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SCENE: Lazer Sword zaps the boom-blap

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By Michael Krimper. From SC ENE: The Guardian Guide to Nightlife and Glamour, on stands in the Guardian now!

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Lazer Sword photo by Beryl Fine

San Francisco-bred electronic duo, Lazer Sword, has a secret weapon. Bryant Rutledge (a.k.a. Low Limit) and Antaeus Roy (a.k.a. Read more »

50% sale today at Goodwill: This is not a drill

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Text and photos by Caitlin Donohue

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Well knock me over with a feather...

Although my disdain for (and fear of) some San Francisco thrift stores has been duly noted, I have to admit that sometimes they make me feel all warm inside. Read more »

SCENE: Sirron Norris bears all

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Interview by Caitlin Donohue. From SCENE: The Guardian Guide to Nightlife and Glamour -- on stands in the Guardian now!

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"When you walk into a room in San Francisco, half the people in there are going to know who I am — or at least the bear," says "cartoon literalism" artist (and palindrome) Sirron Norris. Norris may be right about his citywide ubiquity. Read more »

We're all in this together

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Text by Sarah Phelan

"The disaster is already in progress, but we have it in our power to end this injustice,"
Desmond Tutu, COP15

So begins the email that Green for All's Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins sent from Copenhagen at 3 a.m--a message that sums up the climate change-driven disaster that everyone is facing, even if they haven't admitted it, yet.

"This city is filled with people who face the consequences of global warming every day," she continues. Read more »

Retail for the people: Black Panther Clothing

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By Caitlin Donohue

It’s possible that on December 3rd, 1969, when he was arrested for alleged death threats against President Richard Nixon, Black Panther Chief of Staff David Hilliard could not have predicted he'd have a lasting fashion legacy. It was near the height of the Panthers’ international freedom fighting activities. Read more »

Street Threads: Jill and Ra

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SFBG photog Ariel Soto scoops SF street fashion. See the previous Look of the Day here.

Today's Look: Jill and Ra, Castro Station

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Tell us about your look: "We both like a lotta layers."

Herrera to Campos: duck and cover

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Louis XIV's weakness was liking to hear people sing his praises. Is the same true of Newsom? And is this why he is refusing to meet with immigrant advocates, who have been critical of his sanctuary policy cave-in, and do the right thing for immigrant youth?

Text by Sarah Phelan

City Attorney Dennis Herrera replied today to Sup. Read more »

Diego’s Umbrella breaks out the lasers and the lesbians

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By Caitlin Donohue

At a certain point, hibernation becomes a bit of an issue. There’s the odd smell emanating from the heater, the mice scooting about in the antechambers, holiday treats that last night’s hostess convinced you to take home taunting you from the fridge. I appreciate that chilly climes sanction being all cozy inside your Christmas lights and heavy blankets but sometimes… you… need to get out. Read more »

2K top 12: A dozen from Mosi Reeves

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Guardian writer Mosi Reeves, who contributed a stellar essay to our Decade in Music package, weighs in with a lucky dozen of favorites from the past decade. Read more »

Appetite: A drink-lover's holiday

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By Virginia Miller of www.theperfectspotsf.com. View her last installment here.

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HOLIDAY PUNCH RECIPES
One of the best ways to supply fine drink to a party or gathering is with a classic punch bowl: make it in large batches for stress-less imbibing. Read more »