San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://nj.sfbg.com/frontpage/For%20a%20complete%20Noise%20Pop%20schedule%3A%20http%3A/www.noisepop.com/2010/For%20a%20complete%20Noise%20Pop%20schedule%3A%20http%3A/www.noisepop.com/2010/pixel_vision en VOTE NOW! BEST OF THE BAY 2014 READERS POLL IS HERE http://nj.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/08/26/best-bay-2014-coming <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/calavera_mariachi.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Our 40th annual Best of the Bay issue is coming Oct. 15!&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px;">This year's theme is Dia de los Muertos, in celebration of true Bay Area spirit.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20px;"> </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/08/26/best-bay-2014-coming"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Best of the Bay 2014 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:43:26 +0000 admin 31167 at http://nj.sfbg.com Titties and fried chicken http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/titties-and-fried-chicken <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER </strong><span style="color: #222222; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In which Stuart succumbs to the lure of buffets and boobs.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-food_sex_weeknighter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com </a></p> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong> "Come on Stuart. Titties and fried chicken. How can you, of all people, say no?"</p> <p>They were cajoling me via Twitter. There's probably some hip slang for that, twijoling maybe, but I don't know what it is. Regardless, Mik, Ed, Dottie, and Cait were really giving it to me. And of course I caved. Willpower isn't one of my powers. Plus, Mik was visiting from New York and I'd been meaning to go for so long anyway.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/titties-and-fried-chicken"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 51 chicken Food & Drink Sex Issue 2014 Strip Clubs Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:09:36 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31305 at http://nj.sfbg.com Family fish fry http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/family-fish-fry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Enda Walsh's 'New Electric Ballroom' takes its Bay Area bow</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-theater_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Sister act: Breda (Anne Darragh), Ada (Beth Wilmurt), and Clara (Trish Mulholland) <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY PAK HAN</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com </a></p> <p><strong>THEATER</strong> Ireland's exceptional Enda Walsh may have gained wider attention and a bigger paycheck for his stage adaptation of indie film&nbsp;<em>Once</em>, but his real work for the stage is in more intricate little plays — far darker, funnier, and more polyphonous dramas like 1996's&nbsp;<em>Disco Pigs</em>&nbsp;and 2007's&nbsp;<em>The Walworth Farce</em>, the latter seen in Berkeley in 2009 when Cal Performances hosted Druid Theater of Galway's superb production.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/family-fish-fry"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Theater Volume 48, Issue 51 Robert Avila Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:33 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31304 at http://nj.sfbg.com Fall color http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/fall-color <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>TABLEHOPPING</strong> A burst of openings signal the start of a warm, bright season.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-food_tablehopper.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Brenda's fried chicken, coming to Divis!</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY LIBBY TRUESDELL</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com </a></p> <p><strong>TABLEHOPPING </strong>Lovers of fine wine are going to prick their ears up over this one: Mark Bright (Saison) is opening <strong>Bright's Les Clos</strong> (234 Townsend, SF; <a href="http://www.lesclossf.com">www.lesclossf.com</a>), a wine bar in SoMa, and let's just say there will be Burgundy. A lot of it. Plus some fantastic French dishes from Shawn Gawle, previously the pastry chef at Saison, who also has great savory skills as well.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/fall-color"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Restaurant Review Volume 48, Issue 51 Brenda's Meet and Three Bright's Les Clos Californios Food and Drink Hogwash Stem Tablehopper Tablehopping Union Larder Marcia Gagliardi Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:56:42 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31303 at http://nj.sfbg.com Sex in the Matrix http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/sex-matrix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Virtual reality porn is coming soon, whether we're ready or not for its many implications</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-sex_VR.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:joe@sfbg.com">joe@sfbg.com </a></p> <p>In the future, humankind will get down and dirty with pixelated playmates. And that future is nearer than one might think.</p> <p>A year or so from now, the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset and other similar devices will hit the market. For the price of an Xbox, you can slip a pair of bulky goggles around your face, pop on surround-sound headphones and find yourself in a near photo-realistic world of electronic imagination.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/sex-matrix"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4851-sex_VR_0.jpg?1410946977" /> </div> </div> </div> Cover Story News Gamer Volume 48, Issue 51 Oculus Rift Porn Sex Issue 2014 Virtual Reality Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:44:39 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31302 at http://nj.sfbg.com Polly's sexual (r)evolution http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/pollys-sexual-revolution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The queen of Kinky Salon pens a raw and revealing new memoir</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-sex_polly_book.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:steve@sfbg.com">steve@sfbg.com </a></p> <p>There's been more than one Polly, the author and namesake of the new memoir <em>Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary</em>. That may be true for each of us as we engage with different interests and identities during our sexual development, but Polly has distilled her psychosexual journey down to three distinct personas that she assumed along the way.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/pollys-sexual-revolution"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Literature Volume 48, Issue 51 Sex Issue 2014 Steven T. Jones Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:35:32 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31301 at http://nj.sfbg.com Naughty Bits http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/naughty-bits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Hot local notes on sex, Folsom, fetish fashion, bondage, and beyond</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/4851-sex_naughtybits.jpg" alt="" title="" width="545" height="545"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">I like it, I love it, I want some more of it: a Peter Berlin show (center) and other attention-grabbing good stuff <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">PETER BERLIN PHOTOGRAPHED BY PETER BERLIN</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">CAM WINS</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/naughty-bits"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Arts & Culture Volume 48, Issue 51 Belle SF BondCon Kink.com Sex Issue 2014 Guardian Staff Writers Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:24:05 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31300 at http://nj.sfbg.com Good bad things http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/good-bad-things <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Hookup songs should be the sonic equivalent of a good blowjob — plus, a few tunes you might want to skip</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-music_sex_illo.