Blyth spirit

MOVIE STAR "You can tell that it's cheap by the smell of the fabric!" Veda Pierce says, wrinkling her nose when her mother, Mildred,...


JULY 19 Event Anarchy in Spain Join AK Press for a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Revolution, including a screening of Durruti, a short...

Past ain’t past

History haunts Jewish Film Festival docs

Sunny side of the scream

In a world of disappearing all-female bands, the Bay Area's Erase Errata turn in their strongest recording to date

NOISE: Sonic on Sonic – Vice Cooler’s best 24th B-day ever and Sonic Youth Kim and Thurston’s drop-by

Whoa, did Vice Cooler of XBXRX, KIT, and Hawnay Troof have an awesome birthday or what at 21 Grand in Oakland July 15? The...

Prop. A reality check

Just weeks after the homicide prevention measure failed - a beloved DJ is shot dead in the Mission

Strap it on

CULT MOVIE It's finally here. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Fox Home Entertainment), a top contender in my sordid little mind for the...


"My basic photography lesson is this: You frame the perfect composition, exactly like you want it, and then you step forward," says Larry Clark....

Tonight is what it means to be young

TEEN FLICKS In the late ’70s and early ’80s a funny thing happened at the movies: Suddenly aware of a whole pocket-moneyed demographic betwixt...

Passion plays

Powerful writers and equally intense actors play a vital part in Campo Santo's success, 10 years on

Newsom loses control

Mayor Gavin Newsom, who fancies himself a solution-oriented pragmatist, has allowed the supervisors to take over the urban policy agenda

Schlock tease

Country Teasers jab at the darker crannies of whiteness

Moore than words

The Moore Brothers tap a deadly goth angst

Our gang

Fag Fridays: 10 years of faggoty goodness

NOISE: Coachella cracked open?

Guardian intern Jonathan Knapp checked out Coachella last week and lived to tell the tale: Jose Luis Pardo of Los Amigos Invisiblesholds forth Sunday...

Small Business Activist: Comet Skateboards

458 Brannan, SF(510) 625-9045 What if we saved our precious natural resources by not transporting our food and clothes halfway around the world?...

Arthur Jackson Diversity in Business Award: Fabric8

3318 22nd St., SF (888) 554-4321, www.fabric8.comHoping to spread San Francisco style — in all its bounty of shapes, sounds, and colors — across...

Raw Deal

› Dear Andrea:  Should I worry that my husband, who says he is straight because he just isn't attracted to guys, might be subconsciously...

Rankin’ Reykjavik

› SONIC REDUCER I love the fact that whenever you leave this country, you immediately come to the discomfiting realization that ... you're...

Invisible minority

A new study shows Pacific Islanders experience high dropout, arrest, and depression rates

Daniel in the lion’s den

The first time I heard Daniel Johnston’s music, I’d ordered a tape from K Records, having little idea what to expect. What arrived in...

Inside the belly of the dog

A blog on his birthday for Sasha

Whose cheatin’ Heart?

A fable of our era leaps - or hobbles - from page to screen

Concrete jungle

In the nation's toughest housing market, staying off the street is tougher than ever.