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News, The Snitch California Lawmakers Like Free Tickets to SF Giants Games

California Lawmakers Like Free Tickets to SF Giants Games

If the gifts given to state lawmakers are any indication, the San Francisco Giants are much more popular than the Los Angeles Dodgers. But neither baseball team attracts the interests of politicians quite like a golf match. The Los Angeles…
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News, The Snitch Child Porn Charges Against Mayor Ed Lee's Former Consultant Are Sick, Twisted

Child Porn Charges Against Mayor Ed Lee's Former Consultant Are Sick, Twisted

Documents detailing the child pornography charges against Enrique Pearce, the 41-year old political consultant who was on the payroll of Mayor Ed Lee until his arrest last week, were made public in court on Wednesday. And they are bad — as…
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News, The Snitch David Lee's Soft Money Is Dominating the District 1 Race

David Lee's Soft Money Is Dominating the District 1 Race

The soft money being spent in District 1 is on track to shatter the previous record for the amount of independent cash spent in a supervisor race since 2002. But where is all this money coming from? The truth is,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jello and Boom Boom: Two of San Francisco's Most Famous Prank Political Campaigns

Jello and Boom Boom: Two of San Francisco's Most Famous Prank Political Campaigns

Fake Presidential Campaign season will be over soon -- Kitty / Maru 2012! -- and while this has been a good one, there haven't really been any entertaining prank campaigns this year. Roseanne Barr, I guess, but c'mon. She's running…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist We Vote Yes for these 2012 Election Comedy Shows

We Vote Yes for these 2012 Election Comedy Shows

Despite the serious ramifications for the future of our country and all that, everyone knows politics is hilarious. The memes alone are worth staying abreast of the latest political gaffe. We're especially amused by what the Internet did with Romney's…
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News, The Snitch Debate Sways Youth Vote, According to New UC Davis App

Debate Sways Youth Vote, According to New UC Davis App

Today's college students overwhelmingly think that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden won their debates, according to a new app from the University of California at Davis that measures live student reaction.No electrodes were used and no students…
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Dining, SFoodie Ben & Jerry's Releases Special-Edition "SuperPack" Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's Releases Special-Edition "SuperPack" Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's has released a special edition version of their Stephen Colbert-endorsed flavor, Americone Dream, just in time for election season. The new packaging is part of the ice cream company's "Take the Dough Out of Politics" campaign, which…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor Sean Elsbernd Doles Out Advice for Newcomers on the Board

Supervisor Sean Elsbernd Doles Out Advice for Newcomers on the Board

When Sean Elsbernd first took his seat on the Board of Supervisors to represent District 7, he was 28 years old, single, and just a few years removed from Claremont McKenna College, where he considered himself a dutiful San Francisco…
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Music, All Shook Down Video: This Obama "99 Problems (But Mitt's Not One)" Mashup Is Required Watching

Video: This Obama "99 Problems (But Mitt's Not One)" Mashup Is Required Watching

Jay-Z's "99 Problems" has always been fertile territory for creative mashup artists, but a new Obama-Romney video is the best twist on it we've seen in a long time. Using Obama and Romney's actual words, the video sees POTUS slamming…
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Music, All Shook Down Journey's Show Outside Republican Convention Is a Paying Gig, Not a Political Statement

Journey's Show Outside Republican Convention Is a Paying Gig, Not a Political Statement

We know they (publicly) frown on pot, gay sex, arugula, elite education, and public transportation, but apparently there is one thing from San Francisco Republicans will pay to enjoy: The Band That Sings "Don't Stop Believing," aka, Journey. The '70s…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Baroque Obama? SFMOMA Transforms Gallery into Live Performance Space

Baroque Obama? SFMOMA Transforms Gallery into Live Performance Space

All the world might be a stage, but it's the temporary proscenium on the fourth floor of SFMOMA that you want to watch right now. On the occasion of its current "Stage Presence" exhibition, the museum has transformed a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Kinsey Sicks Remind Us There's An Election (Ahem) Coming Up

The Kinsey Sicks Remind Us There's An Election (Ahem) Coming Up

In addition to the Summer Olympics and Leap Day Williams, one of the things you can rely on to appear on a quadrennial basis is the fake Presidential campaign, typically done for comedic purposes. (I guess there are real Presidential…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain Keep America Sexy, Bitchy

Michael Ian Black and Meghan McCain Keep America Sexy, Bitchy

If you have ever traveled around this great country of ours, you have almost certainly learned one undeniable truth about the good ol' U.S. of A. -- we're weird.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Will Durst's <i>Elect to Laugh</i> -- Political Comedy for People who Don't like Politics

Will Durst's Elect to Laugh -- Political Comedy for People who Don't like Politics

Elect To Laugh! with acclaimed political comic Will Durst is a live show that chases down the presidential election like a Force Five tornado sniffing out a trailer court, with material as up-to-date as the latest leaked tweet from…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The S.F. Mime Troupe Takes on the 1 Percent this Fourth of July

The S.F. Mime Troupe Takes on the 1 Percent this Fourth of July

Every town has its summer traditions. In Brooklyn, fire hydrants are opened for all the neighborhood kids. In Michigan, folks play rousing games of cow-pie bingo. In New Orleans, the snowball carts multiply like feral cats. Here, we know…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Will Durst Saves Us From Election Year Hell, 'Cause if We Don't Laugh, We'll Cry

Will Durst Saves Us From Election Year Hell, 'Cause if We Don't Laugh, We'll Cry

A good joke reminds comedian Will Durst of poetry. "We highlight active verbs, there's economy of language and leading with an impression of a feeling," Durst says. "That's what a poem does." Durst showcases his poetic humor at the Marsh…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Robert Caro Asks Us to Share His Obsession: <em>The Years of Lyndon Johnson</em>

Robert Caro Asks Us to Share His Obsession: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

One of the fun things about Robert Caro's massively ambitious four-volume (so far) biography of Lyndon Johnson is the way the author invites readers to share in his obsession with our 36th president. Filtering vast research through a skilled, vivid…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Exile Nation</i> Examines the U.S. Drug War From Behind Bars

Exile Nation Examines the U.S. Drug War From Behind Bars

For most of us, the inside of a jail or prison is a mythical, albeit unpleasant, holding ground for those deemed by the state unfit to coexist with the rest of society. What we never really know is what it's…
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News, The Snitch Meet the California Lawmakers Who Are Enabling the Marijuana War

Meet the California Lawmakers Who Are Enabling the Marijuana War

Losing efforts sometimes score wins. Medical marijuana scored such a moral victory late Wednesday, when 163 members of Congress voted in favor of not allowing federal dollars to be spent on busting pot growers, distributors, and dispensaries in states with medical…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>This Is Not a Film</i> May Not Be a Film, But It Shows How Iran Kicks the Hell Out of Its Artists

This Is Not a Film May Not Be a Film, But It Shows How Iran Kicks the Hell Out of Its Artists

Regardless of whether you believe Iran is trying to create nuclear weapons, and regardless of how you feel about going to war with another Middle Eastern country, it's impossible to deny that the nation's human-rights and free-expression record sucks. About…
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