"She's all heart and no brains." By LORI SELKE In the wake of folk singer Michelle Shocked's anti-gay tirade at Yoshi's on Sunday, many of her old fans were stunned and dismayed, in large part because many were convinced she was a lesbian. And not without reason, although Michelle Shocked had be ... More >>
The presidential debates always give voters so much more than insight about the candidates -- it gives them fodder, and more fodder to turn political discourse into Internet entertainment. And after last night's final debate -- which included and some fun stuff, like horses and bayonets and M ... More >>
The Jack DeJohnette Trio, featuring Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 Yoshi's S.F. Better than: The drum solo in Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick," and probably any drum solo in any rock song, ever. One expects great things from the live performance of a trio led by someone like Jac ... More >>
Aside from showing Clint Eastwood how a speech is given sans empty chairs, Michelle Obama's electrifying oration at the Democratic National Convention also nearly broke Twitter.Let's face it, the First Lady's speech rocked the house last night -- and when we say it rocked, we mean her 25-minute spee ... More >>
Be honest: With whom would you rather knock back a cold one or pull a few tubes of your favorite Choom -- Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?Neither, clearly. The portrayal of George W. Bush as an "Alabama Kush"-puffing commander in chief in "Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" is hands-down the m ... More >>
We know they (publicly) frown on pot, gay sex, arugula, elite education, and public transportation, but apparently there is one thing from San Francisco Republicans will pay to enjoy: The Band That Sings "Don't Stop Believing," aka, Journey. The '70s power-rockers, still famous for their inescapab ... More >>
EKAphotographySomebody's Watching You: Tom Morello Back in the pre-Obama days, Tom Morello was like, the only guitar god with a conscience. While Slash and Jack White were doing bumps off of stripper tits, Morello was playing demonstrations outside the Democratic National Convention (with Rage Agai ... More >>
A casual mention by Frank Bruni in today's NY TimesÂ concerning a certain Barack Obama's views about dining out, as expressed in 2001 on, as Mr. Bruni coyly said, "a restaurant-related television show in Chicago" (any foodie fool would know that was a reference, however veiled, to Check, Please!, th ... More >>
Posing as journalists, bloggers got paid to write positively about Mark Leno.
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Controversial docudrama imagines a post-Bush scenario
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More than ready to take on politicians and redevelopers, Willie Ratcliff is in the most important fight of his life.
Where the indies rule
An Arthurian legend: in which the mayor espouses employment in modern high-tech industries while allowing a return to the industrial age
Demme's Candidate overhaul goes for the knowing giggle
The Republican Party wants you to know it's left no child behind
"Kucinich is, like, The normal laws of physics don't apply to me.'"
How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic
Street closing; not enough coffee, man
The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely
There are two joys in life -- making things and breaking things -- and pirate journalist Warren Hinckle has excelled at both
San Francisco drag queen Joan Jett-Blakk aims for the presidency
In 1984, four women living in city housing projects said they wanted to get out. Only one made it.
Spurned by term limitations, Willie Brown turns his political affections on San Francisco. But how long will our small-town ways hold his fancy?
Police watchdog agency the Office of Citizen Complaints braces for its fifth lame director
Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art