Politicians receive some odd gifts. Not as odd as the stuff thrusted Queen Elizabeth's way -- but odd nevertheless. San Francisco public officials must report as a gift "Any source of income aggregating $500 or more invalue, or any source of gifts of $420 or more in value, provided to, received by ... More >>
Dear Americans, as a British person, I feel I ought to explain a few things about the lunacy of the last four days. If you watch any sort of news whatsoever, you saw a series of increasingly bizarre things taking place in London over the weekend -- including a concert outside Buckingham Palace on Mo ... More >>
A San Francisco-based teacher is one of 24 semi-finalists for the Queen Extravaganza, a contest to assemble a nationally-touring Queen tribute band produced and mentored by the legendary group's own drummer/songwriter/singer Roger Taylor. Adam Yas teaches music and entrepreneurship at Life Learning ... More >>
By Meredith BrodyIt's that time of the year again, the time we make lists of the best movies, books, meals of the past twelve months - even though, in this Annus pretty much Horribilis, to quote Queen Elizabeth for pretty much the first time in my life, you might not be so much in the mood for looki ... More >>
Harmony Korine creates a Neverland for celeb impersonators in the singular and sincere Mister Lonely.
How the British monarchy survived the death of the people's princess
The Pogues decoded
Mrs. Henderson shakes up war-torn Britain with an assault of the flesh
The sprinter Lost in the Fog is the adored savior of horse racing in the Bay Area. Perhaps God brought him to us.
The new edition of Trader Vic's misses the boat
A pair of talky plays about official hypocrisy in Cold War England
Why things never seem to get better in the Tenderloin, no matter how much money is thrown at it
The best and worst of the AfroSolo Arts Festival
The gloriously unambitious world of John Patrick McKenzie, who doesn't care that he's a rising star in the visual arts. And who, as it happens, is autistic.
Trader Vic's comes to Palo Alto
A stock plot worthy of a sitcom leaves this musical flat
Latecomers vs. Clock-watchers
Bringing in the Clowns
Antoinetta Stadlman, a 200-pound transsexual on public assistance, dreams of controlling the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Sixth Street. A misguided state law may just let her do it.
For its 40th year, the San Francisco International Film Festival boldly goes where it has gone before