Readers may recall a December SF Weekly article about the surreal city rules builders exploit to blow up small homes into mansions, and blow away what's left of San Francisco's dwindling affordable housing stock. That article turned out to be Exhibit 17 in a hearing last night at the Board of Appeal ... More >>
Remember when Newt Gingrich bagged on the Occupy movement for their questionable hygiene habits? But what would Newt think of this stinky San Francisco pigeon who's mastered his own unsanitary regimen?
Shot by SF Weekly's former art director Andrew Nilsen, this ballsy pigeon went rogue and instead ... More >>
Our cover feature this week is on Bassnectar, the dance music behemoth that hails from right here in the Bay Area. The man behind Bassnectar is Lorin Ashton, who said a lot of interesting things in interviews that we didn't manage to get into our story. Helpfully, we've collected a list of them here ... More >>
One thing crowds at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival do pretty well is get down.
Despite the relentless wind, heavy fog, and numbing temperatures, we saw plenty of good moves last weekend -- and some ridiculously silly enthusiasm from certain crowd members. (It helped that Big Boi stuck to p ... More >>
Calling all college students: Have you ever dreamed of a career that offers little pay, long hours and little (positive) recognition? Then boy, is modern journalism the job for you! SF Weekly will help you get your foot in the door and clips under your belt with a fall internship. We currently ... More >>
Last week, we reported how the new logo for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency managed to be both boring and unoriginal. As you can see above, the MTA's self-applied symbol is eerily similar to a mark created two years ago by Chicago-based design firm AKTA. The Midwesterners describe ... More >>
Like a good Boss Hogg scheme or the possibility of an attic bedroom, SF Weekly turned TV siblings against each other last night.
Over on NBC's Parenthood, which is set in the East Bay and is more about parenting than the 'hood, entrepreneurial brothers Adam and Crosby found all their old-time jeal ... More >>
(Update 11:11 a.m.): Per Lieutenant Liam Frost (above), the suspect is refusing to talk to cops -- but chattily answering their questions anyway. The suspect -- described by cops as a 5-foot-7, 170-pound white man in his 20s or 30s -- says he doesn't want any help, and would like police to leave. (U ... More >>
Andrew NilsenStill waiting ... The sun has gone down and police are still standing guard at the bottom of a steep, brushy cliff on Telegraph Hill where a suspected burglar remains impressively perched nearly a day after he fled into the bushes after being busted stealing a ring. We called San Fra ... More >>
Andrew NilsenBaia Pasta's durum spinners.Since this spring, Baia Pasta has been producing thick-walled, golden "spinners" with thick walls and sandpaper-rough ridges and curled spelt ringlets that look as if they've been molded out of fresh clay. But sales have been limited to the Pop-Up General Sto ... More >>
Andrew NilsenNew Hollywood Bakery's pineapple bun: Eat when warm.Rice Plate Journal is a yearlong project to canvas Chinatown, block by block, discovering the good, the bad, and the hopelessly mediocre. Maximum entrée price: $10.
I've been back to New Hollywood Bakery a couple of times since di ... More >>
Update: Fire now out. See bottom of piece for details. We just got word about a blaze burning in the Lower Haight. We called the Fire Department to get details on the fire which is on the corner of Fillmore and Haight streets. No word back yet, but SF Weekly staffer Andrew Nilsen is at the scene and ... More >>
Andrew NilsenMonday, we dropped the bomb about One Love, the SFoodie bake sale on Feb. 13 that benefits the San Francisco City Clinic. Today we have an update about the pastry shops who'll be donating baked goods. Here's the list so far:
-Baker and Banker Bakery
-Knead Patisser ... More >>
This week, Lauren Smiley's cover story, "Overexposed," tells the tale of a group of Castro nudists who have met opposition from neighborhood residents displeased with their very public nudity. SF Weekly art director Andrew Nilsen assembled three of the men in a studio for a photoshoot with p ... More >>