Supervisor David Chiu keeps discovering new ways to be elected board president. First, he was the compromise choice emerging out of a bitter political battle. Then the board's right flank pushed him to re-election. And, today, he was re-re-elected via a unanimous, 11-0 tally. But not without some cu ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
Lyle LovettJohn HiattJune 9, 2011@ Marin CenterBetter Than: Almost any other concert featuring middle-aged white guys singing the blues.In some ways, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are an odd couple. Lovett sings with a wry throaty croak, whereas Hiatt favors passionate, lung-bursting howls. Hiatt wr ... More >>
Beardo!: Pinback at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday night.Pinback JP Incorporated January 1, 2011 @ Bottom of the HillBetter than: Not distracting one's self from a seething hangover. Sometimes it sounds like Pinback's Rob Crow and Armistead Burwell Smith IV are singing completely different songs ... More >>
The most powerful female politician in the country now teeters between long-term victory and instant defeat.
After second baseman Jeff Kent left the San Francisco Giants in 2002, he deeply offended the city by questioning our fashion sense (he chided the home team's "French vanilla" uniforms). Then, last year, he donated $15,000 to the Prop. 8 campaign -- proving that, yes, you can be a fashion critic and ... More >>
ATHFCMFFT is 87 minutes of pure art, with fries
Just as jumbled, challenging, and frustrating as Lipstick Traces -- and nearly as brilliant
Q: How is indie darling Sufjan Stevens going to write 50 albums about all 50 states? A: One great record at a time.
Gigantic nearly deifies They Might Be Giants -- and why not?
The prison guards' union angrily ripped the rug from under the governor in February
The 72-year-old San Francisco College of Mortuary Science -- perhaps the country's premier institution of funeral service education -- has its last graduation and moves (gulp) into the great beyond
Gypsy caravans, heavily shellacked starlets, and eccentric emperors
Travis Somerville's paintings have been called provocative, brilliant - and racist
Alex Ross, painter of supermen and superwomen, makes it easy to believe in heroes
Chicken John takes chaos, dysfunction, and the Stupidest Show on Earth from San Francisco to Boise
Fundamentalists want to ban same-sex marriage. All across California, people are mad as hell. So how come nobody's doing anything about it?