Earlier this week we reported that Supervisor Jane Kim was asking around about what it'd take to wipe Lech Walesa off the map. The former Polish president and democratic leader wasn't exactly espousing San Francisco values when he suggested homosexual politicians should sit "behind a wall" in Poland ... More >>
David Campos: "We're not foreclosing" on possibility of changing title of street named for "one of my heroes." Blink and you'll miss it -- Lech Walesa Street is a small, gritty alley a generous heave from City Hall. For those with no desire to loiter here, it provides a brief glimpse into a painful ... More >>
Hey homophobes, here's one more big corporation for you to boycott. Today is the day that Google launches its much-talked-about campaign, "Legalize Love." We know what you are thinking -- what do those geeks in Silicon Valley know about love? Turns out, those nerds know a hell of a lot more about lo ... More >>
Perhaps it's happened to you. In the comfort of your own home, you switch on the television to watch a high-level soccer match being played on the other side of the world and being broadcast, live, at an ungodly local hour. Due to the darkness and your early morning stupor, it's only at halftime tha ... More >>
San Francisco police are investigating another stolen bike incident in the city, but this one is particularly At 10 a.m., officers were called to the 200 block of Linden Alley where a man told him his custom hand-cranked bicycle that's specially equipped for a handicapped person was stolen. The $13, ... More >>
Low The long-running slowcore trio Low -- which has a great reputation for live performances -- played Great American Music Hall last night. It was a beautiful 90-minute set, with all the best songs from the band's latest album C'mon (see below), and a bunch of back-catalog tunes that our f ... More >>
impakd.comDiamond Lil: Just about ready to roll.As reported by Grub Street, roaming meals will soon be served aboard Diamond Lil, a 1957 Greyhound bus that's been restored by Free Range Dining, a team that's emigrated here from Poland and plans to open a (static) restaurant in Hayes Valley in ... More >>
Wait! We're not ready! You don't need to be a top-flight engineer to figure that a century-old water main that crumbled on its own over the weekend turning SoMa into a swamp would not have survived a strong earthquake. Chris Poland, however, is a top-flight engineer, and he confirmed it -- the ci ... More >>
DJ RasCue has been hitting the decks longer than most of the kids in the clubs these days have been alive. For the past 26 years, he's spun a mix of everything from Latin to hip-hop to house and rock for little kids and big stars (William H. Macy). Now the local music community is giving something b ... More >>
Fugitive sucks the poetry and the life out of the Holocaust survival tale on which it is based.
The intensely weird world of sculptor Stanislav Szukalski
A stenographer, a geographer, and a typographer walk into a bar ...
How knowing a second language can haunt English writers
Spend the holidays in Chelm
Two cartoons, one a sketch for the editorial page, the other by Warner Bros.
Have fun with democracy, before it has fun with you
Commentary by Gregg Rickman
Reconnoitering the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation and its 205 military vehicles. In Portola Valley.
Following junkies, musicians, and junkie musicians with gritty realist filmmaker Lech Kowalski
A journalist frets about job security, then realizes things could be worse -- he could be a janitor at Yahoo!
World/Inferno Friendship Society's sinister Gypsy punk, and the Rubber City Rebels' gritty Midwestern rock
Ethnocore II: Nytu (Drunken Fish)
Cannery Wine Cellars
For its 40th year, the San Francisco International Film Festival boldly goes where it has gone before
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