The Chick-fil-A controversy simmers on. After cities across the nation, including San Francisco, denounced Chick-fil-A and its anti-gay marriage stance, GOP stalwart Mike Huckabee has decided everyone should swarm Chick-fil-A today and stuff themselves silly with fried chicken and waffle fries to su ... More >>
State Sen. Leland Yee has riled up conservatives again, and not exactly the kind of right-wingers you want to make mad. CBS reports that Yee's office has been fielding threats from gun enthusiasts who have launched a vicious campaign against the San Francisco Democrat's proposed gun-control bill. Se ... More >>
We've stated in the past that Republicans love Mayor Ed Lee. And to say the least that didn't sit well with the Lee campaign (or Tony Hall for that matter), despite the fact he had been endorsed by the Log Cabin Republicans, and given an extra special vote of confidence by the San Francisco Repub ... More >>
Hello, operator? During Herb Caen's heyday, he shared lunch with Willie Brown every week. When the Chronicle tabbed the latter to fill the former's long-empty shoes three years ago, the paper was desperately hoping it could, once again, win readers with an eccentric man about town. Brown, of cour ... More >>
Harry Chapin in 1978A father's fears generally fall into two loosely defined, ever-expanding categories. There's the keep-you-up-at-night, bite-your-nails-to-the-quick worries that focus on money, job security, and child safety. Meanwhile, there's the slightly less hardcore stuff: meetings wi ... More >>
So, it turns out that angling to be a presidential nominee turns you into a massive racist. At least, that's all we've been able to glean so far from Donald Trump's ill-informed and bafflingly ignorant behavior over the last few weeks. "I wanna see Obama's birth certificate! I wanna see Obama's ... More >>
'Twas a sad day in Birtherville yesterday, as President Barack Obama's abrupt decision to indulge clinically paranoid requests for his extended birth certificate resulted in the non-revelation that our commander-in-chief is, in fact, an American citizen. Racist idiots will now have to find someth ... More >>
Yummy pizza, yucky politicsJust yesterday State Sen. Leland Yee received racists death threats from someone who presumably supports Rush Limbaugh and probably believes Sarah Palin is a liberal. In the last 24 hours since the death threats were faxed to Yee's offices in Sacramento and San Francisc ... More >>
Wanted an apology, but got death threats instead.State Sen. Leland Yee received death threats after the San Francisco Democrat asked conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh to apologize for mocking the Chinese language in his radio show last week.Yee's staffers said the messages came via fax th ... More >>
SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. Exciting news, there's a new Loving Hut coming to the Inner Sunset! Loving Hut is a Supreme Master Ching Hai joint, meaning it may or may not be run by a cult. I mainly don't care as I have a steady resolve when ... More >>
Bad dog! Homophobic! The Week in GayDid you miss me? I spent the last week in Buffalo, N.Y., visiting family and NOT getting groped by anyone at any of the four airports I visited. Granted, I had to pass inspection at only two of the four airports, but I kept an open mind about being fondled and ... More >>
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved thanks to Mexican immigrants.
Bring up novelist Bret Easton Ellis around a dinner table, and it's almost inevitable that somebody will say American Psycho was gross. In extreme cases, people may leave the room. Ellis's violent streak tends to have that effect on people, and as it turns out, it has the same effect on Bret East ... More >>
It's been a downward spiral for the beleaguered Miss California, Carrie Prejean. During the interview portion of the Miss USA contest, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton asked Prejean about her thoughts on gay marriage. Prejean replied that "...marriage should be between and man and a woman. That's how ... More >>
New drama takes the politics of a playwright to another level.