San Francisco Chronicle

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Shake-Guzzling, Pat Robertson-Suing Dallas Bodybuilder Sentenced to Federal Prison

    It takes a special type of person to sue televangelist Pat Robertson over a weight loss shake and say things to a reporter like "Me and Robertson are coming in a head-on crash," and "This ain't no goddamn game. He wants to come after me? Bring it fuckin' on." It takes an equally special person to re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Now It's ESPN's Turn to Sack the Cowboys For Having Merch Made in Cambodian Sweatshops

    In October we noted a report from Pittsburgh-based Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights that said the Dallas Cowboys are having team-branded clothing made in "gross sweatshop conditions at the Style Avenue factory in El Salvador" -- which Cowboys Merchandise Ltd. chief operating officer Bill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Human Face of the "No-Kill" Movement Barks at Mayor, Council Over City's New Task Force

    Nathan Winograd​Woke up this morning to find the in-box filled with missives from friends and fans of a man named Nathan Winograd -- "the de-facto face of the 'No Kill' movement," as Huffington Post called him last year, referring to efforts to stop animal shelters from euthanizing strays. Winogra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    City of Ate is the First Loser in the Association of Food Journalists Awards

    Scott was really hoping for first place.​The Association of Food Journalists met in South Carolina over the weekend, presumably engaging in heated debates over critic anonymity and restaurant-review waiting periods and whether a large slab of bacon should be carved into Mount Rushmore. (Of cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    And The Winner is...Eaters at This Oscar-Themed Feast

    Bone Marrow might be an intense choice for 127 Hours. Another idea, after the jump.​As the Academy has expanded its list of Oscar nominees to a whopping 10 films, it's become harder for even interested movie fans to see every movie on the Best Picture roster. So City of Ate today presents an edibl ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    "The Old Rangers Are Gone."

    ​That quote, from Texas Rangers owner Chuck Greenberg, is the theme of this morning's World Series round-up.It comes from an interview in USA Today concerning the prospects of keeping Cliff Lee, which doesn't sound like the impossibility others have made it out to be; says Lee, beating the San Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    No Doubt, the First of Many World Series Round-Ups: Ratings, Bets and Cowboys Who?

    ​From below, this pointed comment posted moments ago: "As a longtime fan, I am beginning to cautiously think that the Rangers have a chance of being in the World Series this year." Not surprisingly, the Unfair Park in-box has been filling up World Series random notes this morning. Let's review.Sab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Jason Kosmas Makes It an Unhappy Hour
    For Dallas Drinkers

    ​As Nancy Nichols reported over at Sidedish yesterday, superstar bartender Jason Kosmas has mixed his last drink at Neighborhood Services Tavern. Kosmas hasn't yet returned my call, but he didn't hint at the reason for his departure when I spoke to him last week. Asked whether he was plannin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Remember When Tacos Were Just a Simple
    Fast Food?

    ​Street food purists reviled Taco Bell's "cantina tacos," but the tenor of their response hasn't dissuaded a Texas-based chain from trying out the same shtick. Taco Cabana today announced it will launch street-style tacos on Monday. According to an e-mail from a publicist for the 150-outlet T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Five Mass-Produced Foods Even Food Snobs Love

    ​Chefs are notorious for yapping on about the pleasures of farm-fresh vegetables - and then opening a bag of something for dinner. The rigors of restaurant work and human nature lead even the most fearsome food snobs to occasionally indulge in mass-produced, highly-artificial, uber-preserved snack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Into the Origins of Carne Deshebrada, the Meat that Makes the Taqueria

    Flickr user El Gran DeeTacos de carne deshebradaIn Venezuela, it's called Carne Mechada. In the Caribbean, it's known as Ropa Vieja. The Mexican version goes by the name Carne Deshebrada. In any case, shredded beef is an important component of the cuisines of several south-of-the-border countries. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Fear of Not Flying

    Flyers Rights Maybe you recall the name Kate Hanni -- she was among those stuck on the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport tarmac for some 13 hours in December 2006 after her Oakland-to-Dallas American Airlines flight was diverted due to weather. Hanni and at least one other woman have sued the ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    Guitar Hero Breeds a New Kind of Bar Band

