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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 Double Duchess is back, and this time they've brought Kelly Osbourne http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/09/19/double-duchess-back-and-time-theyve-brought-kelly-osbourne <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/double%20duchess.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">Double Duchess say "Happy Friday, kiddos."</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY SHOT IN THE CITY PHOTOGRAPHY</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Is the drab Friday weather outside getting you down as you gear up for a weekend full of <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/category/topic/folsom-street-fair" target="_blank">leather- and whip-filled debauchery</a>?</p> <p>Never fear! You just need a dose of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Double-Duchess/122773131110997?ref=br_tf" target="_blank">Double Duchess</a>, the Bay's favorite queer electro duo, who invited Kelly Osbourne to do a <em>Jem and the Holograms</em>-style bit in this video for "Good Girl Freak Out," which also features LA's Future People.<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/09/19/double-duchess-back-and-time-theyve-brought-kelly-osbourne"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Double Duchess Music video New Music Emma Silvers Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:35:37 +0000 Emma Silvers 31326 at http://nj.sfbg.com TIFF 2014: Foreign favorites, part one http://nj.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/19/tiff-2014-foreign-favorites-part-one <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/48zLox__mrturner_02_o4__8022081__1406663971.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">Timothy Spall in <em>Mr. Turner</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo courtesy of TIFF</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/tiff-2014-joshua-oppenheimers-look-silence">here</a>!</em></p> <p>** Working steadily for over 40 years, achieving more than 20 features, Mike Leigh has stayed true to his "kitchen sink realism" aesthetic. Contemporary audiences could all too easily take him for granted. His latest, <em>Mr. Turner</em> (UK), is a rigorous and immensely rewarding journey that explores the life of British artist J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851).&nbsp;</p> <p>Spall won the award for Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival, not just for emulating Turner's cartoonish and almost frightening physique, but also inhabiting and truly expressing the ghastly terror one struggles with after the death of a loved one. Recalling Jane Campion's dazzling <em>An Angel at My Table</em> (1990), Leigh's film places emphasis on the immense difficulties that an artists put themselves — and the others around them — through, and cinematographer Dick Pope (who has shot ten of Leigh's films since 1990, and won a special jury award at Cannes for his work on <em>Mr. Turner</em>) gives every frame an almost spiritual look.&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/19/tiff-2014-foreign-favorites-part-one"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:13:03 +0000 cheryl 31325 at http://nj.sfbg.com Lawsuit alleges Lee campaign accepted illegal donations from undercover agent http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/19/lawsuit-alleges-lee-campaign-accepted-illegal-donations-undercover-agent <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/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-19%20at%201.22.34%20PM.png" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>By Max Cherney</em></p> <p>Mayor Ed Lee has been named in a civil lawsuit that alleges he conspired to accept bribes in the form of illegal campaign contributions from an undercover FBI agent involved in the far-reaching federal corruption and racketeering probe into State Sen. Leland Yee, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, and 26 other defendants. The lawsuit is being leveled by an attorney working on Shrimp Boy’s behalf.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/19/lawsuit-alleges-lee-campaign-accepted-illegal-donations-undercover-agent"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:36:37 +0000 rebecca 31324 at http://nj.sfbg.com Questions of the week: Who is the walrus? And who is Liam Neeson gonna take down next? New movies! http://nj.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/19/questions-week-who-walrus-and-who-liam-neeson-gonna-take-down-next-new-movie <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/CabinetDrCaligari.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">The SF Silent Film Festival's "Silent Autumn" includes a restored version of 1920's <em>The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari</em>.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SF SILENT FILM FESTIVAL</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>If Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' ongoing Pixel Vision posts about the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival have you longing for your own festival experience, check out the San Francisco Silent Film Festival's one-day "<a href="http://www.silentfilm.org/">Silent Autumn</a>" series at the <a href="http://www.castrotheatre.com/">Castro Theatre</a>, as well as Cine+Mas' <a href="http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.org/">San Francisco Latino Film Festival</a>, which opens tonight at the Brava Theater and runs through Sept. 27 at various venues.</p> <p>First-run picks o' the week include Liam Neeson's latest lone-wolf action movie, an ensemble movie starring Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, and Kevin Smith's new joint, in which Justin Long turns into a walrus. Yep, you read that right. Read on for reviews and trailers!</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/19/questions-week-who-walrus-and-who-liam-neeson-gonna-take-down-next-new-movie"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Guardian Staff Writers Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:23:33 +0000 cheryl 31323 at http://nj.sfbg.com Dave Chappelle kept me up until 5am this morning and I'm still trying to process what just happened http://nj.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/dave-chappelle-kept-me-until-5am-morning-and-im-still-trying-process-what-ju <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/chappelle.