There are 11 more shopping days until Christmas, but only seven until the end of the world, assuming you believe that Dec. 21, the end of the Mayan calendar, is your last day on Earth.
The Mayans, you know, those pre-Columbians who lived in Central America before the Spanish got there, measured tim ... More >>
By DAVE GIL DE RUBIO
When Woody Guthrie's daughter Nora opened up the archives of her father's copious amounts of unreleased material to Billy Bragg and Wilco back in the late '90s, the union produced two Mermaid Avenue albums chock full of the late Okie's unrecorded lyrics set to new music. The re ... More >>
Oakland City Hall's Black History Film Series continues tonight with The Interrupters, a 2011 documentary about a few brave individuals' hardcore efforts to curb inner city violence. Though it was shot in Chicago, the trailer shows a landscape that could have just as easily been filmed in East Oakla ... More >>
Opening tonight at the Roxie is Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, a documentary about the highly-regarded -- if somewhat forgotten -- punk-funk band from Los Angeles. After years on the road, traveling between festivals, the film is finally in a theater run. Tonight and tomorrow, the Roxie p ... More >>
Chris Metzler fits in perfectly in the eclectic documentary circles of his adopted S.F. home, even if he hasn't shed his L.A. roots. Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, the high-energy follow-up to Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (co-directed with Jeff Springer), tracks the stormy histor ... More >>
The Juke at Nap's 3Bernal Heights is often unfairly lumped in with the Mission as a whole. While it is backed up against the Mission, Bernal has its own plentiful offerings -- Indian pizza, indoor street food, and lesbian bars with three-story patios, to name a few. So, in deference to the vi ... More >>
And so we join the SXSW deluge: Village Voice Media, the parent company of SF Weekly, yesterday announced the details of our annual SXSW party: We'll deign to spare you any unfortunate lyrical references to the Wu-Tang Clan but it is headlining. Other eyebrow-poppers you'll want to check out ... More >>
Beau GrealyShabbat is a Jewish tradition when friends and family come together every Friday night and Saturday to relax and reflect as the workweek recedes. Some Jews are more observant than others: where there's one Jew eating a double bacon cheeseburger (totally unkosher), there's another who ... More >>
Yep, San Francisco's very own comedian, writer, director, and frequent maker of race jokes, W. Kamau Bell. Or at least that's what researchers at Comedy Central concluded today after extensive archival probing.
The jab in question took place on Premium Blend in 2005, wh ... More >>