The United States has imported a lot of great things from the United Kingdom -- the Beatles, the Mini, and David Beckham are some of my all time favorites. And now there’s one more import contending for one of my top spots: Streetsmart4Kids.
Sure, it's cute. But can it get kids off the streets? We didn't think so. (Unless, you know, you buy one for the street kids. Read more »
In 1994, as most of the musical world mourned the death of Kurt Cobain, a humble band from Gothenburg, Sweden, released an album called Lunar Strain, which would go on to help situate the sleepy Scandinavian university town at the center of a swirling metal maelstrom. The band was In Flames, and their incendiary interpretation of the nascent death metal genre would go on to spawn a legion of imitators on both sides of the Atlantic. Read more »
Cynthia McKinney, the former congressional representative from Georgia, became a sort of hero to progressives by opening calling for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney and for courageously calling for a real investigation of the 9/11 attacks when most of her Democratic colleagues were asking few hard questions and dutifully falling into line with the imperial ambitions Read more »
Ed Jew's lawyer is bailing out. This can't be good news for the suspended supervisor. Lawyer Bill Fazio cites "irreconcilable differences," which in legalese generally means "my client wants me to do something that's moronic or unethical and I'm not going to get caught in that swamp." It could also mean "my client doesn't want to pay my hourly rate anymore," which, given the complexity and extent of Jew's problems, isn't a good sign either. But generally, when it's about money the client just fires the lawyer. Read more »
We've been compiling a little archive of local movers and shakers' favorite super-gay videos, either in context, influence, or just plain awesome swishiness. (Check out Part 1 here.) It's an webxperiment! Many of the participants appeared in our Gayest. Music. Ever. cover story from last week. Read more »
(On the voicemail of Sup. Tom Ammiano, a supervisor who happens to be gay, commenting on the San Francisco Chronicle's lead story on today's front page. Headline: "GAYS ANGERED BY SCALED-BACK RIGHTS BILL, House leaders remove transgender people to improve chance of passage--most advocacy groups withdraw their support."
The lead by Carolyn Lochhead of the Chronicle's Washington bureau, pointed out that "leading gay organizations withdrew their support Monday from a landmark gay civil rights bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and Rep. Read more »