It's 2006, electroclash is on its last legs, and Mezzanine is just three years settled into its locale on Jessie street. The buzzword on everyone's lips is no wave, a rediscovered genre of art music from '80s New York that plays with the form and structure of punk, disco, and hip-hop. Looking to cap ... More >>
It's hard to overstate how much the politics of sexuality have changed in the past 20 years. In the 1980s and '90s, coming out of the closet was a radical act. In 2011, gay men and lesbians are so cute and cuddly and downright marketable in popular culture that even Archie and Jughead hang out with ... More >>
This week, the world oohed and aahed as news of the birth of Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby girl emerged (we bet Ms. Knowles managed to look radiant even during that heinous labor process). Then stories started emerging that the couple were calling their new offspring Blue Ivy. Hmpf. Blue and Ivy on their ... More >>
It smells like a Japanese restaurant, looks like a loaf of foie, and delivers a taste reminiscent of foie lathered in mayonnaise. Rau Om's Tofu Misozuke, made in Belmont, is about as close to foie gras as a vegan can ever taste without violating principle.Tofu Misozuke uses Miso Cured Tofu, made ... More >>
Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, a half-hour primer on mugging for the camera, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. on the Cooking Channel. Or you can gape at it here.
If Baron Ambrosia seems like just anothe ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Our favorite nanobrewery is growing. LiveSOMA notes Pacific Brewing Laboratories brew nights, where they open the garage door and serve beer to pair with a rotating pop-up vendor, is about to end. Alas, t ... More >>
Miller's Robby Morgenstein hits all the Passover classics.With Easter reliable falling on a Sunday for the past, oh, 2000 years or so, gentiles have it easy when it comes to holiday dinners. Us Hebrews, not so much.
A full weekend to cook would be nice, but Passover can seem like a moving t ... More >>
Afrika BambaataaFor those who haven't heard of Afrika Bambaataa, the Godfather of hip-hop, his resume looks something like this:
1969-1971: Warlord, Black Spades, Bronx River Houses, Bronx NY.
Responsibilities included: Tagging turf; crossing enemy lines to forge relationships with other gangs ... More >>
Hooligans!The changing colors of the leaves, the sight of children walking to school, the onset of rain or snow, the odors of ubiquitous barbecues on sunny days: These are all poignant reminders of the changing seasons. Here's one no one will wax nostalgic over: The report of a crime being ... More >>
Carina OstBronx grapes at Camino. All they needed? A shirtless man.Dessert is a meal's final punctuation. Not surprisingly, Bay Area chefs tend to take a simple approach, devising the single perfect period to bring things to a close ― the exquisitely ripe peach or pear served on a plate at ... More >>
bittermelon/FlickrFeel free to bust out an impromptu Charleston.Nowadays, the whole speakeasy thing feels as gimmicky as a say-the-secret-word-and-win promo on AM radio. And that's pretty much the idea at Saturday's repeal-of-Prohibition event at Michael Mina's Clock Bar in the Westin St. Fra ... More >>
Taste the boot.We like the family-style Italian fare at the Bronx-styled Joey & Eddie's (1652 Stockton at Filbert) in North Beach. No surprise, really, since we've loved other restaurants launched by co-owner and executive chef Joseph Manzare, especially Globe.
Anyway, we just learned that J ... More >>
Tom Green would have been available for this 'road trip' as well...Hey, here's an idea for some great television. Take 10 young people -- and make 'em all good-looking and no older than 22. Give some of 'em an ethnic and big-city background, but make sure to get some country mixed in with that rock ... More >>
Living Color: Blu
The 13th annual installment of Hip-Hop in the Park happens tomorrow, May 2nd, at People's Park on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. The free afternoon event, organized by Students for Hip-Hop, is a throwback in many ways: it's reminiscent of both the the Free Speech Movement era (not ... More >>