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Snap Sounds: The Books

September 15, 2010
By Landon MobladTHE BOOKSThe Way Out(Temporary Residence)During the far too long half-decade wait between albums, it became easy to wonder if maybe Nick Zammuto...

The 5000 faces of Lil B

August 11, 2010
By Willy StaleyMeeting people you know only from the Internet is a bizarre experience. I share my tedious thoughts with people on...

Two views:Joanna Newsom at the Fox, 8/2/10

August 4, 2010
By Amber Schadewald and Sam StanderTAKE ONE "Have you seen her before?" a spirited woman asked a random couple in the front row at...

Best of the Bay 2010 Readers Poll: Shopping

July 27, 2010
2010 READERS POLL WINNERS:SHOPPING BEST INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE Green Apple506 Clement, SF. (415) 387-2272, www.greenapplebooks.com BEST USED BOOKSTORE Green Apple506 Clement, SF. (415) 387-2272, www.greenapplebooks.com BEST SPECIALTY BOOKSTORE...

Best of the Bay 2010 Readers Poll: Arts and Nightlife

July 27, 2010
2010 READERS POLL WINNERS:ARTS AND NIGHTLIFE  BEST MOVIE THEATER Castro Theatre439 Castro, SF. (415) 621-6120, www.castrotheatre.com BEST REP FILM HOUSE Red Vic1727 Haight, SF. (415)...

Best of the Bay 2010 Readers Poll: Food and Drink

July 27, 2010
2010 READERS POLL WINNERS:FOOD AND DRINK BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT Nopa560 Divisadero, SF. (415) 864-8643, www.nopasf.com BEST NEW RESTAURANT Gracias Madre2211 Mission, SF. (415) 683-1346, www.gracias-madre.com BEST ROMANTIC...

Best of the Bay 2010 Readers Poll: City Living

July 27, 2010
2010 READERS POLL WINNERS:CITY LIVING BEST LOCAL BLOG SFistwww.sfist.com BEST LOCAL WEBSITE Funcheap SFwww.sf.funcheap.com BEST ONLINE PERSONALS Craigslistwww.craigslist.org BEST POLITICIAN Gavin Newsom BEST LOCAL NONPROFIT GLBT Historical Society657 Mission,...

Shayna Steele embraces her soul passion

July 15, 2010
By Lilan KaneJazzy, sultry, soulful, and smooth, Shayna Steele -- performing at Coda on Sat/17 -- has a voice and style that is causing...

Taming finance in an age of austerity

July 8, 2010
By Joseph E. StiglitzNEW YORK – It was not long ago that we could say, “We are all Keynesians now.” The financial sector and...

The Unaccountable G-8

June 30, 2010
By Jeffrey Sachs(Jeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Economics and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also Special Adviser to...

Fiscal solidarity

Fiscal solidarity means we recognize that an injury to one is an injury to all

The sublime absurdity of Danzig returns to SF

June 25, 2010
By Sam StanderThis Sun/27, Danzig takes the stage at SF’s Regency Ballroom. Now, I guess Danzig technically refers to the band as a whole,...

Calvin Trillin, Deadline Poet

June 25, 2010
As Elena Kagan's Confirmation Hearing Approaches, We're Reminded of John Robert's Promise to Be an Umpire Calling Balls and StrikesBy Calvin TrillinRegardless of which...

Hot Issues and vegan treats

June 25, 2010
By Sam StanderDown a little side street branching off the Piedmont Ave. shopping area in northern Oakland, two locals have combined the fine art...

Push it real good: Push Dance Company’s Great Integration unites hip-hop, martial arts, and epic storytelling

June 25, 2010
By Katie GaydosOn opening night (June 18 at ODC Dance Commons) of Push Dance Company's Great Integration: A Chamber Hip-Hop Opera, I wondered whether...

Snap Sounds: Kurt Vile

June 23, 2010
By Irwin SwirnoffKURT VILESquare Shells(Matador)Seven songs of drifter daydreams. There is something so beautifully lonely and core-hitting about the way Vile's sprawling songs continue...

Our Weekly picks: June 23-29, 2010

June 22, 2010
WEDNESDAY 23 EVENT "Double Feature: The Facebook Effect and Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Cloud cover is pretty fierce these days. No, I'm...

CompStat vs. community policing

Proposed ballot measure triggers debate over what principles should guide SFPD

25 ideas for our queer future

June 22, 2010

THE QUEER ISSUE: Gaze into the future of the gays -- LGBTQ leaders, artists, and activists offer their visions for what lies ahead. Plus our 2010 Hot Pink List!

Old reliable true confessions — John Waters on secret idols, polar opposites, and role models

June 22, 2010
By Ryan LattanzioJohn Waters. Forefather of filth, pundit of provocation. Not to be mistaken, of course, for 1934 Academy Award recipient John Waters, who...


THE QUEER ISSUE: Our annual list of queers we adore -- and their ideas for our queer future

In defense of Bay to Breakers

For 99 years, Bay to Breakers has been lifting the city's spirits, bringing fun, tax revenue, and millions of tourism dollars to San Francisco

SCOBY SCOBY do’s and don’ts: Notes on the Kombucha craze

June 21, 2010
By Katie GaydosFor me, the words “kombucha on tap” evoke images of endless streams of free-flowing fizzy ambrosia. Unfortunately, while many San Francisco health...

Janelle Monáe: Soul with perfect teeth

June 21, 2010
By Ryan LattanzioJanelle Monáe has the most beautiful teeth I’ve ever seen. No, really. If you ask me, their pearly whiteness is unmatched. Just...