Replacing western SoMa's decidedly forgettable Mercury Lounge comes the Willows, a new spot from the team behind the Sycamore that's sure to brighten up your after-work monotony with video games and bar snacks with wonderfully low nutritional content. See also: Southside Spirit House Means Howard S ... More >>
Clark says to keep your penis healthy. It's time to get those Healthy Penis muppets back on the streets. The Department of Public Health is saying men who have sex with men have a much greater chance of having sexually-transmitted diseases.The city's health officials released a 45-page PowerPoin ... More >>
Joe EskenaziThe bunny's sign reads, 'Welcome America's Cup.' You can't accuse this float of not being a civic boosterJonathan Stern's official position with the Port of San Francisco is listed as "Assistant Deputy Director, Waterfront Development Projects." But you can just call him the human Pow ... More >>
"You're so beautiful, it hurts to look at you." Madrone Art Bar celebrates those impetuous days of the '90s with "I ♥ the '90s" night.Finals are over (if you're the schoolin' type), your office is starting to seem half-full (if you've got the 9-to-5 life), and the park is suddenly bursting with ... More >>
Yacht May 28, 2010 The Independent Better than: The final fight scene in Road House. As The Independent buzzes with pre-show energy, I wonder if the rumors about Yacht are true. Will there be PowerPoint? Audience Q&A sessions? How about guided meditation? Did Jona Bechtolt, former member ... More >>
John BirdsallFish with black bean sauce ($6.95).Thurs., May 6, 2010 The fish is mild as tofu but softer, jumbled up with red and green bells and enough semicrisp onion squares to make the case for it as a vegetable. It's the fermented black beans that give the dish its glimmer of pers ... More >>
Google: It's a noun, a verb, and, soon enough, it'll be the Ryan Seacrest of a national, municipal contest determining who wins a brand new ultra-high speed fiber network -- only with discernible talent.The Bay Area-based search engine recently announced a plan to build a new fiber network in a yet- ... More >>
When will I be a real rail line?Today, Muni's staff will try to sell the agency's board on a handful of eye-opening measures meant to make up the latest budget shortfall. Among other controversial measures, Muni proposes to jack the price of a ride on an F-Market line up to $5. Deprived of state ... More >>
Will folks pay to doze beneath this great cypress?When folks filed into an unpleasant Monday meeting regarding the city's plan to begin charging for entry to Strybing Arboretum, they were unhappy enough about what they figured was a plea for them to pay good money to maintain the previously free sta ... More >>
Bacon Eggs!BaconCamp Private office location in SOMA March 21, 2009Click here for a full BaconCamp slideshow! Inspired by last year's creative cooking competition and exhibition called CupcakeCamp and in solidarity with the growing popularity of events (see the recent Grilled Cheese Invitational), t ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs 00:00 - "Well 2008 was a big year in terms of investing in programs and solutions to reduce violence in San Francisco." Gavin, Gavin, Gavin - however big 2008 was for investing in solutions to stop violence, it was an even bigger year for violence. Why not play to our strengt ... More >>
Man vs. nature deep in the heart of Texas in The Unforeseen.
Let's scrap the city's weak, pale-green environmental standards and actually take the total environment into account
Hollywood pounces on 6-6-06 with a needless Omen revival
Stop the presses: a column in praise of Gavin Newsom's political courage in support of the public interest
Week of Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Obscure landmarks to love
On the eve of the A's big loss, we learn why the Oakland team is to baseball as indie rock is to mainstream music
A pair of political pranksters invent the art of "identity correction"
Should Dr. Al Cooper's fuzzy data and controversial subject stop him from becoming a media darling -- or getting a date?
A nonprofit school known by the acronym SOUL is working to undermine The System with The System's own money. But does SOUL teach anti-capitalist subversion -- or how to sell out?
To its obsessed fans, Go isn't just a board game. It's a way of life, a key to building better computers, and maybe even the savior of American education.