This week's cover story is the tale of the deadliest sports tragedy in American history -- which is something they don't tell you about in San Francisco travel brochures. Researching the Nov. 29, 1900, disaster required days of sifting through the newspapers of the era. This was an unexpectedly luri ... More >>
This week: Get bent with the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2 (Explicit)Behind the buzz: There are weeks when the choice for audio bongload is obvious, and this is one such. The censor-approved "clean" version of the new Beasties' album was prematurely released onto the Internet, leav ... More >>
This would be a no.Today's question comes from Martin, who has been spending a little too much time lately waiting for his check: I sometimes get frustrated by slow service. It especially irks me in upscale places where I think I'm paying for quality, efficient service. Is it okay to gesture to w ... More >>
There's one! Count it! Fire rigs are big, red, and noisy. You'd think that counting them would be a task roughly as difficult as tracking a bleeding elephant in the snow. Well, you'd be wrong. Last week, SF Weekly broke the story that, down to its last two spare rigs, the San Francisco Fire Depa ... More >>
But the cute bear wants me to buy disposable diapers...Like many of you, I was more than a bit amazed at an article yesterday on SFgate, in which a woman with the Marx Brothers-worthy name of Willow Lune explained her raison d'etre: Pushing a diaper-free lifestyle in which one's children can be t ... More >>
Traveling Jewish Theatre's homage to Yiddish is nothing to kvetch about.
Woody Allen is back from his European vacation. Next, he directs Larry David in N.Y.C. and Puccini for L.A. Opera.
WALL-E blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movie's gone before. And that's a good thing.
Judd Apatow's pretty good year
If you're looking for a downright silly 80 minutes, this Marx Bros. adaptation is just the ticket
A familiar tale, told well, is a thing to behold
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
Exploring the Richmond's riches during a tempting film series
The Hitchhiker's Guide is harmless -- well, mostly harmless
Minnie's Boys is worth reviving, despite its original flop
Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic
Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new
Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: the post-9/11 comedy
A San Francisco holiday institution for Jews and their alienated friends
Gorgeous gams, Country Teasers, and a smattering of sin
A local writer wins a contest to help lesbians jump-start their film careers
Blue is the color of my true love's head
Bebel Gilberto; Phantom Chords; Dadafest; Go-Nuts
Paul Wesolowski knows the secret word: Groucho