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Don't get caught springting to change the music mid-makeout. <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN ILLUSTRATION BY GRACE HENRY PINCER</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:music@sfbg.com">music@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/good-bad-things"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Music Features Volume 48, Issue 51 blowjob music Daniel Bromfield Sex Issue 2014 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:11:06 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31299 at http://nj.sfbg.com No thanks, Bono http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/no-thanks-bono <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Three new albums that should magically appear on your iPod in place of <em>Songs of Innocence</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-music_leftdial_KarenO.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:esilvers@sfbg.com">esilvers@sfbg.com </a></p> <p><strong>LEFT OF THE DIAL</strong> Amid all the geeky hyperventilating last week about the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, U2 — the Irish rock giants by whom the announcement of new music inspires roughly the same level of excitement as a new flavor of seasonal, sugar-free Starbucks latte, and among the same demographic — tried to pull a Beyonce by dropping a new album out of nowhere. For free!<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/no-thanks-bono"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4851-music_leftdial_KarenO_0.jpg?1410940992" /> </div> </div> </div> Music Volume 48, Issue 51 Emma Silvers Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:03:14 +0000 Emma Silvers 31298 at http://nj.sfbg.com Waltz work http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/waltz-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Tarantino's muse can't save Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-film_zerotheorem.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Your skin makes me cry: Waltz and Thierry play an almost-couple. <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO COURTESY OF AMPLIFY RELEASING</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <P><a href="mailto:cheryl@sfbg.com">cheryl@sfbg.com</a> <span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/waltz-work"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Review Volume 48, Issue 51 Terry Gilliam The Zero Theorem Cheryl Eddy Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:53:26 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31297 at http://nj.sfbg.com Joyous blues http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/joyous-blues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>New doc spotlights the musical wanderings of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-film_mousemusic_ChrisStrachwitz.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Yesterday and today: Mance Lipscomb and Chris Strachwitz; the Pine Leaf Boys <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTOS COURTESY OF ARGOT PICTURES</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20px;"><strong>By Nicole Gluckstern</strong></span></p> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com </a></p> <p><strong>FILM</strong> In an early scene from Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon's documentary on the life and musical obsessions of their mutual friend Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records, we see Strachwitz behind the wheel of his car, struggling to explain the common thread that joins his wide-ranging musical tastes, from country blues to Cajun Zydeco to bordertown conjunto.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/joyous-blues"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Review Volume 48, Issue 51 Documentaries Gosling and Simon Music Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:47:51 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31296 at http://nj.sfbg.com The Organ Master http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/organ-master <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>SUPER EGO/SEX ISSUE</strong> Amazing organist Cameron Carpenter pipes up at SF Symphony (and Folsom Street Fair). Plus: All the best Folsom parties ever this week. &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-ego.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Cameron Carpenter wrests the profane from the sacred.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:marke@sfbg.com">marke@sfbg.com </a></p> <p><strong>SUPER EGO/SEX ISSUE</strong> "My dilemma is that I have to perform at Symphony Hall smack in the middle of Folsom Street Fair," cosmically talented and fantastically flamboyant organist Cameron Carpenter told me over the phone from Berlin. "Now, I could show up drunk and a bit roughed up to perform, or I could sneak out right after my part is done. Neither seem quite optimal. Let's just say I will make an appearance of some sort."<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/organ-master"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Super Ego Volume 48, Issue 51 Cameron Carpenter Folsom Street Fair Nightlife Queer Sex Issue 2014 SF Symphony Super Ego Marke B. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:38:08 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31295 at http://nj.sfbg.com Stream of movement http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/stream-movement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Liss Fain turns to Faulkner for 'The Imperfect is Our Paradise'</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4851-dance.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Imperfect communicates with its intelligence, clarity of purpose, and rich, tight choreography <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY RJ MUNA</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com </a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/stream-movement"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://nj.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4851-dance_0.jpg?1410939042" /> </div> </div> </div> Dance Volume 48, Issue 51 Dance Faulkner Imperfect Rita Felciano Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:30:46 +0000 Rita Felciano 31294 at http://nj.sfbg.com Water with a price tag http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/water-price-tag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Prop. 1 opponents line up against funding for new dams</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:Rebecca@sfbg.com">Rebecca@sfbg.com </a></p> <p>At the tail end of a dry, dusty summer, California continues to weather the effects of an extraordinary drought.</p> <p>Wildfires have swept through forestlands in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Mendocino County, and near Yosemite recently, making for smoky skies and glaring red sunsets. Meanwhile, shrinking reservoirs have prompted the state to issue formal crackdowns on watering lawns and washing cars.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/water-price-tag"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> News Volume 48, Issue 51 dams Water Rights Rebecca Bowe Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:18:35 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31293 at http://nj.sfbg.com Reform BART's approach to labor http://nj.sfbg.com/2014/09/17/reform-barts-approach-labor <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20px;"><strong>By Christina Olague</strong></span></p> <p><strong>OPINION</strong> If BART is part of your daily commute, you know how critical a reliable system is to Bay Area working people. If you don't ride BART, all you have to do it think about all the cars that the system keeps off the road every day.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/17/reform-barts-approach-labor"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Opinion Volume 48, Issue 51 BART BART strike Christina Olague Labor Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:13:12 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31292 at http://nj.sfbg.com