Local

Jet-setters swooping into Bay Area for Super Bowl 50

Most air travelers have to take off their shoes at the airport and pass through a metal detector before boarding a jet, but some don’t, ...

Restoration Hardware is first big tenant at S.F.’s Pier 70

The high-end home furnishing retailer Restoration Hardware will become the first tenant at Pier 70, the sprawling redevelopment project that over the next decade will ...

Super Bowl fans arrive in Bay Area; expect airport jams Monday

Clad in orange and blue or blue and black, fans of the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers with tickets to the Super Bowl began pouring ...

Catch a Show at This Week's Kronos Quartet Festival (You Won't Regret It)

Kronos Quartet is one of the most fascinating, innovative, and long-standing musical groups of San Francisco. The neoclassical string group was formed in Seattle in ...

Cops Detain Super Bowl Protester For Photographing Police

One of the demonstrators at last night’s protest of Super Bowl City at the Embarcadero was detained by police and cited with a misdemeanor after ...

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Technology

Google to test self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington this month

Just like America’s current generation of hipsters, Google’s self-driving project is moving to the Pacific Northwest. See also: This strange-looking EV is powered by something ...

Apple will finally let you cash in your broken iPhone

The dreaded cracked iPhone screen may soon become a thing of the past Until recently, Apple Retail stores have accepted only undamaged older iPhone models ...

Obama floats $10-per-barrel oil tax to prep for clean, self-driving cars

The Obama administration wants to make transportation not only more eco-friendly but also safer. And it wants oil companies to help pay for the transition. ...

Elon Musk has been seriously thinking about an electric jet

We already know that Elon Musk is the king of electric cars. He’s gunning to become the king of electric planes, too. The CEO of ...

How Facebook's fake holiday took over Twitter

If you spent any time on Facebook Thursday, chances are your News Feed was filled with Friends Day videos. The videos, which were similar to ...

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Money

What Is The Best Method Of Rebellion Against Tyranny?

Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com, I have heard it often said that there is no one right way to accomplish a goal. I agree. ...

Kyle Bass Asks If China Is Fine, Why Are They So Worried About "Some Hedge Fund Manager In Texas"

If there’s one thing China hates, it’s a nefarious “manipulator” spreading innuendo, and fear in an already nervous market. When these evildoers are Chinese citizens, ...

Hyperinflating Venezuela Used 36 Boeing 747 Cargo Planes To Deliver Its Worthless Bank Notes

The weeks ago, when we showed “What The Death Of A Nation Looks Like: Venezuela Prepares For 720% Hyperinflation“, we said that after looking at ...

Paul Craig Roberts: There Is No Freedom Without Truth

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, “This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total ...

The Spread Of ISIS (In 1 Disturbing "The West Is Losing" Animation)

Via Foxtrot Alpha’s Tyler Rogoway, The video below depicting the expansion of ISIS controlled territory over time is especially interesting. After explosive expansion in 2013-2014, ...

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Living

Bernie Sanders Wonders Whether Flint's Water Crisis Would Happen In A White Community

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wondered during Thursday’s Democratic debate whether a toxic water crisis like the one in Flint, Michigan, would happen to a ...

Another Democratic Debate Ignores Reproductive Rights

Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate was the fifth in a row to avoid the issue of reproductive rights entirely, despite the prominence of the issue in ...

So Long Social Media: The Kids Are Opting Out of the Online Public Square

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking ...

Starving Sea Lion Found in San Diego, California, Restaurant

SAN DIEGO—A starving sea lion has been rescued after finding its way into the booth of a fancy San Diego restaurant. Experts at SeaWorld were ...

'Hail, Caesar!' Will Make You Miss Movies With Exclamation Points

The 17th film from the Coen Brothers stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin and lots more in a rollicking tale of old Hollywood.

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Sports

Steph, Klay in 3-Point Contest; Draymond in Skills Challenge

At NBA All-Star weekend, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will all participate in an event other than Sunday’s exhibition game…

Report: Dodgers have answer for teams inquiring about Puig

The Dodgers have had to wade through issues with Yasiel Puig, whom other ball clubs are inquiring about. What is L.A. telling those teams about ...

Ticket prices for Warriors-Thunder soar, 'tremendous demand'

Attending Saturday night’s Warriors-Thunder showdown will put a dent in your wallet…

Obama speech a slam dunk in Warriors' White House welcome

President Obama delivered a speech for the ages with the Warriors in-house, honoring the reigning NBA champs with punchlines and praise…

Crabtree challenges Kap to study more: 'Get in those books'

Michael Crabtree sat down with the media on Thursday, and touched on his split with the 49ers, and where his relationship with Colin Kaepernick stands.

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Entertainment

Carey Hart, Miles Teller, Tony Hawk and More Mourn Death of BMX Legend Dave Mirra

“I’m in complete shock. Angry, heart broken and just sad at the passing of my friend Dave,” Hart tweeted.

RHONY's LuAnn de Lesseps on Her Romance with Boyfriend Tom D'Agostino Jr.: 'Looks Like We're Gonna Get Married!'

“I found love again, and I’m a hopeless romantic,” de Lesseps said on FABLife.

Former Professional Wrestler Brian 'Axl Rotten' Knighton Dead at 44

The wrestler died from unknown causes

Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Know Diddly-Squat About Wall Street

But if he did, he might like it.

James Franco Is Adapting “the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted” for the Screen

It was only a matter of time.

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The Mix

Tarantula Species Named After Johnny Cash

The aphonopelma johnnycashi was discovered near Folsom Prison, which the music icon made famous with his song Folsom Prison Blues.

Britons Arrested As Army Raids Bridge Club

Officials target the gathering and arrest retirees for gambling, despite protests that they were not playing for cash.

Why Hollywood Thinks America Can't Take A Joke

By CRACKED Staff  Published: February 04th, 2016 

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#239 – Week of February 4, 2016 Incredible Spinning Optical Illusion – [animated gif]Cuba’s Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify: all without the internet – [fascinating]The Audacious ...

21 Movie Moments That Were Way Ahead Of Their Time

By CRACKED Readers  Published: February 04th, 2016 

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Politics

11 most important moments of the Dem debate

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders appeared on a debate stage for the last time before New Hampshire voters head to the polls – and after ...

Clinton and Sanders get ugly

DURHAM, N.H. — Escalating the brawl that’s defined the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders viciously attacked each other’s progressive credentials at Thursday night’s ...

The POLITICO Wrongometer

Two candidates left. An unexpectedly tight race. POLITICO’s analysis of where the Democratic candidates stretched the truth, steered around some inconvenient facts, or just plain ...

Maddow, Todd let the candidates do the talking

For the first time this election cycle just two candidates faced one another on a debate stage, and the difference was immediately apparent – and ...

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Opinion

After Iowa

Senator Ted Cruz’s upset victory against Donald Trump has robbed “The Donald” of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals– that he is…

Grow Up!

Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in ...

The Demand for Villains

The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood. The assumption seems to…

Do Emotions Trump Facts? Part II

Former governor Sarah Palin is an intelligent person, contrary to how liberals have tried to portray her. So it seemed to me that, if anybody…

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