San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://htp.sfbg.com/ en Little Dragon roosts at The Fox http://htp.sfbg.com/noise/2014/08/21/little-dragon-roosts-fox <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/little%20dragon.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">Little Dragon hit the Fox tomorrow, Fri/22.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Marco van Rijt</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>By Rob Goszkowski</strong></p> <p>Janet Jackson was in heavy rotation when <a href="https://www.facebook.com/littledragonpage" target="_blank">Little Dragon</a> went to work on <em>Nabuma Rubberband</em>, the album they released in May. That’s the Janet-era Janet — the sexy, sultry version of the R&amp;B superstar — so it’s no coincidence that there are a few slow jams on the fourth record by the electro, soul, and synthpop quartet.<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/08/21/little-dragon-roosts-fox"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Little Dragon Music interview Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:17:16 +0000 Emma Silvers 31158 at http://htp.sfbg.com Treasure Island challenge appealed to California Supreme Court http://htp.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/21/treasure-island-challenge-appealed-california-supreme-court <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Treasure-Island-Rendering_0.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">Treasure Island could include up to 8,000 homes and high-rise hotels.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Critics of current plans to build 8,000 new homes and acres of commercial and office space on Treasure Island — despite the challenge of radiological contamination and rising seas — will now have one last chance to send the project back to the drawing board before planned construction begins next year.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/08/21/treasure-island-challenge-appealed-california-supreme-court"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Steven T. Jones Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:44:03 +0000 steven 31157 at http://htp.sfbg.com Sacramento Bee wins legal battle, UC Davis pepper spraying cops must be named http://htp.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/21/sacramento-bee-wins-legal-battle-uc-davis-pepper-spraying-cops-must-be-named <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/beatles_pepper_spray.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Nearly three years after UC Davis campus police pepper sprayed a line of peaceful, seated student protesters from the Occupy movement, The Sacramento Bee has won a legal battle to release the names of officers involved, <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/2014/08/21/6645851/bee-wins-legal-battle-for-names.html">the newspaper reported today</a>.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/08/21/sacramento-bee-wins-legal-battle-uc-davis-pepper-spraying-cops-must-be-named"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:05:36 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31156 at http://htp.sfbg.com Department of Homeland Security issues security bulletin over peaceful protest http://htp.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/21/department-homeland-security-issues-security-bulletin-over-peaceful-protest <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-08-21%20at%204.16.55%20PM.png" 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">Apparently someone at DHS is paying close attention to Anonymous videos posted to YouTube.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Apparently, the Department of Homeland Security takes the leaderless activist group Anonymous very, very seriously.</p> <p>But that doesn’t mean that the feds take what it says at face value. For instance, when Anonymous – which could literally be any teenager behind a keyboard – comes out to say that it’s calling on people to get up off their couches and “rage with voices, not with violence,” DHS evidently takes that as a cue that it’s time to issue a formal security bulletin.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/08/21/department-homeland-security-issues-security-bulletin-over-peaceful-protest"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rebecca Bowe Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:31:47 +0000 rebecca 31155 at http://htp.sfbg.com Video of suspect in Feather beating released http://htp.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/21/video-suspect-feather-beating-released <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/feathersuspect.jpg" alt="" title="" width="600" height="337"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The SFPD has released video footage of a suspect in <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/14/scenes-faerie-farewell" target="_blank">the violent beating of Feather</a>, aka Bryan Higgins, who died last week at SF General:</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/08/21/video-suspect-feather-beating-released"><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="747" height="420" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/feathersuspect_0.jpg?1408653008" /> </div> </div> </div> Bryan Higgins Feather Radical Faeries SFPD Violence Marke B. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:25:34 +0000 bruce 31154 at http://htp.sfbg.com Who will run Gleneagles Golf Course? If it's not the city, who cares? http://htp.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/21/who-will-run-gleneagles-golf-course-if-its-not-city-who-cares <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/gleneagles%20image2.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">Gleneagles Golf Course</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>As we watch today’s Recreation and Park Commission meeting on extending political insider Tom Hsieh’s no-bid contract to run the once-public Gleneagles Golf Course — which is being contested by a rival group headed by venture capitalist Brian Smith and notorious landlord attorney Andrew Zacks — we can only hope that both sides lose and the public interest somehow reemerges from this muck and mire.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/08/21/who-will-run-gleneagles-golf-course-if-its-not-city-who-cares"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Steven T. Jones Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:22:37 +0000 steven 31153 at http://htp.sfbg.com Eyewitness claims victim of officer-involved shooting did not brandish Taser http://htp.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/21/eyewitness-claims-victim-officer-involved-shooting-did-not-brandish-taser <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-08-21%20at%2010.27.24%20AM.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">This illustration of Alejandro ("Alex") Nieto, from justiceforalexnieto.org, appeared on fliers throughout the Mission District.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A person claiming to be an eyewitness to the fatal shooting of Alejandro Nieto has come forward to say he did not see Nieto point a Taser at police officers before they opened fire, according to attorney Adante Pointer, who is representing Nieto’s family.</p> <p>The eyewitness, whose identity Pointer would not disclose, told the attorney that he “did not see Alex point a Taser at anybody” and “did not see or hear any back-and-forth exchange that police said took place,” Pointer said in a phone interview with the Bay Guardian.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/08/21/eyewitness-claims-victim-officer-involved-shooting-did-not-brandish-taser"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rebecca Bowe Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:43:29 +0000 rebecca 31152 at http://htp.sfbg.com Researcher explores police and protester violence in the Occupy movement http://htp.