If soon you find it a tad easier to find a place to park your bike around Yerba Buena, then you have the clever and artsy students of San Francisco to thank. A team from San Francisco's Academy of Art University was selected from more than 35 international entries as the winner of a student compet ... More >>
Did you know that both Ronald Reagan and John McCain both opposed the creation of a federal holiday for Martin Luther King? It's something of an inconsequential fact, but we thought you might like to think about that while you're busy celebrating the good reverend's legacy this Monday. To get you in ... More >>
Medical authorities identified the man who was killed in a solo crash over Labor Day weekend as 39-year-old Daniel Williams of San Francisco. Williams was riding his motorcycle through Golden Gate Park on Saturday night when he hit a light pole and crashed, police said. He died at the scene.
In case you haven't heard, SFJAZZ -- the nonprofit group that presents a world-class jazz festival in San Francisco every year -- is building a brand-new home in Hayes Valley. Comparable only to Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, the SFJAZZ Center will be a 39,000-square-foot, $55 million performan ... More >>
As if the promise to dismantle most of the Washington-based government wasn't enough, Texas Congressman Ron Paul has also made waves in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination with his maverick stance on drug policy.During his 30 years in the House of Representatives, Paul has authored ... More >>
Ready, set, cubeIn the '70s, Rubik's Cubes were nerds' weapons of choice, and in the late 2000's, speedcubing -- and its crazy cousin, blindfolded speedcubing -- became (sorta) cool.But S.F. artist Pete Fecteau is turning Rubik's Cubes into large-scale mosaic art, and young wannabe-nerds (we mean ... More >>
Ashel Eldridge has made the rounds. Otherwise known as Seasunz, Eldridge has emerged as a social and environmental activist, working with groups like Amazon Watch and Project Pink and partnering with Will.i.am to open a youth center in Oakland. And, lest we forget, he also makes music. In ju ... More >>
I love the idea of Lil B -- a member of Berkeley one-hit wonders the Pack who wasn't gonna go out like that, and has since thrown anything and everything at the wall via Twitter and Mediafire to keep attention, fans and fame -- yet I've scarcely heard a note of his music. Loved his stint on ... More >>
Fatted CalfThe dogs contain Russian River Brewing's Pliny the Elder double IPA.In this food-forward haven of ours, sometimes we need to take a step back from dolled up offal and go back to where the whole "lips, snouts, and asses" thing started: the hot dog. Of course, tube steaks have progre ... More >>
Clipd BeaksWere those glorious super-warm days of last weekend simply a tease? Are we doomed to a more traditional mid-season S.F. weekend of half-sunny, half-windy days? Well I hate to say it fellow park-dwellers, but if you don't like the weather in our oft-overcast city, perhaps you are in the ... More >>
The building once housed a Chinese bank.Credo, the FiDi trattoria owned by political consultant and real estate macher Clint Reilly, is planning a Jan. 18 opening, according to GM Tim Felkner. Chef of the 75-seat restaurant in a one-time Chinese bank at 360 Pine (at Leidesdorff) is Italian-tr ... More >>
Anti-RecordsJust in case you forgot, February is Black History Month. This year, BHM has taken on an added significance with the historic election of Barack Obama, which has brought hope for meaningful change in society. However, it should be remembered that, to paraphrase Sam Cooke, it's been a loo ... More >>
Those of us lucky enough to still have gainful employment as the George W. Bush years stumble to their ignominious thud will be clocking in tomorrow around the time President-elect Barack Obama knocks the "elect" off his title.A rollicking article in the current New Yorker notes that while president ... More >>
If there were ever a week when nobody gave a damn about local government -- this is it. Today, of course, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so all city officials are staying home to have dreams. Tomorrow is Barack Obama's inauguration, when he will save us all. This week, David Chiu doesn't seem ... More >>
Teachers said Principal Gil Cho was dictatorial. Students said he manhandled them. The school district said he was doing a good job.
In this star-studded piece of hero porn, Emilio Estevez blames the ills of the world on RFK's murder, but what about the man?
Get the big picture
The peanut gallery weighs in on the annual performance fest's mixed bag
Lunatique's astonishing puppetry
Building a peace army, one person at a time
A suddenly timely doc about terrorism -- plus other S.F. Sundance contenders
Paintings in Black and White; A Night to Remember; The Hall of Records; The End Is Near; Bush Whacking; Correction
"Cover to Cover"; Brian & Chris; "Haydn and the Gypsies"
Two Southern-fried artists bring politics and religion to light, while Grace Slick checks her pulse
Goodbye to All That; Punk, Love, and Understanding; He Shall Be Released