It's a little past the halfway point of 2012, but mid-July still seems like a good time to round up the albums that came out this year and simply failed to meet our expectations. Some of those expectations were admittedly (and deservedly) sky-high -- leading to decent records that still felt like a ... More >>
Because it became too expensive to house nearly 250 criminals on a rock in the middle of the ocean, Alcatraz officially shut down in 1963... or did it? And after it shut down, all of the inmates were transferred to other prisons... or were they?
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Alex HochmanThree-scoop banana split ($8.25), a dinner essential at St. Francis Fountain on 24th Street. You'd think the city's oldest ice cream parlor ― a place that's been in the same storefront on 24th Street since 1918 ― would be packed at dinner with families reveling in nostalgia a ... More >>
'The Art of Passing Time'S.F. Arts Commission Gallery12:15 p.m., free For the exhibit "Now and When," the S.F. Arts Commission gave $2,000 each to a bunch of artists to make time-capsule projects. Packard Jennings spent his on dinner. He's a conceptual artist -- it was an expensive dinner. ... More >>
Sometimes one man's junk is just, well, junk.Zambaleta, a Mission-based nonprofit world music and dance school, hosted a flea market last Saturday for musical equipment and records. People sometimes regret throwing out music and memorabilia when nostalgia hits 40 years down the line and Davy ... More >>
Every year growing up, my brother and I got to pick out an ornament and add it to a growing collection. Unpacking and hanging up the previous year's ornaments was as much a treat as purchasing new ones, until Martha Stewart showed up and ruined everything. Homely trees covered in a hodge-podge of mi ... More >>