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Dining, SFoodie Monday Nine: Smitten Ice Cream (And Possibly Burma Superstar) Expand

Monday Nine: Smitten Ice Cream (And Possibly Burma Superstar) Expand

Santana Row Gets a Smitten Ice…
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Dining, SFoodie Thursday Afternoon Merriment: Rainbow Doritos and the Culture Wars

Thursday Afternoon Merriment: Rainbow Doritos and the Culture Wars

Doritos now has Rainbow Doritos. And because nothing is too banal to become a highly charged signifier in the never-ending culture wars, these Frito-Lay corn chips have electrified the antigay right. By partnering with Dan Savage’s #ItGetsBetter project —…
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Culture, Art Comics Issue 2014: Hopes & Dreams: Graduating to Adulthood

Comics Issue 2014: Hopes & Dreams: Graduating to Adulthood

Dan Savage counsels a young woman on sex, lies, and soccer balls. Click here to read a larger version of this comic and the rest of SF Weekly's Comics Issue.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Amateur Hour

Amateur Hour

Amateur porn has always been a tricky proposition at best, since the majority of it is very, very bad. Granted, even the most professional porn usually barely rises to the level of adequate filmmaking, but up until the digital…
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Culture, Art Navigating the Waters: Podcaster, Sex Worker, Fish-Tailed Ukelelian, Siouxsie Q is Putting it All Out There

Navigating the Waters: Podcaster, Sex Worker, Fish-Tailed Ukelelian, Siouxsie Q is Putting it All Out There

It's been a roller-coaster year for Siouxsie Q, the prolific performer, singer, sex worker, and activist whose new play, Fish Girl, premieres at the San Francisco Fringe Festival this week. Last fall, she and her partner founded a podcast called…
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Calendar, Night&Day Naughty Talk

Naughty Talk

Dan Savage, most famous for his syndicated Savage Love advice column (which runs in the sexy section at the back of this newspaper every week), will be appearing at the Castro Theatre with writer Daniel Handler (aka children's book…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tacos, LSD, and Jesus: <i>The Stranger</i> vs. <i>The Believer</i> Storytelling

Tacos, LSD, and Jesus: The Stranger vs. The Believer Storytelling

We're not sure how The Believer still has time to run a magazine, it seems so busy printing parties lately. From the rockin' Tumbeliever (Tumblr/Believer) celebration to the Calvin Johnson mixtape road show, you can anticipate any of their events…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video(s) of the Day: Schmooze and Booze with Dan Savage

Video(s) of the Day: Schmooze and Booze with Dan Savage

Say what you will about activism in San Francisco, but at least our politics are never boring. We stage puke-ins; we canvass in the buff; we even voted on a proposition a few years back that tried to rename a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: Dykes, Divination, and Devotion

The Sweet Spot: Dykes, Divination, and Devotion

She has "tomboy" tattooed on her knee in a delicious shade of bubblegum pink. The tattoo rests along side all the scars still evident from her days as a scrapper. These days, Brynn Gelbard is still challenging the forces that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Problem with Gay Bullying

The Problem with Gay Bullying

Oscar Raymundo's Easy Target takes one conventional argument from news media, pop culture, local politics, or queer lifestyle -- and shoots it down. Earlier this year, I asked Dan Savage, creator of the It Gets Better campaign, what he thought…
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News, The Snitch Fans Ask 49ers to Make "It Gets Better" Video

Fans Ask 49ers to Make "It Gets Better" Video

This summer, when San Francisco native Sean Chapin asked the Giants to make a video for Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project, they complied -- and became trendsetters. Since then, seven other MLB teams -- including the Cubs, the Red…
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Calendar, Night&Day They've Got You Pegged

They've Got You Pegged

Whenever someone asks us for sex advice -- or any advice, really -- we tell them, “Figure out your stance on pegging.” Good Vibrations has three stores in the city: It's going to come up. And then we run, explaining…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

Dan Savage to Appear Friday at SF State to Discuss New Book, It Gets Better

Love him or hate him, advice columnist Dan Savage has spent his career fighting hatred and violence against queers as well as anyone else who runs afoul of the far right wing's sexual code of conduct (which is pretty…
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Culture, Books

March's Literary Events

Wednesday, March 9 As the cofounder of a magazine called Narrative, local writer Carol Edgarian ought to know how to get a story started. Well, how's this? "The modern marriage has two states, plateau and precipice, and in the winter…
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News, The Snitch The Week in Gay: Don't Ask, Shut the Fuck Up

The Week in Gay: Don't Ask, Shut the Fuck Up

On Thursday, the U.S. military announced that it plans to be less dickish about enforcing the Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) policy that prohibits gay people from serving in the armed forces. I'm not sure why this new plan is…
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Calendar, Night&Day Be Brief

Be Brief

If you had only six words to write your memoir, which would you chose? “He’d eat only at taco trucks”? “Moved to the city, lost mind”? “We broke up over organic furniture”? Ours might be “Read more at www.sfweekly.com,” which…
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Calendar, Night&Day Remember Hey Faggot?

Remember Hey Faggot?

Savage Love, the wildly popular sex column by Dan Savage, the editorial director of Seattle's alt-weekly The Stranger, is not just smart and egalitarian — it's also grammatical. Savage Love has been, for 17 years, a gold standard for writing…
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Film, Empty Sex

Empty Sex

The very best thing about A Dirty Shame, a giddy sex farce from John Waters, is the credits. What's not to love about a list of characters that includes "Sylvia Stickles," "Marge the Neuter," "Fat Fuck Frank," "Cow Patty," and…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Heavy Fire Weighing in on fat discrimination: How predictable that John Mecklin would rant against the city's historic and visionary guidelines on height- and weight-based discrimination ("Heavy Issues," Mecklin, Sept. 5). After all, SF Weekly has a civic duty to…
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News, Letters

Letters

Austin Powers: Lower the Bar In his review of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Patrick Williams obviously missed the point of Austin Powers entirely ("It's Awful, Baby, Yeah!," Film, June 9). Its target audience -- teens and twentysomethings…
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