San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://www.sfbg.com/ en Will San Francisco voters give Muni more money to serve a growing population? http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/will-san-francisco-voters-give-muni-more-money-serve-growing-population <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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/130528_025_Muni_Web.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Beating up on Muni and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is a perennial pastime for many San Franciscans, who will be given the opportunity to put their money where their mouths are this November. Will they be willing give Muni the money it needs to serve its growing ridership, even at the cost of other city programs and priorities?<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/23/will-san-francisco-voters-give-muni-more-money-serve-growing-population"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/will-san-francisco-voters-give-muni-more-money-serve-growing-population#comments SFMTA transit Transportation Steven T. Jones Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:35:19 +0000 steven 30982 at http://www.sfbg.com More reviews from the SF Jewish Film Festival http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/23/more-reviews-sf-jewish-film-festival <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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/6.%20Noa%20and%20Parents_by%20J.Praus_.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title"><em>Anywhere Else</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by J. Praus</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>If Instagram is anything to go by (read: it’s not), anyone can make a short film — just slap a filter on it and call it a day! Thankfully, the protagonists in <em><a href="http://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=82364~a70858c6-cd47-4e92-968c-c94c12db6b1c&amp;epguid=6c605fc2-2bc7-421f-85de-c2343380f3f1&amp;">Anywhere Else</a></em> and <em><a href="http://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=82402~a70858c6-cd47-4e92-968c-c94c12db6b1c&amp;epguid=6c605fc2-2bc7-421f-85de-c2343380f3f1&amp;">Swim Little Fish Swim</a></em>, two films featured in the 38th annual <a href="http://www.sfjff.org">San Francisco Jewish Film Festival</a>, work on creative projects that can pull their own weight — sans filters — even if the length exceeds 15 seconds from the sidelines. Short DIY clips, not integral to the plotlines, are interspersed throughout of each film and are a breath of fresh air, even if the overall film itself is a hit or a miss.</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/23/more-reviews-sf-jewish-film-festival"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/23/more-reviews-sf-jewish-film-festival#comments Amy Char Film SF Jewish Film Festival Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:00:43 +0000 cheryl 30981 at http://www.sfbg.com Photo Gallery: Graffiti artists tagging in the sunshine at Precita Park http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/22/photo-gallery-graffiti-artists-tagging-sunshine-precita-park <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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/DSC_0259.jpg" alt="" title="" width="545" height="362"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">A muralist puts his signature on a free-standing art board at Precita Park. Check out the rest of our photos below. <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Normally the sound of 20 or so artists rattling and spraying aerosol cans would be quickly followed by the sound of sirens. But Sat/19 the fades went up with gusto.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">Artists tagged free standing art boards at <a href="http://www.precitaeyes.org/events.html">Precita Park for the Urban Youth Arts Festival</a>, an event that brings the ultimate underground art into a safe space. Attendees&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;">munched on burgers and listened to some good tunes at the festival, which is</span><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;">&nbsp;n</span><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;">ow in its 18th year.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: normal; color: #222222;"> </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/22/photo-gallery-graffiti-artists-tagging-sunshine-precita-park"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/22/photo-gallery-graffiti-artists-tagging-sunshine-precita-park#comments Graffiti Precita Park SF natives youth Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:17:06 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 30980 at http://www.sfbg.com Why Brian Wilson's next album will probably be a masterpiece http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/22/why-brian-wilsons-next-album-will-probably-be-masterpiece <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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/1249469-brian-wilson-smile-617.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">The Beach Boys (without Wilson, unfortunately) hit the Mountain Winery Friday, Aug. 1</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The name "Beach Boys" can refer to either of two bands. &nbsp;The first is the happy-go-lucky surf rock band that does songs about cars and California, led by the conservative Mike Love; the second is one of the most audacious and avant-garde bands of the psychedelic era, led by the mad Zen master Brian Wilson. Though most of the music-listening world knows them primarily as the former, the latter has proven far more influential, pushing the Beatles' creativity to breaking point out of rivalry as well as serving as a major touchstone for the last decade or so of indie rock.<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/22/why-brian-wilsons-next-album-will-probably-be-masterpiece"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/22/why-brian-wilsons-next-album-will-probably-be-masterpiece#comments Brian Wilson Daniel Bromfield The Beach Boys Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:13:02 +0000 Emma Silvers 30979 at http://www.sfbg.com Foaming at the mouth http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/foaming-mouth <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>: Mad Dog is used to having stark, raving lunatics, in colorful garb, wasted there in the middle of the day. Thankfully.</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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4843-food_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> There's a series of photos of me at <strong>Mad Dog in the Fog</strong> (530 Haight St, SF. 415-626-7279) where I am an absolute monster. I'm dressed in a wretched, beer-stained Santa suit, I have Mickey Mouse ears on, and there's also some kind of sparkly garland thing adorning my head. In most of the pictures I'm flipping off the camera and making ridiculous faces that usually include an Elvis type lip curl. I look unhinged. I look subhuman. Goddamn, I look like I'm having fun. It was SantaCon 2011.