There's a decent chance that in 2013, white men will not rule California's congressional caucus for a change. Currently, 28 of California's 53 representatives are white men. Of the other 25, 19 are women, nine of whom are minorities, and six are minority men. Because of redistricting, handled by ... More >>
Hey you aspiring vegan TV stars and sandwich lovers! Head over to Ike's SFSU this afternoon to get super famous! Well, vegan famous. It's similar to being regular famous, but only vegans care. You get to keep your dignity, though (overrated). Now I'd like to talk about a topic very near a ... More >>
Today, the San Francisco Chronicle's website characterized premature rapture specialist Harold Camping's admission that the world still exists as "breaking news." Fittingly, today's Chron A-1 was a story noting that San Francisco is growing whiter and less diverse as families with children ... More >>
The medical marijuana movement and hyperbole often go hand-in-hand. It wasn't more than a few years ago that the office of George W. Bush's drug czar spread the rumor that there were more pot clubs in San Francisco than Starbucks coffee shops, a drum they banged loudly and proudly (and one that, ... More >>
Who said you couldn't raise six kids in San Francisco?As of Monday afternoon a weekend front page story titled: "S.F. losing kids as parents seek schools, homes" was still the most read story on the San Francisco Chronicle's Web site. More than 400 commenters debated whether it was bad scho ... More >>
Matt SmithMore people are biking to work San Franciscans are on average older, more Asian, more likely to ride their bike to work, and better educated than they were 10 years ago, according to a new Planning Department analysis of Census data.You might have guessed all that, but this might surpri ... More >>
Last week, SF Weekly wrote about how the Asian-American ascendancy in San Francisco politics is reflected in demographic trends revealed by the latest census -- specifically, a growing proportion of Asians in the city.The above map gives us a quick but detailed snapshot of that change. Incorporat ... More >>
Another thing Gavin Newsom wants you to do: Fill out your census form. "You should fill out the census, because it brings the city metric shitloads of federal money and you benefit." There. Done. That's what you stand to gain by filling out the census form that may or may not be rattling around i ... More >>
What the hell?In the course of getting slowly from here to there on Muni, we've seen it all: urination, defecation, confrontation, defenestration, and Matt Gonzalez. But, until now, we'd never seen anyone break out a spoon and a bowl and begin slurping oatmeal on the L-Taraval. To paraphras ... More >>
But the cute bear wants me to buy disposable diapers...Like many of you, I was more than a bit amazed at an article yesterday on SFgate, in which a woman with the Marx Brothers-worthy name of Willow Lune explained her raison d'etre: Pushing a diaper-free lifestyle in which one's children can be t ... More >>
Skoolin: Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist works a crowdKeeping hip-hop culture alive isn't an easy thing. That's why props are due to Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, SF's foremost preservationist of hip-hop ideals and its underground sensibilities. Ren's nomadic True Skool showcases have been one of the c ... More >>
Axis cafe was packed Tuesday night, with attendees of this month's Ask a Scientist lecture jockeying for spaces to crouch between plastic seats and late-late-comers peering over the shoulders of the simply late comers. One woman, an out of towner who had wondered into the cafe simply to wait for her ... More >>
New research about young military recruits who smoke, drink, and screw too much.
Amidst all the murders in San Francisco, some suspicious deaths are hidden in a secret burial ground of bureaucracy.
The smart money is that this voicemail from a dumb-ass pickup artist/ "complete catch" making the rounds this week has to be fake. No one is this big of a douchebag. But regardless of whether this is real or scripted, let this be a warning to everyone out there leaving voicemails for strangers: keep ... More >>
SFist has your weekly round of shrill, dogmatic, sermonizing from the SF Bay Guardian's City Editor: Read Marx. ... To believe that everyone is entitled to every dollar they receive is to condone crime and tyranny and to deny hundreds of years of economic theory, thousands of years of political hi ... More >>
Easy, Exotic, and a Great Case for Gender Bias! By Chef John from Food Wishes Video Recipes Today’s post is perfect for the person that’s afraid to try anything that seems exotic because they think it’s going to be hard to prepare. Couscous has to be one of the easiest things on the planet t ... More >>
Jesse Kipp's job in the emerging field of commercial ethnography could make you the star of your very own advertisement
Once you learn the full story of the mom-and-pop cult known as "The Family," you'll understand an unsettling reality: Any of us might have joined in.
Week of Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Pirkle Jones has been photographing his own back yard -- writ large -- for 60 years
There's something about scary: You'll give your right arm to hear the Phantom Limbs' latest
Deborah Hayden's new book, Pox, pulls the covers off famous people with syphilis. That's right: syphilis.
Matmos' Drew Daniel uncovers the darkness -- and the silliness -- of house music
Warning: Meditating may be hazardous to your health
Road trip to Coachella
A college professor chronicles his childhood as a white kid growing up in the black and Puerto Rican housing projects of New York City
Learning Spanish (for your gardener), Thai (your hooker), Bureaucrat (your scientist friends), and Digital (your enemies)
In a city full of zealous preservationists, why can't we halt the desecration of a medieval monument?
How a supervisor with just $42,500 in income services $1 million in mortgages
Do you know which streets will be torn up on any given day? Of course not. Neither does the city. SF Weekly's Lisa Davis maps out the mayhem.
The Bay Area's chemical gentry
Unearthing the Southern Gothic feel of Tarnation