We were in the proximity of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield over the weekend and stopped by ostensibly to stock up on the cheap two-pound bags of misshapen "belly flops." But we really wanted to visit the weird and wonderful folk art portraits of famous historical figures like Benjamin Franklin ... More >>
jay galvin via Flickr Pretty .... cold today!Three girls -- the oldest of which is barely a teenager -- are adding an impressive boost to their resumes this morning: They're jumping into the frigid November waters to swim roughly 1.25 miles from Alcatraz to the San Francisco shore -- a feat most ... More >>
Ready, set, cubeIn the '70s, Rubik's Cubes were nerds' weapons of choice, and in the late 2000's, speedcubing -- and its crazy cousin, blindfolded speedcubing -- became (sorta) cool.But S.F. artist Pete Fecteau is turning Rubik's Cubes into large-scale mosaic art, and young wannabe-nerds (we mean ... More >>
Pop-Up General StorePeko-Peko's Sylvan Mishima Brackett.Another local food business raising money for Japan disaster relief: Peko-Peko Japanese Catering, at Wednesday's Pop-Up General Store in Oakland. From Peko-Peko's Sylan Mishima Brackett: Although we were planning only to sell Japanese be ... More >>
Lou BustamanteCocktail mise en place from a whiskey primer at Beretta.There's something oddly charming about the month of January, the brisk days so full of potential and resolve that only a fresh start can bring ― or maybe that's just the hangover finally wearing off. Maybe you resolved to ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
The Week In GayWho says creativity has died in the city that brought us the beat generation (as a matter of fact, Howl -- a story about Allen Ginsburg falling in love -- opens today in San Francisco) and the flower children? Don't forget who built this damn city, people! Two of San Francisco's bl ... More >>
Whether or not the cops can ask you what's in here is a matter the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently mulled over...A man whom an appeals court ruled should arguably never have been arrested by San Francisco police may also not have deserved to have cops peering down his underwear, according t ... More >>
City Lights hosted the announcement of the National Book Awards finalists this month. But do book awards even matter?
Bringing terror back to the Cabaret
"And tonight, my brothers and sisters, we add one Donald Jay Beardslee."
A frightening array of the scariest parties on S.F.'s biggest holiday
The godfather of hip hop graces S.F. with his presence, as do some Filthy Thieving Bastards
Week of October 1, 2003
What to do, all summer long
McWhorter makes excellent points; we just wish he'd stop there
Horror heaven, soulful documentaries, and organ-drenched boogie
Arts, Crafts, Events, and Performances for the Holidays
Tribute's just another word for nothing left to lose
Racially Yours (Four Alarm)
Since he was 12, Steven Cozza has led a crusade against the Scouts' anti-gay policies. What will happen now that he's grown up to discover sports and girls?
Trend of an Era
The house of worship that "St. John" built marks the 30th anniversary of the jazz musician's death
Whether Democrat, Republican, or crypto-fascist, this is your guide to the best in Election Night bashing
Spurned by term limitations, Willie Brown turns his political affections on San Francisco. But how long will our small-town ways hold his fancy?