Each week, we take a quick, caution look at food TV. This week, Extreme Chef, a one-hour show about watching the world burn, Thursdays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network. On the premiere Extreme Chef, seven chefs were dropped by helicopter to the "modern day hellhole" of the Salton Sea and asked to "en ... More >>
Despite having an accomplished resume as an actor, writer, and producer, Jeffrey Ross is fine with the fact that many people recognize him as the dude from those legendary Comedy Central roasts. In fact, he hopes it will soon parlay into a regular series for the channel. He's taking it one step furt ... More >>
I love the idea of Lil B -- a member of Berkeley one-hit wonders the Pack who wasn't gonna go out like that, and has since thrown anything and everything at the wall via Twitter and Mediafire to keep attention, fans and fame -- yet I've scarcely heard a note of his music. Loved his stint on ... More >>
We've become blasé about the endless string of set-pieces chefs build for shows like Food Network Challenge. Fondant-wrapped Disney-themed fright cakes, cupcake towers inspired by Manolo Blahnik heels, sugar glass-molded landscapes with wonky Venetian masks and chocolate fountains that never gus ... More >>
Ma on trackThe first Asian-American woman to be Speaker Pro Tempore of the state Assembly, SF west-side rep Fiona Ma is also a NASCAR fan.
It's fun! It's educational! All right -- you win free shit! Send us your perfect score here and win a prize! And now...Whose car is this? 1. Did you know the winner of NASCAR's Daytona 500 was given a hero's welcome in San Francisco this week? Of course you didn't. By the way -- who won the Dayto ... More >>
Being forced to trade adspace for media coverage of an event is not the current journalistic norm. Sadly, it may become commonplace in the future. In the impending newspaperless world dreaded by journalists, and glowingly touted by futurists, we'll all be glorified ad-salespeople, burnishing our ... More >>
Muni drivers have been giving customers the shirts off their backs of late -- really The aggressive brown coloring of Muni operators' uniforms always conjured up scenarios of dueling designers battling to see whether UPS or the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority could more authori ... More >>
But see how much money they saved? When the suffix of your e-mail address is "@NameOfaNewspaper.com" you get a lot of amazing solicitations by truly desperate PR mavens. We've lost count of how many deluded souls thought you, the readers, would be clamoring for stories about contact paper one can ap ... More >>
Sadly, it's too late to wheedle a cable car sponsorship out of Thelonious MonkWhen Municipal Transportation Agency director Malcolm Heinicke earlier this week proposed selling off "sponsorships" to the city's treasured cable cars as a means of making the city's ends meet, you could almost hear the r ... More >>
Kelly O.Intelligence: Get smart Friday nightWe don't have to give you the news that today's Friday. We can tell by the way you're counting the minutes until lunchtime, after which you'll be counting the minutes until quittin' time, after which you'll be...yeah, who knows? But here's a couple recomme ... More >>
As if the Case of the Porta-Potty Arsonist couldn't get any stranger, Clorox Co. -- yes, the Oakland-based maker of chemical cleaning supplies -- is now sponsoring a $5,000 reward for tips leading to the potty flamer's arrest, according to the Associated Press. Is this ... More >>
Bleh.I've never particularly liked Combos and there are two reasons for this. One: they're too crunchy. Two: the processed crap in the middle disgusts me. But now there is a much better reason not to eat Combo's -- the people trying to make us buy them are a bunch of sexist, ch ... More >>
Presidential candidates vie (and pander and plead) for one heart and mind in Swing Vote.
With Step Brothers, Ferrell, Reilly, McKay, & Co. still don't wanna grow up. And thank God for that.
Don't blame Funny Games Michael Haneke if you don't like what you see.
Playing against type, Will Ferrell can't quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy
In FlatOut 2, life is a highway strewn with carnage.
The summer has brought a bevy of frustrations, delays, and smoggy afternoons to Bay Area drivers. Do you manage to look the other way?
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything
We just can't quit this countrified Karaoke
Week of Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Supercross delivers the action, and some truly lame acting
There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show
Herbie the Love Bug's back, and he bites
Joanna Newsom, Okay, Ted Leo (sort of), Comets on Fire, Still Flyin', Mates of State ... and the list goes on and on ...
In 1944 Germany, an immaculate little town was not as it appeared
Why the Army thinks a 30-year-old college-educated California bull rider will help it recruit soldiers during wartime
Silly Caucasian boy Tom Cruise likes to play with Samurai swords