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  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    George Zimmer, Ousted Men's Wearhouse Founder, Was Marijuana Reform Bankroller

    The signature gravelly patter of George Zimmer sent many a man scurrying into one of his Men's Wearhouses and into a newly purchased suit. And there's more than being nattily dressed for which to thank the East Bay man, who was ousted from his position at the company he founded 40 years ago: There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Hey, Sean Parker, Listen to Your Handlers and Shut Your Yapper

    The criticism leveled at Sean Parker for the lavish, Medieval-themed wedding he threw in a patch of old-growth redwood forest in Big Sur went a little overboard. The wedding, and the preparations for it, appear to have been a bit less scandalous than it at first seemed, when The Atlantic's Alexis Ma ... More >>

  • Film

    September 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    In Print: Assessing Metallica After 30 Years and Four Nights at the Fillmore, and More

    From SF Weekly's latest print music section: Metallica at the Fillmore​Metallica at 30: Text messages like the one I got from a friend before the third Metallica show last week -- "You are dead to me" -- were exactly the reason I decided to go to all four of the Bay Area metal band's 30th ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Metallica's Top 5 Most Alienating, Hate-Inducing Actions

    ​"Metallica loves to be hated," James Hetfield told Playboy in a 2001 interview. The group's detractors would argue that over the years, Hetfield and the boys have done a more than capable job of cultivating that hate. There are young music fans, born around the mid-1990s, who only know a wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    10 Actually Good Songs on Metallica's Despised Load and Reload Albums

    It's not that bad. Really.​ As we celebrate Metallica's 30th Anniversary, it's time to reexamine a popular mindset among critics and fans of the most enduringly popular band in metal history: Many believe that that all four of Metallica's 1980s albums were unimpeachable classics, and that afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    We're Looking for a Few Metallica Superfans in the Bay Area -- Are You One?

    Does this ever happen to you? In a casual conversation, you nonchalantly mention that, despite Napster, Lulu, and James Hetfield not having long hair anymore, you still like Metallica. Then the person you're talking to goes, "You still like Metallica? Who likes Metallica!?" It happens to us, and fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Facebook's Cheesy Ads: Do They Make it Worth $100 Billion?

    ​A couple of weeks ago, Business Insider, the puerile gossip 'n' lies site run by disgraced, bubble-era Internet-stock analyst Henry Blodget, informed us that a "source close to Facebook employees" said in an e-mail to the site that the company would go public within weeks. The article's author, N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Justin Timberlake: Top 5 Ways He Can Save MySpace

    New media mogul?​Justin Timberlake's newly announced ownership stake in MySpace is without doubt the coolest thing to happen to the ailing social network in some time. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. just sold MySpace, which it acquired six years ago, at a $545 million loss. But new owner Specific Med ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 16, 2011
  • News

    June 27, 2007

    The Day the Music Dies

    Internet radio stations like SomaFM have launched bands and influenced what mainstream DJs play. On July 15, they could be gone forever

  • News

    October 25, 2006

    This Ain't Your Children's YouTube ...

    Google bought YouTube for something like a bazillion dollars last week. Is this a deathknell for the popular video clip service, or the start of an even bigger, better Internet library?

  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Real to Reel

    Jesse Kipp's job in the emerging field of commercial ethnography could make you the star of your very own advertisement

  • Film

    July 7, 2004

    Head Trip

    Between hard rock and a safe place, Metallica finds itself

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, March 17, 2004

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    The Wizard of Ass Has Spoken!

    Hal Robins - erudite comic of the absurd, underground cartoonist of note,co-host of the world's strangest radio program, early member of the Church of the SubGenius - has a new hit with the "Ask Dr. Hal Show." But he really could use a paying gig. Really

  • Music

    November 14, 2001

    Pop Philosophy

    A flock of nostalgia; an early -- and bloody -- valentine.

  • Music

    October 17, 2001

    Thrown for a Loop

    Local indie rock group 20 Minute Loop attempts to find the middle ground between darkness and light

  • News

    October 3, 2001

    Digital Wage

    What a difference a year makes, to the country, and to the New Economy

  • Music

    July 18, 2001

    Pop Philosophy

    BART considers late-night trains, DNA reopens, Napster smooches Metallica

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    South to the Future

    Community or Crime Syndicate? Feds bust online trading scheme

  • News

    May 17, 2000

    Babes in Toyland

    Two hackers piss off Mattel and spawn an Internet legal imbroglio

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