San Francisco’s top political leaders stood this week in opposition to a right-wing group's planned rally next week at Crissy Field. At a press conference held Tuesday, Mayor Ed Lee expressed outrage that the National Park Service granted a permit for the rally. Lee isn't alone in his outrage against the National Park Service. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has...
John Ramondetta, a scheduled speaker at the white supremacist rally at Charlottesville in Virginia is no longer employed at an electrical company Rosendin Electric, in San Francisco, as of Wednesday. Ramondetta is notorious for his white supremacist views and is better known as Johnny Monoxide. He regularly blogs at the white supremacist website "The Right Way" and is a co-host of two...
PARTY RADAR This one's on the fly, I'm afraid, as I'm headed out to DJ a giant queer Appalachian techno campout that climaxes with Bezier and Josh from Dark Entries playing during Monday's eclipse (how cool is that?).  But I've always got time to promote partying against fascism, so here are two events bringing the fabulous freaks out two Saturdays...
SCREEN GRABS Late August, when the kids are nearly back in school and the summer blockbusters are gradually winding down at the box office, is a time when a lot of less overtly commercial, more idiosyncratic movies sneak into theaters. (So is January, after the major studios have finished unleashing all their big Xmas releases and year-end Oscar bait.)...
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Best Burrito. Best Party. Best Shoe Store. Best Street Fair. Best Cannabis Club. Best Politician. Best Politician You Love To Hate.... It's back! The nation's original "Best of" -- and the first and best Best of the Bay -- returns for its 42nd year to celebrate all the people, places, and things that make living in the Bay Area the...
SCREEN GRABS Filmmaking in the Philippines hit a first "golden age" in the years after World War II. That was followed by a 1960s boom in which quantity if not quality exploded—mostly thanks to a slew of exploitation-genre co-productions aimed at international drive-in and grindhouse markets that stretched well into the 1970s. The emergence of a few higher-minded directors...
We walk back and forth in a jail cell everyday – it’s called your doorways tent cities Bus benches and Metal chairs in the emergency room waiting to be seen… excerpt from the PoorHouse to the JailHouse by Tiny "Prison abolition is different than penal abolition -- we don’t just want to get rid of the...
PARTY RADAR Just as we had sighed some relief upon hearing that Elbo Room's lease had been extended for another year of course there was bad news waiting to leap out at us like a bachelorette screeching "Thats so random!" at a gay bar.  This week, beloved scruffy watering hole Lucky 13, which was already on the chopping block, got closer to...

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