When you think about it, it's kind of a mystery that this hasn't happened before. We here in the Bay Area love food, especially food that comes from farms that we know about, and we also love throwing film festivals, especially festivals that involve locally-sourced films about things we're interest ... More >>
Did you know that in Belgium, people leave mugs of rich holiday ale for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? Actually, we made that up. But it surely sounds plausible. Enjoying "Kerstbier" seems to be an annual national pastime, culminating in a world-renowned festival that boasts upwards of 150 w ... More >>
John ToomeyWe hate to break it you almost as much as you will probably hate to break it to your kids: Santa Claus is dead.Now let's get wasted.
Be good for goodness sake...With the yachtsmen of Rhode Island poised to steal the America's Cup from San Francisco, someone else is stealing from Rhode Island's yachtsmen -- Santa Claus. A gunman knocked over the bar at the East Providence Yacht Club yesterday. That gunman, incidentally, was des ... More >>
Alex HochmanSsshhh! Mitchell's seasonal spumoni contains a secret.Ornamented with electrically vibrant candied fruits, plump brown raisins, and crunchy golden almonds, Mitchell's spumoni ice cream (available from November to January) looks like the artificial pink Christmas tree that graced o ... More >>
John Toomey has a new address. And it's not the North Pole."Santa John" Toomey, the 20-year Macy's Kris Kringle who found himself unemployed over the weekend due to an off-color jest, is now the world's most famous bar Santa. No joke. Toomey, 68, has accepted the job he yesterday told SF Weekly h ... More >>
Jesse Vasquez photographyDead Western plays Kitsch Gallery's Evening with Friends this Friday Stuffed, satiated and sleepy: Now that the first of many major holidays meals is over, it's time to whip yourself back into shape with some active moshing or thunderous booty shaking. Here's our list of ... More >>
Christopher VictorioGreen Day AFI Shoreline Amphitheatre September 4, 2010 (Far) better than: A skeptical old Green Day fan would expect. "HOME! HOME! I'M FUCKING HOME!" erupted Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Saturday, his first words after ... More >>
Does Philly's Michael Nutter have more spine than Gavin Newsom?Philadelphia's deputy mayor said yesterday that his city will likely cease cooperating with federal immigration officials by sharing records of local arrests, a policy change that would put it in the vanguard of so-called "sanctuary c ... More >>
Words and Photos By Ashley Harrell (Click here for a full Santacon 2008 slideshow.) Saturday was a pretty average day -- if a little cold -- until the chanting started. Listening through an open window in my North Beach apartment, I couldn't quite make out the words. So I head ... More >>
Big Red returns in a mindless, revved-up Hellboy sequel.
Unless your neighbor tries to build a homeless shelter in Noe Valley
Coming of age and coming out in the Me Decade
Is it possible to balance a fairy-tale surface with the darkness lurking beneath?
Do the right thing: Avoid White Chicks in bad masks
Audacious art at Modern Times
John Trubee and the curious world of song-poems
Amid the holiday rush, Olympia the artist attacks the System in her own unique way
Exploring the rationale for California Historical Landmark No. 939, otherwise known as Hubcap Ranch
Aisha Tyler wants to be "an action heroine who is funny and witty and sarcastic and sexy and can kick butt."
At a messy party for the fetishists known as "sploshers," love is a many-splattered thing
Comedian Neil Hamburger's career is one big joke
Portrait of the North Beach icon as an old woman