When you're trying to decide what's hip and what's square, there's really only one place to look: Michael Wolff writing in USA Today. Wolff is a serial Internet failure who is nevertheless a highly successful self-promoter. The two don't go together at all, especially considering that he promotes h ... More >>
Smart people I know have argued that Taylor Swift is not a country singer. That argument demonstrates little understanding of country music or of Taylor Swift. It's rooted, I suspect, in a belief commonly held by smart people who don't care for country music: That country music should sound more l ... More >>
In case you missed it, last Saturday, while performing at Brazil's SWU festival, Courtney Love had a minor meltdown after an audience member repeatedly held up a photo of Kurt Cobain. "I don't need to see a picture of Kurt, asshole!" she yelled. "And I'm going to have you fucking removed if you ... More >>
• The Milk Board strikes again with another dumbass campaign! And this time it's sexist, to boot! The ads imply directly state that when women are PMS-ing, they become total psychos, and the only way to pacify the beast is to ply them with cow's milk. This is like in the 1920s when la ... More >>
When Demi Moore took her kit off for the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991, it caused a storm of controversy. A -- gasp! -- naked, pregnant woman, looking -- double gasp! -- sexy! People freaked out. It was kind of cool, but the problem was that it opened the floodgates. And now, more than a decade ... More >>
The literary food writer, circa 1973.Yesterday, I came across two essays about the self-indulgent language that I and my species ― I'm talking food writers here ― are as drawn to as we are to lardo and feculent-smelling French cheese. Overwriting is hardly a new flaw among our kind. Have you ... More >>
A hitch in the plansWe've just received word of a metaphysical disaster: professional polemicist Christopher Hitchens has canceled a string of West Coast appearances, including one scheduled tomorrow afternoon at the Commonwealth Club.His excuse is "personal issues," and reading his books and art ... More >>
Moira Hodgson's It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: My Adventures in Life and Food (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, $24.95) might have been subtitled The Education of a Restaurant Critic. The author's addition to an ever-expanding list of food memoirs will surprise (and probably charm) anyone unfamilia ... More >>
Nicole Daedone -- the founder of San Francisco's orgasmic meditation center One Taste (and pictured above) -- is all about intimacy. And lately, that intimacy has been getting broadcasted into the stratosphere. After a front-page story in the style section of the New York Times o ... More >>
Two mediocre adaptations by two directors who really should have known better.
Harmony Korine talks about his new movie Mister Lonely and coming home.
The S.F. International Film Fest starts this week and keeps going year-round.
Television awards make us hungry for an S.F. burger and Maine lobster
The immigrant experience meets generation gap in Mira Nair's The Namesake
Beloved counterculture rag Arthur stagnates somewhere between dead and indefinite hiatus
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither
After reflecting on the excesses of the past year, we turn to low-cal takeout
This just in: San Francisco is a singles' paradise!
Mira Nair's Victorian England bursts with sensuality, but not impact
Python's Brian returns, bearing cinematic salvation
Couture breezes through downtown S.F.
Commemorate a Seussian century
Ray Liotta wants to know why he loses roles to...Owen Wilson?
Velocity of Sound (SpinART)
Cathedral School Shop
A Quiet Evening With Henry Kissinger; Not That We're Worried, But When Did You Say It Will Be Available?; They Say Your Circulation Gets Worse as You Get Older
Is he a writer, director, actor or...sex symbol? Um, yes--and more
Week of March 28, 2001
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
Nick Broomfield's Courtney problem