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.

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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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Should Daly run for mayor?

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By Tim Redmond

Sup. Chris Daly, who unequivocally was not running for mayor a few weeks ago, is now actually talking about it again. The journalist in me says that’s a wonderful idea – raise some issues, stir up a fuss, force Newsom to face a real challenger in a real debate …. Makes for great stories.

The San Francisco progressive in me is a bit more nervous.

Daly’s not going to win, not without some sort of stunning event. Read more »

Guilty! Sexy! No No No ...

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Help, I hate it, but I'm a slave to the forthcoming Girls Aloud single (Sept 3 release).

It's killing me. No official vid yet -- but here's the recordholders for most consecutive UK top 10s debuting the song at T4 on the Beach. Read more »

No parking

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Qawwali giant Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remembered, revived

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Anticipating the 10-year anniversary of qawwali vocal legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's death on Aug. 16, San Francisco label Six Degrees recently released the Pakistani giant's latest dub-laced collaboration, with London producer-composer Gaudi, Dub Qawwali. Read more »

The cradle will ROCK

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By Molly Freedenberg

Screw my red velvet duvet cover and all its soft, squishy opulence. If only I had an extra $1300, I'd redecorate my bed with a bit of bite from Quiltsryche. But since I'm poor, I'll just have to settle for going to sleep with Ministry on my headphones.

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Bangover, by Quiltsryche

Thanks to Thrillist for the tip.