"In the early Eighties, as a 22-year-old queer man living during the Reagan-Bush administration, I was afraid to get tested for HIV for fear of quarantine, the threat of internment camps, and having my basic civil rights stripped away... I am happy that attitudes have matured and changed, and I feel ... More >>
All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Pizza is beloved by nearly everyone. Yet achieving perfect pie in the home kitchen may not seem so easy -- there's flour to consider, along with cooking time, and let's not forget the sauce options. ... More >>
You think you're upset over how Mitt Romney's been smack-talking about the poor. Dog lovers across the Bay Area are even more disturbed by the way he treats pups.Because this is the Bay Area, where people likes dogs more than kids, a group of canines and their owners are planning to gather at the do ... More >>
Luke Thomas, Fog City JournalLa famille MirkarimiThere was, understandably, much talk about the awkwardness of Ross Mirkarimi's Sunday inauguration as San Francisco sheriff. The progressive stalwart and former supervisor is facing allegations of domestic abuse; if things go badly for him he could ... More >>
Mariposa Baking's cinnamon rolls: actually gluten-free, actually good.There are three kinds of people who buy gluten-free products: a) People whose doctor has told them celiac disease is what's making them miserable; b) people whose naturopath has told them they're probably gluten-intolerant; c) ... More >>
The Salt Lake TribuneThings not to do before your gig: cut off your fingers, get lost backstage, get arrested. The list is short, but Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd allegedly forgot to follow the rules before his band was scheduled to open for Soundgarden last night in Massachusett ... More >>
Is it crazy to try reuniting the legendary British band?
A resolution supporting the federal bill that would allow gay U.S. citizens to sponsor their partners for a visa passed the California Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday and now heads to the Senate floor for a vote.Our cover story this week, "Worlds Apart," tells the story of three Bay Area coup ... More >>
That's not Mayella Ewell, Your Honor. If asked to choose a picture of actress Collin Wilcox-Paxton out of a lineup, most of you could not. But you wouldn't mistake her for Gregory Peck. Or would you? The actress, best known for her role as Mayella Ewell, the horrid, white trash fabulist whose bog ... More >>
Google street viewGood, gooder, goodest? A little while back, the grammar columnist from the Boston Globe of all places wrote an interesting piece regarding your humble narrator's lament that the ubiquitous refrain of local bicyclists, "One less car," is the grammatical equivalent of blowing through ... More >>
by Benjamin Wachs Rumor has it that the Clintonites and the Obamamaniacs are both going to campaign heavily at Castro and Market Tuesday morning - this could be bigger than Halloween. Today 3,156 delegates are at stake nationwide – but screw that. The thing to remember on Primary Day is that ... More >>
Hard Candy turns the tables on an online pedophile
Week of Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Bob Mould and Paul Weller each have new records that prove they're as vital as ever -- without their old bands
From his Potrero Hill studio, Larry Gonick is telling the history of the universe in a series of ... comic books. And behold, they were good.
Two local filmmakers are busier than ever shooting reality shows for NBC and HBO
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
PG&E is doing to New England what greedy, polluting, out-of-state energy suppliers have done to PG&E and California
After spending the '60s in the jazz vanguard, Sonny Simmons disappeared. He's back -- but still struggling
Cut the Deck
How to tell whether the San Francisco Chronicle is becoming a great newspaper, or another nondescript Hearst money-machine
The Mississippi: River of Song offers a compelling, if thin, glimpse into a musical river culture
Secret voice mails reveal Chiquita plot to bomb Latin American dictators with GM pickup trucks bearing CNN's nerve gas