One hundred and sixty-two years ago tomorrow, one of the great quotes entered the lexicon. When the schooner America trounced its English competition on Aug. 22, 1851, Queen Victoria turned to an underling and asked who was second. "Your majesty," he replied, "there is no second." Sadly, when discus ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column: Hobson's Choice is a great name for a bar in this town, and not just because it's also the title to a great David Lean film. The phrase "Hobson's Choice" is a reference to Thomas Hobson, who was a postal carrier in 1500s England. When he wasn't using his hors ... More >>
Cannabis butter. Love it, but unless I make it myself, I end up suffering from Geicoschizophrenia. Yeah, Geico. You know, somebody's butter will make you feel like a witty lizard, or a metaphor man on a microphone, or a disenfranchised caveman. I need more consistency with my cannabis edibles. Reve ... More >>
Bouncer drinks to forget the oil leak at Kezar Bar & Grill.
Through a tumultuous history emerges a satisfying food.
From tapas to takeout: an odyssey through the new grazing
In Africa with colonial baron Cecil Rhodes, by the artistic director of ACT
After 20 years, Caryl Churchill's farce about sexual hang-ups has lost its ability to shock
The return of "Stinky's"; crematory arts; girly freak shows
Gypsy caravans, heavily shellacked starlets, and eccentric emperors
Though you might need a flowchart to keep track of the players, Cloud Nine delivers its message with wit
At the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, 'tis always the season for historical fidelity