Sparks began in early '70s Los Angeles, but found a more receptive audience for their early identity as a highly idiosyncratic and bombastic rock group on the fringe of glam rock in Europe. Led by the Mael Brothers, Russell and Ron, who lead respective personae as the flamboyant frontman and stoic k ... More >>
Darts and old British stuff at The Pig and WhistleLet's face it, San Francisco: We wish we had lost the Revolutionary War. Hurray, we have the Tea Party! Wouldn't you really rather be in the EU? Then, when Oklahoma and Kansas and Alabama get together to elect President Bachmann, we could al ... More >>
His origin has been traced to 1661...At first, the notion of pinpointing the very day Jewish humor was born sounds every bit as crazy as Bishop James Ussher claiming the world was created on Sunday, Oct. 23, 4004 B.C. But U.C. Berkeley theater professor Mel Gordon tracing the origin of Jewish hum ... More >>
Week of Wednesday, August 18, 2004
The ResErection, Bunny Jam, and Hunky Jesus can mean just one thing: Easter in S.F.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero