Recently, California Home Design decided to honor gay and lesbian history by creating a gallery of the "Gayest Buildings in America." No, the buildings themselves aren't gay, but they do hold special meaning for our LGBT community. Inspired by the panel "If These "Walls Could Talk," the gal ... More >>
Rock The Bells Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 Shoreline Amphitheatre Better than: Partying with your own demographic Rock The Bells is the only annual hip-hop festival to manage the difficult feat of attracting a truly diverse and multi-generational crowd. In its fifth year in the Bay Area (and ninth ove ... More >>
San Francisco police announced some interesting news this morning, claiming they've found a video that proves there was a conspiracy to murder Calvin Sneed, a pimp from Compton, who was shot and killed as he drove through the Bayview last month.Surveillance video from a law enforcement camera allege ... More >>
Two more men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a Compton pimp in San Francisco last month. Antonio Gilton and Alfonso Williams pleaded not guilty today on charges of murder, conspiracy to murder, possession of firearms, and discharge from an occupied vehicle, according to the Distr ... More >>
The Chron brought us an illuminating story this morning, in which the father of a slain pimp who was preying on a San Francisco teen says that while his son might have been a low-life dirt bag, that doesn't mean he should have been killed. Charles Sneed, 53, spoke with the Chron after Barry Gilton, ... More >>
San Francisco police arrested two men in connection with the death of 22-year-old Calvin Sneed who was shot as he drove through the Bayview last week.According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, Lupe Mercado, 37, and Barry Gilton, 38, both of San Francisco, were arrested on Friday on suspicion of homicide. ... More >>
Medical authorities identified the man who was shot in the head while driving through the Bayview Sunday evening as 22-year-old Calvin Sneed of Compton.Sneed was driving near the intersection of Meade and La Conte at about 2 a.m. when someone fired at him, causing Sneed's vehicle to crash into anoth ... More >>
A game show that people have ever cared about -- even a little bit -- can go down, but it will never truly be out. Know the Dick Clark version of Pyramid that started in the 1970s and continued throughout the decade? No? Well, you've probably encountered the Bill Cullen version (also from the '70s), ... More >>
Day one of The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival brought something more unusual than ironic outfits or that poor guy who couldn't get his flip flops on for the life of him: rain. Usually, the desert festival is known for scorching, sometimes three-digit heat. But rain and wind be da ... More >>
Snoop and Dre's Protégé
No, Colleen Green is not Oakland's* Best Coast. Well, maybe she is, kind of. "Goldmine," the lead single off today's Milo Goes to Compton, is two-and-a-half-minutes of rough-hewn bedroom guitar pop built on a cheesy drum machine and draped with an even cheesier synth melody. There are about three la ... More >>
They're back! The horror!The world-at-large is bound to associate a few things with Beavis and Butt-Head: the '90s, a ballsier MTV, low-grade animation, juvenile delinquency, crude sex talk, and two idiots who loved fire, cappuccinos, and causing mayhem. Another major B&B element that should ... More >>
The Game performs at Regency Ballroom this week. Lately, The Game, who performs at the Regency Ballroom on Thursday (Oct. 27), has been psychoanalyzed as some sort of rapping mentalist. Armchair critics are quick to characterize him as an artist constantly putting out desperate cries for atte ... More >>
Hip-hop's reliance on marijuana as a creative conduit and lifestyle accessory is well documented. But beyond the genre's top tokers, there's also a bubbling batch of rappers who've rhymed about not so much getting a little tipsy as daily dalliances with the dark world of being black-out drunk ... More >>
Rappers lead the world when it comes to ridiculous tattoos. But while it's easy to mock Lil Wayne getting the EPSN logo on his arm or Eve's decision to stamp cat paws on her breasts, sometimes rappers themselves have second thoughts about their ink art. So with Gucci Mane recently revealing a freshl ... More >>
Is this what it takes?On Tuesday, Forbes published its list of hip-hop's 20 highest earners: Jay-Z at number one, naturally, with $63 million, and Senegalese crooner Akon edging out Lil Wayne by a milli -- Weezy's cash-accruing steez have been impressively unabated by his recent jail sentenc ... More >>
Choice moments in the surprising history of medical marijuana and music
We may not be his best friend after allSan Francisco may be the national Democratic Party's ATM. But, counter-intuitively, it does not flaunt the most lopsided percentage of registered Democratic voters in the state. Or the second-highest. Or third. Or tenth. According to the city's Department of ... More >>
EKAphotographyDivalicious? DJ Quik Is "Amerika's Most Complete Artist" also a complete diva? Last night's Ruby Skye show --featuring Quik, Kurupt, the Kev Choice Ensemble, and Trackademicks--was, from the look of things, a wholly entertaining concert, featuring not one but two live bands, two class ... More >>
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