The man calling himself Timber pedals slowly up Market. There are good reasons to take it easy; this isn't exactly a racing bike. It has gears, but Timber benefits little from them. His second-hand handlebars have no shifters. In fact, he doesn't have any brakes, either. Ingeniously, he rigged up a ... More >>
Shirley Clarke was a trailblazing, staunchly independent filmmaker who fused documentary methods and subject matter with fictional storytelling techniques. Her films often dealt with urban living, jazz music, and American artists. Her 1963 feature, Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World, won ... More >>
The website Livability today compiled a list of the top 10 cities with the best music scenes that aren't New York, L.A., or Nashville. The results were in some ways predictable (Minneapolis, Athens, Ga., and Portland all made it), and in some ways spectacularly weird: Omitted from the list for no ap ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled.
You won't be riding this to a Rangers gameAs precarious as riding Muni to Giants games can be, it'll always beat taking public transit to Texas Rangers contests. Because you can't. Wikipedia readers and others have been bandying about the claim that Arlington -- home to the Rangers, Dallas Cowboy ... More >>
Kristopher HannumBirds & BatteriesBirds & Batteries is one of the few local bands that's pretty difficult to pin down. It's not garage rock, it's not synth-pop, it's not dance music, it's not lo-fi, it's not chillwave, and it's definitely not any strand of hip-hop. So what does ... More >>
We're happy with ourselves today...Finding a good man in San Francisco is not easy. Actually we devoted a cover story to the challenging hunt. Yet apparently finding a well-endowed man is not too hard (no pun intended). According to stats released by internet condom store Condomania, it's much ea ... More >>
This is not pee-wee soccer. There are winners and losers in life. In the immortal words of Reese Bobby, "If you ain't first, you're last." So, we're chagrined to announce that San Francisco has been named first loser by Popular Photography Magazine in its "Most Photo-Friendly City" contest (that'd b ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs It’s easy to be a critic of the SFPD, and Ron Russell’s exceptional cover story this week clearly shows why: the problems start at the top. Like the Mayor who hired her, Chief Heather Fong is exceptionally uncommunicative with the people she most needs to have on her side. ... More >>
Cambodian psych rock fans are sure to be at the SF Indie Festival's screening of the Dengue Fever documentary Sleepwalking Through the Mekong today and tomorrow. If the film just doesn't satisfy, Dengue Fever jumps off celluloid to make an actual appearance at the Independent April 18. More after t ... More >>
Local "crack music" duo Two Gallants say their new disc will be out 09.25.07 and they plan to play to play the Treasure Island Music Festival in addition to some other shows. Full release after jump:
We're dumbing down and it's the new media's fault
Artist Anselm Kiefer makes books out of lead, clay, even semen
Against the odds, an Oakland theologian -- most famous as a critic of Pope Benedict XVI -- takes his inclusive notion of Christianity global
Anyone good enough for Laugh-In and David Bowie is good enough for you, right?
Week of July 17, 2002
Week of March 20, 2002
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Republican mega-donor Howard Leach is reportedly headed to France. At least we're not sending him to an important country.
After spending the '60s in the jazz vanguard, Sonny Simmons disappeared. He's back -- but still struggling
Why the tacky political giveaway called Pier 39 shouldn't be used as a model for the coming redevelopment of San Francisco's waterfront