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  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Google's Self-Driving Cars Create New Liability Quandaries for State

    The fleet of classic DeLoreans that Uber sent tooling through San Francisco this weekend provided just a small glimmer of techno-fantasies to come. And while years may pass before cars can actually fly, we can comfort ourselves knowing that Google's new line of self-driving robo-vehicles is already ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Top 20 Reasons Why [Your Favorite Musical Artist] Is the Worst

    20. Songs They write songs. Songs just suck. Songs are vapid and stupid and tired and derivative and corny and boring and stuff. Why do they even bother making songs? They should just do something else already. Jeez. 19. Some of their songs are even worse than their other songs. Which just goes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Cops Arrest Men Wanted for Serial Robberies in the Richmond District

    Richmond District businesses can relax a little now that police have busted the men they say are responsible for a slew of heists, including a restaurant and a jewelry store. Sgt. Michael Andraychak says police arrested a 50-year-old man, a 48-year-old man, and a 23-year-old man on suspicion of robb ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Nicki Minaj's Chicken Wing Necklace, and 10 Other Crazy Musical Accessories

    Oh, look at that. Nicki Minaj just emerged with a chicken wing around her neck that had been painted hot pink and dressed up like a necklace, and called it fashion. Hot! ... Or not, depending on your perspective. Regardless, in Minaj's avian-slaughtering honour, we'd like to take a look back at 10 o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Stanford Solar Car Project to Race Across the Australian Outback

    susolarcar /flickr​Barely 3-feet tall and plastered with shiny panels, Xenith looks more like a spaceship for miniature aliens than a car. But the tiny vehicle is the pride and joy of the Stanford Solar Car Project, and will carry the group 2,000 miles across the Australian outback from Darwin to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Top Six Most Inappropriate Uses of a Song on TV, Ever

    ​Having heard the news that Lou Reed reportedly refused to let Susan Boyle perform "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent last week (resulting in her apparently fleeing the country in floods of tears; Reed says legal issues were to blame), we couldn't help but start thinking about the variety of so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Muni Goes Topless! (Video)

    The Christmas lights are a nice touch, too...​Muni' car No. 228 is certainly the most eye-catching in the fleet -- which is a tactful way of stating it's not the most conventionally attractive. The open-topped, English-built "Blackpool" car is a green-and-cream blunderbuss resembling a pair of Vol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Update: Police Offer Details On How Alleged Serial Robbers Were Caught

    A trio of alleged serial robbers' distinctive red car (not this one) caught the SFPD's attentionThe trio of men police allege were responsible for a rash of late-night and early morning San Francisco robberies seem to have violated what we could call Ferris Bueller's First Law: You just can't mainta ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2008

    Long Shot

    San Francisco-based Women's Professional Soccer takes its shot on a treacherous field.

  • Home Entertainment

    February 6, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    November 21, 2007
  • Film

    June 22, 2005

    Car Trouble

    Herbie the Love Bug's back, and he bites

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Image Consciousness

    Michael Garlington -- an enormously talented art photographer with a penchant for the macabre -- has a drunken, wild-man persona. Or is that a canny self-promoter we see behind the curtain?

  • Music

    May 18, 2005

    Da Da

    Down at Da Corner, Bouncer gets her crunk on, coins term "muff muffle."

  • Music

    April 6, 2005

    In the Year 2005

    Like killer bees and cheap labor, this year's music and fashion trends are charging up from the South (by Southwest)

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Red Road Trip

    Go ahead and protest the inauguration. But if you really want the Democrats to win next time, shouldn't you start to learn how the red half lives?

  • Culture

    October 20, 2004

    Encore

    Our critics weigh in on local theatre

  • Culture

    October 13, 2004

    Traveler's Tales

    Terry Tarnoff captivates with stories of his crazy trips, true and otherwise

  • Culture

    August 18, 2004

    Outsiders In

    Is it still street art if it's on the wall of a museum?

  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, May 12, 2004

  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Letters and the Editor

    Messages from a repellent AIDS "activist" and other items of interest, put in self-serving context by Weekly Editor John Mecklin

  • News

    September 3, 2003

    Bean Scene

    In which we tour the Jelly Belly factory and gag on the Harry Potter flavors

  • News

    April 23, 2003

    Boogie for a New Millennium

    Zakiya Hooker preserves the legacy of her father, blues legend John Lee Hooker, plans her own musical career -- and tries to keep tradition from suffocating both

  • News

    February 26, 2003

    Dog Bites

    Let's make some serious money off all the hippies who come downtown to protest Bush's war

  • Dining

    December 4, 2002

    Calculating Kindness

    How to pay off good Samaritans, party during Ramadan, and play footsie during dinner

  • News

    October 9, 2002

    Caught on Tape

    The first Duct Tape Festival displays the many uses of adhesive strips of rubber, cloth, and plastic. Bowling, anyone?

  • News

    July 10, 2002

    Joy of Shopping

    Two stories about puking: a bad day at the mall and a Marina vs. Mission drinking contest

  • News

    May 29, 2002

    Mind Over Clatter

    A Pulitzer surprise notwithstanding, Other Minds continues its noncommercial quest to make the world safe for weird music

  • News

    January 16, 2002

    Clothes to Perfect

    A designer, six artists, and a handmade clothing enterprise known as the Personal Dress Project

  • Music

    February 7, 2001

    Pop Philosophy

    Indie Tunes Apt for Ads You'd Hate

  • Culture

    August 9, 2000

    A Guide for the Perplexed

    To some people, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is still avant-garde

  • Film

    June 7, 2000

    Groove Is From the Heart

    Greg Harrison's Groove

  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Secrets of Almaden

    An elegant experiment at a Bay Area lab echoes through the world of quantum physics

  • Music

    March 29, 2000

    Various Artists

    Machine Soul: An Odyssey into Electronic Dance Music, Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music

  • Dining

    March 8, 2000
  • News

    January 19, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Headed for the Cheatin' Side of Town, Making Books, Estimated Time to IKEA: 84 Days!

  • News

    January 12, 2000

    Dog Bites

    The Gentrification Acceleration Project, South Park, and Spot the Chronicle Book

  • Calendar

    July 14, 1999
  • News

    December 16, 1998

    No Place Like Curb

    So many San Franciscans live in cars, vans, campers, and buses that the city wants to create a "vehicular community" where they could legally park. But if we build it, will the "houseless" come?

  • News

    October 8, 1997

    Esprit de Court

    How Susie Tompkins Buell built, wrecked, and sued San Francisco's legendary Esprit de Corp. clothing company, and why she still gets to sit next to President Clinton

  • Calendar

    January 29, 1997
  • Dining

    January 17, 1996

    Bright Turn

    Hawthorne Lane does mainstream Californian with fanciful panache

  • Culture

    May 31, 1995
  • News

    May 24, 1995

    Mal on the Street

    Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art

  • Culture

    April 19, 1995
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