Digital Underground in 1989Rap ruses get no better than Humpty Hump. The alter-ego of Digital Underground's leader Shock G, Humpty's mythology has him wearing a fabulously-personalized Groucho Marx-style nose to cover up horrific facial scars incurred during a (fictional) accident with a deep-fat ... More >>
Wes RoweBased on the buzz around Sugar and Gold, it's no surprise that they hail from a city that enjoys all things fabulous: ours. Their sophomore release Get Wet! is disco-pop perfect for this summer's parties. Disco-synth inspired tracks like "Feels like Fire" and "Stay Soft" are guaranteed to ... More >>
Jim HerdThere is grandeur in this view of life...Text by Joe Eskenazi. Gorgeous photos by Jim Herd. In the many months between when we first reported the inception of the San Francisco-based United Football League up to the moment we wandered into a largely abandoned AT&T Park for the Saturda ... More >>
Jim HerdWhoosh! There goes your parking revenue! As first reported on Streetsblog and then this morning in the Chronicle, Mayor Gavin Newsom has made clear that he's no fan of alleviating Muni's revenue headaches by extending parking meter hours. Muni's pledge to study the merits of extended park ... More >>
Where there's smoke, there's ... more shenanigans from Examiner.comThe other day, thanks to Google Alerts, I stumbled across an Examiner.com article about the Top-10 places to meet men in San Francisco. This isn't a need for me personally -- and I feel for the woman who resorts to surreptitiously ch ... More >>
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