Even after Nintendo and Atari put home video game consoles on the market and induced gamers of the '80s and '90s to barricade themselves in their bedrooms, a few diehard arcade operators still did things the old way. And their diehard fans continued pumping quarters into the refrigerator-sized machi ... More >>
You no longer have an excuse to sit inside and watch Netflix on your laptop while Facebooking on your iPad. San Francisco has been ranked the best city in the nation to enjoy the outdoors. So get off your ass! According to creditdonkey.com, a financial education website, the City by the Bay is to ... More >>
Pause your Netflix cheating ways and take in some live food/art -- Nucky Thompson and all his gun play and illicit hot sex can hold! The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is serving up a too-tempting multimedia free exhibit with the Kitchen Sisters called "The Making Of..." which has 100 a ... More >>
Well, the new Spanish flick Tasting Menu has come up with a brilliant plot for a food-themed rom-com. It's the last night at El Bulli-like restaurant Chakula, the "best restaurant in the world," and an attractive couple have a table booked at the memorable meal. The only problem? They made their res ... More >>
NPR on Sunday reported that HBO "doesn't mind" that its hit series Game of Thrones is widely pirated. But of course the network minds -- many of the estimated 1 million people who illicitly downloaded the first episode of the series' third season (and that was just the day after it was on TV) are po ... More >>
Last week we published an installment of Michael Leaverton's darkly funny Food on TV column criticizing Bobby Flay for not behaving badly enough in his new restaurant fix-it show, 3 Days to Open: Also, Bobby Flay's mild and tempered personality forgets to scream and rage at the owner of the chicken ... More >>
Viacom's decision to yank its programming from the Web last week as a tactic in its dispute with DirecTV was absolutely insane. The last people to realize this fact were Viacom's executives. As of Tuesday, the company had restored The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Since it's the middle of summe ... More >>
Remember that episode of The Wire when Avon Barksdale filled out a police report after Omar jacked his stash?No? You're right, that never happened.But this is happening.BitTorrent, the California-based file sharing website that allows people to download pirated movies and music, is suing a German co ... More >>
Patrick Carney of the Black Keys is not a fan of Sean Parker, to say the least. Parker is an "asshole," Carney told NME.com on Monday. It's hard to blame Carney, though his rage might seem a bit misdirected -- or maybe just too concentrated on one person. Parker of course was the guy who brought ... More >>
A quick scan of this New York Times blog post is all one needs to conclude that Barnes & Noble faces a major challenge against Amazon in the tablet wars. Start with the picture, depicting B&N CEO William Lynch standing in front of a giant graphic showing that the Kindle Fire looks bet ... More >>
• It's Halloween on Monday! Which is a whack day for Halloween but I have no control over that, so take it up with God if you're so upset. Since the most holy day of the year for children and slutras is upon us, that means you should stock up on non-shitty candies at Rock Candy Snack Shop, bust ... More >>
In March, Zediva, a really weird online movie-rental service, told Wired that "it doesn't expect legal trouble over its service," which allows users to watch actual DVDs, played on actual DVD players, via the Internet. A couple of weeks later, the Motion Picture Association of America sued Zediv ... More >>
Mike Watt at Bottom of the Hill Friday night. Mike Watt April 29, 2011 @ Bottom of the Hill Better than: Listening to the words without the face. If such a thing were possible, I'd believe, without hyperbole or winking wit, that Mike Watt was born to play the bass. His fingers fly across t ... More >>
No one wants the Clay Theatre to close, but few are lining up to see movies there either.
GoogleGoogle Hotpot ratings.We wish we had a new Mongolian or Chinese hotpot place to tell you about today. Unfortunately we just have Google Hotpot. Are Yelp and Foursquare not sufficiently filling up your Smartphone, time, and tummy? Well, here is yet another way to distract yourself, give ... More >>
Tuesday night we went to Boulevard and blew the rent. After two Woodford Reserve Manhattans, the sommelier John helped us pick out an astounding Barolo from Piedmont that set us back $165. Good thing the foie gras was amazing and the northern halibut was as close to the empyrean as one gets w ... More >>
Still have people to buy for? Consider these books as last-minute stocking stuffers.
What happens when an artsy film guy who has gone way into debt hooks up with a school that doesn't know how to run a nonprofit theater? We hope it has a happy ending.
Treating the author of Julie & Julia to a little taste of San Francisco
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