It's been about a week since the annual Santa-splosion has happened at Marlena's, the gay/dive bar on the main drag in Hayes Valley. This year brings 1,400 Santas of varying shapes, sizes, and species, literally everywhere you look in the small room -- hanging from the ceiling, chilling on every ima ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanBacon Bacon Truck, as sighted from the back of the mosh pit. The first time I tried to go to Bacon Bacon Truck, the new food truck with a self-explanatory menu, I arrived too late. Fifty or sixty people already surrounded the truck, half of them holding up cameras to document th ... More >>
What a year it wasWho Will Be The Uppity Fag Of The Year?Let's face it -- this was a messy, messy year for the gays. Much of the news was good, ultimately, but shit dragged on! There were three major federal trials (four, technically -- but two were sorta merged in Massachusetts), promises ... More >>
Trevor AdamsThe relationship-saving prosciutto.Fear not, clueless S.F. singles: SFoodie's "Date Like A Gay Guy" serves up night-out advice designed to make you as irresistible as some hunky bear at the Eagle beer bash, whatever your sexual persuasion. A relationship can drone on without igni ... More >>
Ricky Martin said, "Go, go go, ale, ale, ale." And England replied, "Fine, but please stop singing, because we have a game to win." England decided to pass on an official World Cup song this year, dismissing it as too much of a distraction. There's some logic to this. England won the competition in ... More >>
Ah, fond memories of prom...Don't Ask Don't Tell doesn't apply to Ricky Martin -- but we'll get to that in good time. No, "DADT" is the law that supposedly keeps the gays out of the military -- continued to take up headspace this week. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice, acting on behalf ... More >>
Mayoral stalker's writing is a real San Francisco treat
Well, lots of things, actually
The sullen '80s pop of Now It's Overhead; the Pixies' triumphant return to the Bay Area
Why Pansy Division still matters -- and not just to suburban kids
Eerie soundtrack monsters, rancorous punk Feederz, and a fervent hurdy-gurdy man
The life of Will "The Thrill" Viharo -- the Bay Area's undisputed B-movie lounge king -- would make a good B-movie of its own
A San Francisco firm thinks it's time people started copyrighting their DNA
A new compilation tries to bring rock en español to the masses
What Bush's choices for inauguration music say about the next four years
Orixa's rock en español is a stew of global ideas. Just don't call it Latin music.
From the "Can We Please Get the Millennium Over With Now?" Desk and Happy [Expletive Deleted] Holidays
In the '90s, the Pet Shop Boys have made a case for being more than just a retro act. America still won't listen.
Dead Kennedys, Alternative Tentacles, and the lawsuit that threatens punk's most enduring and provocative partnership.