Christopher VictorioBuilt to Spill at the Fillmore last night Built to Spill Sister Crayon Feb. 23, 2012 The Fillmore Better than: Headbanging and singing along with the guitar solos on Perfect From Now On by yourself in a car with shitty speakers. At the intersection of "excruciatingly s ... More >>
He's baaaaaack!You don't need a weatherman to tell you today is looking glorious. You don't need a rapping weatherman -- well, ever. Be that as it may, readers may recall how local TV station and numerology casualty KRON last year saw fit to hire Nick Kosir, the Rapping Weatherman. First, KRON ge ... More >>
Shannon Dean, BASE jumperIn 2006, Bob Ash witnessed his fiance Shannon Dean fall to her death off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho, one of the only legal places to jump in the country. The two had lived together in San Mateo; Dean was 35 years old, Ash 42. The Chronicle covered Dean's deat ... More >>
The Rapping Weatherman is M.I.A.Not long ago, SF Weekly reported that KRON-TV had gone and hired Nick "The Rapping Weatherman" Kosir -- but wouldn't let him rap. It turns out, however, that Kosir's tenure in San Francisco was not unlike a summer storm: It was brief, tempestuous, and left everyone ... More >>
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Jackpot proves that karaoke movies are a bad idea even if you're a hip auteur
Tin Cup and Taking Off
In a city that loves to hate chain stores, plans for a new Pottery Barn in the Castro are scarcely raising a peep. The neighborhood may regret it.