Beck Treasure Island Music Festival Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 Maybe it has something to do with Scientology, but Beck doesn't age like normal humans. He looked a little tired for a moment, to be sure, taking a breath after the set-opening "Devil's Haircut" -- on which the bass was far too loud and ever ... More >>
Right-wing politicians don't do well in San Francisco. And particularly not when they defend the use of sex slaves (outside of the friendly confines of The Armory, at least). Once a rising star in Japanese politics, Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto is now an international pariah for saying in May that "c ... More >>
Osaka, Japan Mayor Toru Hashimoto was scheduled to visit San Fransisco on July 11. The planned trip, however, drew much controversy because Hashimoto had recently said something horrible and stupid. The remark involved "comfort women," the more than 200,000 people in Japan's occupied territory dur ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. While physicaly not far from his Ferry Building restaurant the Slanted Door, Charles Phan's pending restaurant on Pier 3 will be world's away when it comes to cuisine and décor. SFGate reports that the f ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. All things pastrami and pickles: The popular pop-up Wise Sons Jewish deli is nearly ready to open their new brick-and-mortar. Thrillist notes that this Sunday they'll soft launch with a brunch in their ne ... More >>
The LA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, Jonathan Gold, has come out with a list of 10 rules for tipping -- basically 10 reasons why diners need to stop pretending they're rewarding a waiter for the quality of his or her service and just tip a flat percentage. For instance: 2.Yes, I know yo ... More >>
Steph L./YelpNa Ya's takoyaki, $5. Na Kuanha wanted to open a stand just to sell takoyaki, Osaka-style octopus fritters (which even have their own song). But the Richmond storefront she found was too big to focus on just one street snack, so she added Japanese crepes, Taiwanese honey toast and gr ... More >>
Killbossa bring tropicalia to the Make-Out Room this SundayAlready sick of your classes? Feeling a bit sluggish at work? Let San Francisco ease your pain with ten stress-soothing events for less than a bottle of self-medication. Here's our list of 10 cool events this weekend for under $10: Frida ... More >>
Luis ChongA stall at last year's Hokkaido Fair at Mitsuwa.The Japanese Gourmet Foods Fair, aka Umaimono Gourmet Fair (umaimono means "yummy stuff") kicks off today at Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Jose. It ends June 6. The annual event is part of a series of four-day weekend festivals promoting ... More >>
J. BirdsallNamu's version of the homely Japanese snack skews Korean.Okonomiyaki incorporates the Japanese words okonomi, which means "what you like," and yaki ("grilled"). We do like okonomiyaki a lot, grilled ― on a bus, on a train, in the sun, and in the rain, typically during or immediat ... More >>
Kirsty EvansOMODAKAJapan Nite Special Girls Rock Explosion! August 16, 2009 at Yoshi's Better Than: The previous day's outdoor performance by the same bands. By a long shot. Sunday night's invasion by the The Japan Nite Special: Girls Rock Explosion tour brought both a crowd an ... More >>
He claimed to be Nepalese royalty, but police say Kaushal Niroula is a con man whose crew of gay grifters may have murdered a wealthy Palm Springs man.
DJs Jefrodesiac and Richie Panic keep dancefloors crammed with Frisco Disco and Blow Up.
No heavy plot, just supernaturally breathtaking acrobatics
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San Francisco and Paris are sister cities, but that doesn't mean the natives can't pull each other's hair out
What a 62-year-old man can teach shellshocked dot-commers as he sails from Osaka to San Francisco. Alone. Again.
The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services unveils its new post-apocalypse playbook
Deciphering the psychedelic dream-rock of Angel'in Heavy Syrup and the cryptic noise-pop of Dead C
Anxious young artists turn the camera on themselves in the 13th annual S.F. International Asian American Film Festival