Click on picture for disturbingly large versionIt takes a lot to throw a San Francisco pedestrian for a loop -- our favorite example is how a bearded man wearing a colorful, flowing dress and pushing a conga drum on wheels turned nary a head. Yet the above scene was indeed jarring. At first thoug ... More >>
Weather Underground leaders claimed their bombings were devised to avoid bloodshed. But FBI agents suspect the radical '70s group killed an S.F. cop in the name of revolution.
Desperate prison lifers turn to Charles Carbone when trying to navigate the unfair process of parole denials
A sharp, revelatory multimedia show casts a blinding light on the tragic events of today
One local busybody collects letters from serial killers. Another attacks environmentalists. Guess which one's misguided.
In the process of taking down the city's baddest gangsters, prosecutors and cops set some very scary people free.
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave.
Delving deeper than you ever wanted to go. This week: cult leaders and their tunes, starring G.I. Gurdjieff.
Devendra Banhart's latest indicates his neo-folk movement may just be hitting its stride
Watch for billboard "improvements" by American pop artist Ron English
This town has one of the most thriving metal scenes in the world. Local faves Ludicra offer tips on how to cash in on that action.
A quintessential San Francisco story, starring charismatic musician/murderer Bobby BeauSoleil*
*with underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger, cult leader Charles Manson, Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey, and the Straight Satans motorcycle gang in suppo
For sheer carnage, Saw shreds the competition
An underground band self-destructs in the hands of its damaged leader
Lights, camera, acción
My favorite funny, great big mess
Take an infernal excursion
26 Mixes for Cash
And the Surrounding Mountains (Merge)
Racially Yours (Four Alarm)
Bruce Conner, the greatest artist you don't know, uses our Peter Byrne for image-honing purposes. We use Conner to get you to pick up the paper.
Ian Kerkof's "Wasted"
Chet Helms and his Avalon Ballroom were the heart and soul of the Summer of Love. Thirty years of stupid business moves later, love is all that's left.