Last we heard from Anti-Semitic Elmo, the furry fiend was hurling obscenities at Fisherman's Wharf patrons. This was in January. A few months before that, in October, the creature was seen shouting anti-semitic slurs at a children's park in the Richmond district. Once a staple at New York City's C ... More >>
Regardless of one's thoughts on open-air drinking, urinating, running, and no-backpack-having, the Bay to Breakers is a San Francisco institution. For more than a century, a malleable ratio of actual runners and drunks have hoofed it from San Francisco Bay to San Francisco's Ocean Beach. So it' ... More >>
Earlier this week, we told you about the not-so-warm-and-fuzzy Elmo who scared the hell out of some local parents after the life-sized muppet arrived at a park hugging kids and shouting racist slurs. Police didn't arrest Elmo, whose real name is Adam Sandler (no relation to the actor), which, of cou ... More >>
During his stop in San Francisco yesterday, President Obama continued the aggressive Sesame Street rhetoric that's really upped the ante in this year's presidential election. Obama just couldn't help himself after last week's debate when Romney trashed on poor people and Big Bird. In case you didn't ... More >>
In case you were too busy last night mapping out your traffic route for the upcoming weekend of chaos in San Francisco, here's your recap of the presidential debates. President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney squared off inside the University of Denver's Magness Arena last n ... More >>
Oh, look at that. Nicki Minaj just emerged with a chicken wing around her neck that had been painted hot pink and dressed up like a necklace, and called it fashion. Hot! ... Or not, depending on your perspective. Regardless, in Minaj's avian-slaughtering honour, we'd like to take a look back at 10 o ... More >>
Ashel Eldridge has made the rounds. Otherwise known as Seasunz, Eldridge has emerged as a social and environmental activist, working with groups like Amazon Watch and Project Pink and partnering with Will.i.am to open a youth center in Oakland. And, lest we forget, he also makes music. In ju ... More >>
Richard HaickRihanna at Oracle Arena last night. Rihanna J.Cole June 30, 2011 @ Oracle Arena Better than: Having an actual seizure. I think. There was very little doubt -- after watching a gaggle of high school girls in sequined tube tops and six-inch stilettos almost throw down in broad d ... More >>
This looks gay to us.Even if we aren't the gayest city in America anymore, LGBT people everywhere still have high expectations of us when it comes to displaying our gayness. Perhaps that's why Google's genuine effort to celebrate the month of Gay Pride with its rainbow Google doodle just isn' ... More >>
It is with zero regret that we inform you of the existence of this: Miley Cyrus, Hannah of Montana, daughter of the "Achy Breaky Heart" dude, covering the Nirvana anthem/ gauntlet/ masterpiece "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Horrified? Witness:
Delfi Jingles/FlickrCookie Monster: "C" is for "kooky."Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars began with Dale mouthing off. "I'm not like these new-school parents who are like 'we're all winners' ― f@ck that. That's bullshit, man! Who ever said losing is okay? In what country is that cool?" In ... More >>
Chris de Burgh, not-so-fond memory Dad Rock is a new column in which Ryan Foley will attempt to look at pop music and pop culture from the precipice of middle age. If he ultimately leaps, it's because tiny hands ruined his Galaxie 500 vinyl. Accusations that he's raising five insufferable hipster ... More >>
In California, many undocumented immigrants are offered cheap college tuition, only to find they cant get jobs after they graduate.
Jazz legend Lena Horne has died at age 92. She made history for her striking, velvety voice, but also for the way she broke across the color barrier in the music industry while speaking out constantly about the racism she experienced. Below is a video of Horne singing "Stormy Weather." During t ... More >>
"Celestial Navigations: The Short Films of Al Jarnow" @ Red Vic Al Jarnow's free-association films serve as an astringent antidote to the wisecracking-animal-and-dancing-inanimate-object school of animation practiced by Pixar, Disney, and the other Hollywood studios. As the creator of Sesame Str ... More >>
Lauren DukoffDevendra BanhartTuesday, April 14, 2009The IndependentBetter than: Paying nearly $300 to bake in the Southern California sun with thousands of other music fans.It feels like there's a defacto music festival in the Bay Area right now as a number of acclaimed and underground bands perform ... More >>
Hollywood plunders meaning from the Holocaust — again.
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Italian cinematic obscurities inspire a groovy new club vibe
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The terminally ill take control of their final exit