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  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Here Is Lil Wayne Singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at the Giants-Cardinals Game Last Night

    Well, this didn't make it to our Fox-fueled TV screens yesterday: Rap star/walking tattoo warning Lil Wayne was on hand at AT&T Park to sing -- we use that term loosely -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Yes, and with enthusiasm! Which raises several questions: 1. Lil Wayne is a Giants fan? (He's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Lady Gaga Blew Chunks: The Top 5 Onstage Pukers

    There are few more undignified actions in the world than regurgitating the contents of your stomach in public: The watering eyes, the full-body-gag, the blowing of chunks. Even when we do it alone, we feel slightly embarrassed. So pity poor Lady Gaga, who hurled all over her own stage in Barcelona t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Meet Livefyre, Our Sleek New Commenting System

    Today, we here at SFoodie 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 Facebook and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Meet Livefyre, Our Awesome New Commenting System

    Today, we here at The Snitch 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 Facebook an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    R.I.P. Davy Jones, 1945 - 2012

    ​Davy Jones of the Monkees, who sang such widely known hits as "Daydream Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," and "Valleri," died of a heart attack this morning. He was 66. Already a renowned stage performer who'd scored a Tony nomination, Jones auditioned in 1965 to be on a TV show based on t ... More >>

  • Film

    November 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    The Franchise Episode Six Recap: Searching for Answers

    SD Dirk/Flickr​In conception, The Franchise is not a very complicated show -- it tells human interests stories in the context of the Giants season with a healthy dose of insider access. It's built for a large audience, and as such is at its best when it's largely positive. The Giants need to be go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    The Franchise Episode Five Recap: The Agony of Defeat

    jkorn//Flickr​The Franchise has been on a nice run lately, alternating Cliff's Notes of the team season with human-interest stories in the right balance. However, for all its successes, the producers have had a relatively easy time drumming up content. The Giants have been an absolutely stellar te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    The Franchise Episode 2 Recap: Hey Now, You're an All-Star

    ​I've written before that "The Franchise" is not really a show for Giants fans. In theory, it's a way for Major League Baseball to introduce some of the game's personalities to a broader audience at a time when they're finding it difficult to market most of their players. In its basic conception, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Unemployed Porn Photographer Now Films S.F. Trash Thieves

    Rikki Ercoli was laid-off from his position as photo director at Falcon Studios gay porn company in SOMA three years ago. Now unemployed, unoccupied, and hunkered down in his apartment like James Stewart in Rear Window, he's become a one-man vigilante against ridding his neighborhood of the notoriou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    We Answer the Important Questions About the Verizon iPhone

    ​After years (possibly decades) of speculation, the iPhone 4 is finally coming to Verizon. Current iPhone owners must certainly be intrigued, because using an iPhone in San Francisco on AT&T's network is about as enjoyable as a fine winter flu. If you can even manage to get a signal -- and goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Adios, Jimmy Raye. Hello to More 49ers Failure.

    Jimmy Raye, told to turn in his playbook​Not long after the San Francisco 49ers' latest debacle, embattled offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye was fired. Fans are left to ponder if his final exit from 49er headquarters was a predicable run up the middle, easily sniffed out by the defense. Sadly, Raye ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2010

    Doctoring the Web

    A plastic surgeon has positive online reviews. But not from that patient who died.

  • News

    June 9, 2010

    Worlds Apart

    Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S.A. Lose your love. Break the law.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    City Employee Put On Leave After Allegedly Threatening Nonprofit Director

    ​A city worker has been placed on indefinite administrative leave after allegedly penning a series of e-mails to a nonprofit director, threatening him, his loved ones, and his staff, SF Weekly has learned. Santiago "Sam" Ruiz, executive director of Mission Neighborhood Centers, confirmed that he r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Real Estate Magnate Clint Reilly Returns to Political Roots, Will Direct Campaign For State Constitutional Convention

    Clint Reilly​Ace political consultant turned politician turned real-estate baron Clint Reilly is going back where he started, signing up to lead a political campaign for the first time in more than a decade. John Grubb, a spokesman for the Bay Area Council, confirmed what SF Weekly had heard throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Oh, It's On: Minnesota Mayor Makes Football-Related Slam on S.F., Oakland Colleagues -- Right On This Site

