Attention, 90's kids who are also really into agriculture: Something amazing has happened on the Internet, and it is an agricultural parody of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song from a trio of young Kansas farmers. Called "A Fresh Breath of Farm Air," the video hits all the important notes of th ... More >>
There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- a.k.a. the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was over ... More >>
Hip-hop isn't exactly the most festive or friendly music in the world. Yeah, there's a smattering of Christmas rap songs -- although Run-DMC's "Christmas In Hollis" really isn't that good -- but on the whole, the genre has shunned the lure of the extended holiday season. But don't despair! Rappers n ... More >>
Darts and old British stuff at The Pig and WhistleLet's face it, San Francisco: We wish we had lost the Revolutionary War. Hurray, we have the Tea Party! Wouldn't you really rather be in the EU? Then, when Oklahoma and Kansas and Alabama get together to elect President Bachmann, we could al ... More >>
Remember that guy in OutKast that isn't Andre 3000? Big Boi is his name. Well, he's just announced some musical news that will probably make you frown, curl up your top lip and ask a bemused: "But why?" That's right! Try not to recoil at the fact that Big Boi has started a record la ... More >>
So, it turns out that angling to be a presidential nominee turns you into a massive racist. At least, that's all we've been able to glean so far from Donald Trump's ill-informed and bafflingly ignorant behavior over the last few weeks. "I wanna see Obama's birth certificate! I wanna see Obama's ... More >>
Alex HochmanSmoked brisket gives Gorilla's cheesesteaks rare flavor.Tastykakes suck. Remind any Phillies fans of that fact and any Game Five elation could quickly turn to bitter rage. Want to really make them get all Phanatic on you? Head down to Pacifica's Gorilla Barbeque. For starters, the ... More >>
As a native Californian who has never ventured eastward to Florida, many things come to mind when I think of Miami: bright lights, crowded beaches, sun baked bods, Will Smith. But catching wind of the city's most notorious noise makers has made me think that Miami might have more going on in its ... More >>
The trend of rappers shifting into acting is nothing new, and in theory it makes sense. Both roles focus on emotive storytelling, right? Unfortunately, that transition isn't always a smooth one--a point hammered home repeatedly by the new film Just Wright, starring Queen Latifah and Common. It's 100 ... More >>
The Will Smith in questionThe California Republican Party, according to communications coordinator David Saenz, has hired a lot of new communications staff. This, in part, explains why the party was able to send out a barrage of "statements" yesterday. And that e-mail rampage also may explain why ... 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 >>
Will Smith encores his Pursuit of Happyness.
For those who are uninformed, or who aren't hopelessly geektastic, the term "steampunk" describes an aesthetic work that melds advanced modern technology with the look of the Victorian era's Industrial Revolution. Yah, kind of like that crappy Will Smith movie. Come join a whole bevy of humanities m ... More >>
Hancock squanders potential greatness with lame humor and a half-baked hero.
Although Will "Fresh Prince" Smith may get the 50-foot billboards and all that Hollywood summer-blockbuster bullshit, for those in the know, his old hitmaking partner — DJ Jazzy Jeff — remains a legend in turntable circles. Impeccable scratch technique combined with just as impeccable taste (e.g ... More >>
(Members of the annual Santa flash mob Santacon enjoy some of the season's finest | Photo by Gretchen Robinette) Thank Christ, we made it to the week before Christmas. Man, this year sucked ass in so many new ways. Now, all that's left is some b.s. work, two, four-day weekends (maybe five-day weeken ... More >>
That old 'last man on Earth' setup? It really works.
After what seemed like an eternity of keeping The Dark Knight on hush, Christopher Nolan recently screened the first six minutes of the Batman Begins sequel to a small group of lucky bastards in New York. What's more, the new movie poster is out, as well as some pretty cool publicity shots of Heath ... More >>
Nice that Will Smith got so much recognition for playing a struggling San Franciscan in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness. But what about the plight of an actual San Franciscan -- a local actor named Peter -- in pursuit of a little recognition for being in the film itself? Griffshow offers thi ... More >>
We look back on the big news stories of 2006 and ask the tough question: Are you an apologist for the year that was?
Rags-to-riches flick declares: Money does indeed buy happi(y)ness
One movie shows: What Hollywood did to SoCal, it could do to S.F.
Will Smith helps others find love, though probably not with this movie
Cruel, vapid, and unfunny, this Shark bites
I, Robot owes little to Asimov and much to prior sci-fi cinema
AfroSolo's back in town
It's the reel thing: Coke and other brands in a funny montage of product placements
DJ Cash Money shows off the "transformer scratch" and other turntablist tricks
Hits and Mrs.
Independence Day Directed by Roland Emmerich. Starring Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, and Will Smith. Courage Under Fire Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan.