Seventy-nine years ago, Germans gathered in Berlin's Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Platz one May evening. They piled the books of Karl Marx, Bertolt Brecht and August Bebel (for whom the plaza would later be renamed), and burned them in the name of eliminating "un-German" ideas.
On Jan 12, 2013, a group calle ... More >>
"Tennessee Williams has outdone himself." That's hard to fathom. Consider the sexual tension, violence, and denial of A Streetcar Named Desire. Consider the years of family dysfunction and sexual repression in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Consider the violated social and religious taboos in The Night of t ... More >>
Allison Bayliss The anxious search for Allison Bayliss, the 15-year-old missing teen, came to a tragic ending today after police reportedly said she jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge in an apparent suicide. Bayliss, a San Ramon Valley High School sophomore, was last seen on Monday at about 8 a.m ... More >>
Texas shootoutThe man accused of shooting three people -- including a 3-year-old girl -- on Halloween in San Francisco last year killed himself during a shootout with Houston police this weekend. The Houston Chronicle reports that 20-year-old Jesse Brown killed himself in a parking garage while t ... More >>
Passengers in BART trains spent an ungodly amount of time stuck going nowhere today, but it could always be worse. You could be stuck beneath the train, which was the case at Embarcadero not long ago. Major delays are in effect, and the condition of the rider is not currently known.
I'm Neil Young, biatch!
10. His middle name is Percival. (This actually explains his often anguished, tortured voice).
9. Before joining Buffalo Springfield, Young was in the Mynah Birds, a band fronted by future funkster Rick James. It's unclear whether he ever told James, "I'm Neil Young, biatc ... More >>