Partying Indiefest style

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By Vanessa K. Carr

Yes, the SF IndieFest is about great independent film, but let's be real: it's also about theme parties and free booze.

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The opening party last night at Cellspace did not disappoint. Read more »

Activism brings hyphy back to Berkeley

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By Jamilah King

Almost a week before the media was glowing with tales of unprecedented numbers of youth voters hitting the poles in this week's primary elections, hundreds of young activists and music heads made their power known in Berkeley. Read more »

Heyyy! Planet Unicorn 6!

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How long have I been waiting for this moment? Long enough to start fearing it would never come. Read more »

Predatory pricing: A primer

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The jury in the Guardian's lawsuit against the SF Weekly got a primer today on how prdatory pricing by a big chain works.

Guardian controller Sandy Lange took the stand, and outlined the results of information she'd compiled on below-cost sales by the Weekly and the East Bay Express. Read more »

Buckle up, bags

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Intern Candice Chan test drives a seatbelt bag -- and decides to stick with the old model.

It goes without saying that seatbelts in cars are all about promoting safety before comfort, and after a weekend with a pink polka dot seatbelt bag by Harveys, that philosophy seems to apply even when the belts have been reincarnated into tote form.

While carrying my happy pink polka dotted seatbelts last weekend, I walked with an undeniable sense of security; if someone tried to bring hurt my way, I’d take them down first with a deftly placed swing of my indestructible purse to their groin. Read more »

Clubs: Asses of Evil!

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Calling all queer Arabs, Middle Easterners, and North Africans (and lusty friends) -- time for another wild, dancefloor-packing Bibi party, habibis!

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Yep, it's gonna be packed -- featuring DJs Emancipacion, Bahman, and Honey Soundsystem's own Josh Cheon. Read more »

Thao-ism 101: Songs ready to put a spring in your step

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By Todd Lavoie

Ah, what a perfect day! The sun is shining, I'm whirling in the afterglow of Obama's Super Tuesday super-dupers - 13 wins - not bad at all! - and I've just been charmed, bedazzled, and blindsided by a new artist. What could be better? Methinks this dopey grin of mine might remain in place for a while yet. Read more »

IndieFest: "Sexina, Popstar PI"

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By Jennique Mason

“She has the boobs and brains of a queen, she’s every man’s dream ..." When have truer words been spoken? As sung by Monkees heartthrob Davy Jones in the film's theme, Sexina: Popstar, P.I. is the long-awaited answer to critically renowned films like Austin Powers and Legally Blonde.

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Directed by Erik P. Read more »

Get Your Rocks Off

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By Colleen McCaffrey

Female erotica, wine and vegan cookies: no, not a perfect first date, although it would be good a place to take one. It’s that time of the month again: second Saturday, when female and trans literary talents – both well-established and up-and-coming - congregate at Femina Potens for the Award-Winning literary erotic event, Sizzle. Read more »

"Never surrender!" Romney surrenders

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Welp, the boardroom Mormon is out, and now it's up to Bridge Over River McCain and Huckabee Hound to feast on his Republican delegates' innards. (I think. Read more »