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News, The Snitch Charles J. Dowd, Retired S.F. Firefighter, Disappears After Boarding Amtrak Train

Charles J. Dowd, Retired S.F. Firefighter, Disappears After Boarding Amtrak Train

via FacebookCharlie DowdAuthorities are looking for Charles J. Dowd, a San Mateo resident and former San Francisco firefighter, who mysteriously vanished after he boarded an Amtrak train in the East Bay earlier this week. Dowd, 69, boarded a train in…
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News, The Snitch Woman in Nebraska Says Gays in San Francisco Are to Blame for Failing Schools

Woman in Nebraska Says Gays in San Francisco Are to Blame for Failing Schools

We thought we had heard it all after nut job Pastor Sean Harris came out (!) and publicly told parents to beat the gay out of their kids. But then today we caught wind of this insane video of a…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: Why Burning Man Sold Out Early This Year

For the first time, Burning Man has sold out in advance. What's different about 2011? • This year it's being held in Hawaii • People finally heard about the naked chicks • Bobblehead promotion • Jennifer, the cute barista everyone…
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News, The Snitch Jewel Thieves, Accused of 'Brazen' S.F. Burglary, Nabbed ... in Nebraska

Jewel Thieves, Accused of 'Brazen' S.F. Burglary, Nabbed ... in Nebraska

Cops finally caught up with some local jewelry thieves as they cruised along Interstate 80 -- in the middle of Nebraska. The tale begins on the 300 block of 29th Avenue, a quiet residential spot near upscale Sea Cliff. Jewel…
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Music, Donovan Quinn: lover of poetry, women, and heartache

Donovan Quinn: lover of poetry, women, and heartache

"Some people call it surreal," says Donovan Quinn, talking about his new solo album. "But it's more about examining all the weirdness that draws me to heartbreak. It's about wondering why I'm a screwed-up, weird little dude." In reality, Quinn…
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News, The Snitch Cowboy Up: 'Hottest Senate Candidate' Inspires Sudden S.F. Interest in Nebraska Politics

Cowboy Up: 'Hottest Senate Candidate' Inspires Sudden S.F. Interest in Nebraska Politics

This picture was so not taken in San Francisco Candidate/Rancher/Professor drinks, passes the (cowboy) hat in city By Joe Eskenazi When queried if they had ever set foot in the great state of Nebraska, several of the San Francisco…
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Calendar, Night&Day He Can Laugh About It

He Can Laugh About It

Anyone who can maintain a sense of humor about the state of Homeland Security deserves praise. But if you're "gay, brown, Hindu, and short," as playwright and actor Snehal Desai is, and you keep laughing about Homeland Security, you deserve…
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Film, A League of His Own

A League of His Own

Movie actors of Nick Nolte's clout (and gender) get to decide right down to the last wrinkle and half-ounce of muscle or flab how they want to age on-screen. Nolte, weary and grizzled even in his youth, seems to have…
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Film, Spent

Spent

Ever since its Broadway debut in 1996, Rent has generated a loyal, almost cultlike following. Showered with praise, the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical touched a nerve among the young, artistic, gay, urban, and alternatively dressed people who identified as outsiders and…
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Music,

The Grapes of Wrath

"There's a white riot going on in Congress," Bruce Springsteen said at Neil Young's Bridge School benefit concert last month, just before he dedicated the title track of his new album to Newt Gingrich. "It's going to make this country…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I'm coming to you today from a garage sale in Columbus, Neb., where I've just bought, for 10 cents, a stained astrology book with missing pages. Fortunately, its forecast for you for Aug. 19, 1995, is…
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