NYC Fashion Week = SF blues

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Yes, I'm a total fashion whore, but I live in SF -- land of lame Macy's Passports and a dowager-drenched SF Fashion Week. Thus, this is one of my long-distancest fashion-whoriest times around -- fab collection mania in the tents of Manhattan. Read more »

SPORTS: Super Bowl upsets, ads cause nausea

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By AJ Hayes

We don't make it a habit of rooting for New York teams, but the Giants' improbable upset of New England on Sunday night was fantastic. Not only did it result in one of the best games in Super Bowl history, but it managed to wipe some of the smugness off the face of Patriots coach Bill Belichick. A sore loser and a cheat, Belichick is one of the more odorous fellows in sports today.

It also ended the talk once and for all that Tom Brady is the equal of Joe Montana. Read more »

Hot buns and fat bombs

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How delightful! Staring this Wednesday (Ash Wednesday for all you Cathaholics), Noe Valley Bakery will quench your Fat Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras, hangovers by offering delicious-sounding hot cross buns ("Our version is made from nutmeg scented yeast dough filled with currants and almonds. Read more »

OMG sunshine

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Could it possibly have been the Giants' win last night? Or perhaps the sunny anticipation of Tuesday's primary? Maybe Ann Coulter finally died of a poppers overdose? Nah ... it's just weather, baby. Read more »

TRAGIC COUNT/COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS REPORT

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*Novye Izvestia*
No 17
February 5, 2008

*TRAGIC COUNT*

Author: Yevgenia Zubchenko

*COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS IS CRITICAL OF THE STATE OF AFFAIRS WITH FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN RUSSIA*

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) presented its latest report titled Attacks On The Media (2007). At least 65 journalists were murdered worldwide in the line of duty, almost half of them in Iraq. Read more »

Clubs: Love hurts - so Die, Die, why don't you?

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Bloody hell happens in Lower Haight - just in time for Valentine's Day! Photo by Joshua Rotter.

By Joshua Rotter

Love was the furthest thing from my mind on February’s first Friday, when I attended the “My Bloody Valentine” edition of monthly death-rock club Die, Die My Darling at Underground SF.

No, actually, it was all in my mind. Cross my heart. Read more »

Chip off the ole hard rock: Black Mountain cometh

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By Todd Lavoie

Does heavy make you happy? Then cancel any plans you might have for this coming Monday, Feb. 4 - that's when Vancouver time-travelers Black Mountain besiege the Independent for a round or two of seriously sludgy soothsaying, in support of their just-released mindwarper In The Future (Jagjaguwar). Read more »

Munch: "Teeth" director Mitchell Lichtenstein coughs up tidbits on vagina dentata flick

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Spoiler alert: I was a wee bit disappointed in Teeth - sure, the dismembered penis count outdid, well, In the Realm of the Senses's, but the actual execution struck me as slightly gummy, somewhat misguided, and more than a little, er, unrealistic. And trust me, I wanted to believe! Hey, admit it, we're all secretly a little fascinated by the myth of fanged poonannie. Read more »

Lacey: I'll bury the Guardian

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Mike Lacey, waving, is flanked by attorneys Ivo Labar and H. Sinclair Kerr, left, and Don Moon (who actually IS wearing a puffy coat) right, after hearing testimony about how Lacey told SF Weekly staffers that he wanted to put the Guardian out of business. Photo By Luke Thomas, fogcityjournal.

Three witnesses have testified in the Guardian v. Read more »

WTF is up with CNY?

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Intern Candice Chan demystifies the holiday that confounded her as a kid.

While I was growing up on the Peninsula, Chinese New Year (CNY) was a time when I couldn’t have felt more out of place. Filial piety, family unity, serving others instead of yourself; all that fun cultural heritage comes together on this holiday meant for starting anew and being with the people that you love. Read more »