Joyce Goldstein and her new book Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness (University of California Press) was toasted at a chef-tastic event at Perbacco restaurant this week. The California food revolution has been not-so-quietly changing the way w ... More >>
Peter, you just might fit right in here in San Francisco A few weeks ago we regaled readers with parking drama over in Bernal Heights -- as you might recall, two neighbors were hoping to resolve their parking problems with really passive-aggressive notes. No word on how that saga ended, but here' ... More >>
View "In Transit:" How to Get from S.F. to L.A. in a larger map Huh. We just realized we're crazy. How so? The Google map above traces the public transit odyssey your humble narrator undertook between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Fifteen transfers, seven local transit agencies -- ah, sorry, we' ... More >>
The closure of the Transbay Terminal was a chance to help some of the citys most hardcore homeless. But many didnt want help, and others couldnt be helped.
Awesome alert: In a feat of either badassery or hubris, Italian DJ, Grammy-winner, and all-around-suave-dude Benny Benassi plans to ride a fixie -- yes, a single-speed, fixed-gear bicycle -- down the coast of California on his upcoming tour.The bike tour kicks off after Benassi's set at Ruby Skye ... More >>
It appears that George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" still are the seven words you can never say on television. Despite a federal court ruling yesterday that fining broadcasters for uttering, say, "shit; piss, fuck; cunt; cocksucker; motherfucker; and tits" on TV or radio ... More >>
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
You're not speaking for our part of California, Katy and SnoopMaybe it's because of Hollywood, the recording industry, the big, wide beaches, the weather, or the hilariously fucked-up crack at utopia that is Southern California, but the place's cultures, ideas and people seem to dominate musical ... More >>
Is it just us, or does state politics have an unseemly apocalyptic tone these days? First we had "demon sheep" -- twice -- then "apostles of darkness." Now Republican gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes, an erstwhile unknown, has come forward with what just might be the wackiest millenarian ca ... More >>
Nathan "Hale" Sargent doesn't want to say a bad economy is good for the Peace Corps. That'd be simplistic. That'd be insensitive. A bad economy is bad for everyone. That being said -- applications in 2009 were up 18 percent over the year before. So there's that. "We're not Plan B," says Sargent, ... More >>
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide
Courtesy of the Department of Boating and WaterwaysSome inconsiderate bastard left this boat to rot in the San Joaquin DeltaLast week we reported that the administrator of the California's Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund told us that San Francisco does not participate in the state program. Th ... More >>
As we reported earlier today, Democratic and Republican leaders in the state legislature huddled with their respective caucuses this morning in an attempt to pitch the feasibility of the current budget compromise. Depending on how much money you and your interest group stand to lose, initial descrip ... More >>
Dr. SeussEighteen bucks for green eggs and ham? You're ripping me off, Sam I Am!San Francisco has become the country's most expensive place for business travelers to eat, according to the New Jersey-based Institute of Management and Administration. "San Francisco has unseated New York City as t ... More >>
Liz HaleyMirahTuesday, April 7, 2009Bimbos 365Review By Melissa BaronBetter Than: I mean, what else could you possible have to do on a cold and drizzly Tuesday night?It's easy to forget that Bimbo's is such a classy venue. You walk through the doors and everything shines in gold and velvet. The bath ... More >>
Peter JamisonMinister Chauncey Killens thinks gay marriage should be illegal."I don't know any white gay man who sat on the back of the bus." So spoke Chauncey Killens, a black Pentecostal minister from Salinas, as he stood on San Francisco's Civic Center mall yesterday. Like hundreds around him, ... More >>
It's worth the gas to get gassed Coastside.
Life Imitates Apatow; Moped Bitches Lash Out
Neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night can stop indie-rock hopefuls Birdmonster
The Hitchhiker's Guide is harmless -- well, mostly harmless
An intriguing wine list and excellent tapas are perfect after Sideways
The Economist asks: "Is California Back?" Contra Costa County wonders: "Were we gone?"
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Learning to live with -- and even love -- a retro-'80s fad that just ... won't ... die
From Polynesian fire-spinning to polyamory, there's something for every girl at Ladyfest Bay Area
Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.
There's no reason to fear Red Planet -- especially if you like high energy, old-fashioned rock
Diablo Ballet is the best suburban troupe in the state, as its new season will attest
Kevin Yaeger struck it rich and partied with the prettiest boys in Silicon Valley -- until his lies caught up with him
The Court and Spark might be the Bay Area's best new country band, if only it played country music
Letters from April 5, 2000
Readers and S.F. Art Institute students respond to our story about the controversy surrounding performance art student Jonathan Yegge
Going in the Tank
Through one San Francisco label, Francisco Aguabella leads the charge of Afro-Cuban percussion
Bad music. Bad press. Bad hair. Sammy Hagar's heard the insults. But for the Bay Area's Red Rocker, the best revenge is living well.
Robert Towne, the best screenwriter in the business and the man who invented Jake Gittes, is back with a bio of Olympic runner Steve Prefontaine
How Al Abayan's penchant for deconstruction has become so constructive
Short and fast and complicated and not cuddlecore
Anthony's compensates for its tourist trappings with big helpings of crustaceans