A school in Southern California will be the first to be all vegan by 2015. The students will not only eat vegan, but they'll help grow and harvest their own vegetables. (This is a much more useful skill than Geometry, which I have never had to use once as an adult.) A vegan diet may be better fo ... More >>
There's a new novelty cookbook hitting the shelves next week (Nov. 13), just in time for white elephant party season. Fifty Shades of Chicken is a clever parody of the scandalous triology written under the pseudonym F.L. Fowler. The book tells the story of a meek chicken ("Ms. Hen") and a sexy chef ... More >>
It's a bit disappointing that Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy doesn't campaign more on his experience as a Real World: Boston housemate. Surely, living in a lavish house with six other narcissistic strangers holding diametrically opposed world views as camera crews capture every moment is ideal pre ... More >>
By JACK BOULWARE [Editor's note: Jack Boulware is the co-author, with Silke Tudor, of Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day.] If we're talking the birth of Bay Area punk, there are as many points of vi ... More >>
So this was the week that Charlie Sheen went on an extensive media tour to prove to the world that he was a "Vatican Assassin Warlock" -- which, according to our dictionary, means "gigantic mentalist." He has also announced to the world that he's "tired of pretending like [he's] not special." Well, ... More >>
Years of counseling have allowed her to star in "Dancing With The Stars."A retired Bay Area postman molested U.S. reality TV star Cheryl Burke when she was a child, according to People Magazine.Burke, a professional dancer, is a two-time champion of Dancing With the Stars. She grew up in Atherton ... More >>
Andrew CrowleyBrit celeb chef Heston Blumenthal's restaurant allegedly poisoned 500 people in 2009.Murders! Poisonings! Runaway grooms! The year in celebrity food gossip reads like a script for The Young and the Restless. Behold these crazy eight moments: 8. A household name in his native UK, che ... More >>
W. Kamau Bell has built a career on examining the messy intersections of race and class in a supposedly postracial world.
Michelle Williams finds a safe haven with outsider director Kelly Reichardt on Wendy and Lucy.
Radical Women Conference The Women’s Building, San Francisco October 6-9, 2008 Notes and photos by Masha Rumer Better than: Calling yourself a maverick. Feminists of all walks of life came together over the weekend for the Radical Women Conference to talk Marxist feminism, unionizing, reproducti ... More >>
Amidst all the murders in San Francisco, some suspicious deaths are hidden in a secret burial ground of bureaucracy.
Pigeonholing Muslims doesn't help the cause or the play.
Madonna just can't stop, won't stop recording and touring. Her latest album, "Hard Candy," debuted at #1 in a gagillion countries, and she's about to embark on her gagillionth tour this fall. And no, gagillion isn't a real number, if you were wondering. Watch the material girl get all sticky and swe ... More >>
As parks funds were moved -- behind the scenes -- to a golf tournament, Gavin Newsom was out front seeking the spotlight. It's what he does best.
A collection of insights on the fascinating social mammal known as man
Viewing The Restaurant gets our critic hungry for old-fashioned red-sauce Italian
Week of January 8, 2003
With a new EP and an '80s vibe, Evening becomes eclectic
Before you succumb to nostalgia about a simpler, humbler baseball time, heed the lesson of Vacaville
At a messy party for the fetishists known as "sploshers," love is a many-splattered thing
Meet John Cox, a USF swingman who is a cousin and friend to Kobe -- and quite at home with his own game and his own life
The city's new weight discrimination law is badly reasoned, legally defective, costly, and bad for public health
Why Miami's Democratic mayor abandoned Al Gore and cost him all the votes he needed to be president
Mingling With the Famous
The Peter J. Owens Gala: Where does Winona Ryder, this year's honoree, fit?
In a radical approach, San Francisco is making addiction a health issue rather than a law enforcement imperative. So far, though, treatment on demand has been a costly pipe dream.
Once considered just another L.A. rock casualty, former Thelonious Monster leader Bob Forrest returns to the land of the living with the Bicycle Thief
Want to escape cell-phone-wielding drivers? Move to Ohio.
Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.
Mary Lou Lord comes out of the subway and into a theater near you
For 11 years, Markus Cook was synonymous with Bay Area bike messengers. But he didn't live to see his dream come true -- the Cycle Messenger World Championships held here in San Francisco.
The upcoming release of the Beach Boys' legendary "Smile"session ends super-fan Domenic Priore's Journey to the past