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    January 8, 2014
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    June 13, 2013

    Drunks Getting Drunker in San Francisco

    Anyone who passed out in a drunken stupor on a city street and awoke to discover this story about San Francisco's burgeoning alcoholism rate in a nearby Examiner can label himself a newsmaker. Per the story -- and this troubling data -- San Francisco's rate of alcohol-related emergency room visits h ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012
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    September 14, 2012

    The Innocence of Muslims Stars Amina Noir, Local Fetish Model

    A second-rate porn flick has better production qualities than does The Innocence of Muslims, the semi-amateur anti-Islam film whose trailer has sparked anti-American protests across the Middle East. The New Yorker, which called the 13-minute synopsis/trailer a "viral video gone wrong," accurately no ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012
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    August 23, 2012

    Top Chef Masters: Cosentino Watch, Episode 5

    Welcome to Cosentino Watch, where we recap the moves of San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino as he competes in Top Chef Masters. Warning: Spoilers ahead. Episode 5 is called "Holly Madison's Pool Party" so we know that there are going to be some pretty girls (Madison was once Hugh Hefner's longtime g ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012
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    February 24, 2012

    The Top Five Weirdest Playboy Appearances By Musicians

    ​After all those Twitter cries for help and suicide attempts last month, Sinead O'Connor has apparently found a new reason to stay alive: she wants to pose for Playboy before she dies."There's so much I [would have] liked to do when I was younger and I was too miserable and Irish," she told the U. ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012
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    December 9, 2011

    Metallica's Top 5 Most Alienating, Hate-Inducing Actions

    ​"Metallica loves to be hated," James Hetfield told Playboy in a 2001 interview. The group's detractors would argue that over the years, Hetfield and the boys have done a more than capable job of cultivating that hate. There are young music fans, born around the mid-1990s, who only know a wor ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011
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    February 28, 2011

    Friday at Noise Pop: Kid Koala Plays Records That Tell Us How To Dance To Them at Mighty

    Matt SeufererKid KoalaKid Koala DJ Swayzee Jel J HouseFebruary 25, 2011@ MightyBetter than: An evening of mediocre music from DJs with good names. I arrive around 9:30 p.m. at a very sparsely populated Mighty, wonder why I don't go to Mighty more, and then remember that I don't like to dance. J Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Alcohol Fee Hard to Swallow

    ZastedThe city's most hard-up drunks do not resemble the folks who'd be funding their treatment under 'Charge For Harm'​Much argumentation -- drunken and sober -- has been made over the "Charge for Harm," the proposed fee on alcoholic beverages the city's Budget and Finance Committee will once aga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Shock G 'Fesses Up About Humpty Hump

    Digital Underground in 1989​Rap ruses get no better than Humpty Hump. The alter-ego of Digital Underground's leader Shock G, Humpty's mythology has him wearing a fabulously-personalized Groucho Marx-style nose to cover up horrific facial scars incurred during a (fictional) accident with a deep-fat ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010
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    March 10, 2010

    The Eyes of the Hurricane

    She's been called the female Manny Pacquiao. But can Ana Julaton make people care about women's boxing?

  • Culture

    January 6, 2010
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    August 12, 2009

    Olivia Munn: A Follow Up Post

    Via Wikipedia CommonsOlivia Munn​A rumor* has been circulating on the interwind that Olivia Munn (recently written about here) was leaving or had left G4's Attack of the Show. I have found no evidence to corroborate this piece of gossip despite an exhaustive, minute long search on the Googles. I e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Lie To Congress, Get Probation: Wrist-Slap for Former Athletic Tejada Makes Bonds Prosecution/Persecution Look That Much Sillier

    Funneling vast sums of money from the government into the hands of miserable bastards has, in effect become federal policy. So has wasting vast sums of money in futile legal pursuit of miserable bastards -- and folks are starting to get mad.After expending somewhere in the ballpark of $60 million in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    The 10 Most Annoying Reality TV Stars

    (Jon and Kate Plus 8 makes 10. . . but only Kate makes our list) It's not an easy feat to be considered one of the most annoying stars of reality television when the bulk of the competition is fierce, loud, obnoxious and willing to do just about anything in front of the cameras. Like the fat that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Reporter: Government Has Struck Out in Bonds Case -- Prosecution Won't Resume

    Since 2003, Marin writer Jonathan Littman has intimately covered the government's investigation and prosecution of Barry Bonds and other athletes ensnared in the BALCO scandal. He's shown up at nearly every court hearing and sifted through thousands of pages of court documents. And he's confident in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2008
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    June 18, 2008

    Fundamentally Flawed

    Pigeonholing Muslims doesn't help the cause or the play.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008
  • Film

    December 19, 2007

    Moolah for Mullahs

    All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols' good-time Charlie

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2007
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    April 26, 2006

    Paying for It

    Fury, injustice, humiliation — and humor — in Campo Santo's four-story program

  • Film

    September 28, 2005

    Sinking Feeling

    At the bottom of the ocean lies a worthless Blue movie

  • Music

    April 13, 2005

    OK Then

    Debbie Gibson's new material is her most revealing yet

  • Film

    December 22, 2004

    Phantom Menace

    Joel Schumacher's version of a theater classic gets a tragic ending of its own

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2004

    Live Rude Girls

    "It's pure empowered female sexuality," in the form of cute tattooed and pierced gals dancing onstage

  • Music

    September 25, 2002

    Sophisticated Boom Boom

    S.F.'s Famous Burlesque Orchestra provides a safe haven for punks, gorillas, and other odd characters

  • News

    July 3, 2002

    Date Night

    How you, too, can be named one of S.F.'s 100 most eligible bachelors

  • Film

    April 24, 2002

    Cat Fight

    Bogdanovich works out his demons on Citizen Hearst

  • Music

    November 7, 2001

    House Of Tudor

    Gypsy caravans, heavily shellacked starlets, and eccentric emperors

  • Film

    August 8, 2001

    Playing God

    Francis Ford Coppola re-creates his Vietnam phantasmagoria

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    January 10, 2001
  • Culture

    July 26, 2000

    Porn to Sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    Bang, Bang,

    The ins and outs of a disorganized try at the gangbang record

  • Dining

    June 30, 1999
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    March 31, 1999

    Web Rouser

    Former Lusty Lady dancer Caity McPherson struggles to make a living on the oversexed Internet

  • News

    January 20, 1999
  • Music

    October 7, 1998

    In Heaven There Is No Beer

    Polkacide is San Francisco's longest-running musical in-joke

  • News

    May 13, 1998

    Sex on Wheels

    Playboy magazine throws a sexual revolution party, and nobody comes

  • Music

    September 3, 1997

    The Probe Guy

    In The Probe, Aaron Muentz writes about sex, booze, and rock 'n' roll -- in that order

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Fewer Pen Pals

    As more prisons move to ban skin mags, California prisoners' rights lawyers turn a deaf ear to inmates' howls

  • News

    December 25, 1996


    A longtime cigar nut examines the sudden crass commercialism of his favorite vice

  • Music

    November 15, 1995
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    June 28, 1995


    Idle Worship with KISS, Nancy Sinatra, Camille Paglia, and Chevy Chase

  • News

    May 31, 1995

    Cybercitizen Jim

    Jim Warren makes the Net safe for democracy

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