You can’t possibly be thinking about how much alcohol you shouldn’t have consumed at the seventeen Halloween parties you went to this weekend, or what kind of witty and ironic costume you’re going to make for the ones you’ll attend on Wednesday (because lord knows you can’t show up in the same thing you wore all weekend). Read more »
Intrepid intern Soo Oh checks out custom countertops that are going to save the world.
By Soo Oh
Eco-friendly home improvement couldn't get classier than Vetrazzo. And by "classier," I mean "glassier." (I can't believe I just wrote that. Intern, get me some coffee! Wait. I am the intern. Damn.) Eight-five percent of Vetrazzo's smooth surfaces are made from recycled glass, the largest source of the company's sources coming from neighborhood curbside recycling programs. Read more »
The organizers and speakers from Hip Hop 4 Obama make Chris DeMento wonder: Can Obama really do it?
By Chris DeMento
Barack Obama's been making the biggest grassroots push since JFK's presidential campaign, but will it take? I spoke and listened to three very intelligent and spirited Obama supporters at a recent Hip Hop 4 Obama event at Berkeley's Ashkenaz, all of whom were filled with information and the will to help their man beat a Clinton in a primary. Read more »
Driving out to Altamont Motorsports Park on the night after a full moon, just a few days before Halloween, even my metal-maimed eardrums could faintly hear the sound of Mick Jagger's famous plea for peace, uttered from the Altamont concert stage in 1970's Gimme Shelter: "Who's fighting, and what for?"
Don't try to front like you never liked Motley Crue. You know you shouted at the devil. You know you tapped out the poignant opening bars of "Home Sweet Home" on your big sister's Casio keyboard. And you know you turn up the iPod when shuffle kicks you into "Dr. Read more »
Esteemed Guardian staffer Cheryl Eddy was kind enough to sacrifice a sentence of her Behemoth preview this Wednesday, Oct. 24, on the altar of French metal masterminds Gojira. Though the adjective she picked to describe them - “brutal” - is certainly apt, I wanted to delve a little deeper into the band’s Gallic brutality. Read more »
It's no news to most of you that the Guardian has sued the SF Weekly and its parent company for predatory pricing. We're arguing that the Weekly, owned by Village Voice Media (which used to be New Times), has been selling ads below cost for the purpose of injuring the locally owned competitor.
Daniel Judd of Sorcerer likes racquet sports, so I found it hard to talk about music when I interviewed him. But I like Sorcerer's White Magic so much -- in fact, as I post this interview, I'm listening to it -- that for once I was able to shut up about tennis. Read more »