It's humiliating to be imparted a thuddingly obvious life lesson by an individual 14 years your junior. They've circumvented the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. In the new video for her massive hit "Someone Like You" (at 7.9 million YouTube views and counting), English soul singer Adele t ... More >>
In which the Governator asks Brian Wilson to be on his Brain TrustWe noted earlier that even Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- who grew up in an era before baseball expanded past the Mississippi (and to Austria) -- is hip to "The Machine." Schwarzenegger is also our favorite political user of Twitpic ... More >>
V for sobriety. Wait a minute...With aggressive language bordering on Winston Churchill's grim 1940 exhortation that his countrymen "defend our island whatever the cost may be," local law enforcement officials promised a "saturation" to root out every last drunken sod who sees fit to slip behind ... More >>
Image Courtesy of: Mischa RichterGil Scott-Heron Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Yoshi's Better than: Anything on TV Gil Scott-Heron is old. For those born in the 1980s, you might have heard his "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" for the first time in a Nike commercial, which ... More >>
Activist Van Jones shows that being green can appeal to your pocketbook as well as your conscience.
Will Franken pokes fun at Bay Area values, but in a city of misfits, he fits right in
The USS Iowa was once considered a lock as a San Francisco tourist attraction. So why is the historic warship rusting in Suisun Bay?
Listening to letters read onstage isn't as compelling as reading them yourself
When news anchors call the former Iraqi president "Saddam," are they name-dissing?
The regulars love to subvert the contest. It's yet another twist to the city's toughest pub trivia night.
Federal agents smoke out an insidious Bay Area smuggling ring as part of their ceaseless efforts to keep our streets safe from illegal Cuban cigars
The artistic scope of fin de siecle roller derby makes Beckett's drama seem transparent
A longtime cigar nut examines the sudden crass commercialism of his favorite vice
Sara Felder's screwball comedy mixes conventions and convictions, with mixed results