When Little Rock's Pallbearer released its debut full-length, Sorrow and Extinction, last February, the band had little idea how special this particular slab of doom metal would become. But listeners and critics showed the group otherwise: they latched onto the album, anchored by Brett Campbell's ex ... More >>
In space, no one can hear you scream. It follows, then, that no one can hear you when you scream that an astronaut has apparently misidentified San Francisco's most famous bridge. In his Twitter feed, Canadian spaceman Commander Chris Hadfield sends along a breathtaking photo of the Bay Area. "The G ... More >>
"Brainhdead" Dave Devereaux, 1970-2011"Braindead" Dave Devereaux, owner of Force of Habit Records in the Mission, a small but passionately run shop specializing in rare punk rock, vinyl, and collectible toys, passed away this month of an unknown cause. He was 41. Devereaux passed away on Jul ... More >>
Yes. You did read the headline correctly: Mark Wahlberg just compared Justin Bieber to Tupac Shakur. Since you -- like us -- probably can't quite believe that just happened, here's the actual (ridiculous) quote:"The world needs Justin Bieber," Wahlberg opined. "Justin Bieber is like the white Tupa ... More >>
Tricky and friends at the Independent. Pics by Kirsty.Tricky Odd Nosdam Jel December 21, 2010 @ The Independent Better than: Sitting around, listening to the albums at home. Despite the crappy weather, the familiar inconvenience of attempting to find parking near The Independent, and the fact t ... More >>
anajulaton.comFrom the moment Bay Area boxer Ana Julaton dropped into Toronto in the days before her WBA world title fight Saturday night against the city's hometown champ Lisa Brown, Julaton was heralded, as one newspaper wrote, like the "conquering hero." The Filipina American beauty char ... More >>
She's been called the female Manny Pacquiao. But can Ana Julaton make people care about women's boxing?
EKAphotographyZumbi of Zion-I Local heroes Zion-I are currently completing a West Coast swing in support of their hot new release, The Takeover. How nice of them to stop through Slim's on Friday before continuing on to points East, including Chicago, Michigan, Vermont, New York, and Ontario. Their ... More >>
Bill English pilfers from Sam Mendes, with mixed results.
Love and marriage meet life and Alzheimer's in Away From Her
The Independent Press Association was founded to champion alternative magazines, but now its members say it has become the kind of hard-hearted corporation it once opposed
Delving deeper than you ever wanted to go. This week: Ports Bishop's Future Friends.
Total immersion in a Japanese film retrospective prompts a lust for soba and udon
The Most Serene Republic Underwater Cinematographer
Week of Wednesday, October 13, 2004
UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.
Our critics weigh in on local theatre
It may be the most frank and disgusting show on a local stage this season
Turning complex political ideas into human drama with "smoke and mirrors."
The unsettling link between a group of firms that sell financial planning services to elderly Californians and one of the most notorious con men in U.S. history
Farmers and actors lying to each other in rural Canada, at the San Jose Rep
Ladyfest goes grrl crazy
Roxie benefit documentaries, electro-punk Bitches, and a Tribute to tribute bands
Previous "creative financing" debacles should haunt city officials who've approved a risky $1 billion lease of Muni streetcars
A fund-raiser for an unusual art space gives new meaning to the term "frozen dinner"
Why is a stay-at-home dad from Foster City striking fear in the hearts of San Francisco darts players?
What's up, doc?
A major label recording contract. Big-name producers. Lazy nights in the Jacuzzi. San Francisco's Creeper Lagoon has got it made, right? Not exactly.
Golden handshakes, cat scans and tree controversy
Last year, two Bay Area astronomers said they had discovered planets outside our solar system and became instant media celebrities. Now, Paul Butler and Geoff Marcy face prominent scientific challengers who contend some of the new planets are nothing but
How poultry breeders have given new meaning to the phrase "bird lover"
Emmylou Harris unearths the language between the lines
Michael Moore's Canadian Bacon is but a flash in the pan
Super 8 1/2 makes itscrafty points with a light-hearted queer sensibility