Liberals and libertarians are sometimes uneasy bedfellows, but both have no shortage of reasons to fear, loathe and otherwise vote against mainstream Democrats, as the current imbroglio over the National Security Agency's spying program displays. Here's another one: Under the administration of Presi ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Majorettes on Parade magazine Date: April, 1952 Publisher: International Baton Twirling Foundation Discovered at: Mission estate sale The Cover P ... More >>
This book is now officially good for somethingYou likely won't be forced to buy George W. Bush's literary attempt, Decision Points. When it comes to investing in presidential apologia, you are the decider. But if, for some undetermined reason, you needed, really needed, to buy W's tome -- you cou ... More >>
Oh, we've still got Cindy to kick around...Though George W. Bush may be out to pasture, his nemesis, San Francisco's Cindy Sheehan, shows no sign of slowing down as she campaigns for an Oregon bill that would keep National Guard troops home, appears in a documentary film honoring an AWOL anti-war so ... More >>
Turns out that wouldn't have been a bad idea after all Funny how being broke changes your perspective on things. Not so long ago, a goodly number of Californians still seemed to believe that marijuana made you behave like flesh-eating zombies as depicted in the now-laughable film Reefer Madness. Yet ... More >>
For the last eight years in San Francisco, "President's Day" was a cruel joke on a city with no sense of humor about politics. Sure, America could boast Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and TWO Roosevelts -- but we were stuck with Bush. None of our traditional coping strategies worked. No matter ... More >>
Click the image for a guided tour of the sewage plant.On Valentine's Day, some folks treat their honeys to breakfast -- or the whole day -- in bed. Others load up on chocolates, truffles, and the finest Hallmark and the Lifetime Channel have to offer. I'm made of far less romantic, stinkier stuff: A ... More >>
So, are you heavily vested in low-load, high-yield bonds, or are you just happy to see me?These days especially, there's not much in the world that's less funny than economics. You'd have a better chance booking Larry the Cable Guy into a North Beach coffee house than inspiring much levity with disc ... More >>
By Matt Smith When Muntadar al-Zaidi of Cairo-based al-Baghdadia TV threw his size 10 shoes at President George Bush, San Franciscans were thrilled. It now appears, however, that it's not just George W. Bush who was knocked down a notch by Zaidi's impressive pitching. His filthy flying apparel ma ... More >>
Ralph Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez are looking to make a difference in the upcoming presidential election. Early polling suggests they just might.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band gives sonic insight into New Orleans' stormy history
We offer tips for returning lost whales to the ocean the next time they get lost in the delta
Week of 5-23-2007
Al Gore was in town last week to remind us all that we're ruining the planet. But do you think the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hot air?
He adored beatniks, trolled the streets of North Beach in a beret, and was once Timothy Leary's gatekeeper, and now he packs a gun.
Join Kanye and the rest of the music community in sharing your thoughts about Dubya's response to Katrina
This new experimental music series will help you understand what all the noise is about
Do you subconsciously oppose gay marriage? Take our quiz and set your id free!
Find out what dancers at "The Crib" thought of last week's debates
What will it take to make John Kerry mad enough to speak the plain truths that will win the election?
Films of the World, Unite!
Ah, to be young and Republican at Cal
It's a powerful wake-up call to despotism, but the America link doesn't fly
A gemlike collection of 30 short stories, ranging from comic and satirical to ironic and sad
Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms
How the state public employees' retirement system and the politically connected Carlyle Group profit from defense
Performance art aims to rattle your cage
As war drew near, consumption of junk food at the Snaxpo convention soared
The latest incarnation of "Bay Area Now" displays a restless discontent with the status quo
Unless there's been a Newsom/Getty/bin Laden/Bush plot of some kind, how could voters support Care Not Cash?
Taking a Hammer to Pac Bell; A Feather in Our Cap; Painting a Different Picture; Bad-Mouthing Bush
President Bush says he's serious about cracking down on money laundering by terrorists. San Francisco's experience suggests otherwise.
This is no time for softheaded governing. In this election, Prop. F and Dennis Herrera pass the confidence test; MUD fails completely.
Brian Eno's installation at SF MOMA in "010101: Art in Technological Times"
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched
Fangxaminer rollout; Anarchy in the U.S.A.
Maybe Nader voters should be slapped around a bit; their leftist purity will likely bring us four very squalid years
John McCain's family