Usually, when you see "new media" people criticizing "old media" people, it's as banal and silly as it sounds. The "new media" people -- Jeff Jarvis, just to name one -- actually sound more throwbacky and clueless than the "old media" people once did when they were calling the Internet a passing fad ... More >>
Father's Day is that American holiday where it's time for kids to shut the hell up already and be thankful for all that their dad did or didn't do. There's really nothing you can accomplish in one day that'll make up for all the times he's bailed you out of jail or wrote you a check so that you coul ... More >>
Any cyclist who knows bikes and knows Craigslist has come across -- way too often -- those sketchy shops shilling in the "by owner" section and the obviously stolen bike ads. Then there's the clueless goofballs. Craigslist is that one Bay Area location that's intimidating, stupid, and hilarious all ... More >>
So you are upset over the election results, and decided to pick up and move to Texas where nobody would ever put a death penalty measure on the ballot. But first, you are going to have to sell all your shit -- and fast. Whaddya know. There's an app for that. Forget the scammers and rapists you will ... More >>
Burn baby burn.....A San Francisco non-profit that helps previously incarcerated women burned a $100,000 check from Craigslist this week in a ritual ceremony, saying accepting the money would be profiting "from a place of exploitation of girls." The Center for Young Women's Development rece ... More >>
Welcome to Berkeley. The times, they are a-changin'!Tenants believe apartment fire was an act of revenge [Mission Mission]U.C. Berkeley ranked among most "military friendly" schools. No spitting. [U.C. Berkeley News Center]Restoration of Lake Tahoe is flowing smoothly [SF Gate]
Hanna Quevedo Video of yesterday's St. Stupid's Day Parade. [Laughing Squid]Upcoming exhibit of "extreme" mammals coming to the California Academy of Science sounds totally kick-ass. [SFAppeal]"Also a challenge to Muni operators: behaving pleasantly and not killing people." Oh, snap! [Sweet Melis ... More >>
CraigslistStraight outta Vacaville.From the cow dung-littered fields of Vacaville comes a new sort of pie altogether ― with roots in Texas, nearly 1,600 miles from Solano County. As of this morning, an enterprising Craigslist vendor is hawking Texas-style sweet potato pies, which typically ... More >>
talia the AMAZING/FlickrWatch out for axe-wielding Santas.Somewhere on Craigslist there is a partridge for sale. If you'd like to find a pear tree to go with it, look no further than Wiersig Garden Plants in Los Altos. The nursery is currently offering numerous varieties of deciduous fruit tr ... More >>
CraigslistTasty -- but deadly.Trout amandine is a classic preparation, perhaps a particularly popular one now that trout has become such a hot choice for economically and ecologically inclined chefs. Fans of the dish will be happy to know a Stockton farmer has a few 50-pound cases of shelled, ... More >>
anitasarkeesian/FlickrA luscious disc of extra-thick SCOBY.The Onion -- if it has a semblance of a pulse left -- needs to get on the hilarious, phony Craigslist ad tip. Of course, fake ads are unnecessary when the real ones already deliver plenty of laughs. Take, for example, this gem from Mo ... More >>
CraigslistGet 'em before dogs and hawks poach the best layers.K and F Chicken Farm's hard-charging Craigslist ads -- all capital letters, lots of exclamation points, and an overwhelmingly frantic tone -- are as funny as they are informative. Read one and you'll find out that the Oroville-base ... More >>
CraigslistBerkeley homegrown.Some foodie essentials recently offered up on Craigslist: • A Craigslist angel must have read our mind yesterday morning. The air was colder than usual on the way to the BART station, the wind whipped a little faster, and we were happy to read an ad hawking the ... More >>
FacebookNormally it'll at least take NLCS tickets to earn a smooch like this, you lucky dogSusan Finkelstein may soon have the most traversed Facebook page since the brief heyday of Ashley Alexandra Dupre. For those unfamiliar with the former, she's the 43-year-old, self-described "gorgeous tall ... More >>
