The sight of a city street sweeper slowly rumbling down the road behind a phalanx of ticket-dispensing parking control officers in their nebbishy three-wheeled vehicles harks to a World War II-era bomber with a fighter escort. You probably won't get to sit in the cockpit of a B-24 Liberator. But, co ... More >>
The man calling himself Timber pedals slowly up Market. There are good reasons to take it easy; this isn't exactly a racing bike. It has gears, but Timber benefits little from them. His second-hand handlebars have no shifters. In fact, he doesn't have any brakes, either. Ingeniously, he rigged up a ... More >>
Show 'em what you won, Mike!Two weeks ago, Adam Visconti spurned a prize. The glory of winning our news quiz was reward enough for him. But, last week -- we were offering a skateboard! Overall winner Jaclyn Abergas chose the white tiger stuffed animal prize, leaving silver medalist Michael Morgan ... More >>
Foreign CinemaThink of it as a kind of retrospective.A week from today -- on Thursday, August 20 -- chefs Gayle Pirie, John Clark, and their crew are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Foreign Cinema (2534 Mission at 21st St.) with a blowout fundraiser that starts at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $ ... More >>
Del tha Funky Homosapien No, Manny Mania isn't a fan club dedicated to Filipino boxer Manny Paquiao, it's an amateur skateboarding competition featuring "skaters from all corners of the U.S. showing off their best manual combos and two-wheel trickery." Sponsored by Red Bull, Manny Mania take ... More >>
By Lauren Smiley What if Emily the Strange -- the sullen girl-power icon from Berkeley-based company Comic Debris who claims her own clothing line, comic book series, and soon, a motion picture -- isn't all that odd at all? Accusations are flying around the blogosphere that Emily, whose emo pre-tee ... More >>
Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.
SF Weekly Music Awards
The circus rolls into town, awakening the inner child in all of us
Supercross delivers the action, and some truly lame acting
The Sacramento art scene -- yes, there is one -- heads to S.F.
Can they show penetration? Dog Bites visits the Game Developers Conference to find out.
Andrew Schoultz, the mural artist who's making it big in the gallery by refusing to leave the street behind
A photographer's unusual eye
Smile, Thrasher loves you
In Point Arena, where small town and big city mix, and become fond memory
Nikki S. Lee becomes you
The San Francisco rock scene is alive and well -- 90 miles from San Francisco