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
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 >>
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 >>