• Film

    October 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Kamala Harris: Is She Really the Nation's Foxiest AG?

    President Obama yesterday calling out Kamala Harris as, "by far, the best-looking Attorney General," was, unquestionably, an odd moment. It was a clunky thing to do for a man with strong reputations as both an egalitarian and a glib orator; it'd be akin to watching Richard Petty driving slowly in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Abbot's Cellar Offers up a James Beard Menu (Today!)

    Jetsetting Chef Adam Dulye of Abbot's Cellar and Monk's Kettle recently had the honor of traveling to the Dogfish Head brewery to create a special beer in honor of James Beard (of the legendary James Beard Foundation Awards). Before we go any further, let's be clear -- the James Beard Awards are no ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Top 10 Black Pop Stars Who Should Go Country

    With the nation's major-party political conventions recently drawing to a close with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight on an equally rare profession: the black country music artist. Or, rather, the former black pop star seeking ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Five Attractive Strange People Working for Tips at SXSW

    Paying homeless people $70 a day to serve as human wifi hotspots is a bizarre way to make a buck, but it's indicative of the hustler's spirit at South By Southwest this year. Folks are grinding hard and employing increasingly-gimmicky measures to make money. But there's more to it than that. Lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Bay Area Residents Accused of Economic Espionage for Chinese Companies

    Sell our trade secrets ... that's one way to ensure China's economy surpasses the U.S.​A San Francisco federal grand jury has charged five people and several companies -- some located in the Bay Area -- with espionage and selling American trade secrets to help companies in China quickly flourish. ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Get Way (High) Out West With Spindrift's Classic Soundtracks , Vol. 1

    ​ Listen to this while high: Spindrift's Classic Soundtracks, Vol. 1 ​ Behind the buzz: Experimental rockers from Delaware, Spindrift drifted west back in the '90s to embrace the reigning space-cowboy psychedelic aesthetic. Going a bit overboard, as new-minted Californians will, they took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Kamala Harris Files Brief Supporting Federal Health Care Reform

    This won't hurt a bit...​California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit seeking to aid the defense of President Barack Obama's landmark health care legislation.The so-called Affordable Care Act, perhaps Obama's most significant legisla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Honoring Special Request, Slurping Cookie Puss, and Saving Kangaroos

    ​SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • Four million animals and counting have been BURIED ALIVE in South Korea. It's the government's response to the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu in the pigs, cows, and chickens. It's unbelievable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Chef of Gator's Neo Soul Cafe Bringing BBQ Back to San Mateo

    Luis ChongGlenn "Gator" Thompson will begin by introducing a stand-alone BBQ menu to The Grill.​Glenn "Gator" Thompson was chef-owner of Gator's Neo Soul Cafe in downtown San Mateo from 2007-2009 before getting his current gig at Bayonne Casual Southern Dining in San Jose. This week, Thompson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Today In Girl Talk: A Date Which Will Live in the Opposite of Infamy

    Like a shaggy George Washington crossing a Delaware of hipsters​Happy Gregg Gillis Day! Oh, you thought it was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day? Get with the times, fossil. December 7 is now a holiday devoted to the one-man dynamo of exhaustive intertextuality that is Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Democratic Excuse: Blame the Gays!

    ​If this election goes as poorly for the Democrats as everyone says it's going to you can lay odds that there is one population that will be blamed for the defeat: the GAYS.  Yep, that's right. The gays are gonna screw this up for everyone -- again. The target on the gays was drawn thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    How the Tea Party Is Screwing Over Republicans

    Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell: "I'm not a witch"A new Harris Poll indicates that Democrats are gaining ground ahead of the November mid-term elections, and that the assortment of right-wing extremists who call themselves the "Tea Party" have something to do with this last-minute success.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Things We'd Like To See Google Do for Music: NextBuzz, the NextMuni for Buzz Bands

    Nice nails.​So Google's new Instant Search function has the web-literate world all atwitter over why, exactly, we need Google's new Instant Search function. Self-involved music scribes that we are, we got to wondering how this technology could benefit us directly, and after many hours of fitful br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Zare at Fly Trap's Persian Gastropub Starts Tonight. Here's What to Expect

    ​Gone are the days when pub grub meant fish 'n' chips washed down with Newcastle, or Buffalo wings with a pitcher of whatever's on special. For the next three nights, Zare at Fly Trap is turning into a Persian gastropub, even though all alcohol in Iran is officially prohibited. This dinner i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Elite College Hoaxer Showdown: Stanford Vs. Harvard

    ​News this week of Adam Wheeler, the 23-year-old who lied his way into Harvard and almost into Yale, brought back fond memories of Azia Kim, the dorm-squatter who was discovered posing as a Stanford student two years ago. We have to ask: Who's the better college hoaxer? TV movie-ready back st ... More >>

  • Film

    May 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Delaware Judge Blocks Guardian Cash Grab

