Promoter Jessie WoletzLocal promoter and show booker Jessie Woletz is sort of an oxymoron. She's a powerhouse hippie. She's both constantly in motion -- booking, presenting, and promoting two to eight eclectic new weird folk shows a month at various San Francisco venues. Yet she's also peace ... More >>
CraigslistShiny hair, mint tea, major hotness.Why would someone in this tech-savvy city go to a Wi-Fi-free café? Here are a few reasons: 1) so you can actually get some writing and reading done without Internet distractions; 2) so you can peacefully enjoy food and a warm beverage; and 3) so ... More >>
Thanks to The Social Network, tech is hot! And sexy -- meow. And whenever anything is hot and sexy, Hollywood mauls it until it's bleeding and dying from liver failure in an El Segundo psych ward. But that's a few years off! Right now tech movies are getting a little of the "ol' treatment," if yo ... More >>
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Shots from YBCA's "Music for 16 Futurist Noise Intoners." [Civic Center]$2 Portrait Project: Game of chess with Carry. [Caliber]Bag Ladies: These gals have a few words to say about handling luggage on BART. [Muni Manners]CitiApartments pulls the ol' switcheroo. [ ... More >>
There's an app for that...Calling all computer-whiz nerds: not one, but two Bay Area-based Web application contests were announced this week. First, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has been helping to promote the DataSF App contest, which challenges entrants to create civic-minded applications b ... More >>
Internet provider of everything -- literally everything -- Craigslist today announced it will do away with its lawsuit-magnet "Erotic Services" section and replace it with a new "adult" category that will be monitored by staff.
Fit for a king, eh?That being said, those with a need for a "Gorgeous B ... More >>
"Hey, I really want to know what Craig Newmark thinks. Oh. A bird." (Actually, this photo is a lot better than Craig's)By now, aficionados of San Francisco Web journalism have probably noticed the San Francisco Chronicle's new "City Brights" online feature; a group of "luminaries" who, essentially, ... More >>
The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.