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Music, The "Michelle Shocked Thing": How SF Weekly Got Swept Up Into a Media Maelstrom

The "Michelle Shocked Thing": How SF Weekly Got Swept Up Into a Media Maelstrom

It began as no other story in this newspaper: With Todd Vogt, the publisher and president of SF Weekly's parent company, walking into the office SF Weekly shares with the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Bay Guardian and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Muchas Luchas

Muchas Luchas

La Quebradora, literally “The Crusher,” is a backbreaker move in lucha libre, the high-flying professional wrestling hugely popular in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. It’s worked into the title of “La Quebradora: Lucha Libre in Contemporary Mexican Art,” an exhibit…
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Dining, Eat

Beefed Up

A few Tuesdays ago it was dueling restaurant desires, when the first place we'd thought of for dinner after an art opening in North Beach proved to be closed for a private party (booked by the very gallery we'd been…
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Film, Silly Humans, <i>Matrix</i> Is for Kids!

Silly Humans, Matrix Is for Kids!

A not terribly long time ago in an uninhabitable galaxy called Burbank, a generally astute movie studio founded by four Polish siblings alienated a young hotshot filmmaker. The studio was Warner Bros. and the project was a cold, disturbing, highly…
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News, Matt Smith First <i>SF Weekly</i> Sharpie Literary Awards

First SF Weekly Sharpie Literary Awards

On Geary Boulevard near Arguello, just before dawn, a ragtag band of repo men stakes out a shyster's luxury auto dealership. In a makeshift warehouse barroom, four men -- a couple of shills, an inside man, and a grifter --…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

One man towers -- literally and figuratively -- over the West Coast retrobilly scene, and that man is Deke Dickerson, the good-natured guitar god from Burbank. After carving out a name for himself as a teenage axeman in the garage-surf…
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