• Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Cold Cave and Austra Put a Dark Chill on Summertime at Great American Music Hall

    Cold Cave at Great American Music Hall last night.​ Cold Cave Austra July 25, 2011 @ Great American Music Hall Better than: Actually trying to play dance music in a leather jacket and combat boots. The thought of a New York goth electro bedroom project producing a song called "Icons of Summe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Ed Reiskin Is Muni's New Boss

    Jim HerdIt's all yours, Ed‚ÄčThe Chronicle's sources are saying that Ed Reiskin will take the wheel of the Municipal Transportation Agency -- and our sources are saying their sources are right. This is not exactly a shocking development -- Reiskin has, all along, been the heir apparent. As of t ... More >>

  • News

    February 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    The Tweet Next Door: The Year In Local Alternative Tech

    A lot changed in the way we curate and consume news this year, primarily due to the explosion of Twitter and it's ripple effect across all media. As alt-media ourselves, we had to deal with the formidable competition of the real time web and its ability to instantly inform and entertain. We now live ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2008

    Scientology's Antagonists

    An ex-Scientologist and an army of online pranksters attempt to bring down the controversial religion.

  • Film

    November 7, 2007
  • News

    August 15, 2007

    New College of Weirdness

    The stories coming out of the school point to a common S.F. malady — leaders expect everyone to drink the Kool-Aid

  • Music

    July 11, 2007

    Cult Rock Rules

    The Polyphonic Spree's got nothing on Ya Ho Wha

  • News

    June 13, 2007


    Michael Moore makes his strongest film in years -- if not ever

  • Film

    November 1, 2006

    Rev. Death

    A new documentary about populist preacher Jim Jones is a fascinating portrait of folly and power

  • Culture

    March 29, 2006
  • Dining

    December 7, 2005

    The Myth of Fernet

    The saga of Fernet, and its cultlike popularity, says a lot about San Francisco

  • News

    June 9, 2004

    Sound Works?

    Tony Espinoza poured his dot-com millions into the fanciest music studio in town. With balls like that, who needs street cred?

  • Music

    October 8, 1997
  • News

    September 13, 1995

    Runaway Train

    Tricia Sullivan fled her Southern Oregon hometown and the confines of her family in April. Arriving in San Francisco, she melded with the street community of young castoffs, misfits, and rebels. Phoning home, she lied and told her dad she was in New Yor

  • News

    August 23, 1995

    Navel Maneuvers

    If Adam and Eve moved to Northern California, they'd probably note on the first day that the balmy weather, inspiring vistas, and mellow vibesreminded them of Eden. On the second day, they'd pick up a copy of "Common Ground" and enroll in a self-help cour

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