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  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    R.I.P. Earl Scruggs, Banjo Legend and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Regular

    Earl Scruggs, the North Carolina-born banjo legend who was a regular at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival, died at a Nashville hospital this morning, according to news reports. He was 88. Known as part of a seminal duo with guitarist and mandolin player Lester Flatt (who died ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Iggy Pop on Making Kill City, Life in '70s Los Angeles, and the Jim Jarmusch Stooges Doc

    Earlier this year, before Iggy Pop was aware that he'd broken his foot during a Stooges show in Romania, he had a delightful, cuss-filled conversation with us from his home in the Cayman Islands. Afterward, when Pop found out that his foot was seriously busted, the band rescheduled its S.F. dates to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    The Top 50 Songs To Get High To

    As you might imagine, combing back numbers of my Listen to This While High column and my own vast library for a reasonable stab at the Fifty Stoniest Songs Ever is a labor and hashish intensive experience. Preliminary fossickings unearthed these half-hundred favorites, many of which may seem unfamil ... More >>

  • Film

    April 20, 2011
  • Music

    March 10, 2010
  • Music

    April 11, 2007

    Misc. Reviews

    Flatt & Scruggs on DVD: Get with the OGs of bluegrass

  • Film

    February 19, 2003
  • News

    January 17, 2001

    The Plot Thins

    Yes, SF Weekly has been secretly trying to rid the city of artists. It's working pretty well, don't you think?

  • Music

    November 1, 2000

    Pop Philosophy

    Political Song Contest

  • Film

    July 21, 1999
  • News

    July 29, 1998

    The Kerouac Obsession

    Gerald Nicosia has spent a decade challenging the disposition of Jack Kerouac's $20 million literary estate. Along the way, he's annoyed most of what remains of the beat generation.

  • News

    July 10, 1996
  • Film

    February 21, 1996

    Play Acting

    Kenneth Branagh's A Midwinter's Tale is an entertaining valentine to the British acting profession

  • Film

    November 22, 1995

    Snake Eyes

    Vegas meets GoodFellas in Martin Scorsese's faux-epix Casino

  • Culture

    April 19, 1995

    The Agony and the Entropy

    A Place With the Pigs probes the hell of inertia; A Moon for the Misbegotten trips on its long-winded sincerity

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