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Dining, SFoodie Monday Seven: Presidio Social Club's Summer Beer and Barbecue Garden

Monday Seven: Presidio Social Club's Summer Beer and Barbecue Garden

Oro Shutters Inside Scoop reports that Jason Fox's Oro (8…
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Music, All Shook Down <i>Star Trek</i> Comes to the San Francisco Symphony

Star Trek Comes to the San Francisco Symphony

Star Trek fans rejoice! In celebration of 50 years since the franchise's television show hit the airwaves, the San Francisco Symphony will host a special celebration on Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15. Footage from the television series, as…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Confessions of a 42-Year-Old Pride Virgin

Confessions of a 42-Year-Old Pride Virgin

I was born in San Francisco, but it took me 42 years to go to the Pride Parade. That’s really because I am small and have big claustrophobic tendencies, which is ironic since I’ve reviewed arena concerts and festivals professionally…
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News, The Snitch VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists.…
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News, The Snitch VIDEO: Pride Trashes Dolores Park Into Submission, Evokes Dystopian Metaphors

VIDEO: Pride Trashes Dolores Park Into Submission, Evokes Dystopian Metaphors

The above is video footage captured in Dolores Park this morning, in the not-too-distant, post-Pride present, in a reality where humans have abdicated their responsibilities and where trash is the dominant life form. Instead of green space, there is…
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Music, All Shook Down Poppet Makes Electronic Baroque-Pop That is as Weird as it is Wonderful

Poppet Makes Electronic Baroque-Pop That is as Weird as it is Wonderful

Most of the time, when you hear an artist described as being "emotionally honest," they're usually an NPR-approved indie-folk singer-songwriter or that guy from your high school who just discovered Bright Eyes and his dad’s acoustic guitar. Not so…
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Dining, SFoodie Friday Nine: Corridor Opens Tuesday

Friday Nine: Corridor Opens Tuesday

Corridor Opens Tuesday A few months after it sister cafe threw open…
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News, The Snitch Police Presence Leads Social Justice Groups to Exit Social Justice-Themed Pride

Police Presence Leads Social Justice Groups to Exit Social Justice-Themed Pride

Pride weekend is here, and it's secure: Metal detectors will greet visitors to Pride's main stages at Civic Center on Sunday and all festivities will include a heightened police presence, measures taken following the June 12 slaughter of 49…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Cop Union Supported Death Penalty Measure, Even Before There Was a Measure

S.F. Cop Union Supported Death Penalty Measure, Even Before There Was a Measure

California's various police officers don't necessarily love one another — L.A. cops look down at SFPD as a loose outfit, whereas SFPD scoffs at LAPD as a band of paramilitary, Hollywood-wannabe showboats — but they can agree on one…
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News, The Snitch S.F.'s "Vision Zero" Isn't Stopping Bad Drivers, Or Hit-and-Runs

S.F.'s "Vision Zero" Isn't Stopping Bad Drivers, Or Hit-and-Runs

What we know following the deaths of two cyclists Wednesday in San Francisco is that both were biking legally, the streets are considered high-injury corridors, and advocates say the city isn’t following through on its Vision Zero promises to…
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Music, All Shook Down Love, Death and Los Angeles: La Luz Flies Its Surf Rock South

Love, Death and Los Angeles: La Luz Flies Its Surf Rock South

Shana Cleveland doesn’t want to tell you her life story. As the frontwoman and primary lyricist of surf-rock foursome La Luz, she’s out to tap into something much simpler, more poignant, and thoroughly universal. So while she’s certainly drawing…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: Heklina

I AM YOUR QUEEN: Heklina

Welcome to the final installment of I AM YOUR QUEEN, a nightmarish pageant of beauty offset with the occasional glimmer of nightmarish spectacle. We conclude this Pride Month series by handing the microphone to a genuine legend, even by the…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Listening to ymtk's "Workaholic" Will Make You More Likely to Dance Than Work

Premiere: Listening to ymtk's "Workaholic" Will Make You More Likely to Dance Than Work

In advance of his upcoming album, All The Right Places, East Oakland born rapper and singer ymtk has graced us today with his new slap, "Workaholics," featuring Kool John. Ymtk (which stands for Young Murph the Kidd) now lives in…
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News, The Snitch "Sleeper Hold," Cops Shooting At Cars Central To Dispute Over S.F. Police Use of Force Policy

"Sleeper Hold," Cops Shooting At Cars Central To Dispute Over S.F. Police Use of Force Policy

Nationally, San Francisco police have a reputation as lovable, fuzzy pussycats. That's according to the San Francisco Police Officers Association, the city's police union, who have traditionally resisted most any change to the way they do business out on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I AM YOUR QUEEN: D'Arcy Drollinger

I AM YOUR QUEEN: D'Arcy Drollinger

Welcome to I AM YOUR QUEEN, an ill-conceived and constantly regrettable Pride Month spectacular that nonetheless manages to discover fascinating tidbits about the sexiest drag performers in the Bay Area. D'Arcy Drollinger has legs up to ya-ya, as anyone…
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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: A Mystery Inside an Enigma

Millennial Problems: A Mystery Inside an Enigma

Millennials can be a study in a lot of things, but maybe none better than contradictions. The world’s most annoying generation thinks the best places to live in the U.S. are New York City and San Francisco, yet their…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ and Event Producer Justime on the Importance of Showcasing Local Talent and Keeping Clubs Ego-Free

DJ and Event Producer Justime on the Importance of Showcasing Local Talent and Keeping Clubs Ego-Free

Whether it’s throwing events or being behind the decks of clubs and festivals, local DJ and musician Justime has always strived to create an atmosphere of equality and keep radical queer culture alive and thriving in the Bay. Curating events…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: Fialta's "Another Lonely Heart" is a Catchy, Electro-Pop Ditty

Premiere: Fialta's "Another Lonely Heart" is a Catchy, Electro-Pop Ditty

Musicians have a thing for dating fellow musicians. Cases in point: Gwen Stefani dated her fellow No Doubt bandmate Tony Kanal before marrying (and eventually divorcing) Bush guitarist and lead singer Gavin Rossdale; Nicki Minaj is dating fellow rapper…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Squeaky Fromme, Charles Manson, & Assassination Attempts

Yesterday's Crimes: Squeaky Fromme, Charles Manson, & Assassination Attempts

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. became vice president when then-VP Spiro Agnew resigned in disgrace on Oct. 10, 1973 following a bribery scandal. Ford became president less than a year later when Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace following a number of…
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News, Sucka Free City S.F. Jail's Trans Inmate Problem

S.F. Jail's Trans Inmate Problem

Last September, former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced a novel innovation for San Francisco County Jail: Incarcerated transgender women would be housed with women, rather than housed alone. While there are never more than a handful of trans people in jail…
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