A quick scan of the titles on Ke$ha's second album means it better be her pop masterpiece -- nothing looks as hilarious or striking as "D.I.N.O.S.A.U.R." or "Party at a Rich Dude's House." But even those of us who wanted to love her found that debut fucking annoying. I was finally converted by the f ... More >>
Science can be tricky thing, and particularly so when discussing the cannabis plant. Laymen -- and your average Internet expert -- often sum up complex studies involving biochemistry and neurology in overly simplistic and often misleading bromides. For example, "cannabis may have antitumor eff ... More >>
So what is Green Day up to in a world where Obama is president (for a little while, at least) and the U.S. is extricating itself from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Well, besides playing surprise shows in small venues like S.F.'s Mezzanine, and bringing the Broadway musical version of American Idiot ... More >>
Gone the way of UAWThe Drug War is going the way of the "evildoers," according to a federal report released last week. Two years ago, foreign drug cartels were in 230 American cities. Today, the cartels -- from Mexico, East Asia, and, presumably, Canada -- have infiltrated more than 1,000 America ... More >>
Not in Oakland you're not...Bay Area labor groups plan to picket the Israeli container ship, Zim Shenzhen, June 20 when it is scheduled to arrive at 5:30 am in the port of Oakland, said local longshoreman Jack Heyman."South Africa, Norway, Sweden, are going to be following suit," Heyman said. "Th ... More >>
All told, you can't blame the stalwarts who still pledge allegiance to the Libertarian Party for being bummed these days. Is hope dead?Their last presidential candidate, Bob Barr, was denounced by one of the national media's most prominent libertarians -- former SF Weekly Editor Jack Shafer -- as ... More >>
He's on the right...For shoppers wishing to give America the gift of national security, consider sending your favorite Pentagon staffer an SF Weekly. No offense to Jane's Defence Weekly, but a Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released Monday suggests the publication you're now reading pr ... More >>
The moral high ground in San Francisco may be the most valuable real estate of all. Last week Gavin Newsom -- who thumbed his nose at state and federal law on gay marriage -- tried to claim it by saying he couldn't help illegal immigrants because he has too much respect for the law. The ... More >>
I've had a really busy few weeks, and I haven't been able to catch up on any of the new fall shows yet. So I tried to cram a lot of television in this weekend while writing SF Gov InAction.
Just so you know.
Monday, Oct. 19,
10 a.m. - Public Safety Committee
Somebody has to sa ... More >>