San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://filmwww.sfbg.com/ en Exposing PG&E's other "cozy relationship," with Mayor Ed Lee http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/28/exposing-pges-other-cozy-relationship-mayor-ed-lee <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/Monopoly_EdLee.JPG" alt="" title="" width="600" height="406"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>News outlets from Sacramento to Los Angeles <a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-san-bruno-explosion-20140728-story.html?track=rss&amp;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fbusiness+%28L.A.+Times+-+Business%29">are crowing about Pacific Gas &amp; Electric Company's alleged "cozy relationship"</a> with the utlity that oversees it, the California Public Utilities Commission.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/28/exposing-pges-other-cozy-relationship-mayor-ed-lee"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/28/exposing-pges-other-cozy-relationship-mayor-ed-lee#comments Clean Power SF Mayor Ed Lee PG&E Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:18:45 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 30997 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Monday music video mayhem http://filmwww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/28/monday-music-video-mayhem <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/tropics.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">Claire George of The Tropics in the band's winning video.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Just in case you've been&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;"><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">living under a rock</span></span><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">slightly behind on your local music coverage</span><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&nbsp;for the past couple weeks, allow us to remind you of a crazy little 48-hour contest called the </span><a href="http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/16/your-mark-get-set-music-video-race-and-running-%E2%80%94-and-expanding" target="_blank">Music Video Race</a><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">, which saw yours truly judging some rather impressive entries from 16 different local band/filmmaker posses, and which culminated with a premiere party at </span><a href="http://youtu.be/0sq14JocSAs" target="_blank">The Independent</a><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;"> on July 20. </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/28/monday-music-video-mayhem"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/28/monday-music-video-mayhem#comments Music Video Race Music videos Emma Silvers Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:30:55 +0000 Emma Silvers 30996 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Housing ballot measures would weaken city policy http://filmwww.sfbg.com/2014/07/28/housing-ballot-measures-would-weaken-city-policy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>With market-rate housing construction booming, Kim abandons effort to balance it with more affordability&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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/sf_development_housing_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"> <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">Mike Koozmin</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>EDITORIAL Under the misleading guise of encouraging the development of more affordable housing in San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee and Sup. Jane Kim have sponsored a pair of fall ballot measures that actually weaken existing housing policy in San Francisco. It's a ruse that shouldn't fool politically savvy San Franciscans.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/28/housing-ballot-measures-would-weaken-city-policy"><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="1500" height="1000" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/sf_development_housing.jpg?1406589837" /> </div> </div> </div> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/2014/07/28/housing-ballot-measures-would-weaken-city-policy#comments Editorial Volume 48, Issue 43 Guardian Editorial Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:28:31 +0000 steven 30995 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Tenants target Airbnb rentals before hearings on regulatory legislation http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/28/tenants-target-airbnb-rentals-hearings-regulatory-legislation <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/sftu%20warning%20sticker.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">Sticker that SFTU plans to place on buildings with illegally converted apartments all over San Francisco.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>As the San Francisco Planning Commission prepares for an Aug. 7 hearing on Sup. David Chiu’s widely watched <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/04/15/chiu-introduces-legislation-airbnb-and-short-term-housing-rentals">legislation to legalize and regulate</a> short-term apartment rentals through Airbnb and similar companies, the San Francisco Tenants Union tomorrow [Tues/29] launches a “citizen enforcement” campaign against these <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2013/08/06/thin-air">currently illegal rentals</a>.