Have you been to Lost Weekend Video lately? If not, you better run soon. It’s the only place in the city where you can score one of these limited edition t-shirts by local Bay Area artist, Maria Forde. The Herzog/Kinski and Roman Polanski shirts are almost gone, but rumor has it there’s a Sam Peckinpah line coming soon and she may even do a run of Don Siegel prints. Rad!Read more »
When the French Open kicks off this Sunday, there will be a major void in one of its two main events. Earlier this month, three-time women's defending champion Justine Henin announced her retirement at the age of 25, a move that caught even some of the sport's main journalistic voices by surprise. Once Henin's goodbye sunk in, it all began to make a strange sort of sense. Read more »
Intern Phil Eil checks out his neighborhood diner - without nearly kissing his mother.
Does your license plate read, “MCFLY”? Have you been scanning Craig’s List for a Flux Capacitor? Well, while you’re waiting for that “Your DeLorean is ready,” phone call (the waiting list is eight months last time I checked), head over to Al’s Good Food Cafe at Mission and 29th Street. The place is a time machine, itself -- definitely where Doc Brown dines when he’s in the Bay Area.
Al’s opened in 1947 and it hasn’t changed much since. Read more »
San Francisco's Japan Town came alive this Saturday, May 17, to celebrate the 4th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration. The air was filled with the smell of roasting meat, people grooving to Emcee T (a.k.a. Chinese King of the Bay), jade charms and everyone present seemed to be enjoying themselves while soaking in all the culture. Read more »
I am a born and raised, homegrown San Franciscan, and it's events like this weekend's Bay to Breakers fun run that make me so proud to be from this crazy town. Although some jumped up this morning and forgot to put their clothes on, others took the time to make amazing costumes and even some friendly "traffic control" folks came out to make sure everyone got across the city in a somewhat organized fashion. Read more »
San Franciscans love to make shit and they love weird spectacles. And the The Power Tool Drag Races is the perfect combination of both. The name says it all: drag racing between custom vehicles made from belt sanders, skillsaws, grinders or other power tools. Read more »