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Calendar, Night&Day I Don't Wanna Miss a Sing

I Don't Wanna Miss a Sing

It has been said that love bites, love bleeds, love begs, love pleads and... it's what I need. Oh yeah, it's been said by far greater geniuses than ours. Def Leppard, Warrant, Poison, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Heart, Journey, and…
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News, Sucka Free City Stationery Startup Finds Its Season's Greetings Belated

Stationery Startup Finds Its Season's Greetings Belated

For Minted, a local stationery company that crowdsources its cards from independent designers and then invites shoppers to customize them, the holidays should be the merriest time of the year. As Hallmark's revenue dropped 2 percent last year, Minted was…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Craft of the Card

The Craft of the Card

Hello!Lucky is the new Hallmark. As a part of its Form & Future series, Makeshift Society features this an artisanal start-up letterpress company specializing in handcrafted wedding invitations, greeting cards, and stationery with locations only in S.F. and London.…
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Music, Hear This Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit

While the name Frightened Rabbit conjures up disheartening images of timid waifs lamenting lost love with Hallmark diction, this Scottish act packs quite a bite. Sure, the group uses an acoustic guitar accompanied by a trembling voice and has ample…
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Calendar, Night&Day Not Jonathan Livingston

Not Jonathan Livingston

Question: What’s more romantic than getting cozy on El Rio’s back patio as a buncha punk acts blast the foam off your Pabst? Answer: Everything. But really, on V-Day all that candy-hearts-’n’-kissin’ crap is for suckers. If you’re serious about…
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Music, Reviewed Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl will never be hip. In an age of irony, his lyrics are too earnest, his guttural howl lending overwrought passion to hard-rocking Hallmark cards like "There Goes My Hero." Meanwhile, he wears his prog-rock and speed-metal influences on…
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Culture, Books

Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life

By Michael Lewis W.W. Norton (2005), $12.95 Coach is Michael Lewis' ode to his high school baseball coach, Billy Fitzgerald, a martinet of the old school who taught his players "how to cope with the two great enemies of a…
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Culture, Books

Make Your Creative Dreams Real: A Plan for Procrastinators, Perfectionists, Busy People, and People Who Would Really Rather Sleep All Day

By SARK Fireside (2005), $23 Farwell, Mich., my hometown, has 855 residents, eight churches, three bars, and one blinking yellow light suspended above Business U.S. 10 to alert weekending pleasure boaters and small-game hunters speeding north that they are, in…
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News, Night Crawler Sea of Salvation

Sea of Salvation

Taking a morning stroll along the water's edge of the Salton Sea is not a Hallmark experience. The white sun blazes across the Imperial Valley basin, its strength and glare redoubled by reflections off the bleached white shore -- comprised…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sign Language

Sign Language

We've come a long way since Helen Gurley Brown first took over as editor in chief of Cosmopolitan in 1965. Before Brown championed the idea of "fun, fearless females" and their right to have it all -- particularly, the right…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

The origin of Valentine's Day is said to have its roots in the Roman feast of Lupercalia, a pagan love festival held in tribute to Juno, the goddess of women and marriage. During the festival, boys drew the random names…
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Culture, Stage

Move It or Lose It

Summerfest Dance/99 Various Bay Area dance companies. At Fort Mason's Cowell Theater, Marina & Buchanan, through July 25. Call 441-3687. You gotta love Summerfest Dance. After all, dismal financial prospects -- most recently, the loss of practice and performance space…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I'm fed up with the cute, stylized symbol of the heart that everyone uses to convey lovey-dovey messages on Valentine's Day and other Hallmark occasions. That ain't how the real seat of the soul looks; it's…
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