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">This is Dave Chappelle on a night that was not last night, because I followed the rules and did not take photos.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The first time I saw <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-Chappelle/108028792558528" target="_blank">Dave Chappelle</a> perform live was 10 years and three months ago, in a large, echo-y gymnasium at UC San Diego. It was my 20th birthday and I was <em>so</em> <em>excited</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This was June of 2004, and the comedian was at the absolute peak of his <a href="http://www.cc.com/shows/chappelle-s-show" target="_blank"><em>Chappelle's Show</em></a> fame, which meant he suddenly found himself performing for sports arenas full of college kids who had neither the patience nor the decorum (nor the sobriety) to actually sit and listen to a standup comic performing material, choosing instead to holler "<a href="http://www.vulture.com/2014/02/10th-anniversary-of-im-rick-james-bitch-chappelle.html" target="_blank">I'M RICK JAMES, BITCH!</a>" or "WHAT!" and "YEAH!" in <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoWEESRrNK8" target="_blank">Lil Jon</a> voices at random — in reference, of course, to their favorite <em>Chappelle's Show</em> impressions. <span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/dave-chappelle-kept-me-until-5am-morning-and-im-still-trying-process-what-ju"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Comedy Dave Chappelle The Punchline Emma Silvers Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:25:59 +0000 Emma Silvers 31322 at http://nj.sfbg.com Head First: On "dysfunction," freaking out, and my huge, THC-fueled orgasms http://nj.sfbg.com/sexsf/2014/09/18/dysfunction-freaking-out-and-my-huge-thc-fueled-orgasms <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/HeadFirst2.JPG" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>I have very little experience with marijuana — mostly because I’m from a small, East Coast town where such a substance is referred to as “the Devil’s lettuce.”&nbsp; So when Mathew Gerson, founder and inventor of the THC lube, Foria, offered me the opportunity to test out his new product, I was intrigued.&nbsp;</p> <p>Foria is supposed to enhance female sexual pleasure. I’ve personally never had issues with orgasms (I can hump a chair and come), but I was interested to see how some oil could make them feel even better. So I decided to try it.<span class="read-more"><a href="/sexsf/2014/09/18/dysfunction-freaking-out-and-my-huge-thc-fueled-orgasms"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Head First Krissy Eliot Marijuana Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:13:17 +0000 steven 31321 at http://nj.sfbg.com The intern behind an epic blunder: Docs illuminate Asiana fake pilots’ names debacle http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/18/intern-behind-epic-blunder-docs-illuminate-asiana-fake-pilots%E2%80%99-names-debacle <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/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-18%20at%201.44.33%20PM.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">The embarrassing KTVU news segment became an instant YouTube hit.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Remember when a July 2013 KTVU-TV news broadcast went viral and caused jaws to drop because the anchorwoman <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/KTVU-producers-fired-over-Asiana-pilots-fake-4685627.php">read out fake, offensive pilots’ names</a> in the wake of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash?<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/18/intern-behind-epic-blunder-docs-illuminate-asiana-fake-pilots%E2%80%99-names-debacle"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rebecca Bowe Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:19:12 +0000 rebecca 31320 at http://nj.sfbg.com TIFF 2014: Joshua Oppenheimer's 'The Look of Silence' http://nj.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/tiff-2014-joshua-oppenheimers-look-silence <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/nZYQ6D__lookofsilence_01_o4__8263505__1406647156.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"><em>The Look of Silence</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO COURTESY OF TIFF</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/17/hockey-drums-pianos-and-trashy-movies-passions-ruled-tiff-2014">here</a>!</em></p> <p>News broke earlier this week that Joshua Oppenheimer — the Texas-born, Copenhagen-based filmmaker who scored an Oscar nomination for 2012's harrowing <em>The Act of Killing</em> — received a MacArthur "Genius Grant." Not a bad follow-up to the Toronto screening of his latest Indonesia-set doc, <em>The Look of Silence&nbsp;</em>(Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/UK), which is both a direct sequel to <em>Killing</em> and a complete stand-alone work. Either way, it's one of the most powerful documentaries I have ever experienced. (It's due in theaters in summer 2015.)</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/tiff-2014-joshua-oppenheimers-look-silence"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:24:33 +0000 cheryl 31319 at http://nj.sfbg.com Folsom Special: Zbörnak wants to rock your "Dikpix" http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/09/18/folsom-special-zbornak-wants-rock-your-dikpix <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/zbornakfolsom2014.jpg" alt="" title="" width="600" height="350"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>"Expect glitter, expect Twitter (don't expect Twitter), expect foul language and talking about dicks, expect body dysmorphia, but like in the opposite direction. The greatest expectation, however, should be all-killer-no-filler face-melting community building," says Greg Der Ananian, lead singer of energetic homo-punk band <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wearezbornak" target="_blank">Zbörnak</a>, of the group's two appearances this week.</p> <p>Opening <strong>Sat/20</strong> for !!! and Jello Biafra in the SF Eagle's outdoor lot (5pm, $20, 12th Street and Harrison, SF; <a href="http://www.sf-eagle.com" target="_blank">www.sf-eagle.com</a>), and kicking things off 11am, <strong>Sun/21</strong> on main stage of Folsom Street Fair (10th Street and Howard, SF; <a href="http://www.folsomstreetfair.com" target="_blank">www.folsomstreetfair.com</a>), the fearsome foursome will surely launch into recent, too-catchy hit "Dikpix" while letting the Golden Girls references fly.</p> <p>I talked to the lively Der Ananian about Zbörnak's deal.