When zombies attack politicians

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Last night's mayoral debate wasn't terribly exciting, at least until the zombies attacked attendees as they left. Read more »

SFist thinks we're commies

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So the folks at SFist have decided that we're all commies over here because we think it's okay to tax the rich and provide services for the homeless.

I thought we were all too intelligent in these circles to resort to stupid quips about the "proletariat," and I've posted a response on SFist. But since I've had to have this fight since I was an economics major at Wesleyan way back in the dark ages, I have to make a point here:

The Soviet Union as we knew it in the post-War era was not built by Karl Marx. Read more »

Plug in, turn on, and feel the noise at the Headphone Fest

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Yep, it's that time of year again - time to break out the old headphones and plug into some experimento sounds at [:]PLUG3[:], San Francisco's third annual Global Headphone Festival. Read more »

Today's Ammianoliner

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San Francisco:

Lying on the sidewalk: $500

Lying in office: priceless

(On the voice mail of Sup. Tom Ammiano) B3

Gimme less

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The Internet’s all abuzz (OK, the part of the Internet flooded by celebrity-obsessed housewives and former jazz dancers) about Britney Spears’ just-released music video for her single “Gimme More.” So what are you missing by watching mayoral debates or clipping your cuticles instead of cruising YouTube for mentally challenged bubblegum pop stars? Read more »

Pro-car crowd draws first blood; breaks deal with Peskin

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Photo of Don Fisher by Luke Thomas, www.fogcityjournal.com, used with permission
Gap founder Don Fisher and other proponents of Prop. Read more »

The Living Word

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By Amber Peckham

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When I heard the phrase “Living Word Festival” my first instinct was to think of some sort of religious revival in the back woods somewhere, with white robes and bathing in the river and people dancing with snakes. I was very far wrong, as any informed cultural citizen of the Bay probably already knows.

The Living Word Festival is a series of events that began on October 6 and ends on November 3. Read more »

Independent Spirits (glug)

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By Jonathan Beckhardt

As you know, you're supposed to feel guilty whenever you take part in an activity. Everything from wasting your mind with TV to wasting the planet with hot-tubbing. And yes, this of course includes drinking. (Just think about the emissions produced from Budweiser clydesdale manure alone!) It's not just the contributions to global warming that should make you feel guilty as you relax with a drink. You're probably also supporting a corporate culture that has pushed the little guy out, and is keeping him from coming back in. Read more »

Machine Head's Robb Flynn responds to House of Blues banishment

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Machine Head's Robb Flynn blogs in response to his Oakland band's canceled dates at House of Blues venues:

In the six years since the attacks of Sept. 11, the United States has become a better place in a number of ways. Read more »

Fashion en-CAPSULE-ated

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By Amber Peckham

If you were inspired by the cool and quirky products in our Style insert this week, make sure you take a few hours to check out the CAPSULE Design Festival this Sunday in Hayes Valley (all around the Hayes Valley Green). Around 140 Bay Area and West Coast designers will be there, all independent, all unique, and all chic. Read more »