It's 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and instead of being asleep like any sane person, I'm stumbling half-asleep down my steep apartment stairs and though the eerily quiet streets of the Mission. At a nondescript commissary kitchen at 15th and Florida, I am greeted by Marla Bakery proprietress Amy ... More >>
After a month of voting and flavor experimentation, Ben & Jerry's announced the name and provided samples of the San Francisco-inspired flavor today to about a hundred sweet tooths and extremely cute kids. Announcing: San Fran-tastic, a caramel ice cream complemented with S.F.-based TCHO chocolate ... More >>
If you want to be technical about it, any sandwich consumed first thing in the morning is a "breakfast sandwich," but we know what you're really after as you roll groggily out of bed: oozing, melted cheese, fluffy scrambled or fried eggs, optional (but not really) meat of choice, all encased by swee ... More >>
The heartbreaking songs Emily Jane White sings on her new album, Ode to Sentience, are quietly addictive. Her celebrations of life's darker moments are delivered in a quiet, confessional style that's immediately captivating. White's stark, almost whispered vocals have an intimate quality that's inte ... More >>
Ian S. PortKing Tuff at the Rickshaw Stop last night. Times New Viking King Tuff Spencey Dude and the Doodles @ the Rickshaw Stop June 14, 2011 Better than: A doubleheader of Williamson-era Stooges, and then a 14-inning ball game. It seemed that most of the crowd at the Rickshaw Stop last n ... More >>
Political calculations are aflutter in response to the Obama administration's claim that it would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, the law that limits marriage between a man and a woman. Here's one more: What does this mean for gay immigrants who are married?As we explored in a 2010 ... More >>
Gordon EdgarKunik from Nettle Meadow: Goat, meet cow.Guest cheese blogger Gordon Edgar is the buyer for Rainbow Grocery and the author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge, published by Chelsea Green. He blogs at Gordonzola.net. It shows the strength and popularity of the growing world of Am ... More >>
Choices, choices. We should all be resting up to rock out at (and brave the dangers of) the Treasure Island Festival this weekend, but it's hard to resist the double-octopod charm of the Vermont-via-Brooklyn ensemble Rubblebucket. They're flying all the way across the country for a two-night res ... More >>
You lying bastards...A wholesome food warrior named Skye is suing Ben & Jerry's for claiming its ice cream is "All Natural" on the label, when in fact -- horror of horrors -- ingredient No. 36 is alkalized cocoa. We feel tricked by those Vermont cows who subtly imparted in their placid, bovin ... More >>
The popular web site stands accused of acting like a modern-day Mafia.
Prop. 8 divides Mormon family during the holidays.
By Benjamin Wachs Although it’s easy to get lost in the fact that California voters recently decided to put discrimination in the state constitution, a little perspective is in order: gay couples in California still have (almost) full equality under the law, with provisions for civil unions, ado ... More >>
Melissa Leo finally gets her close-up.
Last month a New York appellate court ruled that while the state may not perform gay marriages, it has to recognize them if they were performed legally somewhere else. This morning the Republican administration of Monroe County has announced they’re appealing that ruling to New York’s highest c ... More >>
That old 'last man on Earth' setup? It really works.
Like it or not, the Zip Code Rapists are back
A new documentary sells gay marriage as the only answer to discrimination
In which we round up 10 of the Bay Area's most obsessive vinyl collectors to see what makes them tick -- er, spin.
Have advertisers found a way to end-run S.F.'s ban on billboards?
Hitch in the Bay Area, zombie social structures, and theater-chain shenanigans
Spinal Tap tapped,
the Folksmen turn it
way down from 11
Santa Rosa's charismatic Catholic bishop got busted shaking down a priest for sex. But he had friends in high places -- and they served him well.
The world needs Esperanto more than ever. So why won't Joel Brozovsky's phone ring?
A fund-raiser for an unusual art space gives new meaning to the term "frozen dinner"
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
The fight over a proposed butterfly museum shows how nonprofits and neighborhood groups are driving this town buggy
Paying tribute to the near-forgotten Dom Leone
Michelle Pfeiffer stars in What Lies Beneath
Why there's no more Knight in the Knight Initiative
John and Tom Henning hope to beat Sen. William "Pete" Knight at his own game, with a ballot initiative to legalize gay marriage in California
The anti-Knight initiative
Don Quixote and The Gordons Created and performed by Deborah Gwinn, Jim Cave, and Mark Gordon. At the Marsh, 1062 Valencia, 826-5750.