When did the Pantone color guide become the hippest thing ever? Is it Pinterest's fault? Anyway, along with new Mission bar Trick Dog's Pantone-based cocktail menu, the Laughing Squid alerted us to a new product: Beertone, a Pantone-inspired beer reference guide that organizes brews by color swatch. ... More >>
Forget Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' clumsy public utterances, which turned so many of his customers against the company. And forget the modest price increase that sent even more of them in the direction of competitors or even pirate sites. Hastings' biggest mistake might turn out to be signing on 100 ... More >>
Prediction: In 10 years, no one's going to care about owning music as long as they have access to it.
Prediction: No one except for .1 percent of music listeners and Neil Young will pay for Neil Young's high-quality digital audio service.
Prediction: In 3030, mashups will finally be legal.
So i ... More >>
A Lafayette family and community continue their search for Brett Olson after he disappeared while tubing down the Sacramento River over Labor Day Weekend.Brett Olson, 20, a rising Junior at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, was last seen around 1 p.m. Sunday when he arrived at Beer Can Beach along the Sacra ... More >>
In this era, when modern humans can nip and tuck anything to make themselves look like ageless gods, it's hard to believe that anyone approaching 40 would choose to look so damn haggard. In case it slipped your mind, BART is having a birthday this month -- its 40th. If you find this news hard to bel ... More >>
No matter how smelly, fugly, or freakishly toy-like they may be -- all dogs are adorable if you ask us.That said, San Francisco's Jonny Justice, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was rescued from Michael Vick's illegal dog-fighting ring, proved that he is in fact the prettiest, coolest, and generally ... More >>
The end of San Francisco-based Digg has been nigh for over two years, ever since founder Kevin Rose helmed a disastrous redesign in August 2010 and many of the site's users fled to Reddit, but the news-sharing behemoth plodded along, not realizing it was supposed to be dead. That is, until yesterday ... More >>
Because some 52 million Facebook fans and 26 million Twitter followers -- and y'know, absolute cultural ubiquity -- apparently aren't enough, Lady Gaga and her army of publicists now have a new tool for world domination: Their very own social network.
Yesterday saw the public launch of LittleMonste ... More >>
San Francisco has pledged to forgo Apple purchases in effort to show its true colors: green.
Last week, the CIO Journal reported that Apple pulled 39 of its products from the registry of green electronics called EPEAT, which requires that electronics be designed so they can be recycled easily. Afte ... More >>
The city of Richmond, B.C. -- a suburb of Vancouver, Canada's balmiest city -- has just put out a call for what may be the best food-writing job on the continent. Michelin inspector? Nothing so secretive. Small-producer Champagne taster? No, far more varied. Richmond's tourism bureau has jus ... More >>
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Better than: A cyborg prom.
Noise Pop festival organizers probably envisioned a thematically cohesive night when they booked Grimes and oOoOO as co-headliners for Wednesday night's show at the Rickshaw Stop. After all, the two art ... More >>
• It's Vegan Ryan Gosling! Pull your pants back up -- he's not actually vegan. It's just one in the sea of Gosling memes. Ryan Gosling is totally the house that Tumblr built. Anyway, this particular meme is pretty funny and you get to look at shirtless photos of Gosling, so since I have a Tumbl ... More >>