San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://www1.sfbg.com/frontpage/%20http%3A/www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/19201%20at%20http%3A/pixel_vision/2012/02/01/noise en VOTE NOW! BEST OF THE BAY 2014 READERS POLL IS HERE http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com Dave Chappelle kept me up until 5am this morning and I'm still trying to process what just happened http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com On "dysfunction," freaking out, and my huge, THC-fueled orgasms http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com The intern behind an epic blunder: Docs illuminate Asiana fake pilots’ names debacle http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com TIFF 2014: Joshua Oppenheimer's 'The Look of Silence' http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com Folsom Special: Zbörnak wants to rock your "Dikpix" http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com Folsom Special: Guerrilla Queer Bar returns as leather "Pop-Up" http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014 http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com Facebook talks delayed, drag queens plan to sass social media into the 21st century http://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com Airbnb says it will collect and pay local taxes in SF. Really. http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com Indian Joe suffers a tragic injury, keeps his sense of humor http://www1.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://www1.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://www1.sfbg.com Rep Clock: Sep 17-23, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/rep-clock-sep-17-23-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/17-Tue/23 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/17/rep-clock-sep-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:04:22 +0000 admin 31312 at http://www1.sfbg.com Alerts: Sept 17-23, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/alerts-sept-17-23-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Leather and Feathers: AIDS Emergency Fund's Annual Gala</h4> <p>Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard, SF. 7pm, $125. For the second year, the San Francisco AIDS Emergency Fund is hosting its annual gala, Leather and Feathers, to raise money for clients. This year, the organization is proud to debut Fantasy Runway, where community members will strut their finest leather, fetish gear, and drag.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">FRIDAY 19</span></p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/17/alerts-sept-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Alerts Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:00:28 +0000 admin 31311 at http://www1.sfbg.com Film Listings: Sept 17-23, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/film-listings-sept-17-23-2014 <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;">OPENING</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/17/film-listings-sept-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:52:18 +0000 admin 31310 at http://www1.sfbg.com Events Listings: sept. 17-23, 2014 http://www1.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/17/events-listings-sept-17-23-2014 <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 17</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/17/events-listings-sept-17-23-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Events Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:49:32 +0000 admin 31309 at http://www1.sfbg.com