• Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    This Month in Tasting Blind: Rating Sour Beers

    Jason HenryOur sour beer lineup.​ After we recently offered up a sour beer primer, we decided the category was ripe for our recurring blind beer taste test. This month's panel was treated to a variety of sour beer styles from the United States, Belgium, and Italy. For a genre that generates de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Om, Lichens, Barn Owl Share Trancey Stories in the Dark of the Independent

    Om​ OmLichensBarn OwlDecember 16, 2010@ The IndependentBetter than: Any other situation involving lichens, barn owls, and sacred syllables.It was dark at the Independent last night. The performers sent forth their communal hypnoses in low light, the audience swayed along in relative blackness, and ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2008

    Sleepy Sun

    Embrace (Sol Diamond)

  • Dining

    December 7, 2005

    The Myth of Fernet

    The saga of Fernet, and its cultlike popularity, says a lot about San Francisco

  • Culture

    March 2, 2005

    Stepping Up

    The power -- and limitations -- of good acting over bad writing

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