NOISE: Bhangra for cause, just 'cause...

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No bucks but eager to get it on, bhangra stylee? BBC Radio 1's Bobby Friction is bringing the Project Ahimsa British Invasion tour to 111 Minna Gallery, SF, on Feb. 2.

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The face of Bobby Friction

The rarely seen-stateside DJ - known as the "Casey Kasem of the global bhangra scene" - is passing through NYC and LA as well - all in the name of charity. Read more »

State of the union, uncensored

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By Tim Redmond

This is pretty funny.

Pop Matters hates the new Village Voice

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By Tim Redmond

I know all this talk about what New Times has done to the Voice can get a bit tiresome, but I can't resist any article that calls Mike Lacey "a Philistine who hates New York City." Enjoy.

Hell to the chief

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By Tim Redmond

The president's state of the union speech doesn't start for another few hours, but already anyone who cares already knows what he's going to say. But it's not going to be easy to talk about Iraq the same day that his new commander in the region calls the situation "dire."Read more »

How to Make a Pigeon Burrito

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By Sarah Phelan

No, this isn’t my secret recipe for surviving life in the city on a tight budget. Instead, this is my not-so-secret recipe for helping get wild birds out of spaces they’d rather not be in—like trapped in the bay window of Farley’s coffee house on Potrero Hill, which is what happened last week when I was having lunch in the famed establishment and a pigeon flew through the door, then tried to escape, but hit the window, instead.

Understandably, everyone panicked at the sight of a pigeon flying into a window. Read more »

Ignorance is innocence?

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By Steven T. Jones
This morning, one of the countless thoughtless motorists making an illegal right turn from Market Street onto the Octavia Boulevard freeway on ramp rolled over a 28-year-old cyclist -- and kept right on going. She's in the hospital with severe injuries, but fortunately, the cops caught him. Unfortunately, they determined that he wasn't guilty of hit-and-run because he wasn't aware that he hit her. Amazing! Read more »

The death of Passions

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Oh no! NBC just announced that everybody's favorite warlock-drownin', killer bee-stingin', zombie-stranglin', gay-monkin' soap, Passions -- is cancelled! Read more »

Newsom loves the poor. Huh.

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By Tim Redmond

I'm a little late on this; somehow, I missed it when it came out. Read more »

How to Make a Pigeon Burrito

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By Sarah Phelan No, this isn’t my secret recipe for surviving life in the city on a tight budget. Instead, this is my not-so-secret recipe for helping get wild birds out of spaces they’d rather not be in—like trapped in the bay window of Farley’s coffee house on Potrero Hill, which is what happened last week when I was having lunch in the famed establishment and a pigeon flew through the door, then tried to escape, but hit the window, instead. Understandably, everyone panicked at the sight of a pigeon flying into a window. Read more »

Has Hearst forgotten about Josh Wolf--soon to be the longest jailed journalist in U.S. history?

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

I was delighted to read in the Saturday (Jan. Read more »