I Love Dick. You Should Too.

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The first time I heard Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine, I imagined a huge 30s style musical with hundreds of dancing girls surrounding one man - Dick Cheese himself – who would be standing in a tux at a glistening grand piano. Professional lighting, gorgeous sequined costumes, a dramatic set. Read more »

Pandora Needs Help

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by Amanda Witherell

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We just got a letter from Tim Westergren, one of the founders of Pandora, the supercool website that builds you a radio station by tracing the musical genes of song or musician you like and connecting it to others with similar aural DNA. Read more »

Pandora Needs Help

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by Amanda Witherell

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We just got a letter from Tim Westergren, one of the founders of Pandora, the supercool website that builds you a radio station by tracing the musical genes of song or musician you like and connecting it to others with similar aural DNA. Read more »

Virginia is for (straight gun) lovers

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By Tim Redmond

By the way, Virigina was one of only two states that as recently as 2004 was defying the U.S. Supreme Court and enforcing anti-sodomy laws. So it's perfectly okay to buy guns and kill people in that great state, but you can going to jail for being gay.

(For the record: Nobody knows yet where Cho bought his guns; if it turns out that he got them in Texas or something, or that he bought them illegally from a dealer somewhere, I will apologize to the Great State of VA -- sort of.

The right to bear arms in Virginia

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By Tim Redmond

I'm surprised that this hasn't gotten more attention: Immediately after hearing of the horror at Virginia Tech, President Bush express his condolences for the victims -- then made a point of commenting about "the right to bear arms."

The president believes that there is a right for people to bear arms, but that all laws must be followed. Certainly, bringing a gun into a school dormitory and shooting ... Read more »

Shooting spree suspect named

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By G.W. Schulz

Virginia rampage shooter identified. Love kills. Gun opponents are pissed, while NRA supporters are keeping quiet.

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*Photo from Virginia State Police via SFGate

The pigs are alright: talking with the creators of HOT FUZZ

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In certain circles, “from the creators of Shaun of the Dead” are powerful, powerful words. Rejoice, fans of smart, sharp, genre-tweaking comedy: Hot Fuzz -- the latest from writer-director Edgar Wright, cowriter-star Simon Pegg, and costar-slacker extraordinare Nick Frost -- is a worthy follow-up for the ever-growing cult of Shaun. Read more »

Fashion for freaks (like the rest of us)

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By Molly Freedenberg

crucible fashion show - 07.jpgOh, how I love me some fire. Which is how I found myself at The Crucible in Oakland on Friday night, home of fire arts and metal sculpture and non-profity goodness. And, on this particular night, fun and funky fashion. It seemed fitting that the theme of the show, Industrial Chic, was all about using recycled materials, as we've been working on our Green Issue all week. Read more »

Bernal owl dies

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By Tim Redmond

Sad news. For months now, all of us in the neighborhood have enjoyed watching a pair of Great Horned owls, who had made their home in a tree on Bernal Hill. Read more »