Looks like you'll have to cancel that weekly family dinner at Burger King. Fast-food workers over at Wendy's McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, and other greasy chains are planning to walk off the job Thursday as part of a nationwide "unprecedented strike" over pay. The workers want $15 an hour, ... More >>
Let's get one thing straight: Mark Bittman is not a vegan. The first thing he does, sitting down to breakfast at a beautifully curated vegan feast while on tour to promote his mostly-vegan eating manifesto, is demand some dairy. "What do you say we send this whole vegan thing to hell and get some ... More >>
Yesterday, we made loud wailing noises, followed by a series of frantic sobs, when we heard that Das Racist was breaking up. Why so sad? Well, put simply, there's never been anything quite like Das Racist before. And it's doubtful that anyone coming after will have quite the same delicious combinati ... More >>
A couple weeks ago, Decibal's arrival in Seattle made me question why the Bay Area doesn't have some big electronic dance music festival of its own. I'm still wondering as we ease our way out of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and towards the Treasure Island Music Festival. And while last week's festiviti ... More >>
Where: Omnivore Books on Food When: Thu, Oct. 4, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free Author Jeffrey Pilcher will be reading from and discussing his new book, Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food. In it, Pilcher undergoes a comprehensive historical quest for the origins and evolution of the taco, tracing ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, 3 Days to Open, a one-hour show about empires crumbling to dust, Fridays at 10 p.m. on the Food Network. In the past few years the Food Network's programming moved from the time-honored strategy of having people c ... More >>
Chippy Nonstop would like to be sponsored by Lays. Specifically, she would happily get a Flamin' Hot Lays tattoo if the brand came on board and sponsored her lifestyle. If you've been following Chippy's moves of late, you'll know that this lifestyle largely involves partying to the point of getting ... More >>
San Francisco has gotten used to thinking of itself as a remote outpost in the Mexican diaspora, since our lively but embattled Mexican American community is dwarfed by much larger ones in Los Angeles and the Southwest. But according to this week's cover story, written by Gustavo Arellano, San Franc ... More >>
Wallpaper.s Eric Frederic is an unstoppable viral music producer. But can the incessant songwriting, video blogging, and booty tweeting make him a star?
We wrote yesterday about how holes were popping up in Deborah Perez' Wednesday claim that her father was the Zodiac Killer. Well, if a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the following snapshots say legions. Steve Huff, who writes for our sister publication True Crime Report, obtained the following p ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.
Does Gavin Newsom turn into Stalin when the moon is full? By Benjamin Wachs (This is State of the Citysode III: The Environment. Click here for Part II: Education, and Part 1: Health Care) 00:00 - Gavin begins philosophically. "I like to say that the world's consumption is the sum of all loc ... More >>
Gay porn star Michael Brandon goes from meth addict to antidrug poster boy and, tragically, back to meth addict.
Answer all correctly and win a Def Leppard album
Damn good surfing, 20 minutes from home. Or less.
Do George Lucas and the word "genius" ever belong in the same sentence? Is the Force with you? Take quiz, find out.
A Deadhead's Songcatchers and the best rock band in America
You can take Hudson Bell out of the South, but you can't take the South out of this singer/songwriter
To help keep at-risk teens out of trouble, a Tenderloin nonprofit gives them cameras to make films about their lives. The movies win awards, but do they keep kids off the street?
Bruce Campbell knows why bad movies happen to great actors
In the middle of another catastrophic season, the Golden State Warriors refuse to face the probability that they're as bad as they seem
Who the hell is Stan Flouride, and what was he doing on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession
In a city that loves to hate chain stores, plans for a new Pottery Barn in the Castro are scarcely raising a peep. The neighborhood may regret it.
When older gay men of means want youthful companionship, they seek out the ...
As the millennium approaches, the country is engulfed in a bicycling craze that's reminiscent of our last fin de siecle. A Bay Area street kid named George Mount helped start it all. Savior on Wheels
With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?
Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man lies on the frontiers of tedium
Slamming 'em back with the Swingin' Utters
Funding for the New Main Library has activists wondering about the private sector's role in the public institution
Fillmore rapper J.T. the Bigga Figga and his Get Low Records
Tricia Sullivan fled her Southern Oregon hometown and the confines of her family in April. Arriving in San Francisco, she melded with the street community of young castoffs, misfits, and rebels. Phoning home, she lied and told her dad she was in New Yor