The tangled web of stealing Internet-based content: Those sites offering pirated material are at the root of the problem as much as they are at the margin ["The Copyright Standoff," Dan Mitchell, feature, 7/11].
Out of Order
Elevators replace BART bathrooms: Bathrooms are as much of a terrorist concern to BART as bicyclists were to the Golden Gate Bridge ["That Stinking Feeling," Beth Winegarner, Sucka Free City, 7/11]. BART's keeping these bathrooms closed is a joke, and shows a total lack of respect for all riders, especially those who use the elevator. This kind of BS is what keeps more people from taking BART.
Southwest in the Mission
New Mexico finds a fan in S.F.: Lovely review ["North of Tasty," Alexander Hochman, Eat, 7/11]! By the way, the ristras (hanging chile peppers) are what caught my attention the moment I walked in. They are a classy and unique addition to the decor. I was told they were specially made and shipped in from New Mexico. I do believe chef Leo Zaros' take on Southwest eclectic is a huge success; he certainly is a cut above most New Mexican restaurants.
Play It Again
Aesop's No Fable: [Aesop] Rock is the real deal ["Home Alone," Emma Silvers, Music, 7/11]. I have been waiting for this record for a while now and it's well worth the wait. [The album] has been on repeat since yesterday and getting better with every listen.
Blog Comments of the Week
Reader won't marry a vegan: That dating statistic seems low ["Buy a Date with Ian Somerhalder, Don't Buy Monkeys, and People Won't Date Vegans!" Megan Rascal, SFoodie, 7/9]. I'd date a vegan or vegetarian, but marrying one is a different matter. Too often, being vegan/vegetarian still means the person has some hang-ups I'd rather not deal with on a daily basis. Any vegan/vegetarian who brings up ethics better lead an entirely virtuous life!
This reader wouldn't date an omnivore again: I'm married to an omnivore, but if for some reason I found myself dating again, I think it would be simpler if the next one were vegan or at least vegetarian. He's on this kick right now where he wants to grill meat and then bring it in the house and eat it, and it kind of makes me sad and nauseous.
In last week's issue [7/11], editorial content on pages 11 and 12 of the print edition were reversed. SF Weekly regrets the error.