Week one

Critics' short takes on the first week of SFIFF films

Sleep-deprived video game maniacs

› TECHSPLOITATION A bunch of Belgian neuroscientists finally figured out a way to turn spring break into an article for Proceedings of...

Read James Chaffee’s response

Contact: James Chaffee 584-8999 / Being Vexatious Down At the Public Library Is a Virtue Open...

The politically correct term is “Caucasian debris”

April 11, 2006
Album review: Toby Keith, White Trash With Money (Show Dog Nashville) Country star Toby Keith came to mainstream attention after his musical response to 9/11,...

Awesome; I fuckin’ talked to the Beasties!

March 31, 2006
The Beastie Boys' new concert film Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! opens today, March 31, in the Bay Area, so here's more of my...

Strike a pose

March 29, 2006
I keep waiting for Madonna to have her James Frey moment. Some Jewish Web site — a philo-Semitic "Who's Jewish?" site like Jewlicious or...

Going blank again

March 28, 2006
THE SOUNDTRACK FROM Garden State  (Twentieth Century Fox Home Video, $29.98) has now infiltrated a healthy percentage of San Francisco's cafés and boutiques. The...

Whither Slither?

Slimy things in film.

It takes 3 – or 50

Beastie Boys share an Awesome collabo with fans

A selective guide to political events

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 Pro-choice films Join the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights and New College as they screen two...

Deerhoof tracks…Harry Smith

March 28, 2006
This morning, I went to the press conference for the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 20-May 4) -- wunderbar to hear the appreciation...

Noise: The Guardian’s new music blog

March 27, 2006
Our SXSW recap and much more.

Noise: SXSW, too many bands

March 22, 2006
Dennis Cabuco of the Guardian and Harold Ray Live in Concert!, signing in for a final SXSW posting. I had a blast during the...

Stone cold cooking

 Sonic Reducer Wonderful, unforeseen taste combinations are everywhere you look — and they go beyond the mundane peanut butter and chocolate, Tom and Katie,...

Warriors, stay in and playiyay!

November 15, 2005
AN ENTIRE GENERATION was introduced to the 1979 cult classic film The Warriors in 1993 when Ol' Dirty Bastard warbled "Warriors, come out and...

Army of glum

September 29, 2005
Battlefield 2 (Electronic Arts)

So much flesh, so little personality

Madonna. At Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Monday, July 20th. During the encores of the first of her two spectacular shows at Shoreline Amphitheatre last week,...

Of Lenin and latecomers

Lenin for lawyers The 50-year-old San Francisco chapter of the National Lawyers Guild has long worked with local politicians to formulate legislation on issues...


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