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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
susolarcar /flickrBarely 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
San Francisco-based Women's Professional Soccer takes its shot on a treacherous field.
Herbie the Love Bug's back, and he bites
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?
Down at Da Corner, Bouncer gets her crunk on, coins term "muff muffle."
Like killer bees and cheap labor, this year's music and fashion trends are charging up from the South (by Southwest)
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?
Our critics weigh in on local theatre
Terry Tarnoff captivates with stories of his crazy trips, true and otherwise
Is it still street art if it's on the wall of a museum?
Week of Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Messages from a repellent AIDS "activist" and other items of interest, put in self-serving context by Weekly Editor John Mecklin
In which we tour the Jelly Belly factory and gag on the Harry Potter flavors
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
Let's make some serious money off all the hippies who come downtown to protest Bush's war
How to pay off good Samaritans, party during Ramadan, and play footsie during dinner
The first Duct Tape Festival displays the many uses of adhesive strips of rubber, cloth, and plastic. Bowling, anyone?
Two stories about puking: a bad day at the mall and a Marina vs. Mission drinking contest
A Pulitzer surprise notwithstanding, Other Minds continues its noncommercial quest to make the world safe for weird music
A designer, six artists, and a handmade clothing enterprise known as the Personal Dress Project
Indie Tunes Apt for Ads You'd Hate
To some people, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is still avant-garde
Greg Harrison's Groove
An elegant experiment at a Bay Area lab echoes through the world of quantum physics
Machine Soul: An Odyssey into Electronic Dance Music, Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music
Headed for the Cheatin' Side of Town, Making Books, Estimated Time to IKEA: 84 Days!
The Gentrification Acceleration Project, South Park, and Spot the Chronicle Book
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?
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
Hawthorne Lane does mainstream Californian with fanciful panache
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