By JACK BOULWARE [Editor's note: Jack Boulware is the co-author, with Silke Tudor, of Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day.] If we're talking the birth of Bay Area punk, there are as many points of vi ... More >>
Good guess, champ! Well, the world didn't end this weekend. Nobody really expected it to, anyway -- the Singularity Summit at the Hyatt Regency (about which we wrote in some detail last Friday) was less about invoking an immediate techno-cataclysm than it was about laying the groundwork for o ... More >>
Ah, crap...We are writing this aboard the Virgin flight from Fort Lauderdale to San Francisco. We are not sitting next to James "The Amazing" Randi, though we are ostensibly his escorts. Nor are we sitting next to each other. One of us has scored a seat next to the magician Andrew Mayne, an acqua ... More >>
A boisterous play in verse nearly lures our critic into poetic excess
Ben Westhoff gets inside the odd mix of cerebral and naughty humor that's taken S.F. comedy troupe Killing My Lobster to the edge of national fame
Dolores Claiborne serves up "three square meals of bitching"