President Obama and Mitt Romney squared off last night for the second presidential debate, fighting over all the things Americans argue about while boozing at the bar -- immigration, women's rights, and money. And while Romney was getting his ass handed to him over technicalities like how many days ... More >>
San Francisco City Hall should be packed this afternoon with thousands of grieving locals who want to pay their respect to Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was savagely killed in an attack last month. The 52-year-old Bay Area native died along with three other Americans in the ... More >>
A second-rate porn flick has better production qualities than does The Innocence of Muslims, the semi-amateur anti-Islam film whose trailer has sparked anti-American protests across the Middle East. The New Yorker, which called the 13-minute synopsis/trailer a "viral video gone wrong," accurately no ... More >>
The Bay Area lost one of its own last night after U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed at the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi. Stevens, who was appointed to his post earlier this year, died from smoke inhalation following the grenade attack, the New York Ti ... More >>
As Billy Beane taught us, you probably can't trust your instincts without cold hard statistics to back them up. So for anyone who suspected that gasoline prices might be rising with Icarusian ferver, your intuitions have been vindicated. On Monday AAA released their monthly report on America's f ... More >>
This will help fight cancer, until the feds say it won'tSo you think the federal government prevaricates over what to do in Libya? As mixed as many of the government's messages are, the feds really can't take a solid stance when it comes to marijuana. Earlier this month, the National Cancer Inst ... More >>
Romana MachadoGlitter WizardGreg Ginn, Big Scenic Nowhere, Glitter WizardMarch 19, 2011 @Thee Parkside Marginally better than: Listening to Billy Joel records in a Seattle parking garage. It's SXSW season, and few things are longer than the faces of Facebook non-attendees this year. My ne ... More >>
Romana MachadoBattlehooch at Bottom of the Hill Friday night.Battlehooch Nobunny Exray's The Downer Party Friday, February 25, 2011 @ Bottom of the Hill Better than: Ice-skating down Lombard Street. Word from various authoritative sources assured me this all-ages show would be a rowdy stain ... More >>
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Will we be more secure -- or just less competitive -- if the government forces hundreds of thousands of international science students to get export licenses simply to look through a microscope?
A veteran of the Apollo program continues a quixotic quest to send a small rocket of his own design 60 miles high and, in the process, save his soul. Maybe ours, too.
At Robert Mondavi's new $55 million foodie mecca, you'll find seminars on goat cheese and mustard; surrealist movies; a SPAM exhibit; wine tastings; figurines of pooping Catholics -- everything, in fact, but the answer to that question.
Retrofitting the Bay Bridge will take five years, hundreds of workers, a million bolts, and 19 million pounds of iron. The hardest part? Making sure no one notices.
Federal agents smoke out an insidious Bay Area smuggling ring as part of their ceaseless efforts to keep our streets safe from illegal Cuban cigars
Alan Cranston and George Zimmer devise a bold strategy at the State of the World Forum
While condemning India for its nuclear testing, the U.S. government quietly funnels billions to research programs aimed at creating an ever-more-virulent nuclear arsenal