The past week or so has not been good for the wisdom of crowds. While the crowd can be wise every so often, given the right circumstances and sufficient scale, crowds are usually much, much more likely to be incredibly stupid, and to behave accordingly. Theorists like Clay Shirky, -- whose 2008 bo ... More >>
Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour When: Fri., March 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Rye Cost: Waffles $5; cocktail $8 The rundown: Roving wafflemaker Chrissy's Waffles is now doing a "Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour" every Friday night at Rye. This Friday will pair a bacon doughnut waffle with a Crimp's Buck cock ... More >>
Who watched the inauguration a few days ago? That shit was pretty awesome. (We especially liked the part where Obama casually dropped a Stonewall reference into his speech, like he wasn't doing something of enormous significance. Nice one, dude). Of course, most of the post-inauguration blog chatter ... More >>
"Dial the seven digits. Call up Bridget/ Her man's a midget. Plus she got friends, yo, I can dig it..." It was 19 years ago when Tajai, Opio, Phesto, and A-Plus first upped us on how they just chill, roaming the strip for bones to pick, attackin' with the smoothness. "93 'til Infinity" still stand ... More >>
As readers probably recall, nut job Pastor Sean Harris' gay-children hating comments at a recent sermon made national headlines and sent Americans into a convulsing rage -- and we're not not just talking about liberals and gays.It seems even the most faithful and godly can't deal with the North Caro ... More >>
Todd FerrellLast week, SF Weekly reported that antigay group Stop SB48 had started collecting signatures for a referendum to overturn the FAIR Education Act, the nation's first law requiring public schools to include LGBT history in the curriculum. We were contacted by The Evangelical Network, an ... More >>
Richard HaickSoundgarden at Bill Graham Civic last night. Soundgarden July 22, 2011 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Better than: Any food item you've stashed away since the '90s Soundgarden didn't experiment or branch out in any way in its first visit to San Francisco in 15 years: no ballads, ... More >>
SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • Vegansaurus' Megan Rascal went to the live taping of Martha Stewart's vegan show. She sat front row like the baller she is, and watched Twitter cofounder, Biz Stone, and rich-bitch vegan (mean this in best way ... More >>
Julian Cope: rock archivist extraordinaire, weird dude.Listen to this while high: Detroit Rock Sampler Part 1, by Julian Cope, courtesy of Head Heritage. Behind the buzz: The blogged musings of onetime rockstars aren't normally considered any "public service," but there's little normal about Ju ... More >>
Christopher Rice @ Books Inc. When a young gay flight attendant who isn't quite romantically involved with a Saudi prince vanishes during a terrorist bombing of a Hong Kong hotel, his sister must insert herself into a complex book plot to clear his name. So goes the sequence of events in The Mo ... More >>
Long, long ago in a monarchy far, far away...For Part 1 of this retrospective, click here to read my own mother's account of getting out of her car and running like hell when the Bay Bridge partially collapsed. The ostensible purpose of this series is to recount longtime locals' harrowing tales o ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Food issues and a bad self-image led our columnist to undergo weight-loss surgery. She's still a mess, but a better-looking one.
The Chron tries to do a story today on how the FCC can censor art. They highlight the 50th anniversary of a San Francisco Municipal Court judge ruling that Allen Ginsberg's Beat-era poem "Howl" was not obscene. They also say a New York public broadcasting station decided not to air the poem, fearing ... More >>
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Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?
Delving deeper than you ever wanted to go. This week: cult leaders and their tunes, starring G.I. Gurdjieff.
Week of Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Infiltrator gets booked on a Christian talk show
A night on the town with Mom means talking about Jacko, Dabney Coleman, and pedophilia
The Phone Booth: a place where hipsters, gay dudes, vegans, and music columnists can all get along
To appreciate L.A. properly, do you have to take Interstate 5 to get there? Maybe. Just maybe.
Week of Wednesday, December1, 2004
We've all thought about it, but one man finally went and confessed his love of pop-punk
Satan, screamo, and superstardom clash in Racebannon's high-concept hardcore
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Tired of a traditional holiday? Try opening presents with an elephant or playing a game of Ba-Da-Bingo!
Despite a threat of a lawsuit, the love child of Milton Friedman and Satan dares to write more muleheaded opinions
One East Bay Christian rock purveyor's battle for integrity