Right after she'd finished co-editing her first book, Mama PhD, Caroline Grant, the editor of Literary Mama.com, got an email from her friend Lisa Harper. Harper had an idea for another book she wanted Grant to work on with her -- one about food. Grant probably would have liked a little break before ... More >>
If you happen to find yourself down in Palo Alto over the next few days, you can contribute to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts by eating pastries. It's true! Google's first executive chef, Charlie Ayer, is holding a bake sale at his restaurant Calafia now through this Friday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 ... More >>
The Gaslight Anthem
The Soft White Sixties
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012
Fox Theater, Oakland
Better than: What's going down at the Fox Theater on Oct. 2.
With Fugazi's "Waiting Room" playing over the sound system, New Jersey's The Gaslight Anthem was welcomed on to Fox Theater's stage with a loud applau ... More >>
So, 2 Chainz and Kanye West just saw fit to join forces to write a birthday song. Called "Birthday Song". What the ball-sack were they even thinking? It's a well known fact that there are only three birthday-related songs in the history of music that are actually good. One is Loretta Lynn's "Happy B ... More >>
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Fox Theater, Oakland
Better than: Watching Pitbull, another short, bald dude with Caribbean roots, try to rap.
Puerto Rico natives, Calle 13 (pronounced Kah-yeh-trehs-seh), are most recognized for their 2005 dance anthem "Atrevete-te-te." The song enti ... More >>
Last week BART created a new policy detailing when it's
allowed to shut off cell phone service. Under what circumstances will BART interrupt your call?
If BART police suspect someone is being broken-up with by text message If someone acts like their iPhone is so fucking special. Every employee ... More >>
So, this week The X Factor -- Simon Cowell's new reality show/ singing competition -- arrived on U.S. screens for the first time, and we've already had two nights of occasionally exciting, often harrowing, auditions. In case you missed it on Wednesday and last night, the operating principle is ex ... More >>
As far as the Internets go, Doctor Octoroc is the real deal -- he's the animator, composer, and wizard behind more or less every good retro video game parody online, like "Jersey Shore: The RPG," "Game of Thrones RPG," "8-Bit Twilight (Interactive Game)," and more.
Based in Philadelphia, D ... More >>
Bravo TVPretty boy swag: Taste Catering's Yigit Pura.Following Kevin asking "I am?" seconds after being told he was Season 7's Top Chef last night, thereby restoring some reality-show dignity to New Jersey (it's taken a beating from the Housewives and Jersey Shore kids) something oh-so-sweet ... More >>
Raphael Brion/Eat Me DailyJell-O caviar, an entry in last year's contest.From molded salads that wowed 1950s dinner parties to Bill Cosby's Jigglers and vividly colored "shots" sucked out of flimsy paper cups by Jersey Shore cast members, Jell-O is an enduring cultural phenomenon, one that ha ... More >>
On Wednesday, Apple's secrecy-clad chief Steve Jobs will unveil a new gadget, a tablet computer that he's been said to have called "the most important thing I've ever done." Depending on who you ask, the magic tablet will either deliver a new way to read the written word, or it'll be a way to watch ... More >>
Ghosts on Tape DJs at new UK-centric monthly Icee HotIt's raining. We know what that means: you want nothing more than to stay home and watch bad comedies like that terrible Mike Judge movie about a vanilla extract factory. Listen to us when we say, don't do it. Get out of the house so it'll make ... More >>
We realized that when we wrote about the best places to hook up in the city we threw you out of your crammed apartment into the love-filled streets of our fine city without a beauty parachute. Worse, it's the season of Pretty Face, meaning we ate so much over the holidays we're relying on our cute m ... More >>
My mentor, the journalist Paul Boutin, taught me plenty of rules about developing a story. My favorite is this: If the reader hasn't yet heard about your subject, you need a good reason to tell them about it. Never write a post that goes "here's something you didn't care about, and shouldn't."
I dr ... More >>