Newsom tests the latest aerodynamic hair style for speed skatersOur ex-mayor Gavin Newsom proved that he could bring the prestigious America's Cup to San Francisco -- even in the face of vociferous opposition. Now, in his new capacity as lieutenant governor, Newsom is taking on the bigger task of ... More >>
The engine that couldThere's no better way to shakedown people for money -- and be sure to get it -- than putting on firefighters hat and don the trouser-jacket combination. But here's a guy from London, England who has decided to skip wearing the turnout gear and instead raise money for lung can ... More >>
From Kazakhstan with love...The adage about there being no such thing as bad publicity was certainly put to the test by the release of the film Borat. It's not that Sacha Baron Cohen had it in for Kazakhstan -- it's just that most Brits and Americans couldn't find the nation on a map, identif ... More >>
Now that Bay Area resident and Lance Armstrong teammate Levi Leiphiemer took Monday's lead in the Tour of California bicycle race, some Snitchophrenics have taken notice of this Big International Sporting Spectacle, and come away confused.Funny clothes, foreign sponsors, misshapen bodies, absurd bik ... More >>
Mongol director Sergei Bodrov on retracing the footsteps of Genghis Khan and navigating the even more perilous Hollywood battlefield.
Mongol paints a historically hazy but kickass picture of everyone's fave emperor, Genghis Khan.
A jury divided unites around Laurent Cantet's schoolhouse drama
ASD loves Kat Williams' pimp game, especially his Boondocks character, A Pimp Named Slickback. You know, it's like A Tribe Called Quest -- you say the whole thing. Borat's prostitute, Luenell, will serve as a fitting host for the American Hustle Premiere at Mezzanine. Pimps up, hos down: Live Natio ... More >>
Sacha Baron Cohen's howlingly funny mockumentary goes looking for America
Schizo paints a harrowing portrait of the former Soviet state
The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival goes global
Modern-day torch songs, synth-pop sleaze, and Central Asian electro hybrids
Unless there's been a Newsom/Getty/bin Laden/Bush plot of some kind, how could voters support Care Not Cash?
Chevron to Turks: Bay is pristine! GOP to pot doctor: Good job! Tenants to landlords: You're illegal! Potheads to supervisors: Like, wow -- a sanctuary!
Silke Tudor explores sensual songbirds, chaotic mandalas, and constipated tyrants