Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from our Unscrewed columnist Lauren Mowery. We all know that while you're out hunting for the perfect present, you may end up inspired by your market research, and so you buy ... More >>
More weed news from the West Coast: A federal court in California just ruled 2-1 that cities can ban medical marijuana dispensaries -- and that doing so doesn't violate the Americans With Disabilities Act. As detailed by the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco's Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appea ... More >>
No surprise here: Spying on Islamic communities might make Muslims mistrust police, creating difficulties in gathering intel, the FBI's top cop in New Jersey says. Religion News Service (via Washington Post) reports that Muslims are now wary of law enforcement after reports revealed that the NYPD ... More >>
Getting a face full of unhappy ScientologistTommy Gorman has a pretty in-your-face way of protesting the Church of Scientology. He positions himself outside the entrance to San Francisco's Scientology "org" holding a video camera and another device that plays an audio recording. As workers a ... More >>
Who's number one?Tomorrow morning, we begin to reveal the final ten in our big countdown, "The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology." Today, however, we wanted to provide a programming note and announce some addenda. As we predicted from the beginning, our readers have been vocal about their ... More >>
WikipediaGastón AcurioSeptember and its attendant flurry of high-profile restaurant openings are but two weeks away, and to get the ball rolling, here are some details about La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, the Peruvian restaurant Gastón Acurio is set to open in the former Tabla space ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyWWJE? (What Would Jesus Eat?)Ah, Passover. When it comes to Jewish holidays, this one isn't as culinarily exciting as say, Purim (which involves getting drunkie drunk and eating hamentaschen), or Hanukkah (one word: latkes). However, food plays an important part of the ritual ... More >>
Although last year's Le Fooding proved that in a San Francisco-New York smack down, almost everyone lost, at least one man has done his bit to incite a new skirmish in the non-existent battle.
Go Fooducate yourself.Get ready to be Fooducated. A new iPhone application called Fooducate promises to change the way Americans do their groceries and even eat them. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it works by scanning the barcode of a product in order to translate the contents int ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 4, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 5 Heteros have problems too By Andrew Sarris I am 42, going on 43, and I have never had a homosexual experience. Thus, if only by the process of elimination (and an ecstatically happy marriage), I must q ... More >>
Granted, it's hard to see how the tools for putting out Cosmopolitan (this month's lead article: "First, Take Off His Pants") and Seventeen ("Amazing Hair") instantly translate into running the nation's largest and most troubled public school system. But for the moment anyways, it might be wo ... More >>
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has given the Pentagon permission to continue discharging soldiers under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" the law's constitutionality is appealed, which could take months or even years to determine. In September, U.S. District Judge Virginia Philips had ruled that t ... More >>
Well, now that the agent for New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has come clean (so to speak) that it is his client in the infamous sex video - you can watch it here for yourself -- only one major question remains: How will the NFL react? Well, actually, make that two major quest ... More >>
Grub StreetA horrible man?"I do not go to Keith McNally restaurants anymore," quoth Frank Bruni. " I would have loved to have given Minetta Tavern a horrible review, because McNally is a horrible man." The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Bruni--who actually gave Minetta Tavern three sta ... More >>
Kicking up your coffee, one shot of Kahlúa at a time.Coffee liqueurs are getting upgraded, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, with such new and forthcoming releases as Firelit Spirits Coffee Liqueur, made with coveted Blue Bottle coffee, and Heering Coffee Liqueur from the maker of Ch ... More >>
Your fried chicken, pinkwashed to perfection.Practically in the same breath as launching its Double Down Sandwich stunt, KFC debuted its Buckets for the Cure campaign, which promises to donate 50 cents from every pink bucket sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Since April 5, t ... More >>
Fresh from disgusting the nation with his so-called "Nobel 'Peace' Prize," President Obama's latest outrage is that he will not meet with hippies in San Francisco, but will instead meet with rich people at a Democratic fundraiser there. "Hiding from the leftists in San Francisco," says Michelle Mal ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesDecember 31, 1964, Vol. X, No. 11Pickets for Pot Push LegalizationBy Mary Perot NicholsIn a light drizzle on a gloomy last Sunday, a dedicated picket line marched in front of the City Department of Welfare's headquarters on the east side of To ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesApril 18, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 26Footnotes to 'Hootenanny'By Nat HentoffSingers Tom Paxton and Barbara Dane and the Greenbriar Boys (a bluegrass unit) have turned down appearances on ABC's "Hootenanny" series for the same reason that Joan Baez re ... More >>
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