"Fuckin' ain't sold but 30 tickets at the fuckin' place, so maybe I oughta get busy finding me a job!" Swamp Dogg is joking around at the start of a phone call, lamenting the fact that his show at Yoshi's this Sunday, Aug. 25, hasn't moved a lot of units so far. But not selling well is a situation ... More >>
You've probably already heard about Nicki Minaj's Mitt Romney-related lyrics, in which she claimed she was going to vote for the Republican presidential candidate. So, did she mean it? Was she being ironic? Is this a publicity stunt? The only thing we know for sure is that the online furor over this ... More >>
Here's something that will surely stoke contempt among the Occupy Movement: A San Francisco suburban home is on the market. Its asking price? Only $29 million!The mega mansion, which sits on 6 acres in the quiet town of Hillsborough, is secured by classic wrought-iron gates. It has reportedly bee ... More >>
No you didn't!In what way is Barack Obama similar to Richard Nixon (aside from ramping up someone else's foreign war)? Turns out common ground can also be found between Tricky Dick and BHO II when it comes to the drug war.A few weeks ago we told you about California NORML unhappily celebrating th ... More >>
Judge Joseph TauroThe story of the week: A federal judge in Massachusetts declared that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - passed by Congress in 1996 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton - violates the U.S. Constitution. In his decision, Judge Joseph Tauro (A fiery young radical aged ... More >>
Click on this image for a larger versionLast week, we ever-so-slightly spat out some of our coffee when we noticed an interconnected conspiracy theory chart a la Lyndon LaRouche in our rival publication, the Bay Guardian. The graphic purported to reveal the vast cabal squelching progressive thoug ... More >>
We're not exactly unaccustomed to paranoid political thinking in the pages of our rival weekly here in San Francisco. But the journos at the Bay Guardian have taken their conspiracy theories to new levels -- and depicted them in bolder-than-ever graphics -- in this week's issue.Appearing alongside a ... More >>
Audrey FukumanThe other day, Gavin Newsom's gubernatorial campaign gave the little people a chance to select which logo San Francisco's erstwhile mayor ought to use. While we appreciate being pandered to as much as the next constituent, you'd have to be myopic to not observe that all of the choi ... More >>
Michael Sheen isn't one of the world's most famous people — he just plays them in the movies.
Langella and Sheen capture a summit of egos as Frost/Nixon goes from stage to screen.
An original opera about the makers of the atomic bomb fails to ignite
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This Week: The Dick Cavett Show -- Rock Icons DVD.
Week of Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Find the future of queer cinema at the Gay Adult Film Festival
Hunter S. Thompson is dead. Long live Hunter S. Thompson
A documentary revisits the moment when porn went mainstream
Sean Penn blames his problems on the president -- so what else is new?
Donnie Darko's exquisite muddle
Book Bay at Fort Mason
The year ahead in local film
As of April 14, the national security police can monitor your medical records without your knowledge. So can the local police.
Dusty-voiced troubadours, corporeality explorers, cotton candy jazz, and animalistic toga parties
From the Bush administration's assault on the Constitution to San Francisco's election fiascoes, core American values are being corroded
Hookers, dancers, and porn stars on parade at the Sex Worker Film and Video Festival
From minimalism to Nixon in China to the pop musical, Berkeley composer John Adams has gleefully ignored the boundaries of composition
CONSPIRACIES BY THE BAY!!!