Have you ever been the only sober friend in a group of drunks? Those of us who make, sell, and write about wine can feel like that at big public wine tastings, since many of the consumers who come to these events seem to take them a bit too far. Considering that both ZAP and the Golden Glass (ticket ... More >>
The rap game -- well, any game -- could use more people with the ambition of the RZA and the ability to make good on it. The man born Robert Diggs is more than an MC, a producer, and an actor. His resume also includes "DICTATOR" in big, bold letters: When the Wu-Tang Clan was just a bunch of young b ... More >>
This week, both Rihanna and Britney Spears debuted gritty videos for their latest singles. In Rihanna's "We Found Love", we see the singer exploring sex, drugs, and horrible apartments. In Britney's "Criminal," we see her slapped in the face by a dude, shot at by cops, and naked in a shower with ... More >>
Move over, Large MargeCyclists commuting between San Francisco and Marin County face another three months of frustration as crews complete seismic work that's closed the bike path on the west edge of the Golden Gate Bridge. Rather than speed to their destinations, cyclists must now inch through p ... More >>
SF Weekly's U visa story, for all your churnalism needs.Browsing our Google alerts this morning, we came across an eerily familiar story about U visas -- "The 'crime visa': How 18,000 illegal immigrants got legal status by being the victim of crime." Oh, wait: This was actually our cover article ... More >>
Don't mess with Mary.Last night's Top Chef: Just Desserts wasn't all flowers and tea parties, though it appeared to be. The Quickfire Challenge was to create an edible bouquet, with guest judge Shinmin Li of shuttered I Dream of Cake in North Beach. Zac offered a warning: "She's very pretty b ... More >>
Welcome to Baz Luhrmann's not-quite-marvelous land of Oz.
The History Boys is intelligent and clever (but not dumb).
The next wave of post-9/11 political films trades sobriety for satire.
Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination.
Beatrix Potter gets an extreme makeover
A truly universal remote leads to Sandler's best movie in years
Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty.
Elijah Wood as a soccer thug in Britain? Not bloody likely.
As the San Francisco Conservatory of Music moves to fancy new digs, its students struggle with a shrinking professional marketplace.
Meat therapy at the best little steakhouse in San Francisco
Doin' Lunch, Open Wide, In a Pinch, A Spoonful of Sugar