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Culture, The Exhibitionist Playwright Explores Faith and Connection in an Idaho Big-Box Store

Playwright Explores Faith and Connection in an Idaho Big-Box Store

Samuel Hunter, the New York-based playwright whose Obie-winning play, A Bright New Boise, comes to the Aurora Theatre this fall, doesn't want to give audiences characters they can pigeonhole right away. "I'm more moved by dramatic stories where I'm…
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News, Sucka Free City Dante's Getaway: Sun Valley Gets a Little Closer to its Namesake, but its Tourism Board is Fireproof

Dante's Getaway: Sun Valley Gets a Little Closer to its Namesake, but its Tourism Board is Fireproof

There's nothing like a massive wildfire to put things in perspective. For San Franciscans, this is painfully evident; the monster "Rim Fire" immolating Yosemite was, as of press time, six times larger than this city. If that's not humbling enough,…
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News, The Snitch Dan Richards, Happy Cougar-Hunter, Gets Fired From His Post as Fish and Game Chief

Dan Richards, Happy Cougar-Hunter, Gets Fired From His Post as Fish and Game Chief

Dan Richards, the notorious bureaucrat who gunned down a mountain lion on his hunting trip to Idaho earlier this year, has been canned from his job as president of the California Fish and Game Commission.His colleagues reportedly voted in favor…
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News, The Snitch Dan Richards, Happy Cougar Hunter, Doesn't Have to Pay a Fine for His Kill

Dan Richards, Happy Cougar Hunter, Doesn't Have to Pay a Fine for His Kill

Animal lovers and Dan Richards haters will be  unhappy when they hear the news that the state's Fish and Game chief who was busted hunting a mountain lion in Idaho earlier this year, dodged having to pay a fine for…
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News, The Snitch Dan Richards, Fish and Game Chief, Might Get Canned After Shooting Cougar

Dan Richards, Fish and Game Chief, Might Get Canned After Shooting Cougar

Yesterday Dan Richards, the embattled cougar-killer, fired off a letter to California lawmakers bluntly informing them that he will kill mountain lions where and when he pleases -- and it's none of their business. But actually, it is their business.…
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News, The Snitch Dan Richards, Fish and Game Chief, Wants Everyone to Shut Up About His Cougar Killing

Dan Richards, Fish and Game Chief, Wants Everyone to Shut Up About His Cougar Killing

For those animal activists and unforgiving Democrats who love to hate Dan Richards, the state's Fish and Game commissioner being blasted for killing a mountain lion in Idaho, well, he's just given you even more reason to throw darts at…
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News, The Snitch Gavin Newsom Demands Fish and Game President Resign After Shooting Mountain Lion

Gavin Newsom Demands Fish and Game President Resign After Shooting Mountain Lion

Last week, California animal activists were convulsing with anger after they learned their very own president of the state Fish and Game Commission traveled to Idaho to shoot and kill a mountain lion without being shamed. But grief is all Dan…
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News, The Snitch Fish and Game President Blasted for Shooting Mountain Lion

Fish and Game President Blasted for Shooting Mountain Lion

Among the many things you might expect from our state fish and game leaders is that they not kill protected animals. For starters. Since it's illegal to shoot and kill mountain lions in California, Dan Richards, president of the California…
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News, The Snitch Love and BASE Jumping: Q &A With Bob Ash, Fiance of Bay Area BASE Jumping Victim, Shannon Dean

Love and BASE Jumping: Q &A With Bob Ash, Fiance of Bay Area BASE Jumping Victim, Shannon Dean

Our feature story this week looks into the sport of BASE jumping - leaping off buildings, antennas spans and earth with a parachute. A website chronicles the sport's 161 casualties to date. One of the victims was a Bay Area woman. In…
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News, The Snitch Scenes From a Castro Kiss-In

Scenes From a Castro Kiss-In

What do you get when it rains at a kiss-in? A wet kiss-in. A smattering of amorous activists locked lips at Harvey Milk Plaza yesterday in the local incarnation of the "Great Global Kiss-In," a gay-centric event celebrated worldwide to…
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News, The Snitch Gay-Centric Kiss-In Today, Rain or Shine

Gay-Centric Kiss-In Today, Rain or Shine

Today's organized gay kiss-in in the Castro is meant to shed light on how such an activity could get one beaten, arrested, or stoned to death in much of the world. This, as activists love to say, is "empowering." So…
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News, The Snitch Gay Kiss-In To be Held in Castro Monday ... And Every Day

Gay Kiss-In To be Held in Castro Monday ... And Every Day

Large numbers of gay men and lesbians will be locking lips in the Castro on Monday. Yeah, yeah, yeah -- but this time it's organized. And for the greater good! The kiss-in is one of many held worldwide on May…
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Music, On the Rebound

On the Rebound

Who would've imagined that a poke in the eye would have such a profound effect on a music career? Built to Spill frontman Doug Martsch didn't think much of it when he first sustained the injury during a basketball game…
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Film, The Song Remains  the Same

The Song Remains the Same

Yay! Another karaoke movie! There's nothing quite like the on-screen capture of an activity whose sole enjoyment comes from active participation (and, usually, mass consumption of intoxicants before, during, and after such participation). Perhaps it's a challenge. Follow in the…
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