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/28/tenants-target-airbnb-rentals-hearings-regulatory-legislation"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/28/tenants-target-airbnb-rentals-hearings-regulatory-legislation#comments Airbnb Displacement Evictions Housing Steven T. Jones Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:38:57 +0000 steven 30994 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com How you can help the 1,900 Central American child refugees in the Bay Area http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/28/how-you-can-help-1900-central-american-child-refugees-bay-area <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/Immigration%20Overload_Silv-2_3.jpg" alt="" title="" width="545" height="343"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">ens of thousands of unaccompanied children have been detained while crossing the US-Mexico border. <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">AP PHOTO BY RICK LOOMIS</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>There are <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/refugee-crisis-hits-home">at least 1,900 child refugees in the Bay Area</a> from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, according to federal immigration data. These teens and young children are fleeing gang violence, kidnapping, and countries that have the highest murder rates in the world.</p> <p>"We need to keep in mind the reason why these children left," Clarisa Sanchez, a legal representative at Catholic Charities CYO told us. "They didn’t want to leave their pueblos and small cities, they’re coming here by force."<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/28/how-you-can-help-1900-central-american-child-refugees-bay-area"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/28/how-you-can-help-1900-central-american-child-refugees-bay-area#comments Central America child refugees Immigration Supervisor David Campos Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:19:06 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 30993 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Landlord plaintiff in eviction fee case has history of tenant law violations http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/landlord-plaintiff-eviction-fee-case-has-history-tenant-law-violations <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/eviction%20free%20summer.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">The Eviction Free Summer of activism and housing reform legislation is now transitioning into courtroom battles.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--><br /> <p dir="ltr">San Francisco landlord attorneys <a href="http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/landlords-sue-sf-over-new-relocation-assistance-law/Content?oid=2857823">filed a lawsuit on Thursday</a> against San Francisco and five tenants in an effort to overturn Sup. David Campos' <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/04/16/supervisors-outfox-landlords-eviction-compensation-measure">new law requiring higher relocation assistance payments</a> to tenants evicted under the Ellis Act, but the main plaintiff in the case may not be the helpless victim the suit purports him to be. &nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/25/landlord-plaintiff-eviction-fee-case-has-history-tenant-law-violations"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/landlord-plaintiff-eviction-fee-case-has-history-tenant-law-violations#comments Displacement Evictions Jasper Scherer Landlords Tenants Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:46:32 +0000 steven 30992 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Anti-war protesters rally against Gaza invasion and rising Palestinian death toll http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/anti-war-protesters-rally-against-gaza-invasion-and-rising-palestinian-death-tol <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/anti-israel%20protesters.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">Jaclyn (left) and Russell Bates protest the invasion of Gaza outside the Israeli consulate in San Francisco.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Steven T. Jones</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>As the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/26/world/middleeast/israel-gaza-strip.html?_r=0">West Bank erupted today in a “day of rage”</a> against Israel’s ongoing invasion of Gaza and its<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/25/world/meast/mideast-crisis/"> lopsided death toll during 18 days of combat</a> with Palestinians, anti-war activists in the Bay Area have been holding daily protests outside the Israeli consulate in downtown San Francisco and preparing for what they hope will be a <a href="http://www.answercoalition.org/sf/events/end-israeli-colonial.html">big demonstration tomorr </a><span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/25/anti-war-protesters-rally-against-gaza-invasion-and-rising-palestinian-death-tol"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/anti-war-protesters-rally-against-gaza-invasion-and-rising-palestinian-death-tol#comments Israel Palestine protests Steven T. Jones Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:26:27 +0000 steven 30991 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Citizens United measure challenged -- does it matter what Californians think about corporate personhood? http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/citizens-united-measure-challenged-does-it-matter-what-californians-think-about- <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/corplogoflag-copy1_1.jpg" alt="" title="" width="417" height="228"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Recently, the California Legislature approved a nonbinding question that would allow California voters to show their thoughts – mainly, their disdain – for the 2010 US Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case that allowed corporations to make unlimited campaign contributions.