When such Earth-shattering stories as the death of Steve Jobs break, media outlets compete for readers amid a flurry of news reports on the same topic. Perhaps that's one reason you start to see hyperbolic headlines deeming him Jesus-like.In the case of Jobs' death, we're not saying Jobs, the hig ... More >>
Romana MachadoGlitter WizardGreg Ginn, Big Scenic Nowhere, Glitter WizardMarch 19, 2011 @Thee Parkside Marginally better than: Listening to Billy Joel records in a Seattle parking garage. It's SXSW season, and few things are longer than the faces of Facebook non-attendees this year. My ne ... More >>
2010 continued 2009's heavy schedule of reissues, with release of spruced-up editions of Exile on Main St. and the Apple Records catalog being flogged as mainstream news items. Geezer rockers of course take this as definitive proof that today's music sucks. Premature post-postmods like Patton Oswal ... More >>
The SF Weekly box saga continues. After someone seemingly decided to single out the SF Weekly box for a demonstration of his or her fury on Sunday (read our saga here) the box was back in its spot at the corner of 24th and Mission streets on Monday. Now, the box appears to be sunbathing, partaking i ... More >>
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Oakley Hall's very American jams
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Burnt-out rock stars, death metal, and a kilt-wearing bipolar Scots nationalist
A day of living by the roll of the dice expands the idea of chance encounter -- exponentially
Spinal Tap tapped,
the Folksmen turn it
way down from 11
A close look at Kibu.com, the teen Web site -- backed by Silicon Valley's elite -- that vaporized $15 million in a matter of months
The stones of a 13th-century Spanish monastery lie crumbling in Golden Gate Park, a forgotten legacy of William Randolph Hearst. Trappist monks now hope to resurrect part of what Hearst tore asunder.
The Bay Area's most prolific beach artist steps forward after years of anonymity
Pez on Earth
But if the court's crucifixation is overblown, let a thousand icons bloom
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.
The twain meet at Orocco, a supper club for the '90s