this magic plant milked for tax dollars and for reefer votes in America has an ancient history elsewhere in the world.In Nepal, where some land-race strains of the cannabis plant we know today originated, marijuana is downright religious.The Shivaratr ... More >>
Here in San Francisco, we live under the constant threat of a catastrophic earthquake. It's a subconscious worry, perhaps only creeping to the front of our minds as we drive over the Bay Bridge or step out of the shower (would you grab a pair of shorts before bolting for the nearest doorway?).
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Over the weekend, former steroidal ballplayer, steroidal whistleblower, and (likely steroidal) all-around bizarre guy Jose Canseco titillated his Twitter followers. "More thoughts on gravity tomorrow," wrote the former Oakland A's Bash Brother on Sunday. It's not every day that a onetime budding Hal ... More >>
Oh, Wes Anderson, you beautiful, whimsical, detail-oriented genius, you. Today, Anderson's latest movie, Moonrise Kingdom, sees release nationwide -- so naturally we're already anticipating the gems he'll have pulled together for the soundtrack. Wes Anderson movies of course always, always, always h ... More >>
Not too many bands have traced the kind of eclectic arc traveled by The Cult. Anchored by the British songwriting team of singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy for three decades, the group has traversed from its UK gothic-rock roots in the early 1980s through a rise to global fame with the ic ... More >>
On the one hand, following Mayor Gavin Newsom's abrupt withdrawal from the governor's race, he spent quality time back in a beautiful city nestled in the bosom of the Pacific. On the other hand -- it was in Hilo, Hawaii. When you take off for an impromptu jaunt several thousand miles away from Ci ... More >>
Long, long ago in a monarchy far, far away...For Part 1 of this retrospective, click here to read my own mother's account of getting out of her car and running like hell when the Bay Bridge partially collapsed. The ostensible purpose of this series is to recount longtime locals' harrowing tales o ... More >>