San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://www.sfbg.com/frontpage/%20http%3A/www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/%20http%3A/sf-police.org/%20http%3A/ag.ca.gov/newsalerts/release.php en We're draining the swamp: No more comments at SFBG.com, at least for now http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/20/were-draining-swamp-no-more-comments-sfbgcom-least-now <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/troll.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>There’s a tipping point between constructive criticism and destructive disparagement, and when the latter category is layered with an onslaught of spam from spellcasters, solicitors, and scammers — well, those scales have now tipped for us at the Bay Guardian. We’ve decided to indefinitely suspend comments on SFBG.com.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/08/20/were-draining-swamp-no-more-comments-sfbgcom-least-now"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Trolls Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:18:01 +0000 steven 31146 at http://www.sfbg.com Sixth at the Syc http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/sixth-syc <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/4847-food_weeknighter.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">Straddling worlds at The Sycamore</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTO BY JESSICA CHRISTIAN</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><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/19/sixth-syc"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 47 Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:01:14 +0000 Kate Conger 31145 at http://www.sfbg.com Gimme a kiss http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/gimme-kiss <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/4847-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">The Tarragon Collins and Mumbai Mule at new Mission bar ABV</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> <p><strong>TABLEHOPPING</strong> From late-night bibimbap to calzones for lunch and affordable thali plate feasting, you're covered.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/19/gimme-kiss"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 47 Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:58:50 +0000 Kate Conger 31144 at http://www.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: August 20 - 26, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/19/weeks-picks-august-20-26-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Power of pup positivity</p> <p>WEDNESDAY/20</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/19/weeks-picks-august-20-26-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:55:47 +0000 Kate Conger 31143 at http://www.sfbg.com Rep Clock: August 20 - 26, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/19/rep-clock-august-20-26-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/20-Tue/26 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>ANSWER COALITION </strong>2969 24th St, SF; <a href="http://www.answersf.org">www.answersf.org</a>. $5-10 donation. <strong>A Good Day to Die </strong>(Mueller and Salt, 2010), Fri, 7. With film subject and American Indian Movement (AIM) co-founder Dennis Banks in person.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/19/rep-clock-august-20-26-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:54:46 +0000 Kate Conger 31142 at http://www.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology: August 20 - 26, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/19/psychic-dream-astrology-august-20-26-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>Get 'er done, Aries. It's the time to clear the air, finish the job, or start something new. You have the wind at your back and favor smiling upon you, so don't waste these good vibes with inactivity! You are in an excellent position to make things happen, so be bold, honest, and proactive for best results.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/19/psychic-dream-astrology-august-20-26-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:52:46 +0000 Kate Conger 31141 at http://www.sfbg.com Live Shots: SF Street Food Fest fills us up quickly http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/08/19/live-shots-sf-street-food-fest-fills-us-quickly <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-gallery-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="1279" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/sfsff14okone.jpg?1408487476" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="960" height="1279" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/sfsff14salmon.jpg?1408487510" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="1279" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/sfsff14delsur.jpg?1408487309" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="1279" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/sfsff14delsur2.jpg?1408487322" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="1279" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/sfsff14momos.jpg?1408487335" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="1279" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/sfsff14piroshki.jpg?1408487501" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="1279" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/sfsff14phorockpaperscissors.jpg?1408487490" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="1279" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/sfsff14crowd.jpg?1408487167" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The weather was gorgeous, the lines weren't too long, and the people were friendly -- and hungry -- at the sixth annual <a href="http://www.sfstreetfoodfest.com/" target="_blank">SF Street Food Festival</a> last Saturday.</p> <p>About those shorter lines, though -- that meant we had access to pretty much any food we wanted in less than 10 minutes! (Except for the ever-popular <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/specials/best-bay-2013-best-bun-noodlin" target="_blank">ramenburger from Nombe</a>, the line for which stretched almost the length of a block.) Uh oh, we were faced with unlimited choices, too many for our stomachs to bear, try as we might. And we might!</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/08/19/live-shots-sf-street-food-fest-fills-us-quickly"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food and Drink La Cocina Live Shots SF Street Food Festival Marke B. