Gayest. Videos. Ever. (Pt. I)

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Really? The Gayest? You be the judge – and there plenty more where these came from, believe me …. Below are some tunes mentioned in, or chosen by people mentioned in, our cover story this week. Rock on! Read more »

Veg out

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By Amber Peckham

As summer bids a fond farewell to the city, getting the most out of the few beautiful days that are left is a must. If you’re looking for an activity suitable for groups of all sizes, take a jaunt over to the 8th Annual World Veg Festival at the county fair building in Golden Gate Park. The festival spans the whole weekend, and is free from 10-10:30, after which the suggested donation is $5.

The San Francisco Vegetarian Society puts the event together, and has over its eight year lifespan attracted other sponsors that also take part in the festivities. Read more »

Chicago's Estrojam hits us where we secrete

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Margaret Cho rocked the mic - and her burleque bone - at Estrojam in Chicago.

By K. Tighe

An estimated 15,000 attendees flocked to venues around Chicago last week, Sept. 18-23, for the fifth annual Estrojam Music and Culture Festival to see women doing what they do best. Read more »

Magic time: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band return

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Brooooce. Photo by Mark Seliger.

By Todd Lavoie

They're back! Well, almost. This coming Tuesday, Oct. 2, to keep things official and all. That's when the Magic happens.

Proving that patience really does pay off from time to time, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are about to reward us rather handsomely for riding out their extended hiatus. Read more »

Awww...freak out!

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File under: "I don't really care:"

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees this week. Of the nine nominees, five actually get inducted into that great hallowed institution, and get to take part in one of the more self-congratulatory ceremonies that makes its way to VH-1.

And they are:

Madonna
Donna Summer
John Mellencamp
Leonard Cohen
The Dave Clark Five
The Ventures
Chic
Afrika Bambaataa
The Beastie Boys

Madonna is maybe the most surprising -- or least? -- name. Hell, I remember being ten years old and hearing "Holiday" for the first time. Read more »

Local loco techno week

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Ah yes, it's LoveFest this weekend! There'll be lots of groovy floats and bunny-eared revellers passing out from lack of H2O -- hopefully shirtless. Love! Read more »

Bryter layter: Nick Drake's Gabrielle Drake sheds a little light on her late sibling

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From the morning: Nick Drake as a teen.

One of the sweetest panels at the this year’s South By Southwest revolved around the late singer-songwriter Nick Drake: producer Joe Boyd, onetime-possible collaborator Vashti Bunyan, and sister Gabrielle Drake traded anecdotes about the talented mystery man, played music, and took questions to a transfixed crowd. Read more »

2007 Issues Interviews: Friends of the Library

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing community leaders about the issues at stake in the upcoming 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

Sooooo NOT Green

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courtesy of www.letsgreenwashthiscity.org

I've mentioned here and elsewhere the PG&E "Let's green this city" broadsides that have been dousing San Francisco's public spaces with a sickly lime green unfit for a Gap t-shirt. Read more »

2007 Issues Interviews: SFPD's John Scully

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing community leaders about the issues at stake in the upcoming 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »