For a shrill time, just add abortion. Or, in the case of Planned Parenthood's "invasion" of South San Francisco -- as Catholic Radio put it -- plan to not offer termination of pregnancies and suffer the preposterous parade regardless. There are about 10 Planned Parenthood and related clinics in the ... More >>
While a host of hard-rock groups still try to emulate the monolithic sounds of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Maryland-based rock juggernaut Clutch stands as a rare band that captures the relentless swing and ferocious groove that elevated those two iconic acts to greatness. For more than 20 years, ... More >>
Every year, the city's Chamber of Commerce puts out a list of which supervisors have been naughty and which have been nice. Its yearly "scorecard" tallies who voted for Chamber-approved legislation and who voted against it. Except, in Chamberspeak, supes siding with them "voted to support jobs and g ... More >>
Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, 35 years ago today. A lot of incredible things have happened since then: political stuff and science stuff, mostly. But the post-Elvis development that wows us every time we're reminded of it is the launch of a little S.F. music blog called All Shook ... More >>
Things have slowed down considerably for Shimon Peres. The former Prime Minister of Israel used to occupy one of the most difficult political positions in the world; today, the 88-year old's duties as President (they're different, see) are mostly ceremonial, doling out political goodwill and barb ... More >>
By DAVE GIL DE RUBIO Rock star, singer-songwriter, producer, interior designer -- now we should add thespian to the many creative hats sported by Lenny Kravitz, who performs tonight (Feb. 14) at the Fox Theater in Oakland. In keeping with the family business -- his mom was the late Roxie Roker, a.k ... More >>
Theophilus London is destined for greatness -- at least if you ask him. The 24-year-old Brooklyn dandy sees in himself all things -- pop prophet, fashion demigod, brand icon -- with some evidence to support those claims. There's something compelling about the rapper/singer's deliberately constructed ... More >>
Lou BustamanteA Kopstootje or Dutch HeadbuttIt's an especially busy week of drinking, so we're brining you the first of two guides for where to go for your cocktail needs, from drinking like it's the 1980's to an evening filled with more spirits than you would dare to try. Management Request ... More >>
via FlickrAs MTV celebrates its 30th birthday, it seems poised for a calm middle-aged life in a nice neighborhood, where it can safely raise Jersey Shore and Teen Mom into even more reliable moneymakers. But it wasn't always that way: Before it gave up on music, MTV swept through American hou ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column:This is the point where I mention that I am in a bar, and that the bar is also reminding me of the decline of Rome. The bar this week is O'Neill's Irish Pub, on Third Street, right around the corner from the entrance to AT&T park. It is a bar indeed in decline, ... More >>
photo via Flickr/WKHarmonThe news that California Assemblyman Mike Davis wants the state to buy Michael Jackson's former estate and open it to the public has prompted many a raised eyebrow. How can California possibly afford to do this at a time when it's more strapped for cash than MJ was when h ... More >>
A New Yorker cartoon from the days of yore depicted a burglar, large bag of swag over his shoulder, jauntily tipping his cap at a startled woman sitting up in bed. In the caption, he nonchalantly explained that today's economic conditions had forced many a small businessman into alternative means ... More >>
Scott Beale/laughingsquid.comJesus Juice is Humphry Slocombe's top-selling sorbet.Today is the anniversary of Michael Jackson's tragic death. This blogger plans to spend most of the day alternating between moonwalking, sobbing, and, if we can muster an appetite, eating and drinking San Franci ... More >>
news.humcounty.comNot High enough for the TimesAmong cannabis aficionados, the debate between whether to consume medicine grown indoors or outdoors is akin to the Coke vs. Pepsi quandary for some, Catholic vs. Protestant to others. It's a matter of taste or preference; it's a matter of lifestyle ... More >>
Image of a VIP fence via Flickr/AdrantsNo annual festival, conference, or party will ever be as good as the first year you went. That's not what I'm talking about when I say that South by Southwest Interactive died this year. Earlier this week, Jolie O'Dell wrote the usual "Why SXSW Sucks" post. ... More >>
Mmm, froggy.According to a CNN report today, the Food and Drug Administration Office of Regulatory Affairs has concluded that the foreign matter in a man's can of Diet Pepsi appears to have been a frog or a toad. Gulp. In July, Fred DeNegri of Ormond Beach, Florida, started gagging after he t ... More >>
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Let's do lunch: Got $3 to spend on lunch? Take a pass on the Cheez-Its and Pepsi from the lunchroom vending machine. SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody says spend it on a banh mi dac biet (roast pork and paté sandwich) at Saigon Sandwiches (560 Larkin at Eddy). ... More >>
You say San Francisco Business Times readers would like to see Chris Daly leave? Thank you, Captain Obvious!In the most cynically skewed push poll since Pepsi unveiled the "America's Choice" cola taste test 22 years ago -- which was also, incidentally, the last time Bronson Pinchot could fill out ... More >>
thedieline.comWhile SFoodie is still digesting the tremendous loss of Michael Jackson, we are heartened by the tributes that have been popping up on menus around town.On Friday morning, Little Skillet (330 Ritch at Townsend) rolled out the "Billy Jean" [sic]: Grits with bacon, pecans, and brow ... More >>
Crowded Fire's latest tries too hard to be funny and deep.
Nearly extinct and long at odds with the SFPD, the little-known San Francisco Patrol Special Police appears poised for a comeback.
Infiltrator contacts his former girlfriends to penetrate his true inner self
Fathers hide your intellectual property: The Bay Area's original culture jammers are back
... to mangle a couple of holiday tunes and drop a few local band names
At the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco Motorcycle Club, we find two familiar joys: speed and camaraderie
You have to pick the right time and place, but if you do, you'll swear San Francisco was made for patio dining.
How to avoid glorified Americanese dressed up as ethnic kweezeen
It's smooth, sleek, and ready for commercials, but the music of Four Tet is so much more
She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.
Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.
Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?
The gloriously unambitious world of John Patrick McKenzie, who doesn't care that he's a rising star in the visual arts. And who, as it happens, is autistic.
Organizers of the Burning Man festival pull out all the stops to control the press -- and it's a good thing they do
A successful, prolific inventor reveals how not to create a new product
Sally Field turns director for Beautiful, with reasonable (is that good enough?) results
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