    ​A Delaware judge has put the brakes on the Bay Guardian's efforts to take half of the SF Weekly's advertising revenues. After ruling that the Guardian's collection efforts pose the threat of irreparable harm to the Weekly and its lender, Bank of Montreal, the Hon. Donald F. Parsons, Jr., Vice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Bay Guardian Sued by Weekly's Banks

    ​The Bay Guardian's total disregard of SF Weekly's lenders' senior lien rights have led those banks to ask a Delaware court to issue a temporary restraining order and injunction that would end Bruce Brugmann's increasingly frantic efforts to bleed money from the Weekly. The lawsuit filed agai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Brain Farts

    ​Brain Farts @ Lookout It isn't every day that you feel a little bit smarter after spending a couple of hours with a drag queen. Brain Farts, however, calls upon any of you eager to test your trivia skills to do so in the presence of two wise-cracking glamazon hosts. Ever well-versed in the lates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    ¿Dónde está el jefe?​ Normally, a story about Gavin Newsom going to Mexico and "leaking" would be pretty vile. And, depending on your feelings about the mayor, both of these developments could be interpreted as very problematic ... but not in that way.In any event, it's Friday -- you made it. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Police, U.S. Marshals Nab S.F. Homicide Suspect on Eastern Seaboard

    The SFPD has found its man -- but who will find the municipality of 'Delaware, Maryland'?​Are San Francisco cops trying to put a good foot forward now that new Police Chief George Gascon is in town and vowing to improve the city's poor murder clearance rate? One could be forgiven that impression w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Having Their Cake and Drinking it Too: 'Layer Cake' Wine Sues 'Cupcake' Label

    Look, even this kid can tell the difference between a layer cake and a cupcake!I am not a legal scholar. But I can tell you this: Never have I ever been so blitzed on the fruit of the vine that I couldn't tell a layer cake from a cupcake. But, again, I am no legal scholar -- because just such a dist ... More >>

  • Music

    November 16, 2005


    In the wake of a tragic bus crash, fans and friends of DMBQ come together to lend support

  • Music

    August 10, 2005

    Hear This

    Pelican exhibits why it's joined Chicago's post-rock pantheon; the Greenhornes open for the White Stripes, and maybe show them up

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2005

    Fowl Play

    Celebrating cock-a-doodle-doo

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2004

    Twilight Zone

    The Rock goes dark

  • News

    October 27, 2004


    How four tiny Indian tribes, with help from powerful gambling interests, are trying to transform the Bay Area into a slot machine Mecca

  • Music

    June 25, 2003

    House of Tudor

    Party like it's 1984, and the swamp rock-turned-street punk of Throw Rag

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    A Fling in the Forest

    Into the woods with the players of the Professional Disc Golf Association

  • News

    July 10, 2002

    Misplaced Priorities 101

    Amid a drastic budget crisis, why is the California State University system spending $400 million on computers? And where is the money coming from?

  • Dining

    June 19, 2002

    Born Again

    Don't know Jeffrodeeziack? Then you don't know jack about the new bars made from the old bars.

  • News

    October 17, 2001

    SF Music Awards 2001

    An exotic adventure into the mysterious world of sound!

  • Music

    September 5, 2001

    The Gospel According to Marcus

    Zen Guerrilla's Marcus Durant wants to save your soul -- for rock 'n' roll

  • News

    August 29, 2001

    Dog Bites

    Overpriced Sports Star Joins Local Team; Light Reading; A Match Made in Heaven; A Suggestion for Rearranging the Deck Chairs at

  • News

    November 22, 2000

    The PeopleSoftTouch

    PeopleSoft software has forced a Delaware manufacturer to cut paychecks to Mickey Mouse and let failing Wisconsin college students evade expulsion. Guess what software the San Francisco school district owns?

  • Music

    September 20, 2000

    Cleared for Takeoff

    With a brilliant sophomore album, Jets to Brazil both embraces and escapes the past

  • Music

    April 19, 2000

    Sympathy for the Devil

    How Pedro the Lion made a great rock album about (of all things) politics, ethics, and faith

  • Calendar

    August 4, 1999
  • News

    July 28, 1999
  • Calendar

    March 18, 1998
  • News

    January 28, 1998

    Boondoggle by the Bay

    Why the tacky political giveaway called Pier 39 shouldn't be used as a model for the coming redevelopment of San Francisco's waterfront

  • Music

    November 19, 1997

    Learning From Scratch

    The history of reggae, dub, soul, and "meggae," as told by Lee "Scratch" Perry

  • News

    November 5, 1997

    Checchi's Checkered Record

    Megamillionaire Al Checchi thinks he piloted Northwest Airlines so well that you should elect him governor. Actually, he sucked in public subsidies, strong-armed unions, reneged on promises -- and still almost flew the firm into the ground.

  • Music

    August 7, 1996
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