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2007 Stories by Lauren Smiley

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  • No Linkup for You!

    published December 12, 2007

    Firinn Taisdeal will tell you straight up: "It's tough being around me. No secret there." Yes, his relationships have been volatile: His... More >>

  • Supervisor Aaron Peskin threatened with yet another recall campaign

    published December 12, 2007

    The Committee to Recall Aaron Peskin failed to live up to its name earlier this year when the effort fizzled with a lack of signatures and... More >>

  • Stunt Brides: SF Ad Exec Zach Slow’s $50K Online Marriage Contest

    published November 28, 2007

    Last year, San Francisco advertising exec Zach Slow raised $10,000 on the Internet to take snarky British hip-hop artist Lady Sovereign on a... More >>

  • The Angry Moped Gangs of San Francisco

    published November 7, 2007

    First the Hells Angels blazed down Bay Area highways on their hogs. In the '80s and '90s, hipsters revived vintage scooters until the yuppies... More >>

  • New Republic won't run Ward Schumacker's illustration along with story about cussing

    published October 10, 2007

    Call us tasteless for affronting your notions of decorum and decency, dear SF Weekly readers, but we thought you were mature enough to... More >>

  • Maimed Brothers Flee San Francisco Violence

    published October 3, 2007

    Lela Jones said her son Devron could invite friends over while she was gone, as long as he followed one rule: No hanging outside. Her... More >>

  • Green Graves

    published August 22, 2007

    People have doubted Six Feet Under consultant Tyler Cassity's environmentalist credentials ever since he broke into the green burial... More >>

  • A Cuddly Rapist

    published August 8, 2007

    Muni riders have been doing double takes at the posters for the "Men Surviving Rape" campaign launched by the district attorney's office and... More >>

  • Arroz Con Caca

    published July 25, 2007

    A handwritten note posted in the window of La Rondalla Bar and Restaurant states the 50-year-old Mission establishment "will be closed temporarily... More >>

  • Vote for a Real Clown

    published July 25, 2007

    Well, folks, it's mid-July and Mayor Newsom's campaign consultant considers the biggest threat to the mayoral throne a clown — the job... More >>

  • No Peace Prize for You

    published July 18, 2007

    Many Jewish customers have refused to enter Rainbow Grocery — the hippie-dippy worker-owned cooperative that preaches an "inclusive... More >>

  • Girl/Boy Interrupted

    published July 11, 2007

    The breast bud popped up about six months ago, and Marty knew something had to be done. It was the slightest of puckers, just on one side, so... More >>

  • No Hail Caesarean

    published April 25, 2007

    Kilty Vahle planned to deliver her first baby as Mother Nature intended. No painkiller. No cutting. But as labor stretched on while her cervix did... More >>

  • Tight Agenda

    published April 11, 2007

    The latest word from the man-lube marketing grapevine: A commercial featuring a man rubbing cream on another man's hand got nothing more than... More >>

  • Coming to Terms

    published April 4, 2007

    So the Castro's reigning supervisor, Bevan Dufty, is tinkering with his Board of Supes term limit extension charter amendment, hoping to nab five... More >>

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