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 >>
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 century ago. Currently residents of the U.S., they w ... More >>
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was on NPR this morning discussing China, Tibet, her meeting with the Dalai Lama and a possible US boycott of the opening ceremony of the US olympics. Check out the audio here. Pelosi's views on the Olympic Torch's visit to San Francisco were explored in an article ... More >>
A News Story By Benjamin Wachs Life just isn’t fair to punk. The Dalai Lama has Dharamsala, the Pope has the Vatican, but “Pope of Punk” Dirk Dirksen doesn’t even get an alley – at least not yet. Yesterday the Rules Committee put the idea of renaming Rowland Alley into “Dirk Dirksen 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