The Internet's been abuzz these past few days over a newly issued, 200-page report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations about the viability of insects as a food source. The report points out that enthomophagy (the consumption of insects by humans) is practiced by approxim ... More >>
SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition San Francisco's first known Peruvian restaurant, Fonda Peruana, opened at the beginning of the Gold Rush, and 19th-century shipping routes between South America and San Francisco brought Peruvian pisco to our saloons, w ... More >>
Dozens of college students - many undocumented - protested outside Senator Dianne Feinstein's Market Street office Thursday morning, urging her to act on a pending bill that would offer a path to citizenship to students who crossed the border while kids and have attended two years of college.Stud ... More >>
If you've had better things to do than peruse the Webbernet for cheap thrills and easy laughs, then there's a chance you might not yet know of this behemoth in debauchery: Chatroulette. Naturally, a few bands have been using the randomizing video chat service as their social media of choice to conne ... More >>
Arash ArfazadehJinder headlines the Triple CrownWhy did we spend so much money at Esty over the holidays? Not for all the relatives, mind you, but for ourself? Now we have three different sets of vintage Japanese coffee mugs and the cabinet space for half that amount. And we're broke. But E ... More >>
Just what do you mean by 'special' sauce? While the term "out of context" is usually used by people who have said ill-conceived things to reporters in an after-the-fact attempt to shift blame, I prefer to think of the "Kike"-flavored juice drink and "Snob"-brand toilet paper selling well in Latin ... More >>
Before: S.F. coddled undocumented teen criminals. After: S.F. punishes undocumented teens who commit crimes (and some who don't, too).
Veggie buns from Heaven's Dog will be featured at SF Street Food Festival.As street food fervor rages on in the city, the time is ripe for a scavenger hunt. 'Go Game Street Food Adventure' is a challenge that begins on August 1, hosted by La Cocina in advance of the San Francisco Street Food Fest ... More >>
Mission progressives descended on the 24th Street BART plaza this evening to protest for the return of President Manuel Zelaya to Honduras after the military coup on Sunday. Eric Quezada of Dolores Street Community Services and former District 9 supervisor candidate led the crowd of about 200 in a ... More >>
Local record label Bersa Discos offers flights to Latin America for the price of a 7-inch. The cumbia friendly outpost has a new, limited edition tune from a Spanish-speaking discovery up for sale: "Hay Guey" by Tzochitl Soundsystem vs. Toy Selectah. The latter is a Mexico-based producer and remixer ... More >>
"Singularities" by Barcelona-based globetripper Filastine is an evocative track, stirring up cinematic images of emotional worlds crashing to a disastrous, beautiful collapse. There's an evil edge to the stuttered string samples and scattering beats in the song, similar to the soundtrack Kronos Quar ... More >>
Here we go again: Friday rolls around and you've been broke since Monday. Whether you're just a cheapskate or seriously pinching the pennies, there's there's plenty to keep you entertained this weekend for less than a ten-spot. Below, a couple select picks. 1. Amoeba Music Factory Party @ 1343 Powel ... More >>
Take a trip down to Rio for a taste of Carnaval.
S.F. export digging for reggaeton gold in Panama
For MC Immortal Technique, planting the seeds of revolution ain't nothin' but a g-thang
Sampling the flavors at the S.F. International Film Festival
Swayzak's techno ain't what it used to be, but Matthew Dear is picking up the slack; the Nortec Collective brings beats from Tijuana.
Get off your high horse and listen to some fine world music at "Putumayo: Latinas -- Women of Latin America"
Lights, camera, acción
Rome's Nicola Conte unveils his latest jazz/electronica fusions; "Echoes of Rio" soothes your conscience and your booty
Fiesta in the Mission
Life abroad, through the lens of film
A special program of three films about the Jewish diaspora
International environmentalists claim they stopped a Mexican salt plant that endangered the gray whale. Actually, though, the Mexican government canceled the plant for reasons of its own.
The best ways to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
Latino artists give a modern twist to an old art style
Los Shakers: ¡Por Favor! (Ace/Big Beat); Various Artists: Jovem Guarda -- 21 Grandes Sucessos (Columbia-Brasil)
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Will the Next Pope Be Catholic?
A San Francisco firm rolls the dice in the multibillion-dollar game of global finance