This is just too easy. Can of corn. It's like, some of this stuff, I can just pluck right out of last year's column. As baseball season kicks off tonight, here are my predictions for 2014:
Everyone is talking about Lance Armstrong. "Will Armstrong go to prison?" ponders the Guardian [http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/01/16/lance-armstrong-and-sf-financier]. "What's the Oprah angle?" bids the New York Times. "Should we forgive Lance Armstrong?" the Chronicle asks of its readers (spoile ... More >>
We take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Time Machine Chefs, a one-hour pilot on the black death in medieval Europe, on ABC. Time Machine Chefs went to a lot of trouble to do one thing very well: show three chefs in a room in Tudor England with nothing but fire an ... More >>
Google Ashley WyrickBehold the power of the first name. Oprah, Ellen, make room for Anderson. Anderson Cooper, host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, kicked off his daytime talk show career this week. His clout landed him a high-profile, full-hour interview on Monday on his New York set with Amy Wi ... More >>
UbuntuJames Beard Rising Star Chef finalist Aaron London.When Ubuntu opened in 2007, there was great fanfare across the land. Jeremy Fox was the undisputed king of vegetables, and the restaurant topped pretty much every Best Of list. Critics (literally?) crapped their pants over its amazingne ... More >>
Jamesbeard.orgDominique Crenn.1. The myth of the humble lady chef. The Toronto Globe & Mail has a feature today on a perennial question: Why aren't there more female chefs in high-end cuisine? As the article points out, the question is even more puzzling now that half of cooking-school stud ... More >>
Too much angst, not enough saga in the wholesome Twilight 2.
Marisol Segal If you actually got food, there was reason to celebrate.(View our full slideshow of the event)We won't sugarcoat it: Saturday's Great American Food and Music Fest was riddled with major problems, from the almost immediate failure of a cashless wristband debit system for purchase ... More >>
Guess who might get axed?After its grilled-chicken promo with Oprah got burned, KFC has decided to try out a new recipe: direct outreach to fans. In a campaign that launched yesterday, the fast-food chicken maker is searching for what it called the new face of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sorry, Colonel: ... More >>
Oh hell, free food is free food. We're not big fans of the Colonel. In truth, neither was the Colonel, once his patented recipe and method were bastardized by the fast-food conglomerate that jettisoned his name in favor of initials. (If you want to taste what Original Recipe was like back ... More >>
When I attended my first estate sale two months ago, and the living room looked like this (see pic to the left), it confused me. Was it customary for the people holding estate sales to throw everything out in the open so buyers could see it all? The answer was no. I ... More >>
This guy. Yep, San Francisco's very own comedian, writer, director, and frequent maker of race jokes, W. Kamau Bell. Or at least that's what researchers at Comedy Central concluded today after extensive archival probing. The jab in question took place on Premium Blend in 2005, wh ... More >>
With Step Brothers, Ferrell, Reilly, McKay, & Co. still don't wanna grow up. And thank God for that.
Drag queen, She-J, and nightlife entertainer
Suzan-Lori Parks is either crazy or brilliant. Perhaps both.
It doesnt matter what you read, as long as you do
Failure is McConaughey's perfect movie, and a pretty good one for us
Question for Jordan Knight: Was the Block those New Kids were on located in the Castro?
A comic gross-out
Bridget Jones is betrayed by a dumb, dull sequel
New music venue the Rickshaw Stop is a welcome addition. Its "Funtime Talk Show" is not.
In this Little Black Book you'll find a lot of mean people
Week of Wednesday, February 18, 2004
An unflinching look at recollected abuse could use some skepticism
Week of August 21, 2002
Saucy sexagenarians, kooky King Kong, global grooves, and apocryphal atheism
Everything tastes better with Gravy (Train); the plot to get rid of Dave Emory
Paintings in Black and White; A Night to Remember; The Hall of Records; The End Is Near; Bush Whacking; Correction
Safeway does something good with books but is too paranoid to take credit
Five months ago, two black homicide detectives got fed up with the police department's inaction on black-on-black murders. Thus was born the Crime Response Unit To Stop Homicide (CRUSH): Six cops with the grit and guile to tackle the toughest cases in t