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News, The Snitch SFPD Releases Names of Police Officers who Shot and Killed Mario Woods

SFPD Releases Names of Police Officers who Shot and Killed Mario Woods

The San Francisco Police Department released the names of the officers who fired their weapons at Mario Woods on Dec. 2, killing him. The officers are: Winson Seto, Antonio Santos, Charles August, Nicholas Cuevas and Scott Phillips, according to the…
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News, The Snitch Attorney: New Mario Woods Video Contradicts Police, City Narrative; Lawsuit Filed

Attorney: New Mario Woods Video Contradicts Police, City Narrative; Lawsuit Filed

Retained by the family of Mario Woods, the 26-year old black man shot to death by San Francisco police last week, prominent civil rights attorney John Burris has filed a lawsuit against the city of San Francisco and the…
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News, The Snitch Students Stage Walk Out to Protest Police Killing of Mario Woods

Students Stage Walk Out to Protest Police Killing of Mario Woods

Students from across San Francisco joined protests against the police killing of Mario Woods in the Mission and at City Hall today. Some students were accompanied by teachers or excused from classes, while others walked out without permission.  Around 11:00…
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News, Dog Bites

A (Smelly) Night at the Opera

Most guys don't think very much about their aromas, especially if they're straight, and even more especially if they're hanging out with other straight guys. But Robert Mailer Anderson is another story. The 35-year-old San Francisco novelist (his first book,…
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News, Sucka Free City

Camera Shy: Thieves Post Up Outside Cop Shop

Last week, web journalist Luke Thomas returned to his 1993 Specialized Stumpjumper bicycle to find it missing its seat. In this city, such an experience was only a matter of time. But the miscreant or miscreants who made off with…
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Music, Iron Maiden and R.E.M. battle to transport fans back in time

Iron Maiden and R.E.M. battle to transport fans back in time

At first glance, the two summer tour giants — Iron Maiden and R.E.M. — hitting the Bay Area this week have fuck all in common. One wields epic odes to mayhem and bloodshed with all the subtlety of a rampaging…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Like a real war, Chromehounds involves long stretches of tedium, occasionally broken up by a few moments of sheer terror. After what feels like weeks of ponderous marching from point A to point B in your titular "Hound" -- a…
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Music, All Shook Down Sales for Drake's "Jumpman" Have Sky Rocketed After Taylor Swift's Epic Treadmill Face Plant Apple Music Ad

Sales for Drake's "Jumpman" Have Sky Rocketed After Taylor Swift's Epic Treadmill Face Plant Apple Music Ad

On April 1, Apple Music released an ingenious video that is perfect for fans and haters of Taylor Swift alike. The under-one-minute video features a sporty-clad Swift standing on a treadmill, getting ready for a nice jog. First, she…
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News, The Snitch Anti-Gentrifier Pukes on Yahoo Bus

Anti-Gentrifier Pukes on Yahoo Bus

Make sure you aren't eating lunch while you read this. We're seeing reports about a tech bus blockade over in Oakland this morning, but one that included bodily functions. That's right, an angry anti-gentrifier purportedly barfed all over a Google…
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Music, All Shook Down Apply For A Chance To Win Free Studio Time Through Converse's Rubber Tracks Pop-Up Studio

Apply For A Chance To Win Free Studio Time Through Converse's Rubber Tracks Pop-Up Studio

Musicians, take note: for five days this month, you'll be able to sign up for free studio time at Different Fur Studios in the Mission. Yes, that's right: FREE studio time. This awesome opportunity comes courtesy of Converse's Rubber Tracks…
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News, The Snitch It Might Be Impossible to Get Away From Uber

It Might Be Impossible to Get Away From Uber

On Monday, Buzzfeed rattled the internet by revealing Uber executive Emil Michael's plans to launch smear campaigns against journalists who don't toe the Uber company line.  Michael floated the idea on Friday, during a dinner at Manhattan's Waverly Inn. He…
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News, Feature Sign of the Cult-Buster

Sign of the Cult-Buster

Maybe it was "Defy Evil Bushism" or "Christmas Is No Fun in Fallujah." Or it may have been one of the other not-so-subtle references to President George W. Bush posted on the sign next to his law office; perhaps "Vote…
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Music, All Shook Down Ambient-Electronic Musician Benoit Pioulard Talks About The Touring Life and Geeking Out On Gear

Ambient-Electronic Musician Benoit Pioulard Talks About The Touring Life and Geeking Out On Gear

Recording under the alias Benoit Pioulard, Seattle-based musician Thomas Meluch weaves together fragments of field recordings and instrumentation for a distinct experimental sound that combines elements of ambient, folk and noise. Utilizing nature and other found sounds filtered through…
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Film, Super, Ordinary

Super, Ordinary

Since its initial publication in 1986, myriad filmmakers have attempted in vain to film Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' comic book Watchmen, in which costumed superheroes have been outlawed and are being summarily exiled and executed by an unknown baddie.…
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Music, Pimps and Players

Pimps and Players

Cruising through the Tenderloin in a Cadillac, Fillmore Slim asks his friend, Bobbie Webb, to slow the car to a glacial pace. As he rolls down his window, he whispers, "Watch this, we're going to have some fun." "Hey girl,…
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News, Feature Lucifer, Arisen

Lucifer, Arisen

Bobby BeauSoleil bounds into the visiting room at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Ore. His 5-foot-10-inch frame is thin, but he moves with a puffed-out chest and a swaggering stride that make him seem bigger. At 57, BeauSoleil has…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dolphin Sex: Another Person Claims to Have Had Sex with Flipper's Friend

Dolphin Sex: Another Person Claims to Have Had Sex with Flipper's Friend

The internet flipped out recently after a British lady said she jerked off a dolphin. Here's what animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt said: In the beginning when he would get rambunctious and had this need, I would put him…
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Music, All Shook Down Kehlani's Tsunami Christmas was a Tsunami of Mishaps and Disappointments

Kehlani's Tsunami Christmas was a Tsunami of Mishaps and Disappointments

Tsunami Christmas With Kehlani and Friends Fox Theater Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 Kehlani has had a hell of a year. The 20-year-old R&B singer signed to Atlantic Records and embarked on her first international tour. Her second mixtape, You…
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Dining, SFoodie Monday Nine: Smitten Ice Cream (And Possibly Burma Superstar) Expand

Monday Nine: Smitten Ice Cream (And Possibly Burma Superstar) Expand

Santana Row Gets a Smitten Ice…
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Music,

Suspicious Minds

Listening to history can be as cheap and easy as handing over 50 cents on a Saturday afternoon. One of the scratchy old records I bought on the street is called "I Can Hear It Now ..." -- "The history…
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