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Calendar, Night&Day Spent and Presented

Spent and Presented

Ain't no party like a Rumpus party because a Rumpus party has your literary and it has your sexy; at The Rumpus, these two are built into each other. Longtime columnist Antonia Crane celebrates the release of her memoir,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Porchlight Celebrates 10 Years of Storytelling

Porchlight Celebrates 10 Years of Storytelling

For my money, there's nothing greater than the simple act of hearing someone tell a story. The direct route from their mouth to my ear. That beautiful little journey of audible transmission is becoming a lost art. These days, we…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Litquake's Writers in Recovery: "All of My Artistic Heroes Were Addicts"

Litquake's Writers in Recovery: "All of My Artistic Heroes Were Addicts"

A group of people filed into a large room. Seven of them got up in front of the crowd and told stories about their addictions and the terrible things they did. Most of the stories were true. Deeply confessional. Brutally…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist What to Actually Watch in Netflix Streaming: <em>The Last Man on Earth</em>

What to Actually Watch in Netflix Streaming: The Last Man on Earth

"You may say I'm a streamer, but I'm not the only one." With all the options available for Netflix streaming, it's hard to find a movie sometimes. You may only have time to watch one or two, but there are…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Hidden Gems in Netflix Streaming: <br><i>Smile</i> and <i>The Golden Child</i>

Hidden Gems in Netflix Streaming:
Smile and The Golden Child

"You may say I'm a streamer, but I'm not the only one." With all the options available for Netflix streaming, it's hard to find a movie sometimes. You may only have time to watch one or two, but there are…
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Calendar, Night&Day Metatation

Metatation

The Buddhist parable of the worst horse describes four different horses responding to the pain, anticipated or physical, of a whip. From dashing off at the sight of a whip to undergoing several beatings before departing, each horse chooses a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bucky Sinister's New Book <em>Still Standing</em> at The Business

Bucky Sinister's New Book Still Standing at The Business

Every Wednesday, four dudes and their friends do alternative comedy at the Dark Room; it's called The Business. By dudes we mean Alex Koll, Chris Garcia, Sean Keane, and Bucky Sinister; by alternative we mean smart, and by Dark Room…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Git You A New Favorite Local Comedian (Other Than W. Kamau Bell)

Git You A New Favorite Local Comedian (Other Than W. Kamau Bell)

Hey YOU! You have a favorite local comedian. Yes, you do. I know you do. It's just likely that YOU don't know that you do. It's time you found out who your favorite local comedian is. And I have…
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Calendar, Night&Day How Could I Leave This Behind?

How Could I Leave This Behind?

A young pop star whose name we refuse to use recently told Rolling Stone magazine that in essence, all rape happens for a reason. The context was his opposition to abortion; it was a golden moment in many ways. This…
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Calendar, Night&Day Buck You

Buck You

Bucky Sinister knows how to hold a room by the balls. With his poetry, he has you terrified one moment, in tears the next, and then soon breaking out into laughter. You live vicariously through his verse. You feel his…
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Calendar, Night&Day That Ice Cream Didn't Eat Itself

That Ice Cream Didn't Eat Itself

Tonight, Bucky Sinister gets onstage at Roommates from Hell and tells stories about his crappy roommates. Think about that: The punk-rock poet and comedian, who has books called All Blacked Out and Nowhere to Go and Get Up: A 12-Step…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Business Men

The Business Men

Four comedians anchor the weekly stand-up show The Business, and they’re all extremely smart and funny. Alex Koll has dramatic hair on his face and head, Sean Keane is bringin’ self-deprecation back, and Chris Garcia is mean and angry, yet…
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Calendar, Night&Day Partytime! Excellent!

Partytime! Excellent!

Tessie Chua and Yayne Abeba are up-and-coming comedians. Chua is Chinese-American and Abeba is Ethiopian-American — you probably think you know something about them now! But you don’t. Chua, for example, is loud and somewhat growly, and tells jokes such…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fack? Feck? Fick? Fock?

Fack? Feck? Fick? Fock?

You don't go to "literary readings." You're afraid they might suck. We have four words and an exclamation point for you: GROW THE F*CK UP! This excellent and very San Francisco evening does not feature all the city's best readers,…
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Calendar, Night&Day My Author Lives in the City and Reads to Me

My Author Lives in the City and Reads to Me

Stephen Elliott, the man capable of such simply stated poetry as put forth in novels Happy Baby and A Life Without Consequences, turns his often obscenely literate (in a tie-up-your-balls way --— see My Girlfriend Comes to the City and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jerry&#146;s Rig

Jerry’s Rig

Jerry Stahl, a writer who got his start putting one-liners into ALF’s mouth, was saved by drugs in the best and perhaps only way they can save: by providing material. Two decades after his TV-writing gig imploded (which he chronicled…
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Culture, Books Salvation for Drunk Punks

Salvation for Drunk Punks

What are alcoholic punk rockers to do? All of their lives have been spent fighting the system, avoiding the masses, rejecting a deity, and living on their own terms. When the time comes for some of them to realize that…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sobriety For Misfits

Sobriety For Misfits

Bucky Sinister doesn't like group hugs. He's not big on God. And he spent his childhood in more church basements than "shitty green paint," he says, so he thought he'd had enough of that. But when Sinister, a San Francisco…
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Music, 2008 Music Awards Program

2008 Music Awards Program

Host Bucky Sinister Bucky Sinister is a comedian, spoken-word artist, poet, author, and a recovering substance abuser. His 2007 CD, What Happens in Narnia, Stays in Narnia, is an insightful and hilarious look at recovery groups, attitudinal video clerks, raw…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lit Up

Lit Up

The Mission on a Saturday night, rife with the unexpected: Sidle your ass down an alley and you might find two stiltwalkers strumming banjos. The next doorway might hold salsa dancers playing spin the bottle. Tonight, books break open and…
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