A few weeks ago, some people in the U.K., who like their guitars soft and jangly and their vocals sung and not growled, had their knickers in a twist about the fact that Metallica was picked to headline this month's Glastonbury Festival in England. It's the first time a metal act this heavy has ever ... More >>
Shaun Ryder: ex-Happy Mondays vocalist, frequently-intoxicated loudmouth, and a man embodying so much English working class swagger, he makes Liam Gallagher look like a pansy. Mr. Ryder is an unforgettable character, but not someone you'd think about leaving in charge of documentary programming. So ... More >>
On "Dump Truck," the first single from E-40 and Too $hort's long-awaited collaborative double-album The History Channel (which drops on Nov. 6), the two longtime friends are joined by the youngsters in Travis Porter, which is not an individual but a group from Atlanta that's popular for making music ... More >>
Big news in the food world: Food Network exec Bruce Seidel is jumping ship for YouTube's new food channel. Considering that the internet seems like it might be here to stay, it's probably not a terrible idea. While Bruce is most likely pondering YouTube's food channel future, we'd like to humbly ... More >>
First Blood plays Saturday at the Oakland Metro Operahouse. NBC: The Poison Control Center. Drama. CBS: Great American Taxi. Game show. Fox: Terrible Things. News.ABC: City (Comma) State. Sitcom. ABC Family: OK Sweetheart. Sitcom. Cartoon Network: The Supervillains. Cartoon. Disney Channel: Sydn ... More >>
On the latest installment of Modern Marvels on the History Channel, the time line of the other white meat is traced from the introduction to America by Spanish explorers to its current genetically super-boosted ride to the plate. But, for us, it's all about the late-in-the-episode appearance of ou ... More >>
Amidst the deluge of End-of-Days, Nostradamus junk that seems to take up the lion's share of the History Channel's programming these days (whatever happened to The Hitler Channel?) San Francisco made an appearance -- not that you'd recognize it. The weapons depots, nuclear missile silos, and the vas ... More >>
With the San Francisco population slated to double by 2108 (a long way off, I know), local architecture firm Iwamoto Scott has a mind-bending vision of how to accommodate all those future citizens, and make Sci-Fi geeks cream their shorts in the process. They won the History Channel's City of the F ... More >>
What will San Francisco look like in one hundred years? According to local architecture firm, Iwamoscott, it will be a "symbiotic and multi-scalar"city that works in conjunction with the surrounding environment, drawing water from geothermal sources beneath the city and creating hydrogen fuel from a ... More >>
UPDATE 10:53 a.m.; 01.25.08: We've just been informed that Ward H. Bushee has been named editor in chief and vice president of the San Francisco Chronicle. As foretold, Bushee comes from Gannett Company, having served as editor in chief of The Arizona Republic. Bushee takes over the position Feb. 1. ... More >>
Will Franken pokes fun at Bay Area values, but in a city of misfits, he fits right in
Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic
The 9-11 Commission is a nutty distraction from the dangers we face
SARS has barely touched S.F. Yet tourists and others are staying away from Chinatown in droves.
A refugee returns to his native Cambodia, kisses for Robin Williams, and a Sofia Coppola update
Since selling his world-famous film archive to the Library of Congress, Rick Prelinger's been busy saving 40,000 magazines, newspapers, and government documents from history's dustbin. He wants you to take a look.
Charlotte Gray went to war, and all she came back with was this lousy movie
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
William Randolph Hearst's heirs want to build hotels and a golf course on his seaside estate, below his fabled castle. Ranchers and environmentalists are raising Kane.