Today, we here at All Shook Down say goodbye to Disqus and hello to Livefyre, the new commenting system for this and all other SF Weekly blogs. Livefyre is pretty cool -- futuristic, even -- so we're excited for you to get acquainted. Here's a rundown of some key features: Tag your friends on Faceb ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Up until the middle of the last century, being a waiter required a significant amount of culinary skill: You didn't just greet customers and deliver food, you dressed salads, carved chickens and deboned fish, and sautéed meats at the table. (In this month's issue of Bon Appetit, Brett Martin pro ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ArpaioAn 11-member panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had some tough questions today for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyer about why "America's Toughest Sheriff" should be exempt from a lawsuit claiming he violated an Arizona ... More >>
When you consider the unsavory elements one encounters on Muni -- seeds, stabbings, sermons, and semen, -- an ad campaign advocating for prostitutes' rights is rather benign.Local sex worker activists have launched a media campaign aimed to educate the bus-riding populace that sex workers are pe ... More >>
"Farmageddon," a film about the US government's war on raw milk, opens Friday at the Roxie, where it's scheduled to play through Sept. 29. The producers have scheduled a variety of events around the film, notably panel discussions on Friday night and both evening showings on Saturday. A full ... More >>
Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. The New York Times Discovers the Underground. Times Bay Area correspondent Patricia Leigh Brown visits the Underground Market, which she calls a "crave." (Mmm ... not buying it. ... More >>
Shannon CottrellWu-Tang ClanStill only on Day 2 of this ridiculous conflagration, last night forced even more torturous decision-making on festival-goers with a crazy-stacked series of shows. (The Strokes even had fireworks!) But the Village Voice Media party at Austin Music Hall, featuring Wu-Ta ... More >>
Didn't we meet at the tuxedo rental place? Meanwhile, in one of the six or seven other places in the world that is not Tokyo or Austin, Gustavo Turner of our sister rag LA Weekly went to the "vast wasteland of poverty" that is Detroit to kick it with the Insane Clown Posse, who've been wearing ma ... More >>
Let's get this over with as quickly as possible: The results of the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll were released this week, and, to no one's surprise, it turned out that Kanye West released the most praise-winning album of 2010. Almost as expected was the conclusion that Cee-L ... More >>
'But you have 280 million monthly pageviews, my good man!'Heavy traffic, a lean staff -- easier to achieve when you don't employ your own reporters -- and a comfortable spot under the aegis of a corporate publishing titan. If this sounds like a recipe for Internet media success, think again: the ... More >>
BlueisCoool/FlickrEvil genius.I hope whoever runs the marketing division of KFC gets a bonus to rival a hedge-fund director's this year. Because he or she is a genius for getting R&D to come up with the most disgusting sandwich ever invented. New York is all a-twitter about the Double Down, w ... More >>
Veteran Bayview-Hunters Point activist Espanola Jackson speaks out against the Guardian projectFoes Assert Project is Un-American, Will Hurt Children...The San Francisco Planning Commission today unanimously approved San Francisco Bay Guardian Publisher Bruce Brugmann's application to rent the ro ... More >>
At an hour when most folks were still sleeping off last night's music benders, indie rock fans started lining up around the block at La Zona Rosa, where the whole Village Voice operation was hunkered down for our afternoon of acts both on the rise (Surfer Blood, The xx, Pains of Being Pure at Heart) ... More >>
That's word from our bosses. Sorry, Brugmann -- it's still too early to declare "mission accomplished" on your plan to use an obscure state antitrust law to snuff out the competition. (Oh, the irony!)Earlier this week, a San Francisco Superior Court commissioner ordered SF Weekly to give half of ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. First Foodie: Is Michelle Obama a stealth locavore? Grist's Tom Laskawy ponders the possibility. According to the Washington Post, FLOTUS's commitment to denying Big Ag goes a bit beyond scratching out a few rows of heirloom radishes on the South ... More >>
New research about young military recruits who smoke, drink, and screw too much.
We respond to the latest ruling in the Guardian's lawsuit against us.
Everybody orders the same particular thing at these Korean finds — for a reason.
Widow City (Thrill Jockey)
What's worse? A venture capitalist or a guy who smokes crack with underage hookers?
Messy Marv keeps it gutter
The Hold Steady's version of classic rock is full of sex, drugs, and Jesus
Letters from the issue of Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Some costly meals during an East Coast trip remind us that good things often come in inexpensive packages
A New Yorker shows us his wits
Is This It (RCA)
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