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By Steven T. Jones I finally got around to seeing An Inconvenient Truth on Friday night, just as the realities of global warming couldn't be more clear. It was downright balmy at 10 pm when...

Hot times

By Steven T. Jones I finally got around to seeing An Inconvenient Truth on Friday night, just as the realities of global warming couldn't be more clear. It was downright balmy at 10 pm when...

Now, this is really lame

By Tim Redmond Everyone knows that the East Bay Express and the SF Weekly are owned by Village Voice Media (formerly New Times), but this weeks editions were a sign of what that sort of...

fave new graffito

This morn, after weathering a couple of the worst car commercials I'd ever seen in my nightmares: Hummer's "Restore Your Manhood" campaign which features a guy embarrassed by buying tofu running out to buy...

Dam telling debate

By Steven T. Jones The debate over whether to tear down the O'Shaughnessy Dam in the Hetch Hetchy Valley -- which a state report this week concluded is possible, but with a prohibitive price tag...

Bush’s two loves

A wonderful campaign poster for one of my least favorite Democrats, Joe Lieberman, who is in a serious primary challenge in Connecticut.

Zeitgeist

By Steven T. Jones Zeitgeist, in addition to being my satellite office, is an aptly named bar. The place and the people it attracts seem to capture the spirit of our troubled times, drawing together...

“Guardians” of the universe

By Cheryl Eddy Coming soon to a theater near you ... it's The Guardian! Before you (or we) get too excited, the Internet Movie Database lists no less than ten films and/or TV shows with that...

Bush the groper

By Tim Redmond And this is truly special. Bush thinks it's just fine to suddenly start groping the German chancellor ....

Bumper sticker of the week

By Tim Redmond Yes, it's sick, but it's disturbingly appropriate (from DailyKos) "maybe all the peace-loving Israelis and Palestinians should get together and kill all the ones who keep fighting."

Fire…cool

By Scribe Tis the season to burn bright, what with all the fire arts festivals and other events leading up to Burning Man's 20th anniversary. And burners have definitely been stepping things up recently. A...

Lawsuit over newspaper merger

By Steven T. Jones Big but buried news from today's Examiner: Clint Reilly (with help from attorney Joseph Alioto) is suing to block the big newspaper merger that put most Bay Areas rags under...

Bazillion $$ idea of the day

To have a bicycle-like contraption under your desk that you have to pedal to keep your monitor/screen lit. It could have different gears for challenge and variety. It could be called a Screen Master...

“Oympic Dreams”

By Sarah Phelan Gotta love that unfortunate "Oympic" typo on the front page of the Chronicle's article about Mayor Gavin Newsom and the Olympics. Especially since "oympic" is an anagram for "Myopic". Oymp, oymp.

Olympic dreams

By Steven T. Jones So, Mayor Gavin Newsom tells the dailies that San Francisco is going to pull out all the stops to snag the 2016 Olympics, using Hunter's Point to house the athletes and...

“Come into my parlor, said the spider…etc.”

By Cheryl Eddy Kudos to Peaches Christ and the Midnight Mass gang for, like, totally freaking us out with this past weekend's excellently trashy Beyond the Valley of the Dolls event. (Read our...

After the game

By Steven T. Jones I just wanted to throw in an "amen brother" to Tim's post below about the great coming-together of community at Dolores Park yesterday for the World Cup finals. It was a...

Unsportsmanlike behavior

By Tim Redmond The Chron picked up the New York Times story on the world cup, by Jere Longman, which includes this line:"star midfielder Zinedine Zidane was ejected in overtime for committing an astonishing act...

World cup. Dolores Park. Amazing

By Tim Redmond That was one great party Sunday in Dolores Park. Some former teacher from Germany named Jens-Peter Jungclaussen organized it, and with nothing (as far as I could tell) except word-of-mouth and email...