When I worked for Cnet News.com during the late-'90s dot-com boom, there were many things that annoyed and perplexed me about the tech-news site. It was run by former newspaper guys. Because of that, the editors displayed a weird, very newspaper-like mix of sensationalism and prudishness. An edi ... More >>
The Who Vintage Trouble Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 Oracle Arena Fans of still active '60s-era rock acts are being faced with some stark choices when their heroes hit the road these days. Instead of "Is it worth shelling out the big bucks to see them?" the question has become "Is this my last chance to se ... More >>
We were in the proximity of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield over the weekend and stopped by ostensibly to stock up on the cheap two-pound bags of misshapen "belly flops." But we really wanted to visit the weird and wonderful folk art portraits of famous historical figures like Benjamin Franklin ... More >>
Carina OstDavid Lawrence shares a laugh with Studio Gourmet host Brad LevInside the Actor's Studio meets the Food Network is how we would describe the new web-based show called Studio Gourmet SF. The concept is that a local chef with a good story will do a cooking demo, an in-depth interview ... More >>
When I was a staff editor at the tech-news site CNET News.com in the late '90s, one of the top editors there used to insist that we "localize" big news events by writing about how they were being covered and discussed on the Internet. So, for example, the death of Princess Di and the impeachment ... More >>
To call Brownsville MC Sean Price an O.G. is correct on a couple of different counts: not only has he been at the rap game for almost two decades, but he was also gangsta before most of the gangstas we patronize today made gangsta rap into a market segment. Price started out as half of the hardco ... More >>
Brightman Visits Dark Side in Her Partially Gothic Show - Chirpily Sarah Brightman San Jose HP Pavilion December 17, 2008 Review by Meredith Brody; Photos by Janine Kahn It was a dress that did it. Or, more accurately, it was a photograph of Sarah Brightman in a completely mad dress, a layered, r ... More >>
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