The patent trolls might have flown too close to the sun. If only they weren't so greedy, they might have been able to continue gliding about at lower latitudes, threatening to sue technology companies for no good reason, and collecting their shakedown money. But then, if they weren't greedy, they wo ... More >>
Fifth Harmony is a girl group from Texas who finished third in Fox's second season of the imported British talent show The X Factor. All five people in the girl group are pretty in a still-relatable sort of way, and all five people in the girl group do the wavy arm gestures expected of our pop ... More >>
Video game crusader/Rush Limbaugh provoker state Sen. Leland Yee found another reason to write yet another press release -- but this time it was actually for good reason.The San Francisco Democrat came out in support of California resident and proud feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian, ... More >>
It seems that One Million Moms' effort to preserve American shopping as an afternoon activity for white heterosexuals only has failed miserably. Readers might have already seen in the press today the uproar over the J.C. Penney's Father's Day ad, which features a same-sex couple playing with t ... More >>
Today, the Antichrist heads up a company that charters private jets. The standard rental features a plush, zebra-striped interior. He also operates a chain of bar-and-grill restaurants that specialize in garish décor and $9.95 caprese salads. In the mid-1980s, it was impossible to escape the apoc ... More >>
Pulp Tuesday, April 17, 2012 The Warfield, San Francisco So, last night, on the 29th anniversary of the release of their first record, svelte glammy/chatty Britpop heroes Pulp stormed the Warfield, where they played the shit out of their best singles and album tracks, stuck around for two encores a ... More >>
Executive Visions, Inc.Rascal Flatts or a heartland radio station's morning zoo?Rascal Flatts will be performing tonight at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in San Jose. We won't be there. Rascal Flatts is produced by the guy who played guitar on "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul. That's not reason en ... More >>
It just doesn't add up It's been documented that more employed women have college degrees than men, so perhaps it is fair to assume that girls don't think math is that complicated.Which is also why some people are getting fired up over Forever 21's latest line of girl's T-shirts. The adolescent c ... More >>
Bait and switchGroupon is being accused of defrauding consumers by purchasing advertisements on Google for services the company did not offer, according to a federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco. A Google search for "San Francisco Tours" on Feb. 24, for example, purportedly returned the followi ... More >>
Is that a lawsuit in your pocket? On the very day iconic San Francisco-born dungaree empire Levi Strauss said it was staying put in the city, the company received a legal kick in its 501s several hundred miles down the road. On July 13, a class-action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles against J.C. Pe ... More >>
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Santa Rosa's charismatic Catholic bishop got busted shaking down a priest for sex. But he had friends in high places -- and they served him well.
Indie Tunes Apt for Ads You'd Hate
Dr. John Parkinson, a civic and religious leader in the perfectly suburban town of Fairfield, told women they needed pelvic exams. Long exams. Several times a week. For years. And they believed him.
Tom Waits raises dough for pal Don Hyde's defense
Bring out your dead ... for a budget funeral at the San Francisco Collegeof Mortuary Science.