P.T. Barnum

  • News

    September 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Baron Ambrosia Is So Full of Awesome WTF That We'll Even Watch The Cooking Channel

    Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, a half-hour show about Aladdin Sane, Fridays at 7 p.m. on the Cooking Channel. In this space, usually I end up steering you away from cooking shows, not because I want to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    SF Underground Market Rolls Out Friday in SOMA

    Jeff Tidwell/FlickrNearly three dozen mostly food vendors will offer homemade wares.​Iso Rabins is the P.T. Barnum of the local homestead food community. On Friday, Rabins hoists the tent for the April installment of the SF Underground Market, this time at SOMArts. Demos include sourdough brea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    This Afternoon: Elvis Costello at Amoeba

    Elvis Costello and Jim LauderdaleMonday, June 22, 2009Amoeba MusicBetter than: Concerts you have to pay for.Sure, it's finally feeling like summer in San Francisco today, but a good couple hundred people skipped work this morning for more reasons than just working on their tan. The line that stretch ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 11, 2009

    Oyster Lovers Unite

    This Valentines weekend may be your best chance to eat oysters for years to come.

  • Film

    June 27, 2007

    Dr. Feelgood

    Michael Moore's pill goes down easy, but his diagnosis of U.S. healthcare still devastates

  • Film

    May 19, 2004

    The Weirdest Movie in the World

    Nobody does nostalgic melodrama like Guy Maddin

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Adventures in Wonder-land

    A transporting search for the creator of the Museum of Lost Wonder

  • Music

    November 12, 2003

    House of Tudor

    A baptism of Firewater, some animated animators, and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

  • Culture

    July 9, 2003

    Still Smilin'?

    Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee

  • Music

    June 25, 2003

    Folk Explosion

    The Waybacks strike a chord with fans of old-timey music

  • Culture

    February 12, 2003

    The Bleeding Edge

    A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2002

    Second Chances

    A new book resurrects history's also-rans: people who hoped to change the world but didn't quite succeed

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    Bang, Bang,

    The ins and outs of a disorganized try at the gangbang record

  • News

    July 12, 2000

    Night Crawler

    Current Events

  • Dining

    November 24, 1999
  • Calendar

    September 2, 1998
  • Calendar

    July 1, 1998

    The Satanic Verses

    How one man helped get the Church of Satan off the ground

  • Calendar

    March 26, 1997
  • Calendar

    February 19, 1997
  • News

    May 15, 1996

    Dead Heat

    Despite the deaths of Aaron Williams and Mark Garcia, the SFPD continues to use pepper spray on suspects who stand a good chance of dying in custody.

  • Calendar

    February 28, 1996
  • News

    February 14, 1996

    Hinckle, Hinckle, Little Star (Part I)

    There are two joys in life -- making things and breaking things -- and pirate journalist Warren Hinckle has excelled at both

  • Calendar

    October 11, 1995
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