The Simpsons (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    The Top Five Rap Cameos on The Simpsons

    Kid Rock!​The squeaky-pitched funk of "Do The Bartman" might not come up often when rap nerds talk about hip-hop's golden era, but during The Simpsons' near 500-episode reign, the show has proved more than willing to spoof the rap world's biggest stars. So with the somewhat curious news that N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Did Usher Borrow From Homer Simpson on 'OMG'?

    So the rabbit hole deepens with the revelation (or conspiracy theory, if you prefer) that the bridge in Usher's "OMG" bears slightly more than a passing resemblance to a song Homer sings in a late-season Simpsons episode...

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    People Under the Stairs on The Simpsons, on Deck

    ​Gavin Newsom wasn't the only familiar celeb to be part of The Simpsons' 20th anniversary special last Sunday night.  Hip-hop duo People Under the Stairs were in on Homer's action as well. Thes One and Double K--who live in L.A., but we consider localish since they're on Bay label Om Records- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Gavin Newsom on Simpsons Special: The Internets Respond

    So, The Simpsons is still on! The eminently quotable show is in its 20th year and Fox aired a 90-minute special directed by documentarian Morgan Spurlock to celebrate the momentous occasion. Various celebrities discussed their favorite characters. Our fair mayor, Gavin Newsom, joined Jerry Springer ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2009

    Transit Spotting

    A transportation activist points to inefficient and costly projects like the Central Subway.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    San Francisco Finally Shitty Enough to Make Social Progress

    Coming to a San Francisco park near you? It took a plummeting economy and disastrous wars in the Middle East to make America awful enough to rise up above centuries of racial strife with the election of Barack Obama, The Onion reported Nov. 5. In San Francisco, it has taken a half-billion-doll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Urban Forager: Or, Risking Death to Accomplish a Collector's Double Hat Trick

    By Meredith Brody Last Sunday night, I was floating out from the Pacific Film Archive on the wings of satisfied cinephilia after indulging in my latest guilty pleasure - seeing one of the over-the-top, melodramatic, kitschy, wildly sexual movies of Teuvo Tulio, a Finnish auteur of the Thirties and ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 28, 2007
  • Calendar

    October 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007
  • Film

    July 25, 2007

    It Doesn't Suck!

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    August 16, 2006
  • Calendar

    October 26, 2005

    Mad Doodling

    A comic gross-out

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2005

    Funny Ha-Ha

    SF Sketchfest includes folks from The Onion, The Simpsons, and Bizarro

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2004

    Do the Twist

    Animation fest delights the unstable, again

  • Music Awards

    October 20, 2004
  • Calendar

    August 4, 2004

    The Women

    Empowerment a go-go

  • News

    May 26, 2004

    Democracy in Suburbia

    The Economist asks: "Is California Back?" Contra Costa County wonders: "Were we gone?"

  • Film

    March 10, 2004
  • Calendar

    October 8, 2003

    O, Happy Dagger

    Shonen Knife returns

  • Culture

    March 5, 2003

    That '60s Show

    Oliver Beene goes against fake millionaires and phony idols

  • News

    January 8, 2003

    Nuclear, Dude

    When it comes to terrorism and U.S. atomic power plants, we may as well put Homer Simpson in charge

  • News

    June 19, 2002

    The Spectre Inspectors

    When it's a question of spectral orbs -- or ectoplasm, or cold spots, or plain old ordinary ghosts -- who are you going to call? Why, Bay Area Paranormal Investigations, of course.

  • Culture

    July 25, 2001

    It Happens

    Ohmigod! Five seasons in, South Parks the funniest show on TV.

  • Culture

    April 25, 2001

    Shearer Delight

    The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely

  • Culture

    September 6, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low

  • Film

    June 21, 2000

    Coop D'état

    Chicken Run is finger lickin' good

  • News

    April 19, 2000

    That Was the Wit That Was

    Decades after he left the stage to teach math in Santa Cruz, the voice of legendary satirist Tom Lehrer still echoes

  • Music

    January 27, 1999

    Air Canada

    Behind his back, Kevin Dabbs' home-brew tape of his air drumming has drawn a growing cult in San Francisco

  • News

    September 30, 1998
  • News

    April 30, 1997

    Labor Games

    San Francisco is spending $5 million on a flag-waving, candy-bar-giving, feel-good course called Express to Success, hoping it will move welfare recipients into jobs. But no one is measuring the success -- or failure -- of the program itself.

  • Music

    January 22, 1997
  • Calendar

    December 11, 1996
  • Dining

    September 25, 1996
  • Film

    May 29, 1996

    Seventh Heaven

    Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse captures the comic hell of junior high

  • Music

    January 31, 1996
  • Film

    December 20, 1995

    Gothic Fun House

    The City of Lost Children is a dark paradise of visual wonders -- but not much else

  • Calendar

    May 31, 1995
  • News

    March 15, 1995

    Proboscis Job?

    The foundering Nose snorts Editor Jack Boulware out of a gig

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