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Dining, Eat Bacon Bacon: Pork-Centric Haight Cafe Is More Than a Novelty

Bacon Bacon: Pork-Centric Haight Cafe Is More Than a Novelty

Ah, bacon, that undying American obsession. Salty, cured pork belly has been part of the country's diet since the beginning, but the bacon mania that we have indulged over the past few years has more to do with our times…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Not All Shows about Teens Are Vapid, Pregnant Wastelands: These Shows Do It Right

Not All Shows about Teens Are Vapid, Pregnant Wastelands: These Shows Do It Right

The media thrills in stirring the pot of conversation on what life is like for a young, vibrant woman. Frittering like an uncharged pedophile, or perhaps tittering innocuously with the familiar awkwardness of an annual speculum exam, the media opened…
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Film, "The Secret World of Arrietty": Little People Leave Big Mark

"The Secret World of Arrietty": Little People Leave Big Mark

Although Japanese filmmaker and animation virtuoso Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) serves only on the periphery as co-writer and production supervisor, his soulfulness still radiates through The Secret World of Arrietty, a hand-drawn adaptation of Mary Norton's ageless kid-lit series The…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist SF Sketchfest: Cast Reunion (and Radio Play) for Cult Comedy <i>Wet Hot American Summer</i>

SF Sketchfest: Cast Reunion (and Radio Play) for Cult Comedy Wet Hot American Summer

In 2001's Wet Hot American Summer -- a raucous send-up of 1980s summer-camp movies -- the counselors vow to meet up 10 years later in 1991, when they'll all be in their late 20s, to see how they've fared. And…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Great Deluge

A Great Deluge

Is there any comic more suited to an old-time radio play than John Hodgman, with his everyday suits, sometimes-mustache, and thin, delicate fingers? Of course not. He appears tonight in an old-time radio play, The Thrilling Adventure Hour, one of…
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Film, <i>Baby Mama</i> Needs a Diaper Change

Baby Mama Needs a Diaper Change

Could have sworn I've seen this episode of Baby Mama before — like, sometime in January 2007, when it was originally titled "The Baby Show" and aired on the other prime-time series starring Tina Fey, 30 Rock. (Waitaminute — you…
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Calendar, Night&Day Loving Leibovitz

Loving Leibovitz

Popularly known as the photographer of superb and elevated celebrity portraits-cum-magazine covers, Annie Leibovitz transforms the experience of browsing the newsstand for Condé Nast glossies into a striking aesthetic experience. At this very moment, the latest issue of Vogue bears…
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