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News, Sucka Free City The Old Gray Mare: At 75, the Bay Bridge Remains Hardworking and Overlooked

The Old Gray Mare: At 75, the Bay Bridge Remains Hardworking and Overlooked

On Nov. 10, a group of Caltrans officials gathered on Treasure Island to give a few speeches and cut some cake. A modest gathering by any standards, for the 75th anniversary of the Bay Area's hardest working bridge, this was…
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News, Sucka Free City Strange Courtfellows — Driver and people he ran into in parking lot

Strange Courtfellows — Driver and people he ran into in parking lot

It doesn't get much worse than crashing your car into a group of Girl Scout cookie peddlers outside a grocery store and causing serious injuries. Particularly if you're a lawyer with an OxyContin prescription for a bad back. (Yep, this…
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Culture, Bookcap

Rose of No Man's Land

By Michelle Tea MacAdam/Cage (February), $22 Fans of underground superstar Michelle Tea have been waiting a long time for it, and now they're rewarded with this big, juicy novel. Tea's earlier books, mostly memoirs, are loved for their truth-telling, but…
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Music, Bouncer

Miss Oktoberfest

It is at this time each year that everyone gathers to celebrate the wedding of Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen to that lucky chap Ludwig I of Bavaria. That's right, Oktoberfest -- a time to gather unt make merry mit sausages and…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors In the Club

In the Club

WED-SUN 9/7-11 If your inner Boy or Girl Scout has been pounding on the door lately, hit Sierra Summit 2005, the Sierra Club's National Environmental Convention & Expo. But please, don't take the SUV -- these folks mean business when…
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Music, Bouncer

My Date With the Yeti

The lure was unmistakable. A bar called the Bigfoot Lodge in Nob Hill, complete with a giant Sasquatch greeting all who enter that looks like it was whittled by Botero. The look of the place is sort of a Hanna-Barbera…
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Calendar, Night&Day Back to School

Back to School

In her photographs and films, Jona Frank has spent much of the last decade reliving the adolescent years most of us would prefer to forget. For her latest portrait series, a survey and monograph on American adolescents shown extensively for…
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News, Night Crawler Night Crawler

Night Crawler

Autumn of the DeadIt is a given that, after birth, the only inevitability in life is death. This is not the moribund fretting of an overindulged existentialist, simply a statement of fact: Corporal beings come to pass. There are some…
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Calendar, Halloween

Savage Love

Hey, Everybody: If you haven't bought a box of Girl Scout cookies this year, I suggest you pick up a few boxes of Tagalongs Peanut Butter Patties pronto -- these boxes are sure to be collectors' items one day. Pictured…
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