CLUBS: “I’m famous, bitches — at BOOTIE!”

Club BOOTIE is a San Francisco club treasure -- as our fabulous young intern Justin Juul was to find out last weekend. Read below...

Escape pods

What, exactly, is "the love"?

Live bait

The secret life of warehouse shows

Eat your politics

Local culinary sage Larry Bain's Nextcourse bridges the food divide and brings good eats to the masses

Mother Ninja, RIP

wow -- a lot of death on the blog this week. On Saturday, one of my favorite people in the world passed on from...


The 10 big stories the nation's major news media refused to cover last year

Supervisor Burning Man

By Tim Redmond I've been around a long time in city politics, and seen a lot of strange things, but even by my standards, it's...

Regaining consciousness

East Oakland rapper Ise Lyfe spreads the word, makes his mark

Club kids make good

... club sandwiches. BUT formerly local club kids Justin Bond and Kenny Mellman -- aka KIKI and HERB -- have really made good. They're...

Fun with AOL data

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION Last week AOL did another stupid thing, but at least it was in the name of science. The giant Web portal released...

Found in translation

John Byrum revisits The Razor's Edge and Bill Murray's dramatic debut

Proud Mary

ACTRESS AND AUTHOR If you love to watch cult movies and pay tribute to the stars that make them great (and in San Francisco,...

The nice rats

› gpr54@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION OK, here's my plan: genetically engineered, super-tame, super-skinny, super-long-lived, nonbreeding rats. Or humans. Science says we can do it! I have this problem...

Burritos of the gods

Michael Showalter discusses humor, metahumor, sushi, and, er, metasushi

The planet of the mutants

Os Mutantes are back — in truthful Tropicália technicolor!

The road to Mecca

› paulr@sfbg.com Judging a book by its cover might be a sin, but how about judging a restaurant by its name? In most cases this...

Cooler heads

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: I've been dating a beautiful girl, and I mean she is hot. The problem? She's really jealous and we fight all the...

NOISE: Have another slab of John Vanderslice

Duncan Scott Davidson interviewed Tiny Telephone honcho and Barsuk artist John Vanderslice for a piece in the May 3 issue of the Guardian. Here's...

Pusher girl

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: I'm a girl. I take Zoloft. It lowers my sex drive, and when I do get horny it...

Our gang

Fag Fridays: 10 years of faggoty goodness

20 questions for Fiona Ma

Sup. Fiona Ma, who is running for state Assembly, last week decided to skip an endorsement interview that she scheduled with the Guardian -...

Save John Swett!

OPINION In seeking to close the John Swett Alternative Elementary School in San Francisco's Western Addition, the San Francisco Unified School District...

Students, drugs, and a law of intended consequences

A few weeks before Marisa Garcia started her first semester of college in 2000, a cop found a pipe with marijuana residue in her...

Drugs of choice

Why some former cops argue that all drugs