Back in 1992, Pat Robertson was allotted a prime speaking slot at the Republican Convention. He accused the Democratic Party of carrying "a plague." No, not that plague. This was the plague of "higher taxes, crushing regulation and centralized government ... it is still the liberal welfare state and ... More >>
Really, Don't Be Shy
After Mitt Romney announced that Congressman Paul Ryan would be his Republican running mate, politically minded Americans spent the weekend Googling his name to find out who the hell this guy was -- and how smooth his chest is.It's nice to know an American politician takes such pride in maintaining ... More >>
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Hank Williams, Jr. -- son of the original country music godhead, former Monday Night Football announcer, and official neck-beard of Nashville -- reminds us all just how big his freedom-loving balls are. This, remember is the man whose gargantuan testicles supp ... More >>
I know! Let's tax the rich! If you hopelessly lash yourself to one of the city's political camps you're likely either a hack or on the payroll. Or, in the case of this week's Guardian editorial likening city pension reform to Wisconsin-style union-busting, both. The piece is penned by the preside ... More >>
Is S.F. more republican than we thought?You would think that if volunteers with Lyndon LaRouche could safely post signs of President Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache in downtown San Francisco, then you'd assume that anyone in the city's more liberal Hayes Valley NoPa neighborhood could get awa ... More >>
Romana MachadoIan Hunter and the Rant Band at the Fillmore Friday.Ian Hunter and the Rant BandKelley StoltzJanuary 28, 2011@ The Fillmore Better than: Your first copy of Station to Station. If Ian Hunter needs any introduction these days, it isn't for the benefit of the long line of all-ages ... More >>
Which ineffective politician would Harvey donate money to? Everybody knows what today is, right? Harvey Milk Day Eve!! Get ready to have trouble falling asleep tonight and prepare for visions of trod-upon dog poop (Harvey's legislative legacy) to be dancing in your head. Speaking of Milk and hi ... More >>
Life, death, sports, and Froot Loops. That's what kind of a week it was in San Francisco. You know, if you have half as much fun taking this quiz as we had writing it -- then we had twice as much fun as you. On to the quiz: 1. Which of the following statements wasn't uttered by Officer Noel Schwa ... More >>
Winslet and Fiennes take the long and (Oscar-)worthy road to redemption.
The feds’ good news: ‘Peace in our time’ By Peter Jamison For California’s commercial salmon fishery, which repeatedly finds itself pummeled by bad breaks, the past week has brought an unusual flurry of decent news. Last Friday, federal and state officials announced an “agreement in prin ... More >>
Big Red returns in a mindless, revved-up Hellboy sequel.
Political theater may preach to the converted, but it can still teach us something about the world
It seems like a pretty obvious conceit: Hate Hurts America, but apparently it took a coalition by the same name to convince corporate giants Wal-Mart and AT&T to join other advertisers boycotting local right-wing radio nut Michael Savage's radio show "Savage Nation." In fact, Hate Hurts America -- d ... More >>
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Party to support local film
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At Robert Mondavi's new $55 million foodie mecca, you'll find seminars on goat cheese and mustard; surrealist movies; a SPAM exhibit; wine tastings; figurines of pooping Catholics -- everything, in fact, but the answer to that question.
Copenhagen delivers a good lecture, but its key character never quite ignites
Large numbers of Northern Californians really, truly believe that the government, the environmentalists, and the U.N. have joined forces in a plot so obvious, yet so subtle, so seemingly benevolent and fundamentally evil, that it can only be called ...
"Fritz Lang: Minister of Fear" presents the ominous films of the late German director
Silke Tudor explores sensual songbirds, chaotic mandalas, and constipated tyrants
Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero
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