Groupie lit is getting around. Two recent publications bookend the extremes of this growing canon of female-authored works -- in other words, one's worth settling down with, while the other should be quit before it's hit. See Also: * Groupies, Piss, and Penises: Five Shocking Music Memoirs * Lose t ... More >>
There are several places in San Francisco sane people try to avoid when darkness falls, like the blocks surrounding 16th and Mission, the area near 6th and Market, the intersection of Eddy and Leavenworth, and The Marina. Luckily, if you are doing it right, brunch comes during the daylight hours, so ... More >>
My recollections of a youth spent in the Boy Scouts do not exactly jibe with the Norman Rockwell imagery, just as my recollections of an adulthood covering big city politics does not exactly jibe with the Norman Rockwell imagery. When you're dealing with adolescent boys, life can get messy (whi ... More >>
Last night, the Frameline Film Festival packed the Castro Theatre. An Iranian film, Facing Mirrors, was debuting that evening -- the first Iranian film to portray a transgender protagonist. Facing Mirrors follows the story of two characters, Rana and Eddie, who meet by chance as the latter is f ... More >>
One thing Anonymous is really good for is embarrassing public agencies (BART) -- and their employees (Linton Johnson). But the National Security Agency is worried that the shadowy online hacking group will soon have the power to shut off our power via cyberattack. The Wall Street Journal is repor ... More >>
Last week, Twitter users were outraged by the company's new policy to allow censorship country-by-country -- not that this will have any influence in places like China or Iran, where tweeting is entirely blocked. In any event, the new policy is getting its first real test after Brazil filed a law ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Better than watching the royal wedding. Yesterday, Washington Post LIve organized a conference titled "The Future of Food," which brought together some of the most prominent peop ... More >>
The closure of the Transbay Terminal was a chance to help some of the citys most hardcore homeless. But many didnt want help, and others couldnt be helped.
Gone are the days when pub grub meant fish 'n' chips washed down with Newcastle, or Buffalo wings with a pitcher of whatever's on special. For the next three nights, Zare at Fly Trap is turning into a Persian gastropub, even though all alcohol in Iran is officially prohibited. This dinner i ... More >>
In a reflective note in yesterday's Sunday London Times Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, wrote about his service representing a human triumph as opposed to a digital one. "Although we are already a few years into our latest collaboration, this has been the year the world took note of a simple serv ... More >>
The Drums: myspace.com/thedrumthedrums The Drums, Foot Village, T.I.T.S., Casy & BrianWednesday, Feb. 18, 2009Bottom of the HillBy Nicholas GitomerIt was with some trepidation that I approached this drum-heavy show. After all, what separates a drums-only band from the drum circles that form spo ... More >>
Hoss Zaré returns to the Fly Trap with a new Middle Eastern–accented menu.
The notorious German director on sparring with his critics and making his latest (intentional) comedy
The city's favorite Afghan restaurant reopens
A sharp, revelatory multimedia show casts a blinding light on the tragic events of today
Mime Troupe takes a dramatic turn
Anti-war activists ignored Saddam Hussein's horrendous crimes against ordinary Iraqis. Do they have anything -- beyond anti-Bush demonstrations -- to offer the oppressed in Iran and Syria?
It's Kingsley versus Connelly in a heart-wrenching battle of wills
Our local source for protest theater offers a weird exercise in moral equivalence
Feeling dubious about Reese Witherspoon, and other insights from film historian David Thomson
African films; The Fourth Dimension; Kurosawa Award
New Disorder Records; Mark Kozelek; Doublelife