If the U.S. was an emoticon, it would be that frowning, teary-eyed yellow face. If it was a meme, it would be "Sad Keanu." According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which measures overall national contentment, Americans are becoming increasingly miserable. The index scores the well-being ... More >>
Dear Americans, as a British person, I feel I ought to explain a few things about the lunacy of the last four days. If you watch any sort of news whatsoever, you saw a series of increasingly bizarre things taking place in London over the weekend -- including a concert outside Buckingham Palace on Mo ... More >>
So it's almost the Fourth of July -- a day when we are all obligated to find a barbeque, pretend it's sunny, get drunker than we probably should in the middle of the day, and complain about British people. As is the case with so many national holidays, this whole deal is a pain in the ass for the ... More >>
Last Wednesday, the masochists amongst you may have caught the American Idol grand finale, during which baby-face baritone Scotty McCreery was crowned champion. The build-up to the announcement was nothing short of epic, featuring, as it did, performances from Lady Gaga (who's on the show so much at ... More >>
Tom JonesSaturday, Sept. 7, 2009The WarfieldBetter than: The Carlton.My relationship with Tom Jones began with my relationship with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The joke on that show was, of course, that Carlton Banks --the nerdy, well-off, Bel-Air dwelling cousin to the very cool, backwards-hat-wea ... More >>
In these dire financial times, fewer of us have the opportunity to donate to charity (at least, that's what we keep telling ourselves). But some really, really rich people are more than capable of forking over large quantities of the stuff, as evidenced by Slate's list of the largest charitable dona ... More >>
Expatriates of England and Ireland living in San Francisco tend to know about Piccadilly Fish & Chips, which provides a taste of the homeland on these shores. But those who don't frequent Polk Street might have otherwise overlooked it. That's not a good idea unless you don't enjoy a deliciously ligh ... More >>
The Bay Quackers tours were a big duck in a small pond until a bigger flock showed up.
(Los Campesinos!' video for "You! Me! Dancing!) It's easy to get carried away with Cardiff, Wales' Los Campesinos!. There are just so many members in this band! And they all share the last name Campesinos! And there are exclamation points on everything they do! And they're so damn bratty! And they ... More >>
Madonna just can't stop, won't stop recording and touring. Her latest album, "Hard Candy," debuted at #1 in a gagillion countries, and she's about to embark on her gagillionth tour this fall. And no, gagillion isn't a real number, if you were wondering. Watch the material girl get all sticky and swe ... More >>
DC's psych rockers Dead Meadow are releasing the new album Old Growth on February 5th via the Matador imprint and have announced a tour that will not stop here in SF. What the fuck ? Why you guys hate ? Click for the tour info . --Oscar Medina
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Though its shocking subject matter might have been jarring, this superb drama moves with the careful rhythm of music
Sprocket Ensemble's Valentine's Celebration; Mark Growden's Electric Piñata
To the undiscerning eye, 1814 Illinois Ave. is an ordinary warehouse. To the discerning ear, it's a haven for havoc.
Greg Harrison's Groove
Russell Crowe stars in Gladiator
"The Falling Girl" and "The Kitchen Side of the Door."
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Irish accordionist Charlie Piggott and the Celtic Music & Arts Festival