• Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Twitter: A Rank Cauldron of Misinformation (And Some News)

    When I worked for Cnet during the late-'90s dot-com boom, there were many things that annoyed and perplexed me about the tech-news site. It was run by former newspaper guys. Because of that, the editors displayed a weird, very newspaper-like mix of sensationalism and prudishness. An edi ... More >>

  • Film

    January 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Even Violent Video Games Are a Healthy Outlet for Teens

    Seventy-nine years ago, Germans gathered in Berlin's Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Platz one May evening. They piled the books of Karl Marx, Bertolt Brecht and August Bebel (for whom the plaza would later be renamed), and burned them in the name of eliminating "un-German" ideas. On Jan 12, 2013, a group calle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    The Voice Finals, Part 1: Praise Be! It's Almost Over!

    It's an unexpectedly somber start to the long-awaited finale of The Voice, with hosts, contestants and coaches all gathered for a heart-wrenching rendition of "Hallelujah." Each of them carries a card with the name and age of one of the victims of last Friday's horrific Newtown massacre. It's a sigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Here Are Some Adorable Animals Eating Things

    Awful. The news today is just awful. On days like today, there's little else to do but hug your loved ones, write your congressman, post sad messages on Facebook and Twitter, and then settle down to reaffirm your faith in the world by watching animal videos on YouTube. We've rounded up some of our f ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 9, 2002
  • News

    October 24, 2001

    Left in the Lurch

    In jingoistic times, Steve Williams exhibits precisely the kind of faux progressivism we don't need in a city attorney

  • News

    May 12, 1999

    W.L. Brown: A Public/Private Partnership

    Mayor Willie Brown has made official decisions benefiting business entities that are partners in the mayor's own private business endeavors. Is this intersection of Brown's public decisions and private finances a coincidence - or a conflict of interest?

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