When you want to hear classic opera played on vinyl from an old-school jukebox, while drinking old-school cocktails, there's only once place to go in San Francisco: the Tosca Cafe. The North Beach watering hole is a haven of class, with tuxedoed bartenders, table service, red vinyl booths, and a 10 ... More >>
Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebdan) comes to Mezzanine on Friday Who's ready for some raving? It's mid-October and San Francisco is still going strong with weekends so thoroughly stacked that it's beginning to feel like the city's having some kind of strange party renaissance. As such, this weekend ... More >>
When Albert Schweitzer passed into the great beyond, the obituary writer's task was relatively straightforward. That's not to say it was easy -- but penning a remembrance for a man whose name has become synonymous with benevolence is a unique endeavor. More indicative of the challenges of blendin ... More >>
A lot of people love (or until recently, loved) TechCrunch. These seem to be people who want to know every last bit of news about the technology business, no matter how trivial, as soon as it breaks; entrepreneurs looking for financing; or venture capitalists looking for startups to invest in. A ... More >>
Richard HaickM.I.A.October 12, 2010@ The Fox Theater, OaklandBetter than: Well, I guess she could have not played at all.Last night, M.I.A. was that kid you hated to do group projects with in school: She showed up late, she left ridiculously early, she barely did anything on her own, and yet ... More >>
Still have people to buy for? Consider these books as last-minute stocking stuffers.
An interview with Alan Kaufman
Black Fiction's trippy tunes take listeners to unusual places
Week of Wednesday, February 1, 2006
The saga of Fernet, and its cultlike popularity, says a lot about San Francisco
POINT REYES -- Can Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Mitchell keep his small, renowned, and cash-starved newspaper going? It's a question...
When the city government tries to play satire police with the press, everyone with a sense of humor -- and a belief in the Constitution -- should be concerned
Was Terry Gilliam the man who killed Don Quixote?
Can Dog Bites achieve a creative breakthrough under the tutelage of a Sylvia Plath-lookin' chick?
Eighteen-year-old novelist Nick McDonell is poised to become the new voice of his generation
In Ted Demme's Blow, Johnny Depp summons an American snowstorm
Letters from February 21, 2001
A young girl traverses Europe to reclaim the sister she lost to The Invisible Circus
A measured look at the serious policy implications of recent changes in San Francisco newspaper ownership
San Francisco's digital animation district is foundering, and Duke may be down for the count
Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight
Trend of an Era
Two new CDs devoted to Kerouac and Ferlinghetti show what's good -- and bad -- about romanticizing the beats
There are two joys in life - making things and breaking things - and pirate journalist Warren Hinkle has excelled at both