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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Nicki Minaj's Magic Boobs, Kurt Cobain's Ghost, and Marilyn Manson's Black Eye

This Week: Nicki Minaj's Magic Boobs, Kurt Cobain's Ghost, and Marilyn Manson's Black Eye

The overriding theme of this week's music happenings is quite clearly the supernatural — what with the ghost of Kurt Cobain living on in his daughter's face, murdered legend Selena being resurrected via hologram, Nicki Minaj curing the sick with…
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News, The Super Bowl Prostitution Hoax

The Super Bowl Prostitution Hoax

Indianapolis is bracing for war. It's Super Bowl week, after all. Time for the Annual Invasion of the Hookers, which promises to be as harrowing as the Ottoman Empire's advance on Crete in 1647, though with considerably more nudity. Yes,…
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News, The Snitch Magicians Walking Across United States Finally Make it to New York City

Magicians Walking Across United States Finally Make it to New York City

SF Weekly readers might recall the offbeat story about a few magicians on a random quest to walk the nation. When we caught up with them as they started their journey in San Francisco in March, they told us that…
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Music, Hear This Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Revue: Show Preview

Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Revue: Show Preview

He calls his music "blue beat." But what comes out when Quinn Deveaux hits the mic might as well just be called joy. The Indiana native distills decades of American blues, country, soul, and gospel into a funky sound that…
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Music, Hear This Murder by Death: Mountain Menace

Murder by Death: Mountain Menace

If Red of Tooth and Claw, the latest album by Indiana quartet Murder by Death, were a movie, its opening sequence would be a cinematic triumph. "I'm Coming Home" begins at an easy trot, moving across a barren landscape shaped…
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News, Sucka Free City

Chain of Foods

Whether his canvas is chocolate or cinderblock, San Francisco painter Brian Barneclo has a passion for food — not typical for someone who grew up in Indiana. Two of his recent projects include a mural for the interior of the…
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Culture, Stage Hollowed Out

Hollowed Out

Since his first novel, Americana, Don DeLillo has written about the wide-open spaces of American identity -- its vacancies, its possibilities, its bizarre warping by TV and other cultural kitsch. A quotation that director Ben Yalom has added to this…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Place to Hand Over the Microfilm

The man in the gray fedora is late, but it doesn't matter, really: The deep leather (or is it pleather?) swivel chairs in the restaurant's sixth-floor bar are a fine vantage point for the expansive, smudged-pane nighttime view of the…
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