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News, The Snatch

The Snatch: Still Mourning the Slide-Rule

Summer Vacation Could you quit Facebook for 99 days — and still be happy? A new online experiment has riled hardcore social media users by asking anyone and everyone to dump Facebook cold turkey for the next three-plus months. The…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters July 16-22, 2014

Tick Tick Boom Making bombs and Facebook posts: Huh, well, if the meandering Facebook messages quoted throughout are any indication, I think I might know why nobody wanted to work with Ryan Chamberlain: He's a whiner ["The Enforcer," Joe Eskenazi,…
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News, Propagandabook: U.S. Government Is Expanding Its War to Win Hearts and Minds into Facebook's Global Social Network

Propagandabook: U.S. Government Is Expanding Its War to Win Hearts and Minds into Facebook's Global Social Network

Legend has it that one of the venture capitalists who dumped a few million into Facebook in its start-up phase was linked, by a degree or two of separation, to the Central Intelligence Agency's private equity firm, In-Q-Tel. Edward Snowden's…
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News, The Snatch

Only Reading the Notes You Pass Us

Facebook: The Worst Friend of All For a company that has built its empire on making sure you make friends, Facebook sure is a gossipy backstabber. You know just the kind we're talking about. According to a Bloomberg article, Facebook…
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News, Feature Spy Kids: We're Snooping on Students to Stop Them From Snooping on Each Other

Spy Kids: We're Snooping on Students to Stop Them From Snooping on Each Other

In fall 2012, a rattled ninth-grade girl came into the assistant principal's office at Albany High — a small public school in an East Bay suburb near Berkeley — with the type of complaint that ninth-grade girls have voiced…
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Music, Hear This Deltron: Show Preview

Deltron: Show Preview

Can you even imagine how different the world was when the first Deltron 3030 album came out? We're talking before Sept. 11, before Facebook, before widespread drone warfare, before roughly half of Americans kept devices called Androids in their pockets.…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Reconnects With an Old Friend at Bouli Bar

Bouncer Reconnects With an Old Friend at Bouli Bar

In the era of Facebook, where I basically have reconnected with everyone I have ever worked, studied, lived, or had sex with, seeing an old friend probably doesn't have the same cachet it used to. However, what if that friend…
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Calendar, Night&Day Live From S.F., it's Thursday Night!

Live From S.F., it's Thursday Night!

San Francisco goes SNL this week with Moonlighting S.F., a live variety and comedy show that celebrates all things local. Hosted by city comic Sean Keane and DJ Jill, Moonlighting S.F. brings together the young, fresh faces of improv…
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Dining, Eat

Tamale Lady Booted From Zeitgeist

Virginia Ramos, aka the Tamale Lady, is an institution, wheeling her chest of treats wrapped in steamed corn husks. The cheer at the Eagle beer bust when she rolls up around 6 to feed the burly dudes who've downed eight…
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Calendar, Night&Day Filter-Free Conversation

Filter-Free Conversation

We've all hash-tagged "#Nofilter" more than we care to admit. Instagram's Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, co-founders of the app that's revolutionized photo-sharing, will hold a public talk with Kevin Rose of Google Ventures under that same heading. The conversation…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Gets Out There At Twin Peaks Tavern

Bouncer Gets Out There At Twin Peaks Tavern

It's pretty essential to hit Twin Peaks Tavern as soon as the weather starts to get beautiful in the spring. I'm trying to surround myself with sweet, tender, and joyful things, and middle-aged gay men who get my ABBA allusions…
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News, Haute Links: When Blogs Become Ads

Haute Links: When Blogs Become Ads

Blogging may be a labor of love, but it doesn't have to be a free labor, says Oliver Roup, founder of the San Francisco tech company VigLink. He's turned that idea into an elevator pitch, and embraced it as a…
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Dining, Recent Openings

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a place, e-mail fresheats@sfweekly.com. b. patisserie: After more than a year of pop-ups, pastry chef extraordinaire Belinda Leong has opened a Pacific Heights bakery peddling her luscious French pastries,…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Muni's Absurd Plan Reader is curious why this story isn't bigger news: What a debacle and waste of taxpayer money . And why is Eskenazi the only investigative reporter in this entire town? The Chronicle…
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Dining, Eat Drink 2013: Wine Listings

Drink 2013: Wine Listings

Bin 38: A wine bar that also features a solid beer list and full food menu, Bin 38 is a good place to bring a date or just catch up with friends. There's plenty of outdoor seating for warm evenings,…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings March 6-12, 2013

Aquarium of the Bay. The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival: Details on page TK. March 7-10. Films: $8-$14; gala: $150. oceanfilmfest.org. Pier 39, 623-5300, aquariumofthebay.com. The Castro Theatre. Chasing Ice: Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as…
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Dining, Eat

Recent Openers

A weekly listing of new dining spots around town. To recommend a place, e-mail fresheats@sfweekly.com. b. patisserie: After more than a year of pop-ups, pastry chef extraordinaire Belinda Leong has opened a Pacific Heights bakery peddling her luscious French pastries,…
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Dining, Bouncer Playwrights Versus Trivia Nerds at Edinburgh Castle

Playwrights Versus Trivia Nerds at Edinburgh Castle

I love me some Edinburgh Castle; not everybody knows my name, but they are always glad I came. I think. It seemed the perfect place to meet up with a friend and go over our plans to write a play…
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Dining, Eat Eat My Heart Out Supper Club: Now Taking Story Submissions

Eat My Heart Out Supper Club: Now Taking Story Submissions

An intriguing new event is coming to the Bay Area next month. Eat My Heart Out Supper Club is a storytelling dinner theater that pairs specially created food courses with personal stories told live. The event has thus far only…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Falls in Love With Lolinda

Bouncer Falls in Love With Lolinda

Certain words set off mnemonics in my head, and "linda" is one of them. But strangely, what comes to mind is "Rosalinda's Eyes" by Billy Joel, a song I don't really know by a guy I don't really like. I'm…
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