Chuck Prophet takes us on a tour of San Francisco Willie Mays, Carol Doda, and Harvey Milk didn't come to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass this year, but S.F. rocker Chuck Prophet brought their memories to a crowded and lively set early Friday afternoon. Prophet's latest album, Temple Beautiful, is a story ... More >>
Here's an argument for bands taking their time between releases: For the last four or so years, instead of putting out a new album, Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel of S.F. blues-rock outfit Two Gallants did all kinds of other things. They hung out with their girlfriends. They each made a solo record. ... More >>
Martha reportedly eats chickens and rabbits, not nachos Nearly four years after Tatiana the tiger was shot to death when she leaped from her cage at the San Francisco Zoo and went on a bloody rampage, mauling Carlos Sousa Jr. to death, the zoo has brought in a new big feline for onlookers to admi ... More >>
Leader of the Pack Bay Area native Chris Manak, aka Peanut Butter Wolf, is best known for his distinctive production style of jazz, hip-hop, and funk-soul beats. Starting out his career in the early 90's with the late emcee Charizma, the then-teenage duo found instant success but never chose to c ... More >>
Jon Dion OwensIs it really better to look good than to feel good? There is no old-timers day in modeling. Twiggy and Cheryl Tiegs do not prance down the catwalk after the cruel standards of their industry deem them old and unsuitable. There is an old-timers day, however, for the men who model foo ... More >>
With the return of The CW's humdrum spin-off soap 90210 this week (March 9), we guilty-pleasure seekers are likely to be treated to a season of catfights, trysts, and--most importantly--new music cameos. Like its contemporaries Gossip Girl and The OC, the new 90210 has made an obvious effort ... More >>
Bruce Brugmann didn't get any awards from the East Bay Press Club. But he threw a first-class tantrum.
Is a city bureaucrat putting our next vote count at risk by insisting S.F. hurry and spend up to $15 million on new equipment?
Cleaning up the latest drivel from San Francisco's leading bull-goose loony
A bitter wine freak makes an adorable hero in Alexander Payne's Sideways
Rather than whine about themselves, the Decemberists spin archetypal yarns, and indie rockers love them for it
The "Make Your Own Dildo" kit -- plus airport shuttles, zine geeks, and reform school for dogs
Folk singer David Dondero finds his songs the old-fashioned way -- by roaming the country's highways and byways
A Pulitzer surprise notwithstanding, Other Minds continues its noncommercial quest to make the world safe for weird music
They follow sports, wear flannel shirts, smoke, drink, belch, and make crude jokes. Oh, one other thing. They're gay.
Pez on Earth
Eighty Methodist pastors from Northern California plan to challenge church law by co-officiating at a lesbian wedding. It's an act of conscience that could sunder America's second-largest denomination -- and bring gay marriage to the center of national co
In life, Paul Kalmanovitz controlled every business decision related to his $500million brewery/real estate dynasty.He even made detailed plans forthe governance of his estateafter he died. So why is the Kalmanovitz fortune the center of two vituperative