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/20/researcher-explores-police-and-protester-violence-occupy-movement <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/AP984789354564.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="351"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">People are moved by a line of police as authorities disperse a protest in Ferguson, Mo. early Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">AP Photo by Charlie Riedel</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>As the nation's eyes watch police officers in Ferguson firing rubber bullets and tear gas into crowds of protesters, one UC Berkeley sociologist is exploring how and why such violent conflicts erupt in the first place.</p> <p>Nicholas Adams and his team call themselves Deciding Force. Its goal? To prevent violence between police and protesters at peaceful demonstrations through deep data analysis of the Occupy movement.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/08/20/researcher-explores-police-and-protester-violence-occupy-movement"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Ferguson Occupy Occupy Oakland UC Berkeley Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:48:52 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31151 at http://htp.sfbg.com American landscapes: a review of SF native Sean Wilsey's essay collection, 'More Curious' http://htp.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/08/20/american-landscapes-review-sf-native-sean-wilseys-essay-collection-more-curi <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/seanwilsey.jpg" alt="" title="" width="343" height="500"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Midway through the introduction to <em>More Curious </em>(McSweeney's Books, 342 pp., $22), his recently-published collection of essays from the last 15 years, Sean Wilsey (who appears at the Booksmith Thu/21) reveals his quest to combine the styles of Thomas Pynchon and New Yorker legend Joseph Mitchell — paranoia and precision, respectively.</p> <p>The introduction itself is a joyfully meta attempt at this very task. The 20-odd pages of often non-sequitorial rumination about the aforementioned authors, the triviality of the 1990s, and the first Obama election can be mistaken as “formless while still astonishingly informative” or “so intricately constructed and fact-filled that the form is too complex to be instantly identified.” The happy reality of all of Wilsey’s essays is somewhere between these two perceptions.</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/08/20/american-landscapes-review-sf-native-sean-wilseys-essay-collection-more-curi"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> book review Booksmith David Kurlander Lit Sean Wilsey Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:57:49 +0000 cheryl 31150 at http://htp.sfbg.com Hump day music news: The Masonic gets a facelift, that dancey new Toro y Moi side project, and more http://htp.sfbg.com/noise/2014/08/20/hump-day-music-news-masonic-gets-facelift-dancey-new-toro-y-moi-side-project-and-mo <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Upper%20View%20Final.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">An artist's rendering of you and all your computer-generated friends having fun at the new Masonic.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO/LIVE NATION</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>-- The venue formerly known as the Nob Hill Masonic Center will re-open next month as "<a href="http://www.livenation.com/venues/14758/the-masonic" target="_blank">The Masonic</a>," a 3,300-seat music venue booked by Live Nation (as it was before), with new bars, food options, and a state-of-the-art sound system, after spending much of 2014 under construction. The lineup of shows so far has some pretty big hitters, with the Pixies, Broken Bells, Modest Mouse, and, um, Hall &amp; Oates taking the stage in the coming months. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/08/20/hump-day-music-news-masonic-gets-facelift-dancey-new-toro-y-moi-side-project-and-mo"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Joanna Gruesome Masonic Stone Foxes Toro Y Moi Emma Silvers Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:24:49 +0000 Emma Silvers 31149 at http://htp.sfbg.com SFPD still searching for man who beat Feather; memorial fund set up http://htp.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/20/sfpd-still-searching-man-who-beat-feather-memorial-fund-set <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/feathernoe2.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 Noe lemonade stand paid tribute to Feather last week.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>There have been no new developments in the case of Feather, aka Bryan Higgins, the Radical Faerie <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/08/14/scenes-faerie-farewell" target="_blank">who was found beaten near Duboce Park</a>, and who later died at SF General.&nbsp;</p> <p>Feather was found around 7:30am on Sunday, Aug. 10 near Church and Duboce streets. Police are still looking for a white man in his 20s or 30s wearing a grey hoodie at the time of the attack. Police are reviewing camera footage which supposedly contains images of the attack, but have yet to release the footage to the public.</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/08/20/sfpd-still-searching-man-who-beat-feather-memorial-fund-set"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Feather Radical Faeries Violence Marke B. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:30:22 +0000 admin 31148 at http://htp.sfbg.com Patsy Cline Tribute with Joni Morris at Vallejo’s Historic Empress Theatre http://htp.sfbg.com/promo/2014/08/20/patsy-cline-tribute-joni-morris-vallejo%E2%80%99s-historic-empress-theatre <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://htp.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Empress-Theatre-Joni-Morris-Patsy-Cline-Tribute.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--><br /> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: #222222;"><span style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: normal;">Joni Morris and her stellar band bring to life the music of Patsy Cline at the beautiful, century-old historic Empress Theatre in Vallejo for a night of legendary music in a majestic setting.</span></span><span class="read-more"><a href="/promo/2014/08/20/patsy-cline-tribute-joni-morris-vallejo%E2%80%99s-historic-empress-theatre"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:02:09 +0000 Guardian Promo 31147 at http://htp.sfbg.com We're draining the swamp: No more comments at SFBG.com, at least for now http://htp.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://htp.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://htp.sfbg.com Sixth at the Syc http://htp.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/sixth-syc <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>Contemplating change -- and not-change -- with High Lifes at the Sycamore&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://htp.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 Bars Food and Drink The Sycamore The Weeknighter Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:01:14 +0000 Kate Conger 31145 at http://htp.sfbg.com Gimme a kiss http://htp.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/gimme-kiss <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>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px;">From late-night bibimbap to calzones for lunch and affordable thali plate feasting, you're covered.</span></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://htp.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 (3174 16th St, SF. www.abvsf.com)</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><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 ABV Beso Food and Drink Hog & Rocks Tablehopping TwoFish Baking Company Udupi Palace Woodward's Graden Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:58:50 +0000 Kate Conger 31144 at http://htp.sfbg.com