As San Franciscans, we reserve the right to complain that a huge, free spectacle held in our honor is a drag. It's in the city charter, somewhere. But not all huge free spectacles are created equally. And, as folks who don't live in this city are fond of saying, "freedom isn't free." So, it's worth ... More >>
Among the technology commentariat, there is a strain of unthinking acceptance of anything that can be described as "disruption," which has become a buzzword over the past few years. Never mind that disruption -- as its name implies -- necessarily means some kind of destruction: of jobs, of business ... More >>
Yesterday, we found out from a British music news website that, like Santa Claus, Barack Obama keeps a "Nice" list -- or rather a list of people he wants to have supporting him in his re-election campaign. We've seen the list, and alongside all of the alphabetized politicians, business and sports ... More >>
Not an actual photo of any of the children subjected to WU LYF for this article.The year is drawing to a close, which means it's time for us music writers to puff out our chests -- those chests emblazoned with big red "C's" for "critic" -- and be extra insular, bombastic, and pissy. In our ye ... More >>
Prepare to be hit by a tsunami of nausea as we inform you that Train -- probably the most insipid band from the Bay Area -- is bringing out a wine (called "Drops Of Jupiter" -- after one of its biggest songs -- just to annoy us that little bit more), apparently aided by San Francisco Wine Co. Th ... More >>
Justin Bieber: Is there anything more annoying than his stupid helmet hair, saccharine songs, creepy affinity for hitting on older women and tiny, little, smooth, smug face? Not yet, no. But if Ashton Kutcher gets his way, there may well be. For PerezHilton.com has just reported that not only would ... More >>
Despite its reputation, gay-friendly San Francisco is still a tough place for teens to come out.
Was seeing Petty's grin worth the price? Tell us in the comments sectionSummer 2010 is turning out to be a bloodbath for the concert industry. As Billboard reports:Individual shows, legs of tours, or entire tours have been canceled or postponed by such artists as U2 (due to Bono's back surgery), ... More >>
via gizmodo.comTeknine Nine Millimeter earphones by MUNITIO Absolutely no listening to the Jonas Brothers on the Teknine Nine Millimeter earphones by MUNITIO. Still waiting for the 50 Cent celebrity endorsement. [Gizmodo]Follow us @SFAllShookDown
Jason Segel: They loved you, manCelebrity Autobiography w/ Rachel Dratch, Laura Kightlinger, Laraine Newman, Steve Schirripa, Jason Segel, Fred Willard, Dayle Reyfel and Eugene Pack SF Sketchfest Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 Cobb's Comedy Club Better than: Reading Suzanne Somers' poetry alone. One ... More >>
Chrissy LoaderDuran DuranTuesday, July 7, 2009The FillmoreBetter than: Watching Michael Jackson's memorial service on your laptop.Last night, the Fillmore felt like a giant bachelorette party that just happened to have some dudes at it. Women in their 30s and 40s were pressed in toward the stage in ... More >>
By Randall Roberts You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barrier ... More >>
Rainn Wilson comedy is more childish pop than hardcore funny.