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  • Culture

    March 19, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Solar-Powered Plane Takes Off From Bay Area for Cross-Country Trip

    Those of you enviro nerds who have kept up with solar news might have caught sight of the Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane gliding over the Golden Gate Bridge a few weeks ago. At the time, it was taking a few practice laps before making its cross-country trip, which began this morning when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    PG&E "Green Option," a Competitor for CleanPowerSF, Discloses its Terms

    PG&E "Green Option" expected to cost far less than tentative CleanPowerSF ratesIn the current edition of SF Weekly, we explore the long-term goal of CleanPowerSF to provide San Francisco with "a local build-out which would supply the city with vast quantities of renewable power, energy independe ... More >>

  • News

    September 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Merle Haggard vs. San Francisco: Five Songs in Which Country's Best Works Through His Issues With the Bay

    The Hag will make you eat that gee-tar, hippies​Merle Haggard may contain multitudes, but he tends to feel just one of those multitudinous things at a time - and to feel it so hard and pure that he seems to have forgotten all the previous things he's felt that might not square with it. Perha ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Texas Vs. San Francisco: the World Series of Music

    The World Series is about much more than baseball. It's a clash of two cities, two regional cultures, two rabid groups of fans, two color schemes, two outlooks on drug policy, and much more. (We ain't even gonna go into politics.)Starting right now, we're also making the World Series about music. To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Tackled By National Federation, Creators of Two-Quarterback Football Offense Look Downfield

    As SF Weekly foreshadowed, the National Federation of State High School Associations last month voted, 46-2, for rule changes that effectively kill the innovative, two-quarterback A-11 offense -- which is every bit as lopsided a tally when it comes to governing high school sports or playing a foot ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2009
  • Film

    December 26, 2007

    The Way He Lives Now

    As Daniel Day-Lewis' fourth film in a decade arrives in theaters, the movies' most enigmatic leading man reveals the method behind his onscreen madness

  • News

    September 26, 2007

    Steroids Confidential

    Greg Anderson has given up his freedom rather than testify about Barry Bonds. But one man has learned the deepest secrets of the trainer behind baseball's new home run king.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007
  • News

    July 25, 2007

    Wheelchairs of Fortune

    Attorney Tom Frankovich and his disabled clients sue small businesses to make them accessible - and make millions

  • Music

    July 11, 2007

    Dave Gleason's Wasted Days

    Just Fall to Pieces (Well Worn Records)

  • News

    February 7, 2007

    Pay to Play

    The son of a world—renowned chef says he wanted to reform the phone industry. The feds say he wanted to get rich quick.

  • News

    April 12, 2006

    KRON's Last Gasp

    How a once-proud San Francisco television station became ground zero in the nation's most controversial experiment in local TV news.

  • Music

    December 7, 2005

    What the Fuck, 2005

    The 10 most head-scratching, insulting, crass, craven, and weird musical moments of the year

  • News

    December 7, 2005

    City of Love

    This just in: San Francisco is a singles' paradise!

  • News

    November 30, 2005

    Craig$list.com

    The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.

  • News

    August 31, 2005

    Headbanging for Jesus!

    Infiltrator gets booked on a Christian talk show

  • Music

    August 10, 2005

    The Assjacks of Hazzard

    Hank Williams III puts the "dick" in Dixie, and the mosh pit in a country music show

  • Music

    November 24, 2004

    Sunrise on a Green Day

    Green Day's latest proves that a punk band can be popular and relevant, even in the Bay Area

  • News

    October 13, 2004

    Grand Old Partying

    Infiltrator joins the Young Republicans to experience the blue suits, big hair, and free beer of the Republican state convention

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Pumping Irony

    Gavin Newsom should look to Sacramento for political inspiration

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    Muni's Mack Daddy

    James Robinson used to be a pimp. Now he's a transit union bigwig. And he's got higher ambitions.

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    Culture Klatsch

    When the Burning Man folks met the Air Force guys, the desert camping tips flew

  • Film

    January 29, 2003

    sex, lies, & videotape

    Veering off into madness with first-time moviemakers David Owen and Paul Stephen

  • News

    November 6, 2002

    Not Your Mother's Peace Movement

    Major anti-war groups change strategy, hoping to win over mainstream voters the Bush administration can't ignore

  • News

    November 14, 2001

    The Tammy Faye Show

    "The First Lady of Televangelism" brings her odd, endearing act to the stage and owns the Castro Theater

  • Music

    June 7, 2000

    The Mother Hips Connection

    Or, how a fascination with a slew of genres turned into California soul

  • Music

    April 19, 2000

    Retro, Active

    The music of yesteryear isn't just a stack of records for country-rock's Mover -- it's a way of life

  • Music

    June 30, 1999

    Honky-Tonk Angles

    Western swing musician Johnny Dilks plays scholar to California's country music past and suggests its future, if Charlie Louvin has anything to say about it

  • News

    June 16, 1999

    The Unsinkable Ralph Henke

    A rolling battleship is the next project for the man who brought us the world's largest motor home. Even after 60 years and a heart transplant, the ideas just keep coming.

  • Calendar

    March 10, 1999
  • News

    February 24, 1999

    Laissez Ferret

    State allows ferret underground to weasel way around law

  • Music

    October 14, 1998
  • Music

    May 22, 1996

    The Bloody Pulpit

    Al Jourgensen on Filth Pig, Buck Owens, and cabin fever, Texas-style

  • News

    January 3, 1996

    Dharma Bummed

    As it approaches its centennial, the San Francisco-based Buddhist Churches of America finds itself weakened by Japanese-American assimilation, spiritual decline, and a nasty sexual harassment suit

  • News

    November 1, 1995

    Shelter Skelter (Part II)

    In 1984, four women living in city housing projects said they wanted to get out. Only one made it.

  • News

    September 6, 1995

    Dis-Lodged

    In which an exalted ruler is expelled his wife ostracized, their Elk brother banned, and the oldest active Elks lodge in the country findsitself in court

  • News

    June 21, 1995

    The War Womb (Part II)

    For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights.

  • News

    May 31, 1995

    One World, Under Gorby (Part II)

    Gorbachev foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?

  • News

    May 31, 1995

    One World, Under Gorby

    Gorbachev Foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?

  • Music

    April 26, 1995

    Delusions of Banjer

    Bad Livers outgrow their "thrash/bluegrass" label; the countrified timbre of Richard Buckner

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