One hundred and sixty-two years ago tomorrow, one of the great quotes entered the lexicon. When the schooner America trounced its English competition on Aug. 22, 1851, Queen Victoria turned to an underling and asked who was second. "Your majesty," he replied, "there is no second." Sadly, when discus ... More >>
Nomenclature is a point of pride for the SOMA-based design team of Razer, a company that makes artisanal hardware for gamers. It sells a line of computer mice named after snakes ("the DeathAdder", "the Viper", "the Orochi") and a series of arachnid-themed keyboards ("the BlackWidow", "the DeathStalk ... More >>
The problem with being famous and getting special treatment everywhere you go is that you sometimes forget that rules actually apply to you. Yes, music stars, we know you think you're more important than the rest of us plebeians, but make no mistake about it: In the eyes of airport security, you're ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll culture died in 2011. It's got nothing to do with your opinion of Bon Iver, but everything to do with Rolling Stone. The former leading voice of modern music upheld its immaculate reputation this year... by starting an official wine club. It's filled with bottles branded with imagery f ... More >>
No, you didn't get a real, $5 Louis Vuitton...In what is being billed as the largest takedown of retailers of designer fakes on the West Coast, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement busted a slew of Fisherman's Wharf merchants for allegedly smuggling and trafficking in fake Oakley, Nike, A ... More >>
Kiya Babzani Kiya Babzani is a 31-year-old San Francisco ex-BMX fanatic gets off on motorcycles and extra-thick jeans; three years ago he opened a 500-square-foot store on Valencia Street with the idea of selling garments made from a type of heavy-duty, old-fashioned-style denim that's popular in Ja ... More >>
Paula AbdulAs people turn away from soap operas in droves, daytime television continues to pull out the dramatic stops in order to keep afloat in the recession. But if Days of Our Lives or All My Children wants a bit of a buzzy boost that a fictional transsexual rock star just cannot provide, the pr ... More >>
Despite the labels and levity, big-screen Sex and the City is a poor man's knockoff.
As mainstream hip hop stalemates in commodities, underground MCs keep old-school aesthetics alive through art
By not paying their interns, some Bay Area publications may be violating the state labor code
Attempting romantic comedy, Sir Ridley Scott conquers neither
A new look at an old Shakespeare draws a clever link between urban and rural
A sad, powerful diagnosis of empty urban living and youthful consumerism
Sensational headlines coupled with fearmongering public health reports have HIV-positive men in San Francisco running scared. It doesn't have to be that way.
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Week of January 8, 2003
Cathedral School Shop
Hoochie Nation; Dot-Commers and Taxes
Forget about live-work lofts. The newest fight for San Francisco's soul is over multimedia office space.
Gary Bukovnik says his flowers are sprouting on Gucci neckwear, but that's not where they belong