George Lucas finally gets it. Sort of.
The flannel-abusing 67-year-old director recently told The New York Times Magazine, "Why would I make any more [Star Wars movies] when everybody yells at you all the time and tells you what a terrible person you are?" But just when you thought he was taking h ... More >>
For his latest project, the Oakland-raised rapper Casual has anointed himself a rap god. It's a lofty and arrogant title, but one that the Hieroglyphics crew's undisputed battle champ has earned the right to coin, having now clocked up a near-20-year recorded career with new album He T ... More >>
Jamie Soja"Weird" Al Yankovic at the Fox Theater on Sunday.
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Nov. 6, 2011
Fox Theater, Oakland
Better than: Being a nerd in high school.
First, "Weird Al" Yankovic turned Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" into a pop-skewering polka. Then, he ribbed Taylor Swift with a song called ... More >>
What's so prim and proper about this?A federal judge has rejected a request by Lucasfilm consultant Donald Bies to dismiss a lawsuit claiming he got a co-worker fired by calling her a slut. "It is so great that the court reconsidered the facts. For me this is what the court system is a ... More >>
Alex HochmanFrom left: Hamantaschen from House of Bagels, Cinderella Bakery, and Noe Valley Bakery, traditionally eaten at Purim, which starts Saturday at sundown.Purim isn't exactly a well-known Jewish holiday, so for the goyim, we offer a quick recap with Star Wars references to make it eas ... More >>
Dad Rock is a new column in which Ryan Foley will attempt to look at pop music and pop culture from the precipice of middle age. If he ultimately leaps, it's because tiny hands ruined his Galaxie 500 vinyl. Accusations that he's raising five insufferable hipster children can be sent to mofrackie@gma ... More >>
Christopher VictorioWeezer's Rivers Cuomo sure loved to walk up the aisles last night at the Nob Hill Masonic Center.WeezerLimousinesNovember 30, 2010@ The Nob Hill Masonic CenterBetter than: Singing along to every song on Pinkerton with a car full of your friends on a long road trip -- but only ... More >>
Impressive, Mr. Fouch. Most impressive. But you are not a Jedi ... period.In the lightsaber, the Jedi Knights had "an elegant weapon for a more civilized age." Here in the earth-bound 21st century, we're stuck with the lawsuit. Still, not as clumsy or random as a blaster, when you think about it. ... More >>
Tom Hodges/Click to enlargeWe won't be among the many Star Wars fans converging in Orange County later this week for Star Wars Celebration V, a fete of all things related to George Lucas' iconic sci-fi franchise. But this image is the first thing that's made us kinda sad about that. San Fr ... More >>