It may come as a surprise, but Pepto Bismol-pink is actually quite the popular color to wear to a San Francisco Symphony recital these days at Davies. Outfits befitting colorblind mafia housewives dotted the crowd Monday night at a guest performance by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Wearing a spar ... More >>
Hollow-point bullets have a pit at the tip, which makes them look a bit like tiny steel smokestacks. When the bullet hits a target, pressure builds within the pit and pushes outward against lead walls, causing the bullet's surface area to expand and leave a greater trail of damage within the target. ... More >>
It's winter in San Francisco, it's cold (or at least gray), and the San Francisco Ballet's 2012 season has kicked off this week with a heavy, Russian tragedy. (Save the whimsical Don Quixote for spring when spirits are lighter.) Through Friday, the War Memorial Opera House is sunk into 1820s Russia, ... More >>
Nothing to see hereGoogle Art Project, the company's new technology feature that allows you to see street views of museums, is offering 3D tours of galleries in Amsterdam, New York, and 15 other sites -- but not in San Francisco. That's right, Google is snubbing museums in its own backyard, inclu ... More >>
C. AlburgerTubular pasta known as sedanini are baked under a pizza-dough crust.You'd have to be half dead not to perk up when Credo's sedanini alla Credo ($18) ― a large bowl draped with baked pizza dough ― comes to the table. To 65-year-old executive chef Mario Maggi, watching diners cu ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Wanna wear your job status on your sleeve?In a cover story a few weeks ago, we took a look at the surprisingly sunny mindset of many young San Francisco workers who have lost their jobs in the current economic downturn. The lifestyles of the "funemployed" provoked responses both angry and sympatheti ... More >>
Alex Smith may have the big contract -- but they don't know him at the market near the Cathedral of the Resurrection a shovel pass from the Griboyedov Canal. A jaw-dropping set of San Francisco 49ers nesting dolls purchased in St. Petersburg (not Florida) and handed off to your humble narrator featu ... More >>
I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope. -- Red, closing lines of The Shawshank Redemption. Sports is the blanket we toss over the tattered couches of our lives. And yet, on opening day -- a ... More >>
Let the information wars begin. Bemoaning the lack of tech talent in St. Petersburg Florida, and looking forward to "eating at more interesting restaurants," Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced last week that the nonprofit and anti-Google messiah will move its headquarters to San Francisco somet ... More >>
Local "crack music" duo Two Gallants say their new disc will be out 09.25.07 and they plan to play to play the Treasure Island Music Festival in addition to some other shows. Full release after jump:
Russian Firebrand fest spotlights a radical composer
CanStage's wordless version of The Overcoat explores the soul of a dreamer in a workaday world
American Mullet, blues radical John Sinclair, and Nik Phelps' animation bounty
This year, you'll find a bittersweet tinge to the comic ballets of the Mark Foehringer Dance Project
Cal Shakes uses an appropriately light touch with Chekhov's "comedy"
Putting the world back together at the 45th annual S.F. International Film Festival
Upcoming comedy and music performances
Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.
Excavation, celebration, and provocation at the 18th annual Jewish Film Festival
Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.