We take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Time Machine Chefs, a one-hour pilot on the black death in medieval Europe, on ABC. Time Machine Chefs went to a lot of trouble to do one thing very well: show three chefs in a room in Tudor England with nothing but fire an ... More >>
The half-million dollar man...Back in the days of yore, Jon Lovitz had a Saturday Night Live bit in which he pitched himself to "single women in their 30s" with the plea "Lower your standards!" Fast-forwarding several decades, the Oakland A's signed erratic, potential fortysomething, busted stero ... More >>
Oh dear God, is there a worse time of year for music than Christmas? We certainly don't think so. Walking into anywhere public right about now is like having our ears pelted from on high by sleigh bells (no, not that duo from Brooklyn -- we quite like them) and snowballs filled with glass. But! Bein ... More >>
SFAntii/FlickrPumpkins are like chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.If the shrimp-infatuated Bubba from Forrest Gump had grown up, not in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, but in Half Moon Bay, California, he might have extolled the virtues of a different food to his new buddy Forrest. We ... More >>
The Peruvian roast chicken is reasonable, but not tasty enough.
Sibling rivalry in all its royal glory in The Other Boleyn Girl.
A carnivorous odyssey around the Bay Area pinpoints three very different meats
Jonathan Nossiter's wine documentary is subversive, funny, and humane