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Good Riddance to an Old Racist!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 12, 2007

Don Imus is officially off the air. Let the champagne flow. Let the good times roll. The airwaves are safe again from racist diatribes and corny sketches. It should really be a national holiday. Howard Stern is ecstatic. Oprah Winfrey will turn it into a series of shows. It will knock Anna Nicole's baby right out of the headlines. But, probably the best part of the whole thing is that we don't have to look at or listen to this bitter old grizzled geezer for another minute! Imus is a hack and should have been taken off the air long ago. The fact that he survived for as long as he did is testament... (more)

Tags: don imus fired, don imus shock jock

Dunst Gets Blunt About Pot

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 11, 2007

In an interview with a British publication, the 'Spider-Man' actress says that she has "tried drugs," adding "I do like weed. I have a different outlook on marijuana than America does." "I've never been a major smoker, but I think America's view on weed is ridiculous. I mean - are you kidding me? If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place." Dunst, who broke into Hollywood with 1994's 'Interview with the Vampire,' insists she does not overindulge in drugs, but that marijuana has the ability to inspire creativity. "I'm not talking about being stoned all day, though. I think... (more)

Tags: california, hollywood, legalized marijuana, weed

Zinfully Zensational: Teatro ZinZanni

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 11, 2007

Teatro ZinZanni is like nothing you’ve ever seen. It’s a hybrid of Cirque du Soleil, old-time vaudeville, pop music and improv with a little dash of old-school Broadway attitude and showmanship thrown in for good measure. It’s a musical circus within a play, complete with a loose-fitting storyline, accompanied by a gourmet dinner and performed in a breathtaking atmosphere. Nothing about this event is done cheaply – with world-class performers in an intimate “jewel box venue,” doing things not previously seen on this planet. In fact, Teatro ZinZanni can only be experienced in two... (more)

Tags: san francisco, movie, music

Kevin Costner Singing/Suing

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 10, 2007

Lots of actors have aspired to music careers – from Billy Bob Thornton to William Shatner – but Kevin Costner's foray into rock music has been a flop and now he's suing his promoter. Costner, 52, filed a lawsuit last week in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing Mahee Worldwide Ventures Inc. of breach of contract and fraud, the Associated Press reports. He is seeking more than $8.5 million in damages. The Oscar winner is the singer and songwriter for the Kevin Costner Band, and has a company, Kevin's Music LLC, that manages his musical activities. According to the lawsuit, the company... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, music

The Slanted Door: A New Angle on Vietnamese Cuisine

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 9, 2007

Anybody who is even half a foodie in San Francisco knows about The Slanted Door. Located in the northeast corner of the restored Ferry Building, The Slanted Door is small – it only seats 150 for lunch and dinner with a 34-seat cocktail lounge/bar -- which is not enormous when it comes to a restaurant. But, the place’s reputation for incredibly inventive food in an awe-inspiring setting is huge. The Slanted Door is a modern Vietnamese restaurant that features local produce and ecologically farmed meat, game and poultry that’s raised at farms throughout the Bay Area. The Phan family opened... (more)

Tags: san francisco, environment, restaurant, china

Rocker/Novelist Greg Kihn: Loving Every Minute of It

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 8, 2007

Greg Kihn began his recording career in 1975. His greatest successes came in the 80’s when he scored with hits like The Breakup Song, Lucky, Happy Man, Remember, Love and Rock Roll, and the international #1 smash hit Jeopardy. Greg wrote and recorded 15 albums, received the ASCAP Award and its European equivalent, the Midem Award, toured the world, appeared on Saturday Night Live, opened for the Rolling Stones, and pioneered the “concept video” for MTV. When I first met Greg several years ago, I was amazed by the man's depth of knowledge and dynamic personality. Kihn is just a rush... (more)

Tags: movie, california, music

Why Batman is THE Man

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 7, 2007

As a 48-year-old who has never grown up, I still love the Caped Crusader and always will. Here are my five top reasons explaining why no other super hero will ever surpass Batman. 1.) Batman really does't have any super powers and isn't invincible. Hes a real human being like you and me. I mean, Superman (who is an alien, by the way) can do just about anything he wants to, unless of course you have some kryptonite, which is about as easy to get as Paris Hilton’s phone number. (bad example) 2.) Batman has an intriguing dark side. "The Dark Knight" comics of recent years have brought out... (more)

Tags: paris hilton, movie, spiderman, superman, batman

Blue Cheese Bayou in California Desert

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 6, 2007

Cleaning up the sticky mess will take several days, according to Union Pacific officials. The 52-year-old train was carrying a variety of cargo from Dupo, Ill., and on its way to Los Angeles, when it fell off the track and dumped the thick, chunky dressing into a small canal. In a new development, a handful of Southern California sports bars have volunteered to donate two tons of spicy chicken wings and 400 lbs. of carrot and celery sticks to help absorb the spilled dressing. Various fast food chains are also offering lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and croutons. Aretha Pearles, spokesman... (more)

Tags: los angeles, california

Swiming in Flavors: Aqua in SF

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 5, 2007

I have never been a huge fan of really expensive, high-end cuisine. For one, I’m a big eater who likes hefty portions. Two sprigs of parsley and a couple of slices of cucumber with a speck of pate or whatever doesn’t excite me. Plus, I’m not wealthy, so to spend $200 or $300 on a meal for two (which is not unusual in San Francisco) doesn’t really appeal to me either. So, when a close friend invited Angelina and I to a place called Aqua, I was skeptical. I looked at the menu online and saw a lot of expensive-sounding, very fancy entrees, and I thought, uh-oh – this is just the kind... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, restaurant

What I would do if I owned the SF Giants

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 4, 2007

The San Francisco Giants are doing a promotion asking fans the question: “What if they really were your SF Giants?” The ad says “Submit your ideas now for My SF Giants and you could be one of the lucky fans to have their once-in-a-lifetime wishes fulfilled at AT&T Park!” They want people to go on their web site (att.sfgiants.com) and write a few paragraphs on this topic. Here’s what I came up with: First off, I’d fire General Manager Brian Sabean. His off-season moves were atrocious, especially signing Pitcher Barry Zito for seven years. Do you know what the chances are of a MLB pitcher... (more)

Tags: san francisco

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