My friend’s rich older boyfriend—well, rich relative to my friend, who makes her living pretending to be a fairy at birthday parties (Her fairy name is Ginger-Snap. We know it’s a stripper name. We’re over it.)—is taking her to the Black and White Ball on Saturday, and I’ve been drafted into shopping. We’re now faced with a pretty awkward question: what do normal people wear to the fancy-pantsiest occasion on the San Francisco calendar?
Other people must have faced this problem before. Read more »
Just so you know. It's not "Oo-way." This is the first thing I learned while gearing up to interview Uwe Boll last August, on the occasion of the uncut version of his film Postal's world premiere at the 2007 Dead Channels Film Festival. The film played to a small but enthusiastic Castro Theater crowd, many of whom were surely lured more by the Boll's presence than by the film itself. Read more »
Part One of a multi-part series on ill-conceived Public Service Announcements by intern Marianne Moore
On a Richmond-bound train the other day I noticed a sign at the end of the car, reading: “Los líquidos calientes queman como el fuego,” which means, “Hot liquids burn like fire.” I confess that I laughed — really, really loudly.
I was walking down Mission Street the other night, just South of Cesar Chavez, when I saw something that made my heart skip. No, it wasn’t another ex-girlfriend lookalike (they’re everywhere, I swear), it was a 1991 white Toyota Previa -- a doppelganger of my first car -- parked in front of The Knockout.
The Previa, if you don’t know, was a Toyota minivan produced from 1991 to 1997 (their popularity followed roughly the same arc as Soundgarden’s). Read more »
An upcoming article will feature Tau by Philip Lamantia and Journey to the End by John Hoffman (City Lights, 138 pages, $12.95), the latest -- and 59th -- volume in City Lights' Pocket Poets Series, edited by poet, hip-hop devotee and Guardian contributor Garrett Caples. For now, I'd like to get the word out, if it ain't too late, about a reading and book party this Sunday. Read more »