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Mommie Dearest

Mommie Dearest

And the Mother of the Year award goes to Amy Chua, a professor at Yale Law School and author, who believes holding dictatorial control over and instilling massive insecurity in one’s child is the best way to raise them. In fact, it’s this method of…

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Morning Beat: Shotgun Willie

Morning Beat: Shotgun Willie

With all the buzz about Willie Nelson’s medicinal intake and run-ins with the law, it’s sometimes easy to forget that he’s a damn good singer and songwriter. The American icon is back in San Francisco tonight in the midst of his annual stand at the…

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Newsom Makes Surprising Choice for D.A.

Newsom Makes Surprising Choice for D.A.

In an unexpected move, San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón has been named the city’s new district attorney by outgoing mayor Gavin Newsom. Gascón’s name did not surface as a viable candidate until a Sunday article in the San Francisco Chronicle by columnists Phil Matier…

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Finally!

Finally!

On Tuesday January 11th (1.11.11, get it?), Verizon plans to announce that it will be carrying the iPhone. FINALLY! I thought this day would never come. Check it all out here. [Wall Street Journal]

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Dispatch Reunion Tour

Dispatch Reunion Tour

Dispatch, the little band that captured the heart of thousands, is getting back together for a six-city tour this summer, and our very own Greek Theatre made the cut. The band officially stopped touring in 2004, but came back for a brief reunion tour in…

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Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, Shot

Gabrielle Giffords, D-AZ, Shot

In a shocking turn of events, Arizona Democratic Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords, was shot point blank in the head at public event this morning by suspect Jared Lee Loughner who is now in custody. The congresswoman is in critical condition after undergoing surgery at the University…

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Hey you’all! It’s Paula Deen (video)

Hey you’all! It’s Paula Deen (video)

Saturday Night Live meets The Food Network. Kristen Wiig does an uncannily good impression of Paula Deen. For more, go to Eater.

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New Bar: Royal Cuckoo

New Bar: Royal Cuckoo

Heads up. Urban Daddy has got the goods on a new bar on the Mission/Bernal border called the Royal Cuckoo. The post describes it as “an eclectic cocktail den that’s equal parts bar, music library and hunting lodge…”. Curious. To read the full piece, go…

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Harbaugh Signs with the 49ers as Head Coach

Harbaugh Signs with the 49ers as Head Coach

We got him! In what is a much needed ray of hope in a long suffering streak of bleakness, ESPN reports that the 49ers and (ex) Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh have reached a deal. A deal worth $25 million over 5 years. Wow. A press…

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Food Trends

Food Trends

What foodie trends did you love this past year, and which did you hate? SF Station’s Anne Pao gives you the lowdown on the biggest trends of 2010 and what’s cooking for 2011. Pao writes that, “The 2010 food and drink scene witnessed the rise…

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David Chiu: Will He or Won’t He?

David Chiu: Will He or Won’t He?

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is aiming high. He wants to be mayor and he’s not going to let something like the District Attorney’s job (recently vacated by Kamala Harris who is now the Attorney General of California) get in his way. He had…

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The Brixton hits the Marina

The Brixton hits the Marina

Walking the other night in the frigid weather of SF I got my first glimpse of new Union St addition, The Brixton.  Set to open in the next week or so, The Brixton will feature classic American cuisine like flatbread pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and mains. …

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