Well, it's been a few months, so we shouldn't be all that surprised but Kanye West's ego has been running amok again. This time the behemoth emerged while West was onstage in Paris last Saturday, and said: "No matter how they try to control you, or the motherfucker next to you tries to peer pressure ... More >>
I should know better than to step within two time zones of Marilyn Monroe. She has a way of drawing the worst from writers of my gender. Stalwarts from Norman Mailer to Thomas Pynchon have embarrassed themselves, some at greater length than others, trying to mask their macabre and masturbatory impul ... More >>
As we all know, Lana Del Rey is a vastly annoying human. We've all got our own personal reasons to be irritated -- maybe it was SNL, maybe it was the dating Axl Rose thing, maybe it's her lack of true credibility or any discernible personality. For us though, it's the damn music videos. Nowhere else ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanBurger Urge's steakhouse burger: Prepare to be filled.A few weeks ago, the wooden chrysalis surrounding a former tattoo parlor on Haight and Clayton came down, and Jack Mogannam and Sam Sirhed's Burger Urge erupted, all neon and windows The owners spent months refitting the ... More >>
Today is National Grammar Day, which means until midnight you're legally obligated to put up with the prescriptivist fulminations of that one buy or girl in your office whose knickers get all bunched when you say "15 items or less" or "the reason is because." (Lucky for everyone in the world I wo ... More >>
From "Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe"/Via New York TimesMarilyn Monroe's idea of a good stuffing.Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars served deep ― like, cavity-filling deep. The Quickfire Challenge: Create a stuffing. Now, stuffing is super personal. We are still ... More >>
Not sure if you can wear body armor or not? Read this primer. [Sweet Melissa]Muni Manners rule No. 42: Instead of mocking them, help lost tourists. [Muni Manners]Kill joys warn pantsless BART riders not to shock grannies. [SFAppeal]Facebook group promotes mowing down cyclists. [Streetsblog]Leogla ... More >>
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The Viva Ann-Margret! Film Festival
Tribute to Billy Wilder; No Categories; John Cage Memorial Barbecue; Bellyachers; Persephone's Bees
The Way You Wear Your Past
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Local filmmaker Danny Plotnick captures the Icky Boyfriends on the road to ruin