The dark prince of SF elections

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By Steven T. Read more »

Missive from Whiskeyville

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From the files of our cocktail sniffer Jonathan Beckhardt

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Dear Mom,

I am sorry that I only contact you when i need something, but I was wondering if you could send me my whiskey-shoes. I imagine they're on the bottom shelf of my dresser, since I haven't worn them since Jim Holt's barbecue last summer. If you could get them in the mail this week, that would be great, as I need them for next Saturday. Read more »

Final word

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By Steven T. Jones
Why is the Chronicle having such a hard time understanding this Critical Mass incident? In my televised discussion with four Chron reporters last night (City Desk NewsHour, Comcast Ch. Read more »

Free Josh Wolf from the Media spin

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by Sarah Phelan

“What will everyone do now?” asked a fellow Guardian-ista, when freelance videojournalist and blogger Josh Wolf was released. She was referring to those who fought to get Wolf freed after the feds locked him up last summer. Don’t worry, I thought, the war over why Josh Wolf has been freed is about to begin. Read more »

Josh Wolf vs. Howard Kurtz

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Read the full Josh Wolf vs. Howard Kurtz, the Washington Post, and the inside-the-beltway gang blog here.

Feinstein Resigns

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by Amanda Witherell

Looks like Senator Dianne Feinstein has stepped down from her seat on the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, where she's spent the last six years as chairperson and ranking member.

While serving on that committee, which is tasked with reviewing and supervising federal military contracts, her hubby Richard Blum was making millions of dollars on the same deals his wife was overseeing. Read more »

Demonizing bicyclists

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By Steven T. Jones
Despite finally getting the bicyclists' perspective into today's story, the Chronicle continues its misleading and irresponsible effort to demonize Critical Mass and bicyclists in general. Read more »

Queens of Eurovision pt. 2

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And another for the great and apparently tranny-infested Eurovision Song Contest! This one's called DQ (which used to mean something pretty scandalous in the Midwestern gay underground) and the song is ..... Read more »

Queens of Eurovision pt. 1

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Three words: Ukranian drag queen. In the Eurovision Song Contest, on May 12.

Her name is Verka Serdjuchka and she's awesome .... babushka power! (You can get better quality -- Ukranian TV? Read more »

Leno and Ma Scrutinize Alcatraz

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by Amanda Witherell

Did poo get washed into the bay or not? Mark Leno and Fiona Ma really want to know. They've written another letter to the National Park Service's Superintendent, Brian O'Neill, calling for an independent investigation, and essentially telling him his excuses and explanations hold no water. Read more »