With the election only weeks away, it's a perfect time for a new video from the Coup, the radical Oakland hip-hop group whose leader, Boots Riley, was one of the loudest agitators in the city's Occupy movement. The group is back with a new album, Sorry to Bother You, on Oct. 30, and the first taste ... More >>
As I've hinted at once or twice on the Exhibitionist, I'm a huge My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fan. Though it doesn't unseat the oft-mentioned Mystery Science Theater 3000 as my all-time favorite, it's my top currently running scripted show and is likely to remain so until Breaking Bad returns ... More >>
John Hodgman knows everything but not everybody.
He'll make up for that at this week's SF Sketchfest. There, Hodgman -- the celebrated author, expert, Tumblr, fabulist, pretend-judge, deranged millionaire, computer-imitating pitchman, and life-giving fount of nerd resplendence -- will talk up his n ... More >>
The Coup's Boots Riley
It's been almost a decade since 9/11 -- which means (among other things) that it's been 10 years since Boots Riley was seemingly everywhere, coolly responding to outrage over some extremely ill-timed album art depicting explosions at World Trade Center. It's also been f ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column:
I have always been fascinated with why we believe the things we believe. Initially I got caught up in the impossible-to-answer question, "How do you know you are right about something?" How can you be so sure of something that sounds insane to someone else (f ... More >>
Ashel Eldridge has made the rounds. Otherwise known as Seasunz, Eldridge has emerged as a social and environmental activist, working with groups like Amazon Watch and Project Pink and partnering with Will.i.am to open a youth center in Oakland. And, lest we forget, he also makes music.
In ju ... More >>
Battlestar Galactica fans might want to take note: The Age of Robot comes a step closer this week, as a squad of line-dancing, Sergey Brin-befriending robots from the design shop Willow Garage will "graduate" in a ceremony in Menlo Park.Renee Blodgett, a spokesperson for the company, tells us in an ... More >>
As 2009 comes to a close, it's important to remember it all - lest we forget. While other outlets sift through the best and brightest moments of the decade, we here at the SF Weekly would like to pay homage to the most bizarre phenomenon of our time, reality television (as we might have some experie ... More >>