Contrary to what you might quite reasonably expect, Parisian post-surf-rock outfit La Femme is, well, not very feminine at all. Besides a variable cast of sultry chanteuses, the group comprises three to four vaguely shadowy young Frenchmen who, to hear them tell it, spend most of their time in a ... More >>
Luis ChongA stall at last year's Hokkaido Fair at Mitsuwa.The Japanese Gourmet Foods Fair, aka Umaimono Gourmet Fair (umaimono means "yummy stuff") kicks off today at Mitsuwa Marketplace in San Jose. It ends June 6. The annual event is part of a series of four-day weekend festivals promoting ... More >>
Future illegal aliens dreaming of living the good life in Costa Mesa, Calif. are in for a rude surprise. Yesterday, in a symbolic slap at the notion of "sanctuary cities," the Orange County suburb passed a resolution declaring itself a "Rule of Law" city. "I have a lot of concerns with cities cal ... More >>
Bye-bye hippies, hello Factory model. The Haight is becoming a center for over-the-counter street art.
The Black Lips blow up all they touch
With Landfair, SoCal native Matt Adams runs his Blank Tapes aground on S.F.'s thriving folk scene
An irresistibly powerful Hero takes on police corruption
A copyright dispute pits yoga king Bikram Choudhury against competitors and followers alike