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  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Del The Funky Homosapien on His Favorite Old-School Rappers, New Album Attractive Sin, and His Very First Live Show

    It's a weekday afternoon, and Del the Funky Homosapien's mom has just left his house. She was passing through to pick up an iPod the rapper had bought for her -- but left empty-handed, as she wasn't confident about being able to use Apple's dinky little music player. "She's gonna come back in a coup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Baron Ambrosia: Public-Access Weirdness Hits Food TV

    Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia, a half-hour primer on mugging for the camera, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. on the Cooking Channel. Or you can gape at it here. If Baron Ambrosia seems like just anothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Justin BUA's Top Five Illustrated Hip-Hop Album Covers

    "Historically, artists painted the court and the aristocracy. I'm the court painter of hip-hop -- the artists are that important." So says Justin BUA, the hip-hop generation artist who celebrates the release of his new book The Legends Of Hip-Hop with a signing session at Booksmith this Friday start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Open Mic Night Tonight Features Scarub & Eligh

    Microphone Fiend: ScarubGot skills? Verses? 16 bars of punchlines? If you answered "yes" to any of the above, why not let the world know how dope/fresh/ill you are? At tonight's Open Mic Night at 330 Ritch, you'll have that chance. Sponsored by Stash Magazine (email here to sign up), the every-othe ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2006
  • Music

    September 14, 2005


    The Team declares "It's Gettin' Hot"; rappers Guru and Kool Keith get smooth and batshit crazy, respectively

  • Music

    June 29, 2005


    DJ Toph One mixes it up at a new Friday happy hour; Digital Underground offers a silly reprieve from silly hip hop

  • Film

    September 22, 2004

    Dead Good

    Shaun of the Dead revives the zombie comedy with a U.K. twist

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003
  • Music

    May 17, 2000

    Black Rage

    The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?

  • Calendar

    August 11, 1999
  • Music

    April 10, 1996
  • Music

    November 29, 1995
  • Music

    September 20, 1995


    The return of the legendary Last Poets

  • Music

    April 26, 1995
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