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/22/foaming-mouth"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/foaming-mouth#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 43 Bars Food and Drink mad Dog in the Fog The Weeknighter Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:44:16 +0000 Kate Conger 30978 at http://www.sfbg.com Gorgeousness unbound http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/gorgeousness-unbound <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Performance takes over at the Asian Art Museum's new exhibit</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>THEATER </strong>If you were milling around the Asian Art Museum last Thursday evening, you might have seen a woman tumble — ever so slowly — down the Beaux-Arts building's elegant flight of central stairs. Ringed by a crowd of onlookers and the second floor's imposing colonnade, her limber form caressed the marble steps luxuriously as she cascaded beneath the elegant arched ceiling, entirely at her own pace, leaving behind her the unraveling, impossibly long train of her white and lavender gown.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/22/gorgeousness-unbound"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/gorgeousness-unbound#comments Theater Volume 48, Issue 43 Robert Avila Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:28 +0000 Kate Conger 30977 at http://www.sfbg.com Hot date http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/hot-date <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 unique intersection of art and food at curATE, and two ideas for date night in Russian Hill</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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4843-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">Housemade pappardelle with lamb sugo at Seven Hills</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY TABLEHOPPER.COM</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> <h4>LIVIN' LARGE</h4> <p>Sometimes you read about an event so cool and artsy and smart that you have to say, "Hell to the yes, more of this please."<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/22/hot-date"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/hot-date#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 43 curATE Food and Drink Romantic Seven Hills Stones Throw Tablehopping Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:40:42 +0000 Kate Conger 30976 at http://www.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/weeks-picks-july-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>WEDNESDAY 23</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/22/weeks-picks-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:39:12 +0000 Kate Conger 30975 at http://www.sfbg.com Rep Clock: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/rep-clock-july-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/23-Tue/29 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.</p> <p><strong>ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS </strong>992 Valencia, SF; <a href="http://www.atasite.org">www.atasite.org</a>. Free-$12. "Sistah Sinema: Celebrating Black Lesbian Motherhood," short films, Fri, 8. "Cyclone!", poetry reading with Jamie Townsend, Dodie Bellamy, Amy Berkowitz, and Aaron Simon, Sat, 4.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/22/rep-clock-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:38:32 +0000 Kate Conger 30974 at http://www.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/psychic-dream-astrology-july-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>July 23-29, 2014</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>If you accept your passions you can work to bring them into fruition, Aries. You are ready to take a huge leap, and while it may be a leap of faith, it needn't be uninformed. Explore your desires (even the hidden, murky ones) and hold them up to the landscape of your circumstances to make the best possible choices.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/22/psychic-dream-astrology-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:37:58 +0000 Kate Conger 30973 at http://www.sfbg.com Theater Listings: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/theater-listings-july-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at <a href="mailto:listings@sfbg.com">listings@sfbg.com</a>.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">THEATER</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">OPENING</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/22/theater-listings-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:37:22 +0000 Kate Conger 30972 at http://www.sfbg.com Film Listings: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/film-listings-july-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/22/film-listings-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:36:19 +0000 Kate Conger 30971 at http://www.sfbg.com Snap sounds http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/snap-sounds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Quick takes on new releases</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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/345ccda2.png" 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">A Sunny Day In Glasgow's 'Sea When Absent'</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>THE SOFT PINK TRUTH</strong></p> <p><em>Why Do The Heathen Rage?&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">(Thrill Jockey)</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/22/snap-sounds"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/snap-sounds#comments Music Volume 48, Issue 43 Daniel Bromfield Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:35:33 +0000 Kate Conger 30970 at http://www.sfbg.com A hard look at 'A Hard Day's Night' http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/hard-look-hard-days-night <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>At 50, the Beatles third album demands a critical re-listen</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://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4843-music_Beatles.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">STILL FROM 'A HARD DAY'S NIGHT' (1964)</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">COURTESY UNITED ARTISTS</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a></p> <p>More than any other Beatles album, <em>A Hard Day's Night</em> — which turned 50 last week — embodies the clichés surrounding the band's early period. The cheesy harmonies, the "whoa"s and "yeah"s, the sappy love songs: All are there in abundance. It's also the most obvious manifestation of the John/Paul dichotomy. Though the idea of John as the bad boy and Paul as the balladeer is largely accepted as a myth by Beatles fans, that dynamic is a lot closer to the truth than folks give it credit for, and on no album is it clearer than <em>A Hard Day's Night</em>.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/22/hard-look-hard-days-night"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/hard-look-hard-days-night#comments Music Volume 48, Issue 43 Daniel Bromfield Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:34:31 +0000 Kate Conger 30969 at http://www.sfbg.com Events: July 23 - 29, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/22/events-july-23-29-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at <a href="mailto:listings@sfbg.com">listings@sfbg.com</a>. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Selector.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">WEDNESDAY 23</span></p> <p><strong>Mission Bay Hidden Water Walk </strong>Meet at CalTrain station (south side plaza), Fourth St at King, SF; <a href="http://www.laborfest.net">www.laborfest.net</a>. 10am, free. Walking tour of the rapidly-changing Mission Bay area. Part of LaborFest 2014.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/22/events-july-23-29-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Events Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:33:02 +0000 Kate Conger 30968 at http://www.sfbg.com