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Bahamas

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Wrap-Up: It Was the Best of Times....

    There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia -- a.k.a. the EDM party boat Holy Ship!! -- and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (a.k.a. Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Holy Ship!! Day One: A Surprise Guest Whose Name Rhymes With Drillex

    On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, a.k.a. Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    A Dude's Dream Comes True Aboard the Holy Ship!!

    Aboard the Holy Ship!! one gets to mix and mingle with the slew of big-name DJs. "Hey there's Zedd in line for pasta salad. Oh wow, there's Dillon Francis in the elevator. Oh damn, Diplo is out on the beach swimming with all the fans. "Jackbeats just bought all those people shots!" See also: * Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Top 10 Best Fashion Moments on the S.S. Coachella

    By LIZ TRACY Most of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying hi to their favorite bands at a floating city on the sea. But, like the festival, the fans also brought their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Blue Bottle Kiosk, Contraband Coffee, and Front Cafe Provide Caffeine Buzz

    The latest in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Tablehopper has some caffeine news. Contraband Coffee is soft opening its second location this weekend (1648 Pacific at Polk), Front Cafe is now serving coffee and has plans for beer/wine later (150 Mississsippi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Nothing Says Romance Like "Price Break on a Hotel Room"

    "San Francisco was named one of the Top 10 Valentine's Day destinations," claimed the e-mail. "No surprise there," claimed me. Surprising, however, was the reasoning behind it. First, some background: The e-mail was from a publicist representing Hotwire online travel service. See, Hotwire did a bi ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    The Top 10 New Jack Swing Anthems of All Time

    This Thursday, one-time New Edition member and new jack swing icon Johnny Gill will be performing a set at Yoshi's. Credited as the creation of Teddy Riley, new jack swing saw R&B vocals being fused with uptempo beats coated in the bumptious attitude of hip-hop. At the subgenre's height in the '90s, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Sexist Milk Ads and Calves Too Cute to Eat -- The Week in Vegan

    ​ ​• The Milk Board strikes again with another dumbass campaign! And this time it's sexist, to boot! The ads imply directly state that when women are PMS-ing, they become total psychos, and the only way to pacify the beast is to ply them with cow's milk. This is like in the 1920s when la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Noah & The Whale, Bahamas Charm The Independent

    Romana MachadoCharle Fink of Noah and the Whale​Noah & The WhaleBahamasMay 26, 2011@ The IndependentBetter than: Standing in front of any other amplifiers south of Lombard Street. At twenty after eight, I was attempting some wiseass remark to my photographer about Thursday crowds when the firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Noah & The Whale Bring Good Vibes to The Independent

    [Editor's note: All Shook Down accidentally sent two writers to the show, but we're posting both reviews, since they're both so good.] Lauren Sloss​Noah and the Whale Bahamas May 26, 2011 @ The Independent Better than: mastering the choreography to Duckie's Otis Redding dance alone in your r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    DROP Program Could Add $52 Million in Pension Costs, Controller Claims

    ​This week, SF Weekly's cover story explored a program that allows veteran police officers to simultaneously earn salaries and pensions -- the latter of which is collected in a lump-sum payment which can easily exceed $300,000. While the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) was enacted in 200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Last Night's Top Chef: All-Stars Was All Conch, No Balls

    usmagazine.com Padma's flotation devices can't even keep this series above water.​We thought we were out, but we got reeled back with a determination to finish what we started ― i.e., this awfully boring season. Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars was entitled "Island Fever" and it was fitting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Is Top Chef: All-Stars the Worst Series Ever?

    SanFranAnnie/FlickrPack up your knives: Not even Padma can save this series from sucking.​The Bahamas, Eric Ripert, the promise of Padma in a bikini: What could bad about the finale of Top Chef: All-Stars? Well, everything. Last night's show was the most boring episode to date. Things began ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Top Chef: All-Stars, Week 12: Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Muddled Dishes...

    Turkinator/Flickr​Last night's episode of Top Chef: All-Stars marked the end of the New York challenges. Why not leave New York the same way so many came in? We're talking Ellis Island. For the Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants had to make a dish from ingredients in a ferry's snack bar. Ti ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2011

    The salty tales of Tennis

    This husband-and-wife duo sets a course for indie-pop sweetness.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Galen Hall, San Francisco Man, Wins $2.3 Million Playing Poker

    The gambler​It was not Galen Hall's political science degree from Berkeley that helped him become a millionaire -- it was his knack for playing cards. Just barely out of college, Hall, who just turned 25 a few days ago, has more spending power than most people his age. He recently took home  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    When Your Book is Booked...

    Your one book is in here somwhere...​'Tis the season for obsessive, time-consuming behavior in pursuit of material goods. Folks line up for days to exploit Black Friday and then log in for Cyber Monday. It would seem, however, that an alarming amount of tenacity is required even when obtaining goo ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    In Print: The xx on a Victory Lap, Behind the Bruise Cruise, and a Not-So-Fragile Perfume Genius

    The xx​The xx: ""Standing on that stage was incredibly surreal," The xx's Jamie Smith tells SF Weekly's Rae Alexandra in our print edition this week about winning the prestigious Mercury Prize two weeks ago. Now the xx is on its last U.S. tour for a while -- what Smith calls "a proper party," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Catch Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall on ... A Cruise Ship?

    If the Eagle Tavern isn't your style, you can catch Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer on a cruise ship next year.​We are not kidding. San Francisco garage rock kingpins the Thee Oh Sees and rising star Ty Segall will issue their gorgeously gritty live shows on a three-day cruise next year, along with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Collections of 2008, Both Mixed and Unmixed

    By Randall RobertsAny knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive hous ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2008
  • News

    December 12, 2007

    Unhealthy Union

    Could there be a secret deal with Arnold on health care that will inflate union rolls?

  • News

    April 18, 2007

    Future Games

    She wants to harness the power of the communal cerebellum her games create and put it to work solving real-world problems

  • Film

    April 4, 2007

    BookScam

    In The Hoax, a lying president (Nixon) begets a lying author (Richard Gere). Good thing that wouldn't happen today.

  • Film

    November 15, 2006

    Royale Flush

    The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy, and comes up aces

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    Inside the Savage Nation

    He adored beatniks, trolled the streets of North Beach in a beret, and was once Timothy Leary's gatekeeper, and now he packs a gun.

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2005

    Your Year to See the World

    How to travel well in 2005 without bankrupting yourself

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    The Anarchist Knitting Circle

    Mike Benham is a young man searching for community. And searching. And searching.

  • Dining

    February 27, 2002

    Rock 'n' Bowl

    Rock Soup

  • Holiday

    November 21, 2001

    Holiday Highlights 2001

    Holiday Event Lisitngs

  • Film

    September 19, 2001

    Amused to Death

    How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?

  • News

    September 12, 2001

    Amused to Death

    How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?

  • Dining

    October 11, 2000

    Side Dish

    Give Till It Hurts

  • Calendar

    June 2, 1999
  • News

    March 31, 1999

    Web Rouser

    Former Lusty Lady dancer Caity McPherson struggles to make a living on the oversexed Internet

  • News

    February 3, 1999

    Madam I Am

    Raeshel Keavy ran one of the city's most sophisticated and profitable prostitution rings. She was safe until she strayed from San Francisco.

  • Music

    February 4, 1998
  • Music

    March 26, 1997
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