Whether it's posting pictures of breakfast cereal or "liking" a Change.org petition on immigration reform, Facebook has become one of the primary vessels through which we express sentiments and emotions. In some ways, that's deeply problematic -- and even Facebook knows that.
Which may explain why ... More >>
Back when he was in high school, New Orleans rapper Dee-1 was working at a local Circuit City store when Lil Wayne came in and ordered a TV. Dee ended up installing the goggle-box into Weezy's car. These days, Dee himself works closely with Mannie Fresh, the architect of the classic Cash Money sound ... More >>
What: Food author Tracie McMillan talks about what's wrong with the American food industry.
Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez Street.
When: Thursday, March 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Cost: Your appetite-- what McMillan says may not leave you hungryThe Rundown:  ... More >>
I'm not about to pretend that I know how to solve the economic dilemma that the news business finds itself in. I've been studying the matter, and writing about it off and on, for 16 years, and, like everyone, I really don't know. Maybe it will be nonprofits. Maybe paywalls. Maybe micropayments wi ... More >>
apdesign / ShutterstockActually, it's not quite like this.For the past decade or so, there's been a big push to identify "food deserts" -- low-income neighborhoods and even cities that don't have ready access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Plant markets in those deserts, the thinking has gone, a ... More >>
Werner Heiber / ShutterstockIt's that time of year againIf you're anything like us, you suffer through the 11 months of the year when it's inappropriate to wear a dirndl.
It's finally time to dust off those frilly garments and drink beer from an assortment of over-sized glassware. Since you ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Alexx C./YelpQuality of life destroyer: Chaac Mool's Luis Vazquez.The Examiner's Ken Garcia catches word that La Cocina incubator business Chaac Mool will take over the nonprofit Dolores Park vendi ... More >>
Does this mean you could be governor AND smoke pot?Just like the industrious Walmart worker in Michigan, YOU, too, can get fired from your job for using medical marijuana -- even if you are employee of the month. Which clearly makes no sense, considering medical marijuana is legal. That's why Sen ... More >>
Follow Us To BrisbaneMayor Ed Lee admits that he doesn't use Twitter, but maybe he is feeling the pressure to start tweeting now.The social media company is still growing, so much so, that it might dump San Francisco and move its headquarters down south. Media reports say that Twitter Inc. n ... More >>
(Complete scene here.)All-around entertainer Kanye West announced the other day that his forthcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, would come bundled with five different album covers. The only one we've seen so far is a painting by New York-based art-weirdo George Condo that depicts a n ... More >>
Are you a yea, or nay?I came this close (<-->) to committing my own gushing, laudatory thoughts on the Arcade Fire's new album The Suburbs (out today) to type. Then I saw how many other gushing, laudatory thoughts had already been published, blogged and tweeted. So rather than walk you ... More >>
Veterans to maintain everyone's favorite pet cemetery. [SF Citizen]Should S.F. get rid of supermarket recycling centers? [Akit's Complaint Dept] "Is the following behavior (a) cool, (b) uncool, or (c) creepy?" [BurboBlog]Bicycles and buses: When are those two crazy kids going to get together? [St ... More >>
dabuda/FlickrOh, like you don't know where Brisbane is.We've been tracking the movements of Curry Up Now, the mobile Indian food vendor that launched on the Peninsula in September with plans to serve in San Francisco. Though proprietors had hoped to be doing business in the city by now, they're s ... More >>
The pilgrims prepare for the long, cold night ahead...Laptops. They were there for the $197 HP laptops. At 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, while you were likely curled up in a turkey coma, the Black Friday pilgrims had already made their annual peregrination to the Mecca of capitalism -- otherwi ... More >>
Aaron Geman tried to wheel his "Mechanical Puzzle Prototype" into the San Francisco alley surreptitiously, but it was too late. He was spotted and, before he could utter a word in protest, a dozen guests at a wedding being held across the street bounded over the blacktop like shoppers at a Black F ... More >>
By Randall Roberts
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a
remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and
researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics,
technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans.
Racial barrier ... More >>