Many of us applauded when Andrew Auernheimer was arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to prison for hacking into AT&T's systems, stealing the private email addresses of thousands of iPad users, and sending them to Gawker.
Auernheimer is a horrible person -- a repellent, nasty Internet troll wh ... More >>
Mission Chinese Food wunderkind Danny Bowien appears on a podcast for Bon Appetit with Michael Moss, author of the upcoming book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. (You probably read the excerpt in New York Times Magazine a few weeks ago, or at least heard about it at a dinner party.) Al ... More >>
After a fiery new video for first single "the Guillotine" and that thumping set at last week's Treasure Island festival, we're pretty excited for the new album from Oakland rap-funk outfit The Coup. Sorry to Bother You isn't out until Oct. 30, but you can stream the whole thing now over at the A.V. ... More >>
It's always fun to see where musical celebrities will venture in San Francisco. After a fantastic show with young collaborator Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) at the Orpheum Theatre on Monday night, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne apparently spent much of Tuesday hanging out around the Mission and ... More >>
The once and future way to run?Talking with Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run, it's easy to see what has made him such a great interpreter of athletic prowess for the general public. Born to Run -- part travelogue, part sports narrative, part anthropological sketch, and part investigat ... More >>
We received more than 100 submissions this year from local artists vying to be named a Mastermind (and, perhaps, get a $2,500 grant). The quality of the entries was truly inspiring. That's why we've named 12 finalists this year instead of the usual 10--read up on this 2010's picks below. You can s ... More >>
Uttered in any location with a view of San Francisco Bay, the name of John Yoo tends to reduce people to convulsive hand-wringing. Yoo, a professor at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, has been a frequent target of liberal protesters and activists -- many of them students -- because of his ass ... More >>
sarahsuannecox/FlickrSign from a Cane Rosso benefit in October.A brief profile in yesterday's New York Times Magazine shone a warm national light on Soul Food Farms. Tenders of chickens expect a wolf or two to show up at some point along the way, but arson is another matter entirely. When nea ... More >>
While perusing the New York Times Magazine's 26.3 billion-word article on the (wo)men who would rule California -- which may well spur the rest of us to consider the merits of Nevada, Oregon, or Arizona -- a thought hit us. Not an important thought, but a thought nevertheless.For reasons unknown, se ... More >>
It seems The New York Times can't get enough of kitcheny, kitschy kids. First they write about a 12-year-old aspiring restaurant critic, and we wrote about that here.
Now it turns out that the back-of-the-book food-page-with-recipes in The New York Times Magazine is being re-jiggered for the new y ... More >>