Over the past few years, political journalists and social scientists have pointed out a critical flaw in the GOP's rightward lurch: with staunch anti-immigration, anti-social service, and anti-reproductive rights policies, as well as hostile racially coded rhetoric, the party risks losing women and ... More >>
While he never raced against Jim Thorpe in the decathlon and never competed against the color barrier, American swimmer Michael Phelps can nonetheless lay claim to the title of greatest Olympian. His 22 medals won over three separate Games allow him this.Judo practitioner Nicholas Delpopolo is no Mi ... More >>
Among the Drug War's finer ironies is the treatment of marijuana by the world of sport, which has taken a deliciously schizophrenic view on the miracle/devil plant: It's a gateway drug that dooms its users to a lifetime of apathy, ignorance, and nonproduction. It's also a performance-enhancer, in th ... More >>
Tim. We saw that you got busted for pot, and obviously we find it appalling. Will this end your promising young career?Or will your sinewy, 261 strikeout-throwing arm have to atrophy in the dugout for some unspecified amount of time? Hard to say. But if you are out of a job, we'd like to be the ... More >>
Pale blond Irish Midwestern comedian Jim Gaffigan likes to talk about food in his act.As Bonnie Hunt introduced him on her show: "He has a wonderful fascination with bacon."Cut to Gaffigan's stand-up, an excerpt from King Baby, currently showing on Comedy Central:"Even the frying of bacon sounds lik ... More >>
SFGate reported last week that two tons of Olympian Michael Phelps' Corn Flakes boxes were donated to the SF Food Bank, and promptly flew out the building. As it turns out, there are other San Francisco businesses who have found new and artistic uses for the now ultra-rare and recalled item. This ... More >>
Academy of Arts new sports program is about spirit, marketing — and the chance to break even more rules.