</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/09/18/folsom-special-zbornak-wants-rock-your-dikpix"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Folsom Street Fair Homocore Nightlife Queer Sex Issue 2014 Zbornak Marke B. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:08:34 +0000 admin 31318 at http://nj.sfbg.com Folsom Special: Guerrilla Queer Bar returns as leather "Pop-Up" http://nj.sfbg.com/noise/2014/09/18/folsom-special-guerilla-queer-bar-returns-leather-pop <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/Teaser_220_wide/GQB2000Marina.jpg" alt="" title="" width="220" height="200"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:220px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Guerilla days: GQB takes over the Marina in 2000.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Picture it: the Marina, 2000, a club called Trap Door playing goofy throwback hip-hop, shirty dudes and "woo" girls playing the heter-mating game with hetero-abando.</p> <p>In strut a gaggle of rough and ready queers, me included, part of <a href="http://guerrillaqueerbar.typepad.com/" target="_blank">Guerrilla Queer Bar</a>, to shake things up and sprinkle a little unicorn rainbow dust (and wig hair) on the proceedings. Web 1.0 was in full effect, queers were losing their spaces, and so we wanted to "take it back" by invading "straight" neighborhoods and wreaking a little lavender havoc -- you know, to even things out and have fun. It was kind of the original flashmob, spread only by the limited social media of the time (i.e. email listservs).&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/09/18/folsom-special-guerilla-queer-bar-returns-leather-pop"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Bars Folsom Street Fair Guerilla Queer Bar Leather Nightlife Party Radar Queer Sex Issue 2014 Marke B. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:52:08 +0000 admin 31317 at http://nj.sfbg.com Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014 http://nj.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/17/hockey-drums-pianos-and-trashy-movies-passions-ruled-tiff-2014 <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/zmn0LZ__electricboogaloo_01_o4__8258658__1406657804.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"><em>Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo courtesy of TIFF</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/16/toronto-international-film-festival-report-defense-long-long-movie">here</a>.</em></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining<em> Slap Shot</em> (1977) and Michael Dowse's remarkable <em>Goon</em> (2011), hockey films have always been a little more overlooked in the US than they should be. Gabe Polsky's blood-pumping <em>Red Army</em> (US/Russia) is begging to be adapted into a rip-roaring narrative, à la Catherine Hardwick's <em>Lords of Dogtown</em> (2005) take on Stacy Peralta's skateboarding doc <em>Dogtown &amp; Z-Boys</em> (2001). </span></p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/17/hockey-drums-pianos-and-trashy-movies-passions-ruled-tiff-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:55:20 +0000 cheryl 31316 at http://nj.sfbg.com Facebook talks delayed, drag queens plan to sass social media into the 21st century http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/17/facebook-talks-delayed-drag-queens-plan-sass-social-media-21st-century <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="/sites/default/files/dynimagecache/0-0-720-609-325-275/heklina_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">PHOTO COURTESY OF HEKLINA</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A cadre of drag queens, LGBT rights supporters and politicos trekked in their glamorous best to Facebook HQ today, to negotiate the reinstatement of Facebook profiles for <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/14/drag-queens-plan-protest-facebook-over-name-change-policy">those who don't use their legal or birth names</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>What'd they get? Bupkiss, zip, zero, nada, nothing – for now. But in a twist of Harvey Milk's famous recant, perhaps they were given hope.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/17/facebook-talks-delayed-drag-queens-plan-sass-social-media-21st-century"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> diversity drag queens Facebook Heklina LGBT rights Sister Roma Tech Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:32:46 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31315 at http://nj.sfbg.com Airbnb says it will collect and pay local taxes in SF. Really. http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/17/airbnb-says-it-will-collect-and-pay-local-taxes-sf-really <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_Width_545_wide/airbnb_horizontal_lockup_print.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">In the wake of this week’s <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/16/still-not-sharing">contentious hearing on legislation</a> to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals in San Francisco, where Airbnb was chastised for snubbing the city on collecting and paying local taxes, the company today sent an email to its hosts announcing that it would begin doing so Oct. 1.</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/17/airbnb-says-it-will-collect-and-pay-local-taxes-sf-really"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Airbnb Steven T. Jones Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:43:25 +0000 steven 31314 at http://nj.sfbg.com Indian Joe suffers a tragic injury, keeps his sense of humor http://nj.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/17/indian-joe-suffers-tragic-injury-keeps-his-sense-humor <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/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-17%20at%201.26.53%20PM.png" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>We spotted Indian Joe, an iconic San Francisco character who’s famous for emulating the look of rock legend Alice Cooper, on the sidewalk outside the Bay Guardian office Monday morning. Donning his signature top hat, he beamed and said hello. But something was wrong.</p> <p>Joe was sitting in a wheelchair, and the lower half of his right leg was gone.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/17/indian-joe-suffers-tragic-injury-keeps-his-sense-humor"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rebecca Bowe Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:41:04 +0000 rebecca 31313 at http://nj.sfbg.com