Can you believe it's almost February? We can't either. Nevertheless, the transition into 2013 is now complete, and San Francisco's nightlife is back in gear. This weekend offers plenty of evidence to support that, with so many good events that a full list was almost required. With forays into bangin ... More >>
Dear Americans, as a British person, I feel I ought to explain a few things about the lunacy of the last four days. If you watch any sort of news whatsoever, you saw a series of increasingly bizarre things taking place in London over the weekend -- including a concert outside Buckingham Palace on Mo ... More >>
We'll leave the debates over why the Irish are such champions of the written word -- Is it the island's strong oral traditions surrounding the seanchai, or storyteller? The rich vein of Celtic folklore? The really awesome beer? -- to folks who are much smarter and more sober. The Irish count four No ... More >>
Last summer, SF punk rocker, notorious political rabble-rouser, and former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra was booked to perform in Israel, along with his band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, in support of their new Enhanced Methods of Questioning EP. But their plans raised quite a controver ... More >>
What happened to Mark McGovern?UPDATE: Coach says opposing player stood over gravely injured footballer, said "That's what you get for giving me shit." The San Francisco Police Department is investigating an "off-the-ball" incident that left 22-year-old Gaelic football player Mark McGovern in a c ... More >>
Et Tu, Jeff?Jeff Garcia is one of my favorite football players of all-time. I first saw him play -- in person no less -- in October of 1990 when he very nearly led San Jose State to upset a damn good Cal squad in Berkeley. The Bears held on, 35-34. He next crossed Bay Area fans' paths when he pla ... More >>
Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklyBelfast bap with egg, Irish bacon, cheddar, and black sausages ($6).Monday, July 12, 2010 When the Potrero branch of John Campbell's Irish Bakery opened last week, it brought along the Belfast bap, premade, wrapped in paper, and loaded into the pastry case (ask to ha ... 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 >>
One-act opera is every bit as didactic as the mural from which it takes its title, but lacks the same punch
A love story told in iambic pentameter? Yes, and yes again.
Can Wade and O'Donoghue keep up in this brave broke world?
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
A new treatment for victims of severe emotional trauma involving rhythmic eye movements has therapists claiming almost miraculous results. Psychological researchers say the eyes just don't have it.
Living on the sidewalk for a month. Sleeping with Wookiees. $300 action figures. The new Star Wars isn't just a movie. It's a force that's with us.
Happy toasts -- and sad -- after the latest skirmishes in the Mission's culture wars
Babies get burned on the battlefield of love in Ladybird
The Joint Operating Agreement deprives the Chronicle of the resources it needs to produce a great newspaper; it also prevents the afternoon Examiner from connecting with the readers it needs to survive. Since the JOA makes it inevitable that only one wil