Bronstein kicked upstairs?

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That's what it sounds like. Read more »

Guardian v. SF Weekly: Here we go

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Lawyers for the SF Weekly failed today to get a delay in the trial of the Guardian's lawsuit against the paper and its chain parent, Village Voice Media. So jury selection will begin Thursday morning.

The Weekly's lawyers, H. Sinclair Kerr and Ivo Labar, argued a computer file the Guardian had turned over to them last week amounted to a huge new pile of data that would take considerable time to review. Read more »

Follow Lennar’s Money

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Sup. Chris Daly has a juicy item on his blog. He’s uncovered that Lennar has already spent $500,000 to try and qualify a mixed-use development at Candlestick Point and Hunters Point Shipyard for the June 2008 ballot. Read more »

Newsom takes a trip...and all the credit

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Last year in Davos, Newsom's avatar was interviewed in Second Life, the highlight of his trip. Read more »

More video art: Malkoff and Mix-a-lot

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In honor of our cover story about video art, I've decided to share my favorite videos of the week. Are they worthy of a SFMOMA installation? Probably not. But are they art? I say yes. Here's why:

Mark Lives in IKEA

So comedian/filmmaker Mark Malkoff (famous for going to every Starbucks in Manhattan in one day) decides to move into an IKEA while his apartment gets fumigated. Read more »

Video Mutants: Kalup Linzy washes your eyes (and mind) out with soaps

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Welcome to the party, welcome to the show. What are sweetberry club cakes? Wouldn't you like to know!

To find out, you'll just have to listen to "SweetBerry Shuffle" by Kalup Linzy, where Labisha will break it down for you. Read more »

Liars, Liars, band on fire...

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Gotta love those Liars, the most interesting band to come out of the turn-of-the-century NY rock scene that begat the Strokes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Not only do they continue to turn out stellar LPs like 2006's Drum's Not Dead (Mute), they are freakin' amazingly powerful live. Read more »

Sonic Reducer Overage: Toumani Diabate, Ingrid Michaelson, La Otracina, Poison the Well, and the art overfloweth

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What to do when the gloom descends and the sky thunders? Double your pleasuuuur with art-music selections that didn't make it into print last week and the worthy live shows that slipped betwixt the cracks this time around.

Ingrid Michaelson
The new Lisa Loeb or... Read more »

Video Mutants: Ryan Trecartin streams/flows into onlive timeslot, TOtal nowhere emotion expansion

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In this week’s Super Ego nightlife etc. column, as part of our Video Mutants issue, I handheld display my growing obsession with young artist Ryan Trecartin, who somehow squares club culture and diverts the neon identity parade into a tributary of parodied obnoxion (with Internet hyperquotes). By which I mean, “Damn! Read more »

Video Mutants -- umbrella zombie datamosh mistake

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What better way to kick off our Video Mutants issue than with Rihanna-anna-anna's coquettish kitten face turning silver and melting into the spray-golden visage of a zombie-obsessed Dolores O'Riordan (oh, where are you now?) of the Cranberries in Paper Rad's umbrella zombie datamosh mistake?

Stick around after the chorus, because that's when things really get good, with home video of a dog named Ringo, Alf newscasting a holiday parade featuring a giant Garfield balloon, Read more »