Imagine this scene:Half-filled Starbucks, around 2 p.m. Man in plaid button-down sits at table, reading nytimes.com story about Michele Bachmann denouncing her Swiss citizenship. Man chuckles, then pulls up Facebook window.Man in plaid button-down: Excuse me.Facebook: Yeah, waddya want?Man in plaid ... More >>
Federal agents announced today that they seized 13 kilograms, or close to 29 pounds, of cocaine from a cruise ship docked in San Francisco last month.According to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a joint operation among federal agencies and local law-enforcement led to two sep ... More >>
SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats.
• Uh, did you know that if you live in S.F., you can get a free spay or neuter at the SFSPCA for your dog or cat during the month of February? TRUE FACT. So if any of you are running around with companion animals ... More >>
Is it too late to stop the boat? On Friday, the Bay Citizen revealed that San Francisco may be bidding against itself in its quest to host the America's Cup sailing spectacle. The city's budget analyst's office has not yet been able to verify whether or not any other cities have bothered to commi ... More >>
The man (right) who fell out of love with Pinot.Our favorite morsels from the blogs.
The blogosphere is a cruel place. That must've occurred to local wine writer W. Blake Gray earlier this week, after the response to his clever piss-off post about falling out of like with Pinot Noir.
Gray, ... More >>
Fat Freddy's DropThe Independent9 p.m., $20
Fat Freddy's Drop, a band from New Zealand named after a lysergic cartoon cat, made its live debut in San Francisco last November with two sold-out shows and an in-store performance at Amoeba. After that warm reception, the band is back in town this we ... More >>
You can go to a restaurant and ask the server to offer wine pairings to accompany your fancy-pants menu choice. But imagine you're home and have just reached for the latest album from that hip new San Francisco band. You're all ready to crank up those sweet tunes, but what to drink to compliment ... More >>
Levi's took over the east side of Austin for all of SXSW, creating a semi-private world of tight pants and tall beers, a denim labyrinth where the 45-minute line to grab a wristband was made slightly more entertaining by a DJ who loved Michael Jackson. Loved him so much he told the crowd repeatedly, ... More >>
Barbara Manning and the Sleaze Tax
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Electric folkie, indie-rock goddess, and baseball nut Barbara Manning must have been in the witness protection program. Or maybe she was farming alpacas in New Zealand. In any case, she's been largely absent from the S. ... More >>
We've all been there. Our plane lands in Thailand, or England, or New Zealand, or any of the other 73 countries where people insist on driving on the left side of the street, and we rent a car. Then we get a crash (er, hopefully not crash) course in reversing everything we've ever kno ... More >>
"The Nature of Time" by Mars-1
Mars-1's latest show opened last weekend at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. There is also a new giclee print available, but it doesn't look be based on of the paintings for the show. The gallery has others available from Mars-1 but they are lithographs. The new print in ... More >>