One of the things that sets my teeth on edge about what an old friend calls San Francisco's "Kinky Konfederacy" -- the loose affiliation of queers, kinksters, fetishists, swingers, pornographers, sex workers, and perverts who band together under the ethic of sex positivity -- is the idea that sex s ... More >>
I have this friend who is a terrible texter/emailer/chatter. He uses sarcasm without winky faces, is terse on chat, etc. etc. I always find myself frustrated/offended/taking things the wrong way whenever I communicate with him electronically. What can I do to tell him that his e-talking sucks? E ... More >>
Dear everyone, it looks like we owe you all a huge apology. There we were last week, thinking that having a sense of humor about the fact that we live on a gigantic fault line was infinitely better than stressing ourselves out to the point of constant anxiety about the next Big One. But then our ... More >>
EKAphotography copyright 2009. all rights reservedMichael Franti and Spearhead The 11th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival began with a thunderclap and ended with an affirmation of love. The season's first storm hit in the wee hours, bringing warm, tropical showers - but no lightning. Most of ... More >>
Peter JamisonStill nationless after all these years Explaining their nationality puts Richmond residents Tenzin Youdon and Tenzin Wangchuk in an awkward position. Their ethnicity isn't in doubt: Both are proud Tibetans, descendants of refugees who fled the vise grip of the Chinese government half a ... More >>
Attempting to survive 11 straight hours of the Grateful Dead
A film about a tent city on a dusty plain. No, it's not Burning Man.
Short Cut to Nirvana espouses enlightenment, but it's sketchy on how to get there
In which we search - and search, and search - for the missing Key to San Francisco
Artifacts and artwork explore the Jewish concept of time
A neo-noir, an Ur-neo-noir, and a black political satire color a pallid year of retreads, bogus events, and charity cases.
How Adam Yauch and Erin Potts conceived the all-star Tibetan Freedom Concert