Yes, America is the world's most incarcerating nation. But take solace in this: Fewer people are arrested in America every year, according to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Reporting data. They just keep getting arrested for the same few things. Exactly 9,536,787 people made up the 12.4 million ... More >>
Police are looking for a mother who allegedly packed a cart full of food at a Morgan Hill Safeway, then abandoned her own kid at the store to take the heat from the cops. According to news reports, Marcy Keelin went to the Safeway store with her 10-year-old daughter about 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The tw ... More >>
This morning, a Wyoming gasbag who backs Rick Santorum puked up some ridiculous words on TV news for all us Internet people to laugh at. (This is what TV news is for.) Big-money Santorum super PAC donor Foster Friess told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell: Back in my days, [women] used Bayer aspirin for con ... More >>
It's that top-ten time of year. All of us food writers are busily compiling "Top 7 Foods We Don't Want to See Covered in Truffle Butter in 2012" and "15 Gadgets We Won't Live Without in the New Year." What can we say? We're in our parents' living room, bombed on egg nog a sucker for lists, an ... More >>
Courtesy of the Great American Walkabout An easy stroll through Pennsylvania SF Weekly readers might recall the offbeat story about a few magicians who were on a random quest to walk the nation. When we caught up with them as they started their journey in San Francisco in March, they told us that ... More >>
Two Gallants at the Independent Saturday night. Two Gallants Sept. 24, 2011 The Independent Better than: Holing up in a cheap motel with a fifth of Old Crow and a shotgun. San Francisco hometown heroes Two Gallants wrapped up a massive summer tour that took the duo all the way to Madrid by ... More >>
Michael Glatze, left, in the gay days. Back in the 1990's, Michael Glatze was a writer for the now-defunct Castro-headquartered gay magazine XY. Glatze had started what would become a 10-year relationship with a man he met in a Castro coffee shop; he attended gay-rights rallies; and he was obsess ... More >>
Headlining the Independent tonight is a Seattle folk-rock band by the name of Moondoggies. Maybe you have heard of this band, or its rich, rocking, Neil Young-indebted sophomore album Tidelands, which was released on the Hardly Art label last year. Or maybe not.Maybe you imagine that because the ... More >>
Jim HerdThis one's mine. Get your own.It seems Mayor Gavin Newsom will soon have something else to distract him from elected office: Another kid on the way! It's impossible to guess the naming propensities of a couple who saw fit to christen their first child "Montana." But we offered the 25 wors ... More >>
From SF Weekly's latest print music section:Broken, Not Shattered: Adam Haworth Stephens awoke to shouts. His drummer, Omar Cuellar, was at the helm of their tour van, yelling that the vehicle carrying Stephens' band and its gear was sliding out of control on ice and snow somewhere on Inters ... More >>
Adam Haworth Stephens' tour van, after the Wyoming crash.We told you last week about the horrible, horrible tour van crash in a Wyoming snowstorm that dislocated S.F. troubadour Adam Haworth Stephens' shoulder, and broke some of bandmate Omar Cuellar's vetebrae, along with his hand.Well, there's ... More >>
Adam Haworth StephensOn the heels of today's news about S.F. trio Weekend -- whose busted van chassis hasn't stopped its tour -- comes a report of another crash this past Sunday involving S.F.-based Two Gallants frontman Adam Haworth Stephens in Wyoming. And, sadly, this story doesn't end as well ... More >>
via flickr by chris.corwinNever winThe saga over the patent rights and trade secrets of the swingless golf club continues in a San Francisco courtroom.A federal judge in San Francisco today permitted some counterclaims accusing a Wyoming-based company and two directors of tricking the former owne ... More >>
To paraphrase Peggy Lee, Barbara Boxer brings home the bacon, and Dianne Feinstein fries it up in a pan, according to the most recently updated list of senatorial porkmiesters and mistresses compiled by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington advocacy group. According to the list, California's ... More >>
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