In case you are unfamiliar with her, Ariana Grande is a Nickelodeon child star who now has a job impersonating Mariah Carey music career. This week, she released "Right There" with Big Sean -- a song that borrows from almost every Mariah Carey song ever released (except for the Christmas on ... More >>
By KATIE M. PALMER Reptar Young Digerati Icky Blossoms Friday, September 21, 2012 The Independent Better than: Getting your eyes gouged out by stage lights. Reptar, if you hadn't already guessed, sort of has a thing for nostalgia. Opening the band's website, you'll find your browser screen tran ... More >>
Occasionally we receive a press release so sweet and misguided that we feel it's our professional duty to share it. Case in point: The Jellinator, a new kitchen gadget invented by a husband-and-wife team who claim to be "quite the jello shot enthusiasts," and have come up with a solution to ease the ... More >>
Viacom's decision to yank its programming from the Web last week as a tactic in its dispute with DirecTV was absolutely insane. The last people to realize this fact were Viacom's executives. As of Tuesday, the company had restored The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Since it's the middle of summe ... More >>
DookieThree of my sons have reached the age where they've begun exhibiting the symptoms of chronic privy mouth. Shakespeare relished a good poop quip every now and then (see Henry V). Ditto for Marquis de Sade and Geoffrey Chaucer. Graffiti from the buried Roman city of Pompeii featured humor ... More >>
Lydia WhiteDon't be fooled by its goofy demeanor and goofier name -- Battlehooch means business. Since signing a pact to form officially in 2007, the group has released an EP and two full-length LPs, toured the country, and even created a video series around its adventures. Band members have ... More >>
Monte "M-Dog" Talbert-- the "Teach Me How To Dougie" guy-- was recently gunned down in a drive-by in South Central L.A.. The "Teach Me How To Dougie" guy! Shot and killed! That's crazy. How many famous musicians have we lost to unusual deaths? A lot. Biggie and Tupac. John Lennon. Dimebag Darrell. A ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. Tablehopper discovers a new portmanteau cuisine. Sushi burrito = Sushirrito (59 New Montgomery, 495-7655, sushirrito.com). The pitch: nori-wrapped rice rolls, which sounds like giant fusio ... More >>
What's the sound of laser-powered rubber bands shooting around to a serene moonrise? Pretty sure that'd be something like the smooth cacophony heard on "Wake Ups," the first track from Complex Housing, S.F. producer Salva's debut full length. Say what? Hear what we mean after the jump.
First Blood plays Saturday at the Oakland Metro Operahouse. NBC: The Poison Control Center. Drama. CBS: Great American Taxi. Game show. Fox: Terrible Things. News.ABC: City (Comma) State. Sitcom. ABC Family: OK Sweetheart. Sitcom. Cartoon Network: The Supervillains. Cartoon. Disney Channel: Sydn ... More >>
Killbossa bring tropicalia to the Make-Out Room this SundayAlready sick of your classes? Feeling a bit sluggish at work? Let San Francisco ease your pain with ten stress-soothing events for less than a bottle of self-medication. Here's our list of 10 cool events this weekend for under $10: Frida ... More >>
Childish, funny, 3-D delights.
It turns out at least four women groped along the Saratoga Creek Trail were apparently dealing with a really sweet man ... with issuesA rarity has emerged from a San Jose investigation: A story about an alleged serial groper who terrorized women jogging along a trail for months -- that's upliftin ... More >>
She's the Man fits the bill for teenage drag-king fans
Roll Bounce skates on its '70s vibe
There's nothing absurd about the appeal of SpongeBob's first movie
Thomas Jane, as folk hero, robs banks and steals a movie
The S.F. Black Film Festival may be short, but don't let that fool you
The new reality TV show American Candidate is as rigged as a Florida election. A recount won't help. We need a boycott.
A killer cat steals a wonderful movie
The tactile pleasures of exposing, editing, and projecting celluloid
Just how does David Spade keep getting work?
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Scribble your way to a million bucks
Why is a Bay Area filmmaker who cherishes his independence about to direct a $40 million studio film?
This season's cinema demands attention
How two Bay Area animators hope to revolutionize Saturday-morning TV
Film Reps List for 1-30-2002
The Bush administration has released the first- ever Army training manual on homosexual policy -- as a comic book
Iggy Pop wants to be your Naughty Little Doggie
How Bill Fazio went from unknown to contender