‘Business has been incredible’: Inside one of the few SF businesses thriving during the pandemic

It’s Wednesday at 1 p.m. when Ebling says he’s embarrassed a rush of 60 people in the last two hours has drained the shop’s inventory. But, honestly, Baron’s offerings look plentiful compared to plenty of shelves at larger grocery stores in the area. The meat case is a carnivore lover’s dream come true with brisket, […]

‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50

Dehydrated and feverish, Haise had the roughest time during the six-day ordeal. Despite the sky-high stress, Haise recalls no cross words among the three test pilots. Even Swigert fit in, despite joining the crew a scant three days before liftoff. He replaced command module pilot Ken Mattingly, who with his crewmates had been exposed to […]

‘Houston, we’ve had a problem’: Remembering Apollo 13 at 50

Dehydrated and feverish, Haise had the roughest time during the six-day ordeal. Despite the sky-high stress, Haise recalls no cross words among the three test pilots. Even Swigert fit in, despite joining the crew a scant three days before liftoff. He replaced command module pilot Ken Mattingly, who with his crewmates had been exposed to […]

The 21 Freakiest Things That Happened on

What happened here? Poor Eleanor, eight months pregnant with twins, realizes that the boy fetus is possessed. We know this for sure not just because the fetus goes crazy when David prays around it, but also that one time when she receives Communion during mass and then immediately starts screaming and blood just comes pouring […]

Greil Marcus on Elvis: Spirit and Flesh

On NBC’s special, hosted in an even tone by David Brinkley, a panel of experts had been assembled: Murray the K, famous DJ, was the “first civilized person [i.e., Northerner] to play an Elvis record”  – The first civilized person [i.e., Northerner] to play an Elvis record — Steve Dunleavy, the as-told-to part of a […]

Duffy reveals harrowing details of four-week rape ordeal which saw the singer drugged on her birthday and abducted abroad before being held captive in her own home

The first person I ever told was a psychologist, months later, a leading expert in the UK in complex trauma and sexual violence. I have no idea how I was so lucky to find her all those years ago, her beautiful blue eyes, pink sofa, huge library, amazing brain and skill. Without her I may […]

Recovered coronavirus patient on donating plasma to help others: ‘A great feeling’

“And, it’s really easy,” Garcia continued. “Donating is pretty much like giving blood. You just sit in the chair a little longer. So, just the fact that something so simple can help a lot of families and a lot of people that you know are suffering right now — it’s a great feeling.”

All the Wild ‘Tiger King’ Spin-Off Projects, from a Kate McKinnon-as-Carole Baskin TV Series to… Brad Pitt?

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens! It turns out a lot of you watched Tiger King—34.3 million unique viewers over its first 10 days on Netflix, according to Nielson. As Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin became household names, an inevitable parade of new projects hoping to ride the Tiger King wave have followed. Kate […]

The Guardian view on the Gaza protests: a new challenge to Israel’s blockade

These protests were envisaged as a grassroots nonviolent campaign to remind the world that Palestinians whose families were driven into exile during the establishment of Israel consider their right to return inviolable. The idea spun out of a viral Facebook post by Ahmad Abu Artema, a 33-year-old journalist, who wondered what would happen if thousands […]

Ehud Barak on the crisis in Israel: ‘Netanyahu has to resign’

When the Sayeret was preparing for its PLO assassination operation in Beirut, for instance, Barak had to stand one of his team down – because Yonatan “Yoni” Netanyahu was Benjamin’s brother, and there was an unwritten rule not to send brothers into combat together. Barak describes Yoni, who became a good friend and lived in […]