Can I get a diva? Roisin Murphy to the rescue

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By Todd Lavoie

Looking for something sass-alicious to wrap your ears around? Something deep and soulful and dripping with attitude? Former Moloko vocalist Roisin Murphy has just released her second solo disc, Overpowered (EMI), and it's a floor-burner. What a way to spend an hour and work off some cold-weather calories - looks like Murphy is several steps further into divahood.

I'm picky about my divas. Read more »

The oil spill -- how to help

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Well, in the end we need to recognize that this was a disaster waiting to happen with thousands of ships coming into the bay carrying nasty fuel oil and a Coast Guard that appeared to be lackadasical about the potential for disaster.

But for now, sfist has a nice handy guide on how you can help.

Hummus for the Holidays

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Tired of turkey? Had it with ham? Chucking the…yeah, well, you get the idea.

By Amber Peckham

If the holiday fare for the last few years has become as boring as your relatives, you might want to sign up for the free – yes, free - vegan cooking class being offered by Wellness Central on November 18. The class will be held in the Loughborough Center and will last around 90 minutes. Read more »

Collage Party at Creative Growth

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If you’re wondering what to do today, there is surely nothing better than joining The Collage Party at Creative Growth, winners of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Goldie award.
I’ll be there in spirit, because there are few things I love more than collage (I’ve got a dozen unfinished projects at home, so I’ll cut je Read more »

The Syrian perspective on American empire

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The U.S. is playing a dangerous and disingenuous game in the Middle East, Syria's ambassador to the U.S. Imad Moustapha said last night at the Commonwealth Club. Read more »

Newsom keeps dropping

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New election results are out, and Mayor Gavin Newsom's winning percentage continues to drop. He's gone from the high 70s in early returns to 68 percent now. Quintn Mecke is now in second place, with almost 8 percent, and Harold Hoogasian is in third with 6.5 percent. Read more »

Postal Service > Rolling Stones > Fallout Boy

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The Washington Post’s website has good news for hipsters everywhere. After all these years of crying “sell out!” everytime a band – particularly an obscure, culty, indie band – lends a song to a TV commercial, music purists can now quantify exactly how much their act of choice has strayed from the path of righteousness. Read more »

In the grand tradition of Metal SpongeBob and Metal Cookie Monster

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Cannibal Corpse really does cross all boundaries.

SF's skatepark crisis

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By Justin Juul

After attending SF360 Film+Club’s recent screening of Freedom of Space -- a film about the harsh realities of enjoying an illegal sport-- and then meeting some friends in a Safeway parking lot for a midnight skate-jam on some shitty ramps, the only thing I can say is: Why the fuck hasn’t anyone built a decent skatepark in this city?

All the elements have been present for over a decade: thousands of people who would Read more »

Feeling one's bones with Ghostface Killah and co.

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By Chris DeMento

One can't help heaping expectations upon a show like this - the Nov. 2 appearance by Brother Ali, Ghostface, Rakim, and the Rhythm Roots Allstars at Mezzanine: three big-name emcees, a 10-piece backband, a sold-out venue. Read more »