If you thought that Texas judge was off his rocker when he warned of an pending civil war should President Obama be reelected, well you aren't alone. Apparently, the United Nations thinks the judge is kinda nuts, too. As readers might recall, last week Lubbock County Judge Tom Head went public with ... More >>
You think Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed tax-increase plan is stupid? Well, at least he's not going to use that money to pay for another Civil War. Down in Texas, a Lubbock County judge is asking voters for a 1.7 percent tax increase to pay for more cops who would fend off the feds in the pending civil ... More >>
San Francisco gays were both shocked and hurt when the community discovered that Minneapolis was gayer than we are. Even more disturbing was the fact that San Francisco didn't make the top 10 gayest cities in America last year. Not that this will give gays a full recovery from that news, but we j ... More >>
Bow down before the one you serve, you're gonna get what you deserve...There are plenty of reasons to like Bevan Dufty -- his sunny disposition, his obvious pride in being a urinal owner (we really do get it), and his willingness to speak with us after we ran this photoshopped image. Perhaps that ... More >>
The past 36 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Inside Scoop broke word that Liza Shaw is leaving A16, where she's been exec chef (and has worked since the beginning). Replacing her will be her chef de cuisine, David Taylor. In other chef ... More >>
The last 24 hours in rumor, innuendo, and straight-out facts about restaurant openings and closings in San Francisco.Lydia C. at Loc@l Mission just reprinted an open letter from the owner of Her Majesty's Secret Beekeeper (3520 20th St.), who's announced that she's closing up shop when her leas ... More >>
Association for Cultural EquityEthnomusicologist Alan Lomax in 1938.Fresh from today's Weekly music section:Katy St. Clair gets tagged a lesbian, hits the Lexington [Bouncer]A different angle on news from Haiti: Alan Lomax's early recordings collected in beautiful new box set, produced locally [N ... More >>
The Olympia, Washington-born arts festival for "the butches, the fairies, the femmes, the tweeners, the bears, the trannies, and the fun" has relocated to San Francisco. From August 13-16, Homo a Go Go takes over SOMArts with three nights of rock shows (headliners include Girl in a Coma, Katastrophe ... More >>
(Nipsey Hussle is nothing funny) The cast of the musical Gypsy set a precedent in entertainment in 1962 when it declared, "You Gotta Get a Gimmick!" That song referred to strippers, of course, but the old adage still seems to holds true, particularly in the rampantly pseudonymous worlds of rap, ... More >>
Medea Benjamin, kingmakerThe British, it seems, know San Franciscans better than we know ourselves. Wanna make a miniseries out of Tales of the City? Hire a British director and star. Wanna know where to tool around in town? Read the Telegraph. Wanna gauge the political power of local figures? Read ... More >>
The sprinter Lost in the Fog is the adored savior of horse racing in the Bay Area. Perhaps God brought him to us.
A queer guide to Pride events
A search for the best Cuban sandwich also turns up great coffee and a bargain prix fixe dinner
Week of September 22, 2004
Andrew Schoultz, the mural artist who's making it big in the gallery by refusing to leave the street behind
Marga Gomez went into comedy, she says, "So ladies would throw panties at me"
A queer road map to Pride events.
There's another reason everyone comes to S.F. for the Pride Parade. Can you spell p-a-r-t-y?
My Morning Jacket may have a big new label, but its haunting brand of country remains as comfortable as ever
Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?
At the San Francisco Model Yacht Club, sailors answer the call of the sea on a very small scale
Singer/songwriter Sonny Smith has a lot to say about the odd twists of life -- and an interesting way to say it
Pride 2000 Events
Pride 2000 Events
Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg juggles growing up with his band (which isn't breaking up) and starting a local rock label
Night Crawler's guide to Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Booze and Boogie
Happy toasts -- and sad -- after the latest skirmishes in the Mission's culture wars
Dark Rapture explores language without involving us dramatically; Slavs! eavesdrops on a nation involved in a deeply searching dialogue
The squalor and acrimony of the lives of a couple of hard-drinking retirees are dwarfed by the avarice that their celebrity has inspired in others