If anything is going to help thaw the icy relations between the U.S. and Iran, it's going to be a damn cute cat.Both the people of America (specifically San Francisco) and Iran have set aside politics to help save this deeply troubled cat named Maloos -- who, when you think about it, is a Persian ca ... More >>
Earlier this year, before Iggy Pop was aware that he'd broken his foot during a Stooges show in Romania, he had a delightful, cuss-filled conversation with us from his home in the Cayman Islands. Afterward, when Pop found out that his foot was seriously busted, the band rescheduled its S.F. dates to ... More >>
Newsom tests the latest aerodynamic hair style for speed skatersOur ex-mayor Gavin Newsom proved that he could bring the prestigious America's Cup to San Francisco -- even in the face of vociferous opposition. Now, in his new capacity as lieutenant governor, Newsom is taking on the bigger task of ... More >>
via Twitter"Today is Social Media Day! How are you celebrating?" a Twitter user tweeted."Refreshing Twitter to see how everyone else is staying at home on Twitter" would have been the predictable answer. Instead, users responded: "Getting a cake." "Heading to Boston tonight." "Watching fireworks. ... More >>
Dueling divas and Dr. Strangelove.
By Meredith Brody There are probably as many ways of approaching the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival, which will unspool (as Variety would have it) from April 24 to May 8, 2008, as there are filmgoers to attend it. The hardcore cinephiles will try to see it all – good luck, with 17 ... More >>
By Meredith Brody Certified movie-mad somewhat late in life (the joke among my siblings was that our parents took us out to the movies twice a year whether we needed to or not), i.e. when I went to college in a town that had both public transportation and movie theaters, I quickly graduated – not ... More >>
Still have people to buy for? Consider these books as last-minute stocking stuffers.
SF Weekly food and film writer Meredith Brody is at the Telluride Film Festival, where she brings our culture blog "All Shook Down" this collection of anecdotes and notes from high up in the cool Rockies. Hit it, Mer. -d2 When I checked in at the Telluride Film Festival charter flight desk at the D ... More >>
Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination.
Two macho men and the bitchy bodybuilding world that surrounds -- and, perhaps, spawned -- the BALCO steroids case
Why would a former S.F. stockbroker travel to war-torn countries and refugee camps just to make people laugh?
A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!
Elvira and her progeny make an evening of it. Then the progeny go wrestling.
For over 10 years, Mandible Chatter has explored the outskirts of experimental music
An exotic adventure into the mysterious world of sound!
How a Bay Area sect with an occult tinge went national, transformed itself into an odd brotherhood -- and now is gaining acceptance from the ultratraditional Orthodox Church