    Videogamers are living out rock and roll fantasies on screens at your local pub

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    The Polemicist

    Moments ago on The Dallas Morning News' Web page, the paper's managing editor, George Rodrigue, posted a long criticism of my work in which he accuses me repeatedly of being a polemicist. According to my copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, that would make me a writer of controversial, agg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    Web Slinging from Dallas to California

    Good God, is there anyone out there not trying to keep Sandra Bridewell in prison the rest of her life? C'mon, you know who Bridewell is, right? Course you do -- she's the former Black Widow of the Park Cities about whom we've written quite a bit, especially since her March 2 arrest in North Carolin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007

    Cuban v. Nellie, Round Two

    Former Mavs coach Don Nelson says Mark Cuban owes him millions in back pay -- $6.6 million, to be precise, in a legal battle that just got a little uglier. Reports the San Francisco Chronicle today, Cuban's firing back at his former head coach by claiming in a countersuit that Nellie "violated his n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007

    Owen Wilson, You Got Some 'Splaining To Do, Bro.

    You saw this, right? OK. Maybe not. Maybe you shut off the teevee before the fourth quarter. Maybe you threw it out the window. Maybe you shotgunned the sumbitch. So maybe you missed seeing Owen Wilson -- good ol' Dallas boy, fer Chrissakes -- cheering on the Golden State Warriors. Maybe you missed ... More >>

  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Killer Instinct

    David Fincher's Type-A approach to filmmaking pays off in Zodiac

  • Film

    December 14, 2006

    Rich Man, Poor Man

    Rags-to-riches flick declares: Money does indeed buy happi(y)ness

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Gay for Dallas

    You know who's not trying to pray the gay away? The city of Dallas. For weeks there have been little pieces popping up about how "Dallas tourism officials [are] attempting to lure gay and lesbian visitors" (so said The Advocate on November 4) and "dozens of cities that didn't cater to gay travelers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    Quarterback of the Future of the Past

    Yeah, I really miss Chad Hutchinson--especially that winning grin that asked, "Exactly how do you a throw a football?" Tony Romo threw the crap outta the football on Saturday night. Quarterback of the future; you read it here first or thereabouts. Course, I think I said the same thing about Chad Hut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2006

    Wading into Rough Waters

    Looks like Dwyane Wade did not forget his balls last night. What, you didn't think your Dallas Mavericks were going to sweep the Miami Heat; who are you, anyway, Tim Cowlishaw? And weren't you getting just a little bored with this series? Wasn't that the kind of game you wanted and expected--a thril ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    Hurricane Harbor

    Who needs coffee when there's this to greet you first thing in the morning: "Mavs-Heat isn't must-see TV," blares the headline from the San Francisco Chronicle, where columnist Gwen Knapp says Sunday offered much better sports viewing than Game 2 of the NBA Finals. You know what was better than the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006

    Say, That's Odd

    The morning-after round-up won't be as much fun should the Dallas Mavericks drop a game or four to the Miami Heat; who wants to search thousands of articles detailing your home team's butt-whooping, when it's bad enough to read just one? Thankfully, this morning's newsstand is filled with good news- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2006

    Schwarzenegger: I'll Be Greenback

    Looks like California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger did OK during his recent fundraising swing through Texas: He took home some $300,000 in campaign donations, says today's San Francisco Chronicle, including $22,300 from Affiliated Computer Services, the Dallas company with a $10 million financial ... More >>

  • Film

    March 16, 2006

    Cold Serial

    The infamous Zodiac killer inspires another dead-end film

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Music Club of Doom

    Nobody is safe from Sheryl Crow--not even herself

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Return of the Black Widow

    Death and rumors have followed Sandra Bridewell for decades. But no one could predict the strange turn her life has taken today.

  • News

    May 10, 2001



  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    The old old thing

    Malvina Reynolds and Harry Smith argue for folk's historical authenticity. Whatever that is.

  • News

    May 18, 2000


    Schoonerville Trolley; Silence is golden

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    A church supreme

    After three decades of feeding the homeless, the world's only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Write her, right now

    Christina Rees betrays her gender

  • News

    April 29, 1999

    Yvonne redux

    It may be dj vu all over again as DISD picks a superintendent

  • Music

    December 17, 1998

    Snoopy dogged

    A Charlie Brown Christmas doesn't come without its (good) grief

  • News

    September 21, 1995

    Global warning

    Republicans are aiding and abetting denial of the worldwide shift in climate