It's a weekday afternoon, and Del the Funky Homosapien's mom has just left his house. She was passing through to pick up an iPod the rapper had bought for her -- but left empty-handed, as she wasn't confident about being able to use Apple's dinky little music player. "She's gonna come back in a coup ... More >>
Open barely a week, the Castro's Dancing Pig BBQ already has a mostly neighborhood crowd happily piling in, ordering up beers, cocktails, and -- as only San Franciscans can do -- white wine to go with platters of smoked meats. Though still getting used to their surroundings and a quirky iPod Touc ... More >>
You may not have been alive in 1983, when punk rock icon NOFX was started in Berkeley. That was nearly 30 years ago, after all, and the world was a very different place: Ronald Reagan was president, "big" East Bay punk bands like Rancid or Green Day didn't exist, and Thriller was only a year old. Si ... More >>
Maurice JamesFriends of 29-year-old Maurice James, also known as "Mo," have started combing the coastal line, looking for the Bayview man who was last seen Sunday night before he possibly left for the beach the next morning. James' roommate last saw him on Sunday night before going to sleep. He n ... More >>
Zune 2Word out of the Seattle area is that Microsoft is finally killing its Zune lineup of MP3 players, opting to fold the media player technology into their Windows Phone 7 devices. While most people shrugged the Zune off as an unworthy MP3 player, the truth is it deserved better. None of the de ... More >>
The next generation To this day, one of the most widely read blogs on SF Weekly is a July 2010 story on whether Steve Jobs knew the iPhone 4 antenna was a lemon all along. And for good reason -- people are still pissed. But they might be somewhat delighted to hear that reports and rumors circulat ... More >>
For autistic children, the new iPad is an effective, portable device for teaching communication and social skills. Its also way cool.
DJ Paul van DykBerlin-based DJ Paul van Dyk has just announced an appearance at the Cow Palace May 23, as part of the ETD POP festival, an electronic music extravaganza (okay, it's a rave) sponsored by Skills Workshop, expected to draw 10,000 people to the same venue once popular among arena ... More >>