Our current era is referred to as "the new Gilded Age" so often that it has become a cliche. But of course, the cliche is true: wealth disparity is unprecedented, the poor are increasingly suffering and the middle class is vanishing. Today's plutocrats are leeching from society just as their count ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>
For seasonal, produce-driven cocktails, this is always an odd time of year. Fresh, local citrus and apples are dwindling in supply, but the spring strawberry and cherry crops haven't quite peaked. Scott Beattie's John Chapman ($12, St. George Whiskey, Weller Bourbon, pear eau de vie, apple, ginger, ... More >>
Pollard with smoke and beverage in hand.Guided by VoicesTimes New VikingOctober 5, 2010@ the WarfieldBetter than: 1,039 smoothed out slappy hours For the record, Robert Pollard still has hops. The Guided by Voices frontman and creative "Hot Freak" in fact has most of the move ... More >>
Don Cameron trains cops in how to use force, and then defends them in court when they're accused of going too far.
New research about young military recruits who smoke, drink, and screw too much.
The New College founder is promoted as a visionary. The college should openly admit the Jesuit priest was a pedophile.
Meet Donald Fisher, the private billionaire with unprecedented sway over ordinary San Franciscans' lives
A treasure trove of damning evidence against Big Tobacco has been unearthed at UCSF
A neo-noir, an Ur-neo-noir, and a black political satire color a pallid year of retreads, bogus events, and charity cases.
For its 40th year, the San Francisco International Film Festival boldly goes where it has gone before