Can you see the happiness? If ever there were an inane list of cities that place well in inane lists -- San Francisco would, inanely, make a hell of a showing. And there's something seemingly even more inane than normal about the latest elite list the city has found itself on -- apparently, D ... More >>
J. Birdsall A serving from Adobo Hobo: Accessible and easy to like.It was a few minutes before 7:30 last Friday night, at an undisclosed location in the Mission. The patch of grass before us would soon coalesce into a de facto market of underground street food: Magic Curry, Adobo Hobo, Gobba ... More >>
Disinfected via Flickr The chef had a hunch something was upNate Appleman's certification by the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association as a pizzaiolo (one of a very few practicing the art in the US) paid off big time when A16's romana pie was named one of the 25 best in the US by GQ's Alan Rich ... More >>
If you had your head in the sand regarding Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week, you can be forgiven -- it's easy to get distracted what with this being the week alloted to infertility and crime victims and the month to be aware of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, autism, and Cesareans (the C-sectio ... More >>
I can't say I was able to detect any foie--which might be just as well.
Just like the toasted panini I used to eat in Rome--except the Acme-baked bread is better.
"It's a hard time to be a lawyer, no doubt about it." "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." -- Henry VI, Act IV, Scene III. Mr. Shakespeare was wrong in his chronology. The first thing you do, if you want to kill the lawyers, is kill the economy. Then the attorneys will wither and die ... More >>
My first revelatory sandwich experience was in Guadalajara, Mexico when I was five years old. Our hotel restaurant crafted a double-decker turkey on white toast that Dagwood himself would have lusted after, and upon sampling it my blind devotion to Underwood Deviled Ham on Langendorf ... dwindled. A ... More >>
With the recession (or a word that rhymes with it) doing a number on the economy like the Visigoths did to Rome, many former white-collar workers have been forced to work with their hands. Some, perhaps, quite literally. Sperm banks in other municipalities have reported a boom of men with time on th ... More >>
By Matthew Stafford Last week I took it upon myself to show a visitor around San Francisco. The visitor in question, a New Zealander, was on the initial leg of a year-long circumnavigation of the globe, and as a native San Franciscan I wanted her to get home several months from now and say to herse ... More >>
Cabaret provides lots of energy, but not much story
OK, slight exaggeration. But he's at least to blame for this one.
Ringleader of the Tormentors
A startling reminder of the devastation that can result from unchecked government
Pope Benedict XVI named him Roman Catholicism's top doctrinal watchdog -- even though, as San Francisco archbishop, William J. Levada resolutely looked away from sex-abuse complaints against a renowned priest and legal scholar
A visit with Honduran Cardinal Rodriguez, who is often mentioned as a contender to become the next pope. For good reason.
A Catholic film calls for reform in the shape of a limp thriller
Rome's Nicola Conte unveils his latest jazz/electronica fusions; "Echoes of Rio" soothes your conscience and your booty
The discipline and grace of the unreined horses are amazing, but it's still Disney-fied
The once hard-drinking actress not only gossips and confesses but also sings, magnificently
Julius Caesar is best when we don't push the modern parallels
Aidell's Sausage Stand
In this Beijing, a Bicycle is never just a bicycle
Is it rude to wear a bathing suit at a nude beach?
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
Hawaiian Shirts, Expensive Condos, and the Hoochie People
Russell Crowe stars in Gladiator
Eat, Drink, and Be Wary
Compared to the original, the new Fantasia is funnier, with fewer scary patches.
A Family Affair
For three decades, Mariedi Anders has used Old World grace and negotiating acumen to create significant American careers for serious European musicians. Now, the doyenne of West Coast classical music agents faces a new challenge: the globalization of the
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