Remember when I said that some of the best bike polo players in the world live in San Francisco and know how to fly with bikes for cheap-to-free? I wasn't lying. San Francisco is home to the reigning North American Champions of Hardcourt Bike Polo, and on Aug. 16 in Roseville, MN, San Francisco's ... More >>
Now that it's President Barack Obama's second term and all, drug policy watchers can rightly feel and act impatient. This was when the president would finally do something clear-cut about drug policy -- and specifically marijuana policy. The Justice Department's non-intervention in Colorado and Wash ... More >>
By BETH WINEGARNER On the alleged 15-year-old Baltimore shooter's Facebook page, only one unobscured face looks out at the visitor: Rammstein singer Till Lindemann's. Meanwhile, Bobby Gladden's own face is obscured by a sheaf of black hair. Gladden was arrested Monday after allegedly opening fire ... More >>
Outpourings of grief and gratitude flooded the Internet yesterday after news broke that No Use For A Name frontman and underground Bay Area hero, Tony Sly, had passed away suddenly at the age of 41. As a key member of the pop-punk scene since the heyday of the 1990s, Sly had been a long-respected an ... More >>
Get mellow? Everyday stresses got you slurping caffeine like a crazed fiend? Workaday lifestyle keep you so amped up that you can never relax? Do you just need a little something extra to mellow you out at the end of the day? No, we haven't switched to writing ad copy. We're just expressing ... More >>
Brian YaegerSocial Kitchen brewmaster Rich Higgins, manning the SF Brewers Guild booth in Denver.As the 51-week wait for next year's 30th Great American Beer Festival begins, let's look back at the last few days in Denver, where 462 breweries converged inside the Colorado Convention Center, a ... More >>
Brian YaegerHealdsburg's Bear Republic Brewing is entering 23 of its brews in this month's Great American Beer Festival in Denver.At last year's Great American Beer Festival, Bear Republic Brewing's Racer 5 IPA took home a gold medal, not for American India Pale Ale, but for American-style St ... More >>
Meet the talented Bay Area artists competing for our $2,500 grants.
Dr. SeussEighteen bucks for green eggs and ham? You're ripping me off, Sam I Am!San Francisco has become the country's most expensive place for business travelers to eat, according to the New Jersey-based Institute of Management and Administration. "San Francisco has unseated New York City as t ... More >>
Deanna Johnson testified against a murderer to save her son. But in the projects, truth comes at a price.
When lazy men become projects for career women
Bruce Brugmann didn't get any awards from the East Bay Press Club. But he threw a first-class tantrum.
The nation's biggest player in the apartment rental business has found huge profits in low-income housing
What team more than the Giants needs a morale booster and respectful team player? They got one in Mark Sweeney.
Just when Huck Gee is gaining international recognition for his edgy dolls, this country wants to kick him out
The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.
Cleaning up the latest drivel from San Francisco's leading bull-goose loony
The rare story of a powerful female politician whose private life is secondary
Andrew Schoultz, the mural artist who's making it big in the gallery by refusing to leave the street behind
Rock Ninja! encounters the rules of a summer concert at BFD
The book Nickel and Dimed is a first-rate journalistic look at minimum-wage life. The play it inspired is just journalism.
My Morning Jacket may have a big new label, but its haunting brand of country remains as comfortable as ever
What'd you expect on "Road Rash" night at Jezebel's Joint?
Adrian Lamo, the 22-year-old "homeless hacker" famous for raiding New York Times computers, pursues his vision of public service by cracking another major corporate network. It's a crime, of course. It's also what he was born to do.
Ruby Skye sucks and blows; a Happy Supply of indie pop
The Gold Dust's bartenders don't just mix drinks, they put on a show
Local label Nu Gruv retools its octopuslike approach to underground hip hop
Diablo Ballet is the best suburban troupe in the state, as its new season will attest
Polkacide is San Francisco's longest-running musical in-joke
San Francisco's Timco releases Gentleman Jim
In life, Paul Kalmanovitz controlled every business decision related to his $500million brewery/real estate dynasty.He even made detailed plans forthe governance of his estateafter he died. So why is the Kalmanovitz fortune the center of two vituperative
For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights
For 25 years, Harvey Ross has rooted out the waste and lies of politicians and bureaucrats. But some say he's too lost in the line items to see the big picture