Christine Svanemyr, the Daly City mother who was killed Thursday afternoon when she was run over by a maintenance vehicle while sunbathing at Holly Park on Bernal Hill, was a spiritual person. The 35-year-old was a Zen priest who worked as a counselor to help people gain strength and confidence t ... More >>
If you were shocked to learn that Utah is gayer than us,then you will probably feel a little confused, anxious, let down, etc. to learn that the state of Mississippi has more same-sex couple raising kids than any other state in the nation. In other words, they are not fleeing to the states that allo ... More >>
We told you recently that the idea of Morrissey actually playing a scheduled tour date in San Francisco has become a joke. And we were right: The punchline, sadly, has just arrived. Morrissey has called off this Sunday's show at Davies Symphony Hall due to his ongoing struggle with Barrett's esoph ... More >>
We have yet to recover from the injury last year when we were told that the God-worshiping city of Salt Lake City, Utah was gayer than San Francisco. Now, the gay universe is adding insult to injury when it decided that Oakland, the place San Franciscans love to hate, is gayer than gay. Using thi ... More >>
The Vatican today named Salvatore Cordileone, one of the creators of California's notorious Proposition 8, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, a jurisdiction that spans from Hawaii to Salt Lake City, Utah. Cordileone, bishop of the Oakland Diocese since 2009, will replace ... More >>
A new study adds to the growing mountain of evidence that gays are no different than straight people when it comes to this whole parenting thing.Researchers at San Francisco State University interviewed 48 gay male couples who are raising children together in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. What t ... More >>
Salt Lake City inventor Pat Crowley and San Francisco resident Dan O'Neill have co-founded Chapul, the country's first company to tout energy bars made from insects high in protein, iron, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. Specifically, Chapul makes what it calls "the original cricket bar." Cricket f ... More >>
Obviously, San Francisco is still reeling from the disturbing fact that not only are we not the gayest city in the nation, but apparently Salt Lake City, Utah does a better job at catering to its homosexuals. That alone is enough reason for San Francisco to up the ante when it comes to making this c ... More >>
SF Weekly readers might remember just how upset the gay community was when San Francisco was booted down the list of gayest cities in America last year. To add insult to injury, the Advocate has not only decided San Francisco is still not the gayest city, but that Salt Lake City -- home of the God-w ... More >>
Cash HydeThere are many ways to look at the story of two-year-old brain-tumor survivor Cash Michael Hyde, whose father, Michael, secretly slipped him medical marijuana oil in his feeding tube during chemotherapy last fall. You could assume that the plant is an effective drug. Chemotherapy left ... More >>
No Age is guitarist Randy Randall (left) and drummer Dean Allen SpuntOne pleasure of interviewing touring bands over the phone is getting to talk to them from random places. When we spoke to No Age's Randy Randall, he was standing outside a Flying J truck stop somewhere between Boise and Salt Lak ... More >>
It's okay! Andrew Miller is married! The Week In GayThe biggest news this week is the new term I learned: Cocktober! Isn't that terrific? How have I lived on this planet for multiple decades without ever referring to this month as Cocktober??It's adorable, I tell you. And you'll never ... More >>
I have no idea how I ended up in this outfit...Meg Whitman has responded to allegations that she kept an illegal immigrant maid for nine years by saying she was powerless and ignorant in the face of a complex and vexing issue. This wouldn't be the first time the aspiring governor of California en ... More >>
From their recent album release Permalight and a supporting tour to shooting music videos in the Salton Sea, the dudes of the Bay Area's very own Rogue Wave are pretty busy to say the least. As a solid staple on the indie music agenda, their fifth album doesn't cease to disappoint with familiar ... More >>
Do your karma a favor -- throw back a few.Kimpton Restaurants is donating money for each "special" cocktail purchased this month. The Cocktails for a Cure fundraiser is to benefit HIV service organizations, and is part of an ongoing, 20-year commitment by the S.F.-based hospitality chain. I ... More >>
The moment was at hand. The honor guard was assembling. Our first World Series game was about to start. It was a nice fall evening, and we had good seats along the third base line. But something vital was missing: a hot dog and beer. Four of us had flown in from Salt Lake City, where we work ... More >>
When is a name a trainwreck? As we reported last week, the San Francisco franchise in the nascent United Football League will today unveil its name, logo, and uniform design at a 10:30 press conference at AT&T Park. Yes, we'll be there with a camera. But our expectations have now been marked ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.
(Photo by by Serina Nielson) Strange when an indie record store in Salt Lake City lists among its most popular releases a relatively unknown band from San Francisco. But in the Jan. 22 issue of Rolling Stone's "local favorites" column, the Bay Area's own Uzi & Ari's Headworms was listed amo ... More >>
Carol Lynn Pearson's gay Mormon drama sets the static and the fluid in bold opposition. Unfortunately, the static wins out.
Crossing the Bridge explores music where East meets West
This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal.
Napkins, chopsticks, and teapots bring a Japanese internment camp to life
Kaskade's Mormon faith doesn't prevent him from being one of the most in-demand house DJs around
A day of living by the roll of the dice expands the idea of chance encounter -- exponentially
Digging into the architect of Total Information Awareness unearths good news: Ordinary Americans value civil liberties
An hour of dick tricks and other "genital gesticulations" with Puppetry of the Penis
An explosion of federal funding has Bay Area researchers at the forefront of America's counter-terrorism program. Will the money make us safer - or just make science a military secret?
Amid a drastic budget crisis, why is the California State University system spending $400 million on computers? And where is the money coming from?
S.F.'s Indiefest fashions a quality program out of Sundance's rejects
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place
Dr. John Parkinson, a civic and religious leader in the perfectly suburban town of Fairfield, told women they needed pelvic exams. Long exams. Several times a week. For years. And they believed him.
Homeless gay youths in San Francisco run an extraordinary risk of HIV infection, according to city statistics. On the street, safety is a matter of economics -- and hope.