Over the past week, a guy who is writing a book basically promoting rape (or at the very least, extremely skeevy behavior), was booted off of Kickstarter and a big to-do ensued. I wish I could say that the response to Kickstarter's decision was 100 percent positive, but of course it wasn't. It never ... More >>
A few weeks ago we told you about Buzzfeed's video illustrating what 2,000 calories looks like in everything from bagels to bacon. They've followed it with a video showing what five American dollars will buy you in various foods around the world. Key takeaways: Coffee is at a premium in Italy, you c ... More >>
Bay Area punk-rock pioneer Jello Biafra has embarked in numerous high-profile collaborations in the decades since the mid-1980s dissolution of the legendary Dead Kennedys. While he has teamed with the likes of Ministry's Al Jourgensen in the industrial-punk project Lard and tracked classic albums wi ... More >>
Yeah yeah, we know that Instagramming food is just the worst thing and making fun of it has already been done to death (remember last year's "Eat It, Don't Tweet It" video?). But what happens when you try to Instagram someone else's food? A pair of jokesters at Hungry decided to find out, and the re ... More >>
We very much enjoyed Bon Appetit's all-sandwich-all-the-time coverage last week for Sandwich Week, but had a few quibbles with their list of the 13 best sandwiches on film. Mainly because they missed one of our all-time sandwich scenes: The tiny bread (and regular sized lunch meat) that causes such ... More >>
Reassuring us once and for all that turning 30 doesn't mean you have to start behaving like an adult, NOFX -- the West Coast punk icon/touring kegger that never winds down -- announced this week that they'll mark the end of their third decade in existence with a limited edition box set of deluxe LPs ... More >>
This week it was revealed that the world's largest penis and the nebbishy, 41-year-old man it's attached to visited our fair city. In the ostensibly newsworthy portion of this development, he was asked by airport security personnel if he had the world's largest penis in his pocket or was just happy ... More >>
Lost in the Night: DJ Harvey Public Works Frida, Nov. 18, 2011 Better than: An army of computer DJs. "Usually, when I'm on ecstasy, I stumble around trying to find the right music on my computer. But this, this, is exactly what I want to hear right now... right now he's playing exactly what I want ... More >>
Ethics Commission, Shmethics Commission...â€‹Bevan Dufty goes through campaign managers like Spinal Tap went through drummers -- though, to our knowledge, none of his three prior field generals has exploded. He has hired a rather explosive campaign manger No. 4: Alex Tourk. Tourk is a resp ... More >>
Alex HochmanCorned beef? Pastrami? It doesn't seem to matter."This shit is no joke," Mission Chinese Food's Danny Bowien warned yesterday as he set down a plate of kung pao corned beef ($11) on day one of MCF's new BBQ menu. Corned beef? To paraphrase Spinal Tap's David St. Hubbins, was this ... More >>
Six sets worth plundering at this year's Treasure Island Music Festival.
We've yet to see Joaquin Phoenix documenting his own nervous breakdown in new movie I'm Still Here, but critics have been largely disgusted by what's on view. With that in mind, here are five other moments in music documentaries that have left us feeling queasy and depressed.5. Jim Morrison Having H ... More >>
The Jesus and Mary Chain: From required records to artificial rip-offs
Baby Boomers hoped to die before they got old. They lied. And now they’re dragging the whole country down.
The Ark's campy compassion