It's almost June and the prospect of another promising Summer in the city is floating in the air. Astute nightlife observers know that these approaching months are usually some of the best the Bay has to offer, with plenty of fun to compensate for San Francisco's notorious lack of hot weather. That' ... More >>
Name: SmartGuy Records Owner: Jerry Connolly Founded: 1997 Headquarters: Jerry's apartment, Mission District, San Francisco. Label one-sheet: SmartGuy is an independent record label founded in 1997 with the sole intention of releasing one Billy Childish single. Since its chance beginnings, Smart ... More >>
Many a cat owner has come off as foolish when claiming her or she knows what his or her kitties desire. But litigation is usually avoided. That's not the case with Oakland-based Clorox, maker of Fresh Step kitty litter. Commercials in which the company implied that cats actually prefer their product ... More >>
Clorox Girls at the Hemlock on Saturday. All pics by Romana MachadoClorox Girls, Cigarette Bums, Midnight Snaxxx, Mermaid Bones February 19, 2011 @ Hemlock Tavern Better than: Getting knifed in Echo Park. Punk rock presents a certain physical hazard, or so I keep telling the pretty lady who tak ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
The Saturday after next, Critter Salon, a science-friendly food and culture salon that has organized insect tastings and still-making workshops, is holding a Mother Culture Exchange. Now rebranded for commercial consumption as "probiotics," home-cultured foods are the urban homesteader project du ... More >>
Somewhere, in his personal Fortress of Ultimate Darkness, the Outhouse Arsonist has to be burning up. His -- and we're assuming this one is a man, sorry -- little crusade to protest rampant construction in well-heeled Russian Hill/protest consumerism/kick sand in the face of capitalist society/burn ... More >>
As if the Case of the Porta-Potty Arsonist couldn't get any stranger, Clorox Co. -- yes, the Oakland-based maker of chemical cleaning supplies -- is now sponsoring a $5,000 reward for tips leading to the potty flamer's arrest, according to the Associated Press. Is this ... More >>
The origins of the increasingly popular Biodynamic wine are steeped in the occult and bad science.
Experimental theater: Try it, you'll like it
Eric McFadden's got an ax to grind. The Clorox Girls re-invent '70s pub-rock.
Two young San Franciscans have the hottest new brand in the staid but cutthroat national soap market. It's based on a simple notion: Cleaning is cool.
The enforcement of drug laws should be less hurtful than the dangers inherent in drug use itself, say the "harm reductionists" at Prevention Point, who practice what they preach by distributing 1.5 million needles to the city's drug users.
Bring out your dead ... for a budget funeral at the San Francisco Collegeof Mortuary Science.