Cody T WilliamsDiamond Daggers will perform at El Rio this SaturdayIf you don't have tickets to Giants playoffs games this weekend, didn't want to pay the jacked-up prices, or simply do not care about baseball, check out every other cheap event in the city. There are many. Here's our list of 10 t ... More >>
Later this month, a bunch of local ukulele strummers will gather at the Castro Theatre with their toys/instruments in an attempt to give San Franciscans what should rightfully be ours: the world record for the largest number of people playing ukuleles and singing together.Currently, the country hold ... More >>
MGMT's last break-out single, "Kids," inspired the kind of ecstatic love usually reserved for prepackaged boy bands or massive pop stars. The group's popularity increased as its 2008 album Oracular Spectacular climbed up best-of lists--and music charts--worldwide. So it's an understatement to say ... More >>
First, you get the money...Today's new-media ethical quandary: Should a nonprofit news outlet dedicated to public-interest investigative journalism extract substantial amounts of funding from the government it's covering?That's the question being confronted by the award-winning San Francisco Publ ... More >>
Now till Dec. 31, SFoodie is counting down the city's top alternative food and restaurant trends of 2009 ― the ones you won't be reading about in the Chron. See also: No. 5: Profit Margins Crashed; No. 6: Beer Busted Out; No. 7: Twitter Ruled; No. 8: Sportin' Wood; No. 9: Street-Food Busts; No. 1 ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. You can't have da mango: On NPR's Morning Edition, local writer Sandip Roy waxes eloquent about Indian mangoes -- a Bush-era nukes agreement with India freed them up for import. One variety is the Alphonso, known in India as the King of Mangoes. ... More >>
San Francisco writer and occasional NPR contributor Andy Raskin has written a memoir called The Ramen King and I: How the Inventor of Instant Noodles Fixed My Love Life. Raskin realized that his cryptic book title didn't exactly describe its contents, so he took to the streets of San Fran to ask ci ... More >>
A local author turns his body into a testing ground. Results vary.
(David Dondero)David Dondero/RademacherSunday, January 4, 2009The KnockoutWords and photos by Jonathan KieferBetter Than: Admitting the weekend, and the holiday, and another year of your unproductive life, is over.As Sunday night crept toward Monday morning and another crap-job working week loomed, ... More >>
The best four-plus hours, plus Jesus, round out this year's Toronto film fest.
Ghana's Hiplife Generation (Out Here)
Indian Jewelry's smoke and terrors
City Lights hosted the announcement of the National Book Awards finalists this month. But do book awards even matter?
Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle
Soul Sides Volume One
Week of Wednesday, October 26, 2005
The Hold Steady's version of classic rock is full of sex, drugs, and Jesus
Tune in, turn on, say "fuck": This is the story of a man named Monkey and his very special Pirate Cat Radio
S.F. Democrats have talked "values" for years, but it's all been empty talk. To make a national comeback, Demos need to concentrate on moral works.
When works are more successful as activism than art
David Sedaris moves away from "clown" and toward "Important Author"
This might have worked as an improvised stage piece, but it's too flippant on the page
Walking in a hellish Santaland
Go to the SF Weekly Music Awards, then give back to the Man in Black.
Shonen Knife returns
Stop Bush! Stop the Republicans! Slackers unite: It's time, once again, to "Rock the Vote."
Amy Sedaris finds a seething cesspool of lucre, lust, and lunacy in Wigfield
The guilty pleasure of audio books
Jolie Holland sings the prettiest tunes -- informed by ghosts, bayous, and a whole lot of traveling
Loss Prevention; East Bay documentary filmmakers; Balboa Theatre
Lost & Found Sound