Last week the U.S. Department of State announced the first-ever American Chef Corps as part of the new Diplomatic Culinary Partnership initiative with the James Beard Foundation. We caught up with one of the five Bay Area members, Emily Luchetti, executive pastry chef of Waterbar and Farallon and ch ... More >>
If you thought that Texas judge was off his rocker when he warned of an pending civil war should President Obama be reelected, well you aren't alone. Apparently, the United Nations thinks the judge is kinda nuts, too. As readers might recall, last week Lubbock County Judge Tom Head went public with ... More >>
Michael Scott Moore, who previously worked as a theater critic for SF Weekly, was reportedly captured by Somali pirates over the weekend while he was traveling to central Somalia to research for his book about Somali pirates. The LA Times reports that Moore was on his way to the airport when 15 m ... More >>
Playing hardball Barry Bonds is making an appearance in San Francisco court today to request that if prosecutors plan to retry him, they do it quickly.The former Giants superstar was found guilty of obstruction of justice in April, yet the jury was deadlocked on three perjury counts, which led Ju ... More >>
Yes, againSewage-Related Terrorism?Yesterday we wrote about rain-induced sewage overflows befouling beaches South of San Francisco in San Mateo county. Now sewage is spewing into waters north of us, in Marin's Corte Madera Creek. Lots of sewage. And rain may have nothing to do with it. Perhaps 1 ... More >>
Luis ChongTwirl & Dip's first appearance at UN Plaza was today.Today's scorching heat forced us to search for something refreshing at the UN Plaza Off the Grid to help us cool down. The answer came in the form of a truck serving soft-serve ice cream, root beer floats, and fruit-sicles. SFoodi ... More >>
The sixth annual Menu for Hope kicked off Monday. It's a blog-based charity fundraiser for the U.N. World Food Programme, organized by Chez Pim blogger Pim Techamuanvivit after the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia and supported by food sites worldwide. Think of it as a big online raffle, with t ... More >>
i,max via FlickrGrist has a nicely conspiratorial analysis (*cue X-Files music*) of the current investigations into the origin of the swine flu epidemic. Among the highlights: The World Health Organization helped author a paper for Science that pinpointed the likely source of the swine flu as La Gl ... More >>
This anti-nuke art exhibit seeks to illuminate -- especially the night sky
All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
New Eritrea Restaurant
"Kucinich is, like, The normal laws of physics don't apply to me.'"
Post-Saddam Iraq will be "a gold mine" of opportunity for U.S. and foreign contractors, says an exile leader
Never heard of the Battle of Malplaquet? Then you don't know your Sept. 11 history.
That'll be $20 million, please
Satin Moon Fabrics
Our supervisors tilt at a lot of silly windmills. But the city's recognition of Mexican consular IDs may help change national immigration policy for the better.
Ecologists are still trying to spin their phony save the whale campaign
From the Bush administration's assault on the Constitution to San Francisco's election fiascoes, core American values are being corroded
International environmentalists claim they stopped a Mexican salt plant that endangered the gray whale. Actually, though, the Mexican government canceled the plant for reasons of its own.
Large numbers of Northern Californians really, truly believe that the government, the environmentalists, and the U.N. have joined forces in a plot so obvious, yet so subtle, so seemingly benevolent and fundamentally evil, that it can only be called ...
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
Betelnut Pejiu Wu
Malee Thai & Vietnamese
League of Filipino Students
Decades after he left the stage to teach math in Santa Cruz, the voice of legendary satirist Tom Lehrer still echoes
The Cuisinart for You, the Calphalon for Me, Musical Chairs, Shrooming, Debutante Dish, and Down But Not Out
Investigation unmasks worldwide James Bond weather-disaster conspiracy