As far as new local publications go, Radio Silence is an easy one to root for: It's a nonprofit magazine of "literature and rock 'n' roll" founded last year in Oakland. The project's first two issues are beautiful, hardbound paper objects that place the work of celebrated fiction writers like Tobias ... More >>
That paragon of quality news reporting, Fox, ran a story on its Web site today about two local arts organizations that received federal stimulus funding for "...Saturday night 'pervert' revues and the airing of pornographic horror films at art houses in San Francisco." The two organizations ... More >>
By John Geluardi San Franciscans donned their hats and spats last night to honor the anniversary of John’s Grill, which has been serving up steaks, martinis and literary intrigue for 100 years. Outside the restaurant a jazz band played period tunes while San Franciso’s A-listers arrived t ... More >>
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