Well, it was another solid year for loud guitar music from the Bay Area. And out of the dozens of worthy releases this year, we've culled these 10 picks for the best rock albums from San Francisco in 2012. Here they are, in no particular order: Two Gallants The Bloom and the Blight [ATO] After a br ... More >>
It never inspires much confidence if questions about one's future employment necessitate an answer of "let's wait until my sentencing." Now that Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has opted to plea to a lesser charge of false imprisonment in his ongoing domestic violence saga, both the Chron and the Examiner ... More >>
Chuck Prophet and Guests Feb. 7, 2012 The Catacombs Better than: Going broke at any nearby Mission District restaurant. To commemorate yesterday's release of his new album, Temple Beautiful, S.F. singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet and Yep Roc Records treated about 40 fans to a guided bus tour of San ... More >>
Temple Beautiful, the latest album from local rock songwriter Chuck Prophet, is basically a tribute to San Francisco: Different songs deal with notable parts of the city's history. A few months ago we premiered the song "Castro Halloween," which tells the story of the grisly murders that ended the n ... More >>
If the Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi situation is a mess -- and it is -- the question of whether Mayor Ed Lee has the grounds to suspend the sheriff is even muddier. That's because Lee's ability to force Mirkarimi from office is contingent upon the sheriff having committed "official misconduct." While M ... More >>
All in the Feds' dossier...At the time Dan White unloaded his pistol into Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, all three were under the FBI's microscope in political corruption probes. Documents obtained by San Francisco gay rights blogger Michael Petrelis and reported on by The Raw Story reveal ... More >>
Feature: Arson Our guide in the spookiest room in City Hall-- the Board of Supervisors main chamber!City Hall is haunted. Not just by measures that have died within its chambers, but by actual spooks -- or so claimed our robed tour guide last night. The guy with the Snuggie shepherded a large g ... More >>
It appears we really won't have Ed Jew to kick around anymore -- which is good, because we could further injure his brain, and then God knows what mischief he'd get himself into. Days after Jew's lawyer seriously claimed that a childhood head injury led to the former D-4 supervisor extorting $80,000 ... More >>
So yesterday Joe pointed out that disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich looks like U.C. Berkley astronomy professor Alex Filippenko. Well this morning, it was brought to our attention that he resembles another disgraced politician:Dan White, former San Francisco supervisor who assassinated fellow ... More >>
What Dan White's gay friend thinks of the Harvey Milk biopic.
Gus Van Sant's Milk recaptures Californian intolerance at exactly the right time.
Daily Variety had this juicy bit last Monday: "Milk" has beaten "The Mayor of Castro Street" to the greenlight. ... Focus is moving forward with Gus Van Sant's biopic about late gay-rights activist Harvey Milk, with Sean Penn in the title role. The film, co-financed by Groundswell Prods., will begin ... More >>
A new documentary about populist preacher Jim Jones is a fascinating portrait of folly and power
Week of November 19, 2003
Remembering Moscone, Milk, and the "Twinkie Defense."
Stuck in a strange warp of the space-time fabric, our supervisors can't stop tilting against a dot-com development monster that's dead and buried
How the grand plan for district elections could backfire
Who Needs to Think When Your Feet Just Go?
Greensboro: A Requiem
Forgive and Remember
Antoinetta Stadlman, a 200-pound transsexual on public assistance, dreams of controlling the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Sixth Street. A misguided state law may just let her do it.
Why is the Democratic Party elite backing an underqualified party operative for the local judiciary?
Q: How's it possible to spend $244 million to renovate one city building? A: Do the words "toilet partition metal head assembly" mean anything to you?