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News, The Snitch Cairo Tweet Plastered on Kenneth Cole Store in SOMA

Cairo Tweet Plastered on Kenneth Cole Store in SOMA

Upscale shoe retailer Kenneth Cole created a firestorm after tweeting out the following message: "Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is not available online. -- KC"The message was not well-received by people…
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News, The Snitch UC Students Evacuated from Egypt

UC Students Evacuated from Egypt

UC students studying abroad have been evacuated from Egypt amid the escalating and uncontrolled violence in Cairo. UC President Mark Yudof told the San Francisco Appeal that the students have been taken to Barcelona, Spain. Yudof said that 19 university…
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Music, BeatBox Nickodemus and the Spy from Cairo

Nickodemus and the Spy from Cairo

DJ Sep's weekly reggae club night, "Dub Mission," continues to rack up impressive special guests. On Sunday, she showcases New York producers Nick "Nickodemus" DeSimone and Moreno Visini, aka the Spy from Cairo, who previously recorded as Zeb. DeSimone and…
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Culture, Stage Hidden Meanings

Hidden Meanings

Mary Zimmerman created The Arabian Nights in 1992 in the shadow of the first Gulf War. Seeing a recurring theme in the cycle of hidden treasure whose unearthing brings great wealth but ultimate disaster, the director — as she has…
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News, Feature Soup to Nuts

Soup to Nuts

Here in the Bay Area, food isn't just grub — it's grist for activism, at every level. Globally, we mull over "food security," the buzzword for a population's access to sufficient nutrition. Regionally, we look to local food — produced…
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Music, Reviewed Digitalism


These days, the rock clique feels no shame getting cozy with boom-thwack club tracks, thanks to the guitar- and synth-wielding purveyors of dance-punk. A purer form of electronic music, one firmly rooted in tech-house but unafraid to employ an occasional…
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Culture, Art

Lens on Life: From Bamako to San Francisco

"Africa is not a lost continent," says Yoyo Gonthier, one of the 22 African photographers represented in this excellent show. The works exhibited prove that there are as many Africas as there are artistic visions. Mikhael Subotzky spent months in…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Skate Night

Skate Night

SAT 10/22 Roller derby is one of those sports you generally associate with corny B-movies. Maybe you've seen it live before -- it's full of badass, beer-swilling punk rock babes with aliases like "Blonde Bomber" and a penchant for fishnets…
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