HiteshsharmaWe bet this restaurant in Dhaba, India didn't pay license feesIf you own a restaurant, beware Michael Jackson and R. Kelly.
Play their music -- or any other copyrighted songs -- in your restaurant or business without the proper license and you can face fines of $10,000 per song.
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Jeremy Brooks/FlickrThe Curry Up Now line: alarming or promising?
On Sunday, the New York Times' Kim Severson wrote an op-ed knitting together all the cities where the food-truck backlash is flaring. New York is pushing food trucks out of Midtown, and Seattle and Raleigh, N.C., are considering n ... More >>
This Week: Burn one with Creeping Weeds' See Through.
Behind the buzz: As rock critic, I'm a firm believer that the less
attention you pay the palpitating verbs, lascivious nouns, and
come-hither adjectives sent winking past you by publicists, the fewer
regrets you'll embrace. For purposes o ... More >>
We reported a few weeks ago on the uproar caused in North Carolina by Jill Spriggs -- chief of the California Department of Justice's Forensic Services Bureau -- when she defended controversial crime-lab practices before a panel of North Carolina legislators. In a brief interview at the time, Spr ... More >>
The top forensics official at California's Department of Justice has come under attack for public statements defending controversial practices at a crime lab in North Carolina.Jill Spriggs, chief of the DOJ's Bureau of Forensic Services, appeared before a panel of North Carolina legislators a few ... More >>
Local NativesLocal NativesThe Love LanguageThe Union Line September 22, 2010 @ The Fillmore Better than: Other popular indie boy bands.Last night's crowd at the Fillmore was shockingly underage. Standing in the first three rows, I felt incredibly uncomfortable when I realized I wa ... More >>
Courtesy of de Young MuseumEl Anatsui's Hovor IIThe woman sauntered up to the giant wall hanging called Hovor II, inspected its connecting pieces, then sat down on a nearby bench to get a more expansive view. Every five minutes or so, the pattern was the same on the second floor of the de Young M ... More >>
Broadway South of Raleigh, NC/FlickrFor $150, you'll probably be able to hit him with your underwear.No dives on this tour. Although Guy Fieri is the Joe the Plumber of the food world, tickets to his Roadshow are urban-elites steep. The only Bay Area appearance for the Guy Fieri Roadshow, pro ... More >>
Remember how freaky it seemed the first time you heard about the garlic ice cream served up every year at the Gilroy Garlic Festival? (It starts today, by the way.) Not sure about you, but we've moved on to a fascination with the truly weird crap cooked up at American food fests. From spring to fa ... More >>
Dr. SeussEighteen bucks for green eggs and ham? You're ripping me off, Sam I Am!San Francisco has become the country's most expensive place for business travelers to eat, according to the New Jersey-based Institute of Management and Administration. "San Francisco has unseated New York City as t ... More >>
The RosebudsNovember 24, 2008The IndependentWords by Melissa BaronBetter Than: Staying at home and lamenting that Gossip Girl isn't on this week.Listening to the Southern drawl of Rosebud's lead male vocalist Ivan Howard summoned up images of big backyard BBQs, little forest animals and some good ol ... More >>
The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.