    Minnesota Mayor R.T. Rybak wants you to know that he feels he's juked Gavin Newsom and Ron Dellums on the fantasy football field​Update, 8:59 a.m.: Mayor R.T. Rybak's spokesman, Jeremy Hanson, confirms this is authentic "trash-talking of his political colleagues" from Minnesota's mayor. There's sh ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    IM Conversation, Purportedly from S.F. Fraud Suspect, Sheds Light on Bizarre Palm Springs Case

    Kaushal NiroulaThe recent arrest of San Franciscans Kaushal Niroula, Daniel Garcia and a bevy of alleged cohorts in an alleged Palm Springs identity theft scam, provided a glimpse into an apparently illicit world where a band of young, attractive men used the casual, all-male intimacy of the San Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Is Yelp Extorting San Fran Businesses for Good Reviews?

    By Bonnie Ruberg For anybody who’s new to the Bay Area, or who just wants to check up on a business before stepping foot in the door, is invaluable. With 25,000 listings in San Francisco alone, the site lets customers post public reviews of everything from the restaurants they love to t ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 1, 2008
  • Music

    August 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008
  • News

    December 19, 2007

    Paper Chase

    The Guild is up against a cost-cutting mogul and declining revenues, but the union continues to seek converts

  • News

    December 12, 2007

    No Linkup for You!

    In the world of online community, one authoritative man can dictate your social life

  • Music

    October 3, 2007
  • Music

    August 8, 2007

    The Return of Arthur Magazine

    Arthur magazine: back from the ashes but still looking for a lifeline

  • News

    July 18, 2007

    Who Killed Hugues de la Plaza?

    His parents are so frustrated with seeking the answer that they want to bring investigators from France into the case

  • News

    December 27, 2006

    Year of the Blockhead

    We're dumbing down and it's the new media's fault

  • News

    November 29, 2006
  • News

    February 8, 2006

    The Missing Man

    Fliers plastered everywhere. Friends scouring the city. High-tech search logistics. And psychics. Why can't San Francisco find Jerry Tang?

  • News

    December 7, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, December 7, 2005

  • News

    November 30, 2005


    The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    The Little Animation Company That COULD

    After struggling uphill in the difficult yet potentially profitable world of computer animation films, Wild Brain is on the cusp of success

  • News

    October 5, 2005

    Agog Over Google

    As a simple Internet search engine has grown into a billion-dollar tech behemoth, the question becomes: Is Google good? Take quiz, find out.

  • Summer Guide

    June 29, 2005

    Butt Boards Up!

    Riding the rapids and the placids of Cache Creek

  • News

    June 2, 2004

    Medea Benjamin for President*

    The new reality TV show American Candidate is as rigged as a Florida election. A recount won't help. We need a boycott.

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    Finger-Clicking Good

    Why you have to see Bobby Badfingers finger-snap the drum solo to "Wipe Out"

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Facing the Music

    The feds catch up with the "homeless hacker" -- and order him off computers

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    A Duty to Hack

    Adrian Lamo, the 22-year-old "homeless hacker" famous for raiding New York Times computers, pursues his vision of public service by cracking another major corporate network. It's a crime, of course. It's also what he was born to do.

  • News

    February 12, 2003

    We Catch Up With Laurel Wellman, So You Won't Have To

    She always wanted to be a Red Hot Single. And now finally she is.

  • News

    August 22, 2001

    Rikke's Angels

    They're young, beautiful corporate headhunters for the high-tech industry. How have they survived the crash of 2001? Simple: By partying like it's 1999.

  • News

    November 22, 2000

    Death in Toon Town

    San Francisco's digital animation district is foundering, and Duke may be down for the count

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Who Still Wants to Be a Millionaire?; Bush Leads Prop. L by 337 Votes; Readers Freeway Comments

  • News

    October 25, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Fangxaminer; Mourning the Passing of the Arts; Looking for the New Bohemia

  • Dining

    September 27, 2000

    Going Public

    Venture Frogs

  • News

    January 5, 2000

    Charity Begins @ Home

    A young software engineer has a plan to teach Silicon Valley to change its tightfisted ways

  • Film

    May 19, 1999

    Return of the Teenager

    Everything I need to know about high school I learned from the New Teen Cinema

  • News

    January 20, 1999

    Telling Fortunes

    A San Francisco firm rolls the dice in the multibillion-dollar game of global finance

  • News

    October 14, 1998
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