Bill Schechner, left, and John Lobertini were, literally, schooled by Judge Marilyn Hall Patel Being a middle-aged male isn't the greatest burden in American society. Yet former KPIX Channel 5 reporters Bill Schechner and John Lobertini claimed their age and gender got them fired in 2008 and file ... More >>
bittermelon/FlickrAndrew Swallow, founder of the Mixt Greens empire, has co-authored a cookbook devoted to salads.Mixt Salads: A Chef's Bold Creations by Andrew Swallow with Ann Volkwein showcases the story and recipes of Swallow, whose organic eatery Mixt Greens enjoys three locations in San ... More >>
Michael Chabon talks to Richard Price. Plus: Jeff Jarvis, Peter Singer, Tim Wise, and Tobias Wolff
Neil DeGrasse Tyson at the Commonwealth Club, Jonathon Keats at City Lights, and more.
By Lauren Smiley What if Emily the Strange -- the sullen girl-power icon from Berkeley-based company Comic Debris who claims her own clothing line, comic book series, and soon, a motion picture -- isn't all that odd at all? Accusations are flying around the blogosphere that Emily, whose emo pre-tee ... More >>
Making a case for libraries
Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say, Puh-lease.
Readings and writings at the Edinburgh Castle
Nob Hill Grille
Whole lotta shakin' goin' on
From his Potrero Hill studio, Larry Gonick is telling the history of the universe in a series of ... comic books. And behold, they were good.
The guilty pleasure of audio books
Our critic, an early convert, attends a revival meeting and genuflects at the altar of Shalimar
DISCUSSED IN THIS REVIEW: Cons, Scams & Grifts, 2001, Mysterious Press, Confidence, 2003, Lion's Gate Films What Should I Do With My Life?, 2002, Random House
We especially like the scenes from everyday life at the beginning of the last century
Journalist Po Bronson sorts through the wreckage of the dot-com bust to profile 50 people who took some risks and found their true calling
A nonprofit school known by the acronym SOUL is working to undermine The System with The System's own money. But does SOUL teach anti-capitalist subversion -- or how to sell out?
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more
When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero
Factsheet 5 Publisher Seth Friedman comes under attack from some of his own