Access of Evil: Tweaker's Choice!

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How 'bout this for a shot of homegrown comedy -- and lord knows I need some after the homegrown shot of comedy that was my night at the sex club. Gurl, remind me NOT to wear my night goggles up in there. I saw too much! Too much!

The kids from the new queer comedy public access show "Access of Evil" just popped me a couple new rough vids of their sketches, and they're pretty bombatastic. You can catch the first "Access of Evil" installment on August 19 at 1am on Channel 29 -- and then every third Sunday of the month at 1am thereafter. Read more »

The (privatization) wifi initiative

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By Tim Redmond

Sahsa at leftinsf has the full text of the mayor's wifi initiative posted, and a phrase I hadn't known about just leaps out:

(4) The City should initially provide the Wi-Fi Network through a public-private partnership that utilizes expertise of the high technology sector and minimizes financial risk to the City;

In other words, the mayor's official declaration of policy (also signed by Sup. Read more »

Janet Reilly for mayor?

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By Steven T. Jones
The word is that Chris Daly is meeting with supporters tonight to decide whether to run for mayor. It could probably go either way. Meanwhile, there's an increasingly strong movement underway to draft Janet Reilly into running for mayor. She didn't return my call asking about it, but we're hearing from some who say she's thinking about it. Read more »

End-of-summer fun with Liars, Animal Collective, Thurston Moore

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By Sean Manning

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Ah, the end of summer. A time to wake back up to reality - be it the impending school semester, a new work opportunity, or simply the realization that you’ve been lying face down in a pile of your own dirty laundry for the past few months. It’s the year’s second wind, a time for renewal and our last chance to come out on top.

It’s also, as you may have noticed, as great time for stuff in general. Read more »

Lollapalooza day one: Ted Leo, Polyphonic Spree, MIA, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, and more riveted our woman in Chicago

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By K. Tighe

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No logo? Photo by Cambria Harkey.

Ted Leo himself seemed a bit apprehensive about playing under a corporate logo at his afternoon performance on Aug. 3. The political punker lost his footing at the start of his set, falling onto the deck of the Myspace stage. I'll try to suppress the symbolism in all of this. Read more »

Too $hort resurfaces, kicking it with kicks of all ilks

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Don't forget: Life is...Too $hort.

Every once in a while it happens, and this time he comes courtesy of Sneaker Pimps' buy-trade-swap event at Mighty on Saturday, Aug. 11. Read more »

The devil's bargain at the Transbay Terminal

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By Tim Redmond

If you don't like the notion of a 1,200-foot tower scarring San Francisco's skyline -- and I don't -- then maybe you ought to read this fascinating piece on Calitics, and stop for a minute to think about what this city, and this state, is doing.

Why do we have to live with a Read more »

Careers and Ed: Paid to party

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By Molly Freedenberg

For some of us, playing is an escape from work. But for a lucky few, playing is their work. Sound like fun? It is, say the professional partyers we interviewed. But it's still ... well ... work. Read more »

The wifi hoax

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By Tim Redmond

The mayor continues to push forward with his wifi plans, but check out this Mercury News piece on how Newsom-style programs aren't working out so well in other places.

Phil Bronstein, man of action!The San Francisco Chronicle, newspaper of action!

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By Bruce B. Read more »