"She's all heart and no brains." By LORI SELKE In the wake of folk singer Michelle Shocked's anti-gay tirade at Yoshi's on Sunday, many of her old fans were stunned and dismayed, in large part because many were convinced she was a lesbian. And not without reason, although Michelle Shocked had be ... More >>
Trap music has exploded on the rap and EDM scenes in the last year -- but local DJ Eva Lee, aka UV or UltraViolet doesn't seem fazed. Whether she's throwing a monthly party called Trap City or coming out with various trap mixes and an upcoming original EP, Eva deals heavily in trap's lurching, hip- ... More >>
Chances are, by the time Halloween rolls around, every pumpkin beer will have a special place as an impulse buy in your shopping cart. Unfortunately, the chances are even better that the beer in your wagon has very little pumpkin in it -- or possibly none at all. Many of the "pumpkin" beers that cro ... More >>
Due to the frigid temperatures, most breweries in Alaska have become adept at creating lush, heavy, warming beers. Alaskan Brewing is known for a smoky, dark porter and a rich barleywine. Glacier Brewhouse throws a month-long celebration of barleywine. Midnight Sun brewery is most famous for a legen ... More >>
Tomorrow Palo Alto's SliderBar Cafe will celebrate the grand opening of its second location in the former Criolla Kitchen space at Market and 16th. When we discovered that the beer menu was crafted by Certified Cicerone Eric Cripe (of the Jug Shop), we hustled over to the Castro for some beer and sl ... More >>
Even if police have cleared most Occupy encampments across the nation, the movement is still very much alive. According to Occupy Oakland, more protesters up and down the West Coast have joined in the effort to shut down the ports and disrupt the 1 percent on Dec. 12. According to Occupy Oakland: ... More >>
Given the increasing popularity of craft beer, you'd think there would be specialty brew shops in every neighborhood by now. But, despite years of booming industry growth, City Beer Store and Healthy Spirits have held their footing as the city's notable destinations for craft beer shopping outside o ... More >>
Who's afraid of the big bad "brett"? Brettanomyces yeast, used in conjunction with bacteria in many sour beers, is known to impart flavors with lovely descriptors such as "horse blanket" and "petting zoo." As old wives' tales go, winemakers who visit sour beer production sites must immediat ... More >>
Gay couples are already using President Obama's new stance against the Defense of Marriage Act as a weapon to fight deportations of their foreign spouses. The couples hope that the administration's declaration last week that the law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman is uncon ... More >>
bittermelon/FlickrOffice hours: Cramming at City Beer Store.Friday, Feb. 18 You've been wearing your party hat all week. On Day Eight of SF Beer Week, it's time to prove you're a gentle(wo)man and a scholar. Throw on that tweed jacket with suede elbow pads ― today's all about taking a scho ... More >>
Lots of legal 'verbiage' has been expended...A Stanislaus County Judge this week ruled that the state university system broke the law by obscuring how much money -- and how many bendy straws -- it shelled out to lure Sarah Palin to CSU Stanislaus for a June fundraiser. Judge Roger Beauchesne issu ... More >>
After months of back and forth in which it was revealed that administrators at CSU Stanislaus were actively seeking to conceal how much it was showering on high-priced speaker Sarah Palin -- and portions of the her contract with the school turning up shredded in a dumpster after administrators cl ... More >>
Sarah better run ... because Leland Yee is chasing down her finances Did Sen. Leland Yee just evoke Watergate in his ongoing quest to discern how much California State University-Stanislaus will pay Sarah Palin for a forthcoming speech? You betcha. When it was last month announced the former Repu ... More >>
At around 9:05 this morning, a trio of massive crane fresh from the factory in Shanghai passed beneath the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges -- with a Lebron James vertical leap of room to spare. SF Weekly's favorite floating photographer, Gabor Gardonyi, was there. A tugboat chef who moonlights as an ace ... More >>
Pier 39's management dismisses Joe Abuzaid as a wingnut, but this wingnut may be a real whistleblower.
More than ready to take on politicians and redevelopers, Willie Ratcliff is in the most important fight of his life.
Fliers plastered everywhere. Friends scouring the city. High-tech search logistics. And psychics. Why can't San Francisco find Jerry Tang?
Week of February 23, 2005
Combing the aisles at the World Beard and Moustache Championships
Folk singer David Dondero finds his songs the old-fashioned way -- by roaming the country's highways and byways
A fund-raiser for an unusual art space gives new meaning to the term "frozen dinner"
The 13th annual International Window Cleaners Association Convention is transparently entertaining
Noncommercial radio versus the capitalist urge
Whom to root for at the 7th annual Urban Iditarod? Raiders of the Lost Bark, perhaps...
Reality Check; "Tribute to William Shatner"; Urban Iditarod; Thor
After big labels beat on its door for years, Lootpack found a home on a small San Francisco imprint and an original approach to modern hip hop