As fall settles in on San Francisco, it brings changes at the farmers' market, restaurant menus, and the type of weather-related bitching done by city residents. With each successive fall, one food item seems to be rearing its greasy head on more and more menus: poutine. Every year, this Quebecois p ... More >>
After decades of affiliation with Warner Music Group, Bay Area metal giant Metallica is stepping out on its own. Today, the band takes ownership of all of its old masters, and launches its own label, Blackened Records, which will be the home of all future Metallica releases. "It's always been about ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Trisha's Country Kitchen, a half-hour show of executives laughing at us, Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. on the Food Network. Trisha Yearwood is a two-time cookbook author with a new show on the Food Network about souther ... More >>
San Francisco came in for a heap of ridicule last year -- including some from this very paper -- when the Board of Supervisors passed a ban on selling fast-food meals containing toys. The sentiment intensified, of course, when McDonald's easily skirted the ban. Messages like ours have r ... More >>
Garage rock is not a fad. It's been percolating for over half a century, in one form or another, and shows no sign of letting up. JEFF the Brotherhood is the kind of band that explains why. Nashville brothers Jamin and Jake Orrall are out to extract as much fun as possible from a growling guitar, ... More >>
Nervous Tics, The Aversions, Complaints @ the Knockout Given their widely held rep as effete, soft-cheese-spreading existentialists, the world's French-speaking people don't get much credit in the rock 'n' roll world. What bands like Eastern Canada's Aversions prove, however, is that a French ... More >>
Male fulfillment, and lack thereof, on full display in The Promotion.
Angels watch over Corteo
A cheat sheet of bands from the new Seattle -- that's right, Canada!
Week of Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Some Bay Area citizens take sensitivity to a silly extreme
An island town will do anything to seduce Dr. Lewis
A Québécoise becomes a choreographer
The concept's high and thin, but Cirque du Soleil still puts on a fabulous show
Athens' Of Montreal gives its whimsical psychedelia a raucous jolt
Bossa nova homage, rolling residences, guileless political discussion, and crop circles
Unexpected Pleasure from a talented Canuck playwright
Film Reps List for 12-05-2001
Amelie serves up a daring, moving take on Jane Austen's best-loved heroine.
How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost wasn't, then became a tradition
Dr. David Stork is trying to create a new computer that thinks like a human being. But he needs your help.
The woman who would bike the length of North and South America, and the man who's running around the world
American Heartbreak, Joe Buck, Polkacide,
Skunk Anansie parties like it's 1999