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:52:01 +0000 admin 31140 at http://www.sfbg.com Theater Listings: August 20 - 26, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/19/theater-listings-august-20-26-2014 <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/2014/08/19/theater-listings-august-20-26-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:51:50 +0000 Kate Conger 31139 at http://www.sfbg.com Film Listings: August 20 - 26, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/19/film-listings-august-20-26-2014 <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/2014/08/19/film-listings-august-20-26-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:47:17 +0000 Kate Conger 31138 at http://www.sfbg.com Summer sounds http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/summer-sounds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>New releases from bands that call the Bay home</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/4847-music_sounds_GoodnightTexas.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">Goodnight Texas</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>THE FRAIL</p> <p><em>LoveDeathLegend</em></p> <p>The debut full-length from this SF-based trio, out Aug. 26, is full of dance-worthy electro pop with what feels like a surround-sound wall of synth, recorded, layered, and perfected at our own Different Fur Studios. Jumpy, bright, but not too cacophonous for a hungover late August day at the park; it'd pair well with DIY mimosas, come to think of it. Catch 'em at a free in-store at Amoeba Aug. 23, or at the album release party at Bottom of the Hill Aug. 29.</p> <p>THE AEROSOLS</p> <p><em>Fake Mirror</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/19/summer-sounds"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Music Volume 48, Issue 47 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:45:31 +0000 Kate Conger 31137 at http://www.sfbg.com 20th street soul http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/20th-street-soul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Noise Pop's 2nd annual shindig-in-the-streets features Myron &amp; E, dumplings, everything else good</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/4847-music_leftdial.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">Myron & E play Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party Sat/23</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY WILLIAM PERLS</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:esilvers@sfbg.com">esilvers@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/19/20th-street-soul"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Music Features Volume 48, Issue 47 Left of the Dial Music Features Music Festival Myron & E Noise Pop Emma Silvers Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:44:26 +0000 Emma Silvers 31136 at http://www.sfbg.com Events: August 20 - 26, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/08/19/events-august-20-26-2014 <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 20</span></p> <p><strong>Andrew Dugas </strong>Granny Smith Room, Green Apple Books, 506 Clement, SF; <a href="http://www.greenapplebooks.com">www.greenapplebooks.com</a>. 7pm, free. The author reads from his debut novel, <em>Sleepwalking in Paradise.</em><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/08/19/events-august-20-26-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Events Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:40:38 +0000 Kate Conger 31135 at http://www.sfbg.com Cruel stories of youth http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/cruel-stories-youth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>'Rich Hill' and 'Me and You' offer very different (but equally compelling) coming-of-age tales</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/4847-film_RichHill_Harley.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">Boyhood: Rich Hill's Harley, Andrew, and Appachey</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTOS COURTESY OF ORCHARD ENTERTAINMENT</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><strong>FILM </strong>Richard Linklater's <em>Boyhood</em> is so popular that by now it's acquired the seemingly inevitable backlash against such overwhelming critical support — god forbid "the critics," that mysterious, possibly secret-handshaking Masonic elite, should tell anyone what to think. It's a lucky movie that invites hostility by being so widely (and, admittedly, a bit hyperbolically) considered a masterpiece. Whatever your parade, someone will always be dying to rain on it.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/19/cruel-stories-youth"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Review Volume 48, Issue 47 Bertolucci Documentary Film Me and You Rich Hill Dennis Harvey Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:39:41 +0000 Kate Conger 31134 at http://www.sfbg.com (Un)deadpan http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/undeadpan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Aubrey Plaza slays in 'Life After Beth'</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/4847-film_lifeafterbeath.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">Hungry for love ... and human flesh: The two faces of Beth (Aubrey Plaza)</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></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="/2014/08/19/undeadpan"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Review Volume 48, Issue 47 Aubrey Plaza Dane DeHaan Film rom-com Zombies Cheryl Eddy Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:38:05 +0000 Kate Conger 31133 at http://www.sfbg.com Final stages http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/final-stages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Theatre Rhinoceros revives its spring production of Alan Bennett's&nbsp;'The Habit of Art'</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/4847-theater.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:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/08/19/final-stages"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Theater Volume 48, Issue 47 Alan Bennett Eureka Theatre Theatre Rhinoceros Robert Avila Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:31:54 +0000 Kate Conger 31132 at http://www.sfbg.com