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/25/citizens-united-measure-challenged-does-it-matter-what-californians-think-about-"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/25/citizens-united-measure-challenged-does-it-matter-what-californians-think-about-#comments Corporate personhood Corporations Are People Democracy Holly McDede Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:49:55 +0000 steven 30990 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Here are some things that happen when you interview hip-hop legend Biz Markie during a promotional celebrity appearance at an A's game http://filmwww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/25/here-are-some-things-happen-when-you-interview-hip-hop-legend-biz-markie-during-pro <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/biz%20pitcher.JPG" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Tonight's game starts at 7:05, at which point <a href="http://www.bizmarkie.com/" target="_blank">Biz Markie</a>, the “clown prince of hip-hop,” most famous for his hit sing-songy single “Just a Friend,” off the 1989 album <em>The Biz Never Sleeps</em>, will be throwing out the first pitch against the Houston Astros.</p> <p>This particular game, the evening of July 23, also falls on the A’s 15th annual <a href="http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140724&amp;content_id=86044212&amp;vkey=pr_oak&amp;c_id=oak" target="_blank">Root Beer Float Day</a>, a beloved tradition that raises money for the <a href="http://jdrf.org/" target="_blank">Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation</a> by having A’s players, coaches, announcers, the staffs of several radio stations, and celebs of various stature (<em>Real World</em> cast members) scoop and serve root beer floats at $2 each for two hours before the first pitch. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/25/here-are-some-things-happen-when-you-interview-hip-hop-legend-biz-markie-during-pro"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/25/here-are-some-things-happen-when-you-interview-hip-hop-legend-biz-markie-during-pro#comments Music interview Oakland A's Sports Emma Silvers Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:40:16 +0000 Emma Silvers 30987 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com “How to Cook a Frog” at CounterPulse http://filmwww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/%E2%80%9Chow-cook-frog%E2%80%9D-counterpulse <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/400xNxAnnie_Danger_Howtocookafrog-600x380.jpg.pagespeed.ic_.dd8IDPiqEn.jpg" alt="" title="" width="400" height="253"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">What’s cooking?</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">You may well ask, as towering gourmand Julia Child (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/299041616930758/">Annie Danger</a>) <a href="http://counterpulse.org/?tribe_events=how-to-cook-a-frog/">appears at Counterpulse tonight and tomorrow</a>, walking her studio audience through a classic recipe with a decidedly contemporary flavor.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">If frog doesn’t sound like your thing, consider that we don’t always know we like something until we try it. Or consider the way this surveillance state being forced down your throat goes right to your ass. Or consider that Dalton Trumbo (following Emile Zola) once referred to his time (the time of McCarthy and other manifestations of totalitarian creep) as the Time of the Toad — an era in which maintaining indifference to the injustice and horror around you was tantamount to learning how to swallow a whole wet one each and every day.</span></p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/%E2%80%9Chow-cook-frog%E2%80%9D-counterpulse"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/%E2%80%9Chow-cook-frog%E2%80%9D-counterpulse#comments Cooking CounterPulse Frogs Performance Theater Robert Avila Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:38:33 +0000 cheryl 30989 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com The Rock gets mythological, ScarJo turns scary-smart, Woody's tepid latest, PSH's final role, and more: new movies! http://filmwww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/rock-gets-mythological-scarjo-turns-scary-smart-woodys-tepid-latest-pshs-fin <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/hercules.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">Even his armor has a six-pack: Dwayne Johnson in <em>Hercules</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Kerry Brown</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">In case you missed the cover of </span><a href="http://www.sfbg.com/paper">this week's paper</a><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">, the 34th <a href="http://www.sfjff.org/">San Francisco Jewish Film Festival</a> kicked off last night and runs through Aug. 10 at an array of Bay Area venues. Get the whole schedule and info on tickets <a href="http://www.sfjff.org/">here</a>; check out our commentary </span><a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/what-she-sees">here</a><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;"> and </span><a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/22/framing-fame">here</a><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>From the glittering (and otherwise) land of Hollywood, a raft of new releases also await. Read on for reviews of <em><a href="http://www.mightyhercules.com/">Hercules</a></em>, <em><a href="http://www.lucymovie.com/">Lucy</a></em>, <em><a href="http://www.sonyclassics.com/magicinthemoonlight/">Magic in the Moonlight</a></em>, <em><a href="http://amostwantedmanmovie.com/">A Most Wanted Man</a></em>, and more!