As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>
An interview with Alan Kaufman
If a place called Morty's isn't Jewish enough, what is? Our quest for a great delicatessen continues.
Country Teasers' agent provocateur allure
Tom Russell pays homage to "real goddamn American character"; Dengue Fever takes you to Cambodia and back
Reel San Francisco helps fill the holes in your S.F. cinema experience
Listening to letters read onstage isn't as compelling as reading them yourself
Irish playwright isn't in love with love
A San Francisco holiday institution for Jews and their alienated friends
One definition of heaven: A week, a t-top Camaro, and the Pacific Coast Highway.
Paranoia and conservatism -- yay! It's the '80s again with "Not in My Backyard"
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With The Mission Is Not Impossible, local composer and instrument builder Peter Whitehead feels a neighborhood's pain
Decades after he left the stage to teach math in Santa Cruz, the voice of legendary satirist Tom Lehrer still echoes
Teenage Frames, Neomythic, Austin Lounge Lizards, Alan Kaufman, Lowbrow
Jim Ryan's experimental jazz and the Boom Boom Room mural controversy part II
A controversial mural at the Boom Boom Room, Sister Double Happiness reunion, the closing of Cue's Records
San Francisco drag queen Joan Jett-Blakk aims for the presidency
Barry Weintraub's a joker, he's a voter, he's a Web-page stoker