Giorgio CalaceIt's been awhile since we've heard from Italian duo Crookers, but this year they're back with the non-Hunter Thompson-related-album Dr. Gonzo. Producing music together since 2003, Phra and Bot may be best known in mainstream music for their "Day N Nite" remix of then little-kno ... More >>
Hunter S. Thompson makes "Hunter" a pretty cool nameLieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and wife Jennifer Siebel announced the arrival of their new baby boy, Hunter Siebel Newsom. We hear mother and son, who was born yesterday morning, are doing well. So congrats ... on giving him a normal name. Aft ... More >>
In 2003, Green Party candidate Matt Gonzalez came tantalizingly close to knocking off Gavin Newsom in the mayor's race. It was the political equivalent of Chuck Wepner taking Ali to the final round. The campaign was the crowning moment for the Green Party, nationwide. To restate Hunter S. Thompson's ... More >>
Wonder, wonder, wonder no more: Kathleen McGowan wrote The Book of LoveIn San Francisco, libraries serve many more purposes than they do in other towns -- in which they're mainly used by 14-year-olds to loudly check their Facebook accounts until the librarian boots them out. Here they serve as de ... More >>
There might be no excuses in rock 'n' roll, but politics, as we've heard this week, is made of little else. Pundits and the wonkocracy hint that Prop. 19's failure, like every other Election Day disaster, was due to the hordes of scared-shitless elderly voters driven to the polls last Tuesday by ... More >>
Luba RonissNastyNastyJasper Reeder is San Francisco lazer-bass aficionado NastyNasty, a vital asset to our city's increasingly vibrant electronic music landscape. He contributes his speaker-wobbling tracks to a handful of labels, including local institution Frite Nite, and can be seen regularly r ... More >>
Paul Addis is back, and he's ready to crash the system. Remember back in 2007, when Burning Man suffered from a case of premature burn? The guy responsible for the arson was local performer/provocateur Paul Addis. At the time, he was about to embark on a tour of Gonzo: A Brutal Chrysalis--his o ... More >>
Over at Examiner.com, bloggers are paid based on how much Web traffic their articles generate. So the paper's -- now very ex- -- "L.A. Parenting Examiner" noted that, while the truth may be stranger than fiction, fiction gets more hits. In a letter earlier this month to the media-centric Web site Fi ... More >>
Viva La Oakey: Paul Oakenfold10. In the late '70s, at the age of 21, Paul Oakenfold snuck into Studio 54 and met Cher and Donald Trump. 9. While living in New York, he was influenced by house music pioneer Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage. 8. In the '80s, he served as A&R for the UK's Champion ... More >>
Call hell-raiser Hunter S. Thompson's style what you will — a new doc succeeds when saluting his substance.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain
The S.F. International Film Fest starts this week and keeps going year-round.
How SF can have the best year ever in '08.
Nonfiction continues its ascent onscreen
This is the summer to put pen to paper
Our critics weigh in on local theater
An interesting if reckless look at a lesser-seen side of Hunter S. Thompson
Nancy Pelosi's daughter explains how (but not why) running for prez became so miserable
Week of Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Hunter S. Thompson is dead. Long live Hunter S. Thompson
Simon Finn's wacky '70s Brit-folk gets a second chance; the Album Leaf soaks the Independent in psychedelic ambience
Can Dog Bites achieve a creative breakthrough under the tutelage of a Sylvia Plath-lookin' chick?
There are two joys in life - making things and breaking things - and pirate journalist Warren Hinkle has excelled at both
There are two joys in life -- making things and breaking things -- and pirate journalist Warren Hinckle has excelled at both