A study released this week proves, once again, that there's nothing you can safely do while driving except for driving. According to the Accident Analysis and Prevention science journal, singing along with the radio while operating your motor vehicle is an accident waiting to happen. A group of Aust ... More >>
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco," Mark Twain famously said. And while global warming has definitely hooked us up with some warmer summer temperatures over the years since his proclamation, we don't expect to see any real Fahrenheit action until the fall. Despite the la ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column:
When you are from an area that is basically dull, you tend to latch on to any and all big personalities who spring from it. To his credit, Mark Twain seemed to make the Midwest sound beautiful, mysterious, and downright habitable -- enough that an entire tourism ... More >>
San Franciscans complain about everything. War in the Middle East, high rent, the job market, Muni (which really does suck) -- there's no subject too grandiose or pedestrian for us to bitch about over a too-expensive cup of Blue Bottle coffee. Of late, our critics' sensibilities have turned to an ... More >>
After an 1879 tour of Europe's great cities, Mark Twain returned to the States eager to savor the native American foods he'd most missed while away, making him what some blogger might call an O.L., or Original Locavore.
In his first book, Twain's Feast (Penguin Press, $25.95), Andrew Beahrs ... More >>
When state lawmakers earnestly attempt to begin making up a deficit by proposing additional taxes or fees on booze, illegal drugs and pornography, it may well be time to invest in canned foods, guard dogs, and that "So, You're Building Your Own Compound" video series from Time-Life films. Tucked awa ... More >>