It's been about a week since the annual Santa-splosion has happened at Marlena's, the gay/dive bar on the main drag in Hayes Valley. This year brings 1,400 Santas of varying shapes, sizes, and species, literally everywhere you look in the small room -- hanging from the ceiling, chilling on every ima ... More >>
While previous diagnoses of the death of disco have come off as somewhat premature in the wake of countless rivals, it now seems we're a step closer to a definite end. Donna Summer, the vocalist known as the "queen of disco," has died of cancer at the age of 63. A five-time Grammy award winner, her ... More >>
By JACK BOULWARE
[Editor's note: Jack Boulware is the co-author, with Silke Tudor, of Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day.]
If we're talking the birth of Bay Area punk, there are as many points of vi ... More >>
It may be the most fanfare dinner presentation ever. Where else can confetti rain into your soup?
Teatro ZinZanni's spectacle of jugglers, trapeze artists, and current host, 60's songstress Joan Baez, are the highlight, but beyond the glitzy costumes and constant entertain ... More >>