</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/rock-gets-mythological-scarjo-turns-scary-smart-woodys-tepid-latest-pshs-fin"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/07/25/rock-gets-mythological-scarjo-turns-scary-smart-woodys-tepid-latest-pshs-fin#comments Film Cheryl Eddy Guardian Staff Writers Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:49:40 +0000 cheryl 30988 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com SF voters to weigh in on Beach Chalet turf war http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4609-news_fields_5.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">Artist rendering of proposed Beach Chalet project.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A city project that would <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2011/11/29/whose-park">install artificial turf and stadium lighting at the Beach Chalet soccer fields</a> at the west end of Golden Gate Park has survived numerous challenges over the last four years, including appeals to the <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/05/09/commission-approves-soccer-project-pushes-city-restore-habitat">California Coastal Commision</a> and <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/08/14/lawsuit-challenging-beach-chalet-turf-project-goes-trial">the courts</a>. But this November, San Francisco voters will have the final say. <span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/24/sf-voters-weigh-beach-chalet-turf-war#comments Environment Golden Gate Park Kids soccer Steven T. Jones Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:26:21 +0000 steven 30986 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Smart Bomb goes off in Oakland http://filmwww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/24/smart-bomb-goes-oakland <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/SSdock.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">Secret Sidewalk plays the Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland this Sat/26.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>By Micah Dubreuil</strong></p> <p>As a child, you imagine your toys come to life whenever your back is turned. As an adult in the Bay Area, you imagine that every night you choose to stay in, the bars are all packed with experimental underground DJs, food carts, live visual artists and the kind of freaky electronic jazz you would see in a <em>Blade Runner</em> spinoff series. And yet when you do turn around — at either age — your dreams often fall short (if your toys ever did come to life, please let us know).<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/24/smart-bomb-goes-oakland"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/24/smart-bomb-goes-oakland#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:47:12 +0000 Emma Silvers 30985 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Twitter releases diversity figures: mostly white, mostly male http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/twitter-releases-diversity-figures-mostly-white-mostly-male <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/twitter_diverse_2-%28web%29.jpg" alt="" title="" width="545" height="366"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">Twitter's diversity figures, supplied from its blog.</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Surprise, shock, flabbergasting awe -- these are all completely invalid responses to Twitter's revelation of its diversity figures, which the disruptive San Francisco tech company released today <a href="https://twitter.com/twitter/status/492044642079096832">(in a tweet</a>, of course).</p> <p>Twitter divided its diversity statistics into three categories: tech, non-tech, and leadership. Guess which area had the most white folks? If you guessed tech, you get a (vanilla) cookie.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/23/twitter-releases-diversity-figures-mostly-white-mostly-male"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/23/twitter-releases-diversity-figures-mostly-white-mostly-male#comments brogrammer diversity Tech tech diversity Twitter Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:30:28 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 30984 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com Carletta Sue Kay on strip clubs, literature, and dumpster-diving after art exhibits http://filmwww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/23/carletta-sue-kay-strip-clubs-literature-and-dumpster-diving-after-art-exhibits <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://filmwww.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/carletta.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">Carletta Sue Kay performs Fri/25 at The Chapel.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Not long after I sat down with Randy Walker, the male, non-performing ego of one of San Francisco's most undefinable musical acts, vocal powerhouse <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carletta-Sue-Kay/196142491497" target="_blank">Carletta Sue Kay</a></strong> (who performs at <a href="http://www.thechapelsf.com/" target="_blank">The Chapel</a> this Fri/25), we talked a bit about college. Walker asked me the prerequisite questions about the social scene and my major, perking up at the sound of a humanities-centric discipline. I asked if he’d done the whole college thing. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/23/carletta-sue-kay-strip-clubs-literature-and-dumpster-diving-after-art-exhibits"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://filmwww.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/23/carletta-sue-kay-strip-clubs-literature-and-dumpster-diving-after-art-exhibits#comments Carletta Sue Kay David Kurlander Music interview Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:49:09 +0000 Emma Silvers 30983 at http://filmwww.sfbg.com