Earlier this week, the lawsuit against AEG Live over Michael Jackson's premature passing rumbled past the point of weird and drove straight into crazy town. The culprit was AEG CEO Randy Phillips, who claimed that his friend Brenda Richie -- ex-wife of Lionel Richie -- had spoken to the spirit of Mi ... More >>
Back in January, Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman tweeted an announcement: "@fleetfoxes, the best and last band that would ever have me. Tokyo is my last show. Fleet Fans, sorry if I was ever distant/obtuse to you. X." This week, Tillman released his first solo album under the new moniker Father J ... More >>
The must-have celebrity accessories change as frequently as the daily fro-yo flavors. Move over small dogs, adopted children, and Birkin bags, this is the age of celebrity cookbooks. Eva Longoria, G Pal, Sheryl Crow (author of If It Makes You Healthy), and of course Bon Appetit coverwoman Gwyneth, a ... More >>
We've yet to see Joaquin Phoenix documenting his own nervous breakdown in new movie I'm Still Here, but critics have been largely disgusted by what's on view. With that in mind, here are five other moments in music documentaries that have left us feeling queasy and depressed.5. Jim Morrison Having H ... More >>
You and I are passing through history. But the Tonga Room? It is history.The term "only in San Francisco" is overused. That's a given. But, honestly, in how many cities would one open the paper to read about a brewing preservation battle between developers and tiki bar enthusiasts -- with the cit ... More >>
Going, going, Gavin...Does it ever feel like Gavin Newsom only comes back to San Francisco to say he's leaving? There's the mayor this minute on KTVU Channel 2 speaking at a mile a minute confirming the worst-kept secret since Liberace's sexuality: He's running for lieutenant governor. So far, Ne ... More >>
Like this, but on a bus!You're invited to a Muni party. No, really. [Muni Diaries]"If Liberace had been a steampunk, this would have been his organ." [SFAppeal]From the Bigger the Crazy Hat, the Better the Party files: Cliff House Gala shots. [Richmond District]If only this really were downtown's ... More >>
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Testimony by an escaped inmate helped convict St. Joseph of murder.
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