When orcas kill and eat a gray whale, they often don't finish the whole thing in a single serving. For up to three days after the feast, chunks of blubber float around the area, drawing hungry orcas like leftovers in the fridge. Marine biologist Nancy Black and her assistant encountered such a scen ... More >>
Oakland is poised to have an incredible year of launching new restaurants. What's particularly exciting is that many of these forthcoming ventures that have come across our radar share an ethos of local sourcing -- and, in most cases, hyper-local sourcing. 2013 will be pivotal in reinforcing an idea ... More >>
CNET editor and video host Sharon Vaknin writes and films useful tutorials on topics such as maximizing mobile devices and navigating social media platforms at work, but at home she's dreaming up creations like honey roasted peanut crusted chicken skewers and cheesecake-stuffed strawberries for her ... More >>
Even San Francisco natives like me are sometimes alarmed by the pressure applied to denizens of this city to publicly acknowledge that we live in the best place on earth. That being said, we certainly do have access to the best of things here: The best intoxicants, stimulants, and ingredients; th ... More >>
Just your average hackerIt's hard to sympathize with any of the people involved in the security breaches of Sony's computer systems -- and that includes the victims, or some of them anyway. First, of course, are the hackers themselves. This might be totally illogical, given the damage they've don ... More >>
Jewish cooking expert and New York Times contributor Joan Nathan is rightly called "the queen of Jewish cooking" -- she has authored 10 books on the subject and has a PBS series. For her newest project, Nathan decided to investigate what Jewish cooking means... in France. The resulting book, Quic ... More >>
Melissa Perello was born in Nutley, N.J., lived in Houston, and went to cooking school in upstate New York, but San Francisco is where the 32-year-old chef formed her restaurant bones. She arrived here fresh from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., to gig with mentor Michael Mina a ... More >>
Like a lot of you, we were shocked and saddened to read this morning that Gourmet magazine, one of the jewels in Condé Nast's publishing crown, is to cease publishing after the November issue. Ad pages at Condé Nast have been falling off a cliff, but the smart money was on the impending fol ... More >>
Hello, neighborBecause everyone needs a neighbor. Because only one man could pull off the cardigan-Keds combo. And because the trolley to the Neighborhood of Make Believe really does look like a cable car -- San Franciscans ought to don their sweaters next week, March 20, in honor of Mister Rogers' ... More >>
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When lazy men become projects for career women
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How Robin Stein, a journalistic neophyte, put excitement in her life -- and a dangerous Texas pipe manufacturer on the front page of the New York Times
The regulars love to subvert the contest. It's yet another twist to the city's toughest pub trivia night.
Aisha Tyler wants to be "an action heroine who is funny and witty and sarcastic and sexy and can kick butt."
Is jazz dead? Local experts search for signs of life.
Bay Area filmmakers at Sundance
Joe Goode Performance Group performs at the National Queer Arts Festival
Scrounging for cash in the strangest places, the creators of the karate-themed Adventures With Kanga Roddy children's TV series infuriate investors
Zan Boko and The Accused
La Regle de Jeu, Cell 16, and Big Wednesday
John Warren and Unconditional Theatre
The Horn Blows at Midnight, Age of Consent, The Big Carnival
The Mississippi: River of Song offers a compelling, if thin, glimpse into a musical river culture
A conversation with the makers of Blacks and Jews, a highlight of the 17th annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
Debra Chasnoff's new documentary looks at how a loaded subject is handled in school