"Please no bike locks this time, my arm hurts like a bitch." [Craigslist]NYT: I'm in yer BART stashun, pimping mah blahg. [Mission Mission]Speaking of advertising... [SF Citizen]Just in time for the Holiday Season! Buy your loved one a Muni farebox. [N-Judah]Ruh-roh: City's homebuyer loan program ... More >>
SFoodie's weekly look at some urban essentials offered up on Craiglist. CraigslistMighty good eatin'.• A farmer in Meridian has water-buffalo meat for sale. He's charging $8 a pound for vacuum-packed cuts. The animals' mozzarella di bufala-making days, apparently, were over. • Six Cucko ... More >>
CraigslistCreepy, right?SFoodie's weekly look at some urban essentials offered up on Craiglist. A keg of Anchor. A bottle of Jack. A bowl of chips to dip in fly-speckled guacamole. Fuck that. We're so over mediocre parties we're going to dial in a pig roast every time we get an invitation: ... More >>
Find a hand job. Or a truckload of Zinfandel grapes.Nearly 70 years ago, Albert Camus ruminated on the isolation of city life: As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means. If only he'd lived to know Craigslist. We're no longer ... More >>
www.tennesseelawman.comSo, you can't spell 'polygraph' -- but tell me, does this thing work? With the convenience of shopping via Craigslist comes the cost of bogus online claims and exaggerations. In this Craigslist-ese sub-dialect, "Canine-gnawed, smelly monstrosity" becomes "Vintage Queen Anne co ... More >>
Gary, where'd you leave that laptop of yours?The toil of the Bay Area's laptop thieves used to be simple: Hang around parking lots and cafes, nab an unattended computer, and put ads on Craigslist.However, thanks to carelessness at an East Bay nuclear weapons lab, this workday has the potential to be ... More >>
You have no idea...This edition of Bizarre Craigslist Barter of the Week keeps it short and sweet -- just the way you like it. The headline: BDSM provider seeks bicycle repair. The body: Not sex stupid . . . . come over and fix my bikes. you have the skills i want and i have the skills you need.Fai ... More >>
After the murder of a masseuse who advertised on Craigslist, the hub of the online marketplace decided it would no longer host ads for "erotic" gigs - only "adult" ones. But the Craigslist universe is way too creative to let a matter of semantics get into the way of a good ... 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 >>
The big names in dance music have Vin Sol on speed-dial when they come to San Francisco. The local DJ/producer/mixtape master is a chameleon with his setlists: he can warm up a crowd whether they're in the club for hip-hop (Yo Majesty, Prince Paul, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Mickey Avalon); dance ... More >>
This Thursday SF Weekly will be hosting Artopia, an art show at Project One featuring the 10 finalists in our annual Masterminds contest. That night, we'll award $2,500 grants to three lucky artists. In the meantime, we'll be previewing the works of the works of the finalists here on All Shook ... More >>
Meet the 10 Bay Area artists who will compete to win three $2,500 grants from SF Weekly.
Gotta sit down to get up.Mined from the endlessly amusing Craigslist "For Sale" section, some viagra chairs to go with your vagina couch. Ad reads: "Set of four solid wood chairs for $100. The chairs are rumored to have healing properties, curing several long-standing cases of erectile dysfunction. ... More >>
Now my only troubles are with the fashion police.In November, San Francisco failed to pass Proposition K , which would have decriminalized prostitution -- indicating a majority of city dwellers still think it should be illegal to pay or be paid for sex. Yet in a ruling handed down in state court las ... More >>
Scopa, a wine bar/small-plates spinoff of Dopo a couple of blocks down Oakland's Piedmont Avenue, opens in February.
Police take seriously a joke post on Craigslist urging a mass suicide.
Where do all the artsy, sexually adventurous San Fran hipsters go to date online?
Week of Wednesday, December 14, 2005
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.
The Craigslist documentary is sweet, but not very deep or interesting
"Missed Connections" Section of Craigslist