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No way of knowing

› le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS I was sick. I couldn't get out of bed, and I couldn't sleep either. If I tried to talk...

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Marvin Gaye - The Real Thing in Performance 1964-1981

On the “Con” with cartoonist Daniel Clowes

It was so much fun talking to Eightball cartoonist and Ghost World and now Art School Confidential writer Daniel Clowes –- and so much...

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...

King “B”

King "B"ICON John Saxon is many things to many people: 1950s teen idol (during his Universal contract player days he won a 1958 Golden...

Worst album of the week

› kimberly@sfbg.com "A strange new sound that makes boys explore." — Will and Grace's Eric McCormack singing Elton John and Bernie...

Stick to it

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: This might be a little vanilla for you, but I thought I'd chance it. My...

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At one time in my life, I thought I had a handle on the meaning of the word...

King of Shadows

TRIBUTE Days of Our Lives had Patch and Kayla; Passions had Precious, Timmy, and Zombie Charity (don't ask). But Dark...

Oaklandish pride, Leela, Lila, and torn, torn, torn

Ever wish you were everywhere at once? Don't. Be in this body now. So this body got down to the Parkway Theater last night to...

Tsai me up, Tsai me down

Ode to The Wayward Cloud

Week one

Critics' short takes on the first week of SFIFF films

Hotel California

Z marks the present moment in Culture Clash's excellent Zorro in Hell

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, all right already

SONIC REDUCER In the best of all music fans' worlds, an album will grow on you — like lichen, excessive body hair, or a...

Trannyshack east

Apparently all drag queens work for tips. Last year, a gay club owner in Manhattan wanted to copy the aberrant-behavior-fest known as Trannyshack,...

No one steps to Kitchen Stadium!

TV Taking over Project Runway's time slot, Top Chef has some big shoes to fill. No, I don't mean Santino's (or his...

Whither Slither?

Slimy things in film.

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,...

Class act

SF band Film School reaches for the next level

‘Winner’ takes all

IF YOU CONSIDER  it amazing that New York Times best-selling author Augusten Burroughs was able to maintain a lucrative job in advertising while consuming...

Cruisin’ for a bruisin’

EVER SINCE THAT fateful day on the family farm when our stud calf Beauregard threw me from his back and rammed me several...

It may not be sexy, but it’s important

The problem with reading comprehensive analyses of the state of anything — the union, the art or the economy — is that you often...

Seven months late, mainstream media discovers school asbestos problem

A little known group of teachers, union representatives and parents of school children called the Asbestos Council, has met twice a month since its...