With the holidays over and big credit card bills about to arrive, let’s talk about how to get you through the throes of January — including a sneak peek into topics I expect to cover in the next few months. Read More
On 2010’s “Innerspeaker” — his first album with the fuzz-rocking, neo-psychedelic Aussie outfit Tame Impala — bandleader Kevin Parker worked hard to keep up blithe hipster appearances. Read More
While making mushroom risotto the other night, I ran out of cooking wine. What to do when the guests are a half-hour away? I asked my better half to dip into the white wine box, grab a bottle and pour a glass for me without telling me what it was, as I always taste my samples blind (whether or not they end up in risotto). Read More
A parolee suspected of being drunk allegedly caused Thursday morning’s commute nightmare on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge after he crashed his car and shot off a gun during a failed attempt to flee from cops.
At 1:34 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported, 29-year-old Oakland felon Antonio Roberson — who’s been convicted of human trafficking — was heading east when he crashed his 1984 Cadillac Eldorado into the guardrail near the S-curve. Read More
Spend a few minutes talking to Jimmy Spithill, skipper for Oracle Racing Spithill, and you will quickly learn two things: he loves competitive sailing, and he wants everyone else to love it as much as he does.He gave many reasons why he was looking forward to the America’s Cup taking place in San Francisco, but one came to mind before the others.“I think it’ll really showcase to people how cool the boats are and how cool it is to watch,” he said. Read More
Searching for “supergays” is not easy, but a San Francisco couple is taking on the task.
Lisa Dazols and Jenni Chang, who have been together for three years, recently embarked on a 12-month journey to find supergays — a term they coined to describe lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women who are breaking stereotypes not necessarily in a civil-rights fashion, but in a way that inspires those around them. Read More
The financial director of the Stanford Solar Project is heading to Australia this fall along with other student project contributors from the university to race a new solar car. The group is planning to race Xenith in the 3,000-kilometer World Solar Challenge, which is the most competitive solar car race in the world. Read More
Dim Bulb: An Australian woman who put her children up for sale to the highest bidder on the Internet auction site eBay is being investigated by members of the Victoria Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Units. Officers also launched a probe into the identity of several people who bid on the children. Read More
When then-married couple Aimee Nash and Scott Von Ryper split from Australia’s The Morning After Girls four years ago, they were determined to carry on somehow. Read More
Australian riesling can be a hard sell. German-riesling drinkers might be satisfied with Austrian and Alsatian renditions of this grape, but often turn up their noses when it comes to versions made outside Europe.At the other end of the spectrum, many folks think all riesling is sweet — as is often the case with phenomenal wines from Germany — and shy away from it no matter what. Read More