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Calendar, Night&Day Next Slide, Please

Next Slide, Please

According to a 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek, PowerPoint had been installed on at least 1 billion machines around the world, with an estimated 350 presentations being given every second. Those stats got Speechless creator Sammy Wegent thinking. Obviously, there are…
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Calendar, Night&Day GOOFY Professor

GOOFY Professor

What if your high school science class was taught by a cute guy who cracked jokes, and also you could drink alcohol during it? You'd look back a little more fondly on those chemistry sessions — although dissecting things…
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Calendar, Night&Day Unscripted Laughter

Unscripted Laughter

At some point in their lives, most people have the "unprepared" dream. That's the one where you show up for the interview naked, can't tie your own shoelaces, or begin the presentation for the boss only to realize you…
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Culture, Stage Guided Missiles: It's Painful to Watch Your Guru Fall Apart

Guided Missiles: It's Painful to Watch Your Guru Fall Apart

In How to Make Your Bitterness Work for You, now at Stage Werx, Kent Underwood (Fred Raker) is the kind of self-help expert who's most interested in helping himself. Sure, he's ostensibly giving a self-help seminar on his "patent-pending, five-step…
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Dining, Eat The Willows Had Us At "Pork Belly Doughnuts"

The Willows Had Us At "Pork Belly Doughnuts"

Replacing western SoMa's decidedly forgettable Mercury Lounge comes the Willows, a new spot from the team behind the Sycamore that's sure to brighten up your after-work monotony with video games and bar snacks with wonderfully low nutritional content. As perhaps…
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News, Sucka Free City Muni Town Hall: New Chief Meets, Confounds His Public

Muni Town Hall: New Chief Meets, Confounds His Public

The 30-odd folks who filed into the Main Library's Koret Auditorium for a recent "Muni Town Hall" looked exactly like you'd expect the crowd at a Muni Town Hall to look. Everyone was soaked through, with moist eyes and gaping…
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Calendar, Night&Day Book Off

Book Off

Behold one of the most irritating situations known to humanity: You're positive you're right about something that happened, but someone else insists the precise opposite is true. They might even be really nice about it, say it's no big deal.…
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News, Sucka Free City @sk Jamie Varon: I lied on my LinkedIn profile

@sk Jamie Varon: I lied on my LinkedIn profile

Dear Jamie, I've been looking for a new job, and inflated my résumé and qualifications on my LinkedIn profile because I thought it could help me look attractive to other employers. The only problem is that I forgot that I'm…
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Calendar, Night&Day For Whom ...

For Whom ...

"Comedian" is a small term for a person who does standup, but also directs, teaches, and wields PowerPoint like a light saber. W. Kamau Bell is all that and a political commentator at his new show, Blacktastic Black History Month…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>The Yes Men Fix the World</i>

The Yes Men Fix the World

The anti-globalist performance guys who call themselves the Yes Men are masters of forging corporate rhetoric and media protocols. Their forte is the phony website and the fraudulent PowerPoint presentation. A sequel to 2004's The Yes Men, The Yes Men…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gone to Shit

Gone to Shit

The thinkers at the Long Now Foundation do not think that stock market will rebound in the second half of this year. But they don’t think it won’t rebound, either. They just don’t think about that stuff, since six months…
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Calendar, Night&Day Watch It

Watch It

Amnesia Bar in the Mission District holds its open mike and its karaoke event on the same night every week — Tuesday. Week after week, the place is packed, because people want to share. They want to do something onstage,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gomez Spreads Cheer

Gomez Spreads Cheer

Through stage shows with names like Marga Gomez's Intimate Details and Single Wet Female, it would be fair to say that Gomez -- groundbreaking in the ´80s as one of the first out lesbian comics in America -- specializes in…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Sights, Seen

Sights, Seen

SAT-SUN 12/11-12 The routine sights you probably take for granted -- amazing bay views that seem to pop up around every corner, rows of ethnic shops and restaurants along Mission Street, the cool clanky cable car turnaround at Powell and…
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