There is less waiting these days. Cross the country in six hours. Exchange correspondence within seconds. Buy the new Jordan's with a click from the couch.
The few stretches of waiting -- 20 seconds on the elevator, three minutes at the taco truck, an hour at the DMV -- turn into stretches, via sm ... More >>
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Paramount Theatre
Better than: Four 20-year-olds put together.
It's doubtful that any aspiring musicians think to themselves, "I want to be the best performer in the world when I'm 78." And yet, last night's performance by Leonard Cohen makes concerts put on ... More >>
50 ml does of Funranium Labs' "Black Blood of the Earth"Thanks to the potent combination of radioactivity and government grants, the Bay Area has more than our share of mad scientists. And now, one of them has done something really useful: he created coffee with 40 times the caffeine of regul ... More >>
Lauryn Hill at the New Parish last night.Lauryn HillDave ChappelleApril 13, 2011 (Actually April 14)@ The New Parish, OaklandBetter than: A good night's sleepWhen the news hit Twitter Wednesday afternoon, it seemed like a prank: Lauryn Hill and Dave Chappelle had announced a last-minute show at t ... More >>
Surfer BloodSurfer Blood, Turbo Fruits, GangliansApril 2, 2010Bottom of the HillBetter than: Most bands that have been together for only 11 months.Being in a brand-new, mega-buzz-band like Surfer Blood seems like a tough blessing. Sure, the group's shows, like Friday's at Bottom of the Hill, ... More >>
Back in December 2008, MillerCoors voluntarily removed caffeine, taurine, guarana, and ginseng from energy drink Sparks, due in part to pressure from San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. Hipsters everywhere lost their collective shit. The overly sweet malt liquor/energy drink hybrid saturated ... More >>
Rockin' eats at Outside Lands: Maverick's pulled pork sandwich.SFoodie sister blog All Shook Down trailed the three-day musical movements of the Outside Lands Festival this weekend, and by the sounds of it, our sonic reporters didn't make too much time for eating. That's no ... More >>
Adrian Lamo, the 22-year-old "homeless hacker" famous for raiding New York Times computers, pursues his vision of public service by cracking another major corporate network. It's a crime, of course. It's also what he was born to do.