Millennials are a hot topic these days -- they're either the worst or the best, depending on who you ask -- and the much-coveted 18-34 demographic's eating habits have been the examination of many think pieces as of late. Culintro has an interesting interview with Anne E. McBride, the director of so ... More >>
The Grammy Awards will happen Feb. 10, and since just about anybody can get themselves nominated, the Recording Academy of America has opened up the live performance roster, too. Its new "The Gig of a Lifetime" contest offers a chance for one lucky artist to perform in front of an actual live audie ... More >>
UC college chicks don't need daddy to pay for school and all those four-year parties anymore, but what they do need are their sugar daddies. A new study shows that an increasing number of female students from UC Berkeley and UC Davis are tapping sugar daddies for college tuition -- and they have hi ... More >>
When Lil B tweeted last month that he was going to try out for the Golden State Warriors, it was met with the same skepticism as when he said he was Miley Cyrus or Paris Hilton or Matlock. But our Young Based God actually did it this past Sunday, when he suited up and got on the basketball court at ... More >>
After declaring that he's God, he's gay, he's Justin Bieber, he's Jesus, and he's an NYU lecturer, Berkeley rap provocateur Lil B is now out to try and be something else: a rock 'n' roller. Based God's latest leg-puller is "California Boy," a parodic but somewhat credible acoustic-electric rock son ... More >>
Dear Bikini Kill, Do you have any idea how much we've missed you? We just wanted you to know how thrilled we are to hear that you're launching your own record label -- Bikini Kill Records -- and re-issuing your back catalog on CD (we'd love it if you could do some vinyl too, but one thing at a ... More >>
Remember when Lil B dropped that 676-song mixtape early last year? This was back before his historical NYU lecture, before his historical tentative acceptance from many in the mainstream rap world, before I'm Gay? Well, the Based God has upped his game: In a hefty gift to discographers and completis ... More >>
E-40's "Function" is blowing up the Bay. It's a slap-happy track that also happens to feature a cameo verse from Richmond rapper IamSu!, who dropped his freebie KILT mixtape last week. So with Iamsu!'s buzz building, we checked in with the 22-year-old to talk about learning to produce under Trackade ... More >>
Props to The Fader, which has carefully transcribed Lil B's 86-minute lecture at NYU on April 11 in order to present a full Based Scripture (you can also listen below). What an act of love and extreme patience it was to note on paper B's patented go-somewhere-else sentences, which rarely conclude ne ... More >>
Tim Sweeney Tim Sweeney's DJ and production career started out in his Baltimore basement at the young age of 15. Soon after moving to New York to attend NYU, he began broadcasting his radio show Beats in Space, which brought him notoriety across the airwaves. Now in its 12th year, listeners ... More >>
Dum Dum Girls and the new wave of feminist punk.
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
A New York University professor analyzed dozens of ballot measures concerning gay marriage over the last 20 years and came up with one mighty conclusion in a study released today: expensive campaigns for and against legal recognition of gay couples do jack squat to change voters' opinions.The rep ... More >>
sustainablefoodjobs.wordpress.comGet paid, eco-foodies!Want to parlay your foraging acumen into a gig with benefits? Fixing to get your Master's in Food Studies from NYU and starting to wonder how you're ever going to pay off all those loans? From restaurant jobs and farm work to researcher a ... More >>
The Gay Cookbook by Chef Lou Rand Hogan Published: 1965, Sherbourne Press, New York What the hell?: The Boys in the Band meets James Beard -- a self-consciously campy guide to the kitchen, at a time when gays were still mostly closeted. An excerpt from the entry for grinding hamburger ... More >>
A little while back, we noted that a Muni ad for San Francisco State's extended learning program had been hit by a most eloquent vandal whose penwork was almost indistinguishable from the text. The above shot, also from the T-Line, reveals that this is a popular target for vandals -- though this fel ... More >>
By Meredith Brody Once upon a time, in order both to enliven food shopping and expand and change my eating habits, I made a decision to buy one unfamiliar item every time I went to the supermarket. It wasn't hard to do this: "the average number of products carried by a typical supermarket has more ... More >>
Michael Pollan's new book exposes how "nutritionism" has ruined our diets.
2007 will go down as the year of rehab. For LiLo, Britney, Amy, and America as a whole. It'll be remembered as the year we hit rock bottom, and the getting up wasn't going to be easy. Here's how it sounded. By David Downs, VVM Web Music Editor Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris "Turning on the ... More >>
SF Weekly has had an open staff writer position for so long, we have Stockholm Syndrome today as we announce the full-time hiring of 26-year-old NYU Journalism Master Ashley Harrell (left, ain't she cute?), from our New Times Broward-Palm Beach paper. But seriously, what are we going to do without ... More >>
Interpol and Liars October 20, 2007 Bill Graham Civic Hall, San Francisco, CA. Better Than: Pretty much everything else this year. Download: An Interpol stream. San Francisco did the impossible Saturday night --- they made Interpol smile. The poe-faced, New York City post-punk quartet unexpecte ... More >>
Wherein we review Yay Area mixtapes of the day
The best new club in S.F., Madrone Lounge, is a -- gasp! -- collective art space
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How a 24-year-old San Jose woman became a media liaison for Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan
Wes Anderson's film is like its characters: flawed genius
A college professor chronicles his childhood as a white kid growing up in the black and Puerto Rican housing projects of New York City