As a rebuttal of a rebuttal of a rebuttal is always a dicey proposition, I'll start off by echoing the words of Farhad Manjoo. I respect him and his work, and I'm flattered that he took the time to tear apart one of my pieces. Still, Manjoo's rebuttal of my rebuttal of his current San Francisco Mag ... More >>
By all measures, the opening anecdote of Farhad Manjoo's current San Francisco Magazine feature, "The Care and Feeding of a Tech Boom," seems magical. It tells the story of Austen Allred, a 23-year-old Mormon entrepreneur who emigrated to San Francisco from the hinterlands of Provo, Utah, to start ... More >>
The 2013 Coachella lineup has been announced and the Tumblrs expressing confusion as to its contents have already launched. But before you go scrambling for those pricey tickets, remember this: Lots of these artists end up playing in the Bay Area right around the same time, especially now that Coach ... More >>
Macklemore and Ryan LewisDee-1Xperience Dec. 10, 2012Regency Ballroom Better than: A rapper with a sloppy haircutRyan Lewis rocks back and forth in the dark corridor that connects the dressing rooms to the main stage, stretching his legs and messing around with a scooter the group uses onstage. ... More >>
An 18-year-old man was hauled to jail this weekend after he allegedly got drunk and crashed his car, killing another teen in the city's Bayview neighborhood Friday night.Sgt. Michael Andraychak tells us that Daniel Lara, 18, and Eduardo Perez, 19, both San Francisco residents, were driving late Frid ... More >>
Juanita More!'s Pride Party Phoenix Hotel/Jones June 24, 2012 Better than: Hanging out at Civic Center? We were standing on the corner of Franklin and Turk, waiting for the light to turn, when I overheard someone dispensing this nugget of bad advice, "Oh honey, you don't need to buy coke, just loo ... More >>
View Larger Map Delmond Carter, 31, was discovered Saturday morning in a Honda Civic in the parking lot of a housing project not far from the corner of Ingalls Street and LaSalle Avenue in Bayview-Hunters Point. He was shot dead, making him the 19th homicide of the year. The San Francisco Chronicle ... More >>
Hey, sometimes things aren't as they seem...Men and women are doubtless acquitted of auto burglary in cities across the U.S. every day. But we're guessing that few do so based on such marvelous exculpatory stories as 28-year-old San Francisco resident Weston Reynolds.Yesterday afternoon, Reynolds ... More >>
Before: S.F. coddled undocumented teen criminals. After: S.F. punishes undocumented teens who commit crimes (and some who don't, too).
Gangstas. Thugs. Knuckleheads. Baki Lepolo's bouncers have handled them all. But can they handle the VIP crowd?
Take a ride with Forza 2, the greatest car sim ever
KRON has made us cranky by letting the handsomest man on television go
Our critics weigh in on local exhibits
We've all thought about it, but one man finally went and confessed his love of pop-punk
Why would a former S.F. stockbroker travel to war-torn countries and refugee camps just to make people laugh?
To help keep at-risk teens out of trouble, a Tenderloin nonprofit gives them cameras to make films about their lives. The movies win awards, but do they keep kids off the street?
Pulling the Plug on Electric Cars; Hypocrisy, Pro and Con; God, More Letters
Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.
The woman who takes injured bats into her home, and the doctor who treats them
If City CarShare succeeds, San Francisco can have its love affair with the auto and find a place to park
Kevin Yaeger struck it rich and partied with the prettiest boys in Silicon Valley -- until his lies caught up with him
A con man feeds on fear and paranoia in the software business
Former Lusty Lady dancer Caity McPherson struggles to make a living on the oversexed Internet