Articles Posted in the Arts and Entertainment Category

  • BOS Photo Caption Action

    Several Foggers have asked that I post more photos on FCJ. Apparently Foggers appreciate my photos more than anything else published on FCJ. So without further ado, the following photos were shot during yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the first meeting, I should add, when a Mayor of this great city attended a Board of Supervisors meeting (thanks to former Supervisor Chris Daly) to engage in formal policy discussions, as mandated by Measure C on last November’s ballot, with the legislative body.

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    Court Jester Rates Class of 2011

    And, given it’s getting ready to be the beginning of baseball season and we’re cutting players and making them feel miserable and making others feel great … I want to rate the value of the present members of the BOS individually on a scale of 1 to 10. Again, this is only my own humble opinion. Not being a religious man, I don’t claim that these are actually the choices of God. Passed down through me, as it were. Not that at all. No sir.

  • As many as 250 rave fans filled the overflow room at San Francisco City Hall, 3/22/11, to voice their opposition legislation sponsored by Assemblymember Fiona Ma that aims to ban raves in California. Photos by  Joana Lima Martins.

    Save The Rave: Electronic Dance Music Community
    Speaks Out

    Public comment afforded many people, young and old, the chance to say how important EDM, rave culture and its values were to them. They spoke of acceptance, hope, and celebration of life. One young woman pleaded, “This is like my family. If you take this away from me, I don’t know where else to go.”

  • Saint Patrick’s Day

    Saint Patrick’s Day wouldn’t exist if not for the man himself. Only two authentic letters from him survive, from which come the only universally accepted details of his life. Much of the rest is subject to some debate among scholars.

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    The Tribes of Burning Man Release Party

    Tomorrow, February 17, a release party will be held to officially launch the book. The event includes a reading by Jones, speeches by significant figures in the Burning Man world, and a dance party featuring DJs from some of the collectives featured in the book, including Opulent Temple, Space Cowboys, Brass Tax, and Deep End!

  • Supervisor Chris Daly and his business partner, Ted Strawser, will be on tap tomorrow to pour libations and serve pub grub at their newly opened bar, formerly Bucks Tavern.

    The Progressive Local

    Since announcing our intention to purchase The Buck, I have been excited to see additional segments of our progressive community drop in. This Fall, Drinking Liberally and several other informal progressive circles have found a home at Buck Tavern, and I am committed to continuing to foster these discussions as well as many others. In addition, our public house will be committed to supporting the grassroots efforts for social and economic justice that I have been associated with in this town for nearly 2 decades.

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    Let’s Get Daly Roasting:
    A Call for Video Submissions

    I know when I’m being sold a bill of goods. I remember when they told me that my life would be easier once elected. It wasn’t. I was encouraged to always vote my conscience — that really worked out well for me. And earlier this year, I was even promised a job in the LG’s office in exchange for my endorsement. But now Gavin won’t return my calls.

  • Candidate for D6 Supervisor Jim Meko.

    No Drama Meko Attracts Adachi, Gonzalez
    to Meet and Greet

    Are you tired of all the progressive infighting in the District 6 race? Come join Jim “No Drama” Meko, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez, and other special guests today from 2pm – 4pm at the Artists Alley Gallery, 863 Mission Street (across from Bloomingdales), for the final Jim Meko for District 6 Supervisor festivities. Free tee-shirts, fine food, fabulous beverages and great company are guaranteed in this gorgeous gallery space.

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    Bob Dylan: “The Brazil Series” Paintings & Drawings in Copenhagen

    “The Brazil Series” is exhibited in a large well lit gallery. In a gallery alcove, there is a timeline of Dylan’s career. The painting are exhibited in the main part of the gallery. On a back wall, there a video of the curator discussing Dylan’s paintings interspersed with Dylan sketching and four persons expressing their views of the paintings. The timeline, the video, and the painting and drawing labels are in English. (English is the common language among the Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden).

  • Daly honors Public Comment Man, Walter Paulson

    Outgoing District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly did the unthinkable today during the weekly Board of Supervisors meeting. The oft-unabashed, activist legislator known for his f-bombs and wily rhetoric, sang a duet – an adaption of Piano Man no less – with the man he was honoring during commendations, public comment maestro, Walter Paulson.

  • John Steinbeck, Michael Moore,
    and the Burgeoning Role of Planetary Patriotism

    As true patriots they have been willing, and morally well braced to endure, not only rank and file criticism, but also broad disdain, public ridicule, numerous slanders of every hue, and in some cases even physical violence. From my father’s point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation, and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice, or the halls of government.

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    Event: Turning Negative into Positive

    Turning Negative into Positive is CSC’s annual celebration of people who have created a positive outcome out of personal tragedy. TNIP uses spoken word, art, music, inspirational speakers and theater performances to inspire community to create positive action. This is a community-minded program that models forgiveness, gratitude and responsibility as an effective method to stop violence. Proceeds to benefit Create Social Change, Challenge Day, and Camp Choice.

  • Candidate for District 10 Supervisor Eric "Doc" Smith and Sam Peoples are today's featured musicians at the historic Cadillac Hotel.

    Cadillac Hotel Free Concert Today
    Features D10 Candidate E. “Doc” Smith

    Smith, a consummate musician and producer who has played with such notables including Brian Eno, Madonna, Warren Zevon and John Scofield, will provide percussion for legendary Fillmore jazz pianist Peoples under the name The UF2: The Unidentified Flying Quartet.

  • Gonzalez and Leigh Request Release
    of Fatal Night Club Shooting Police Reports

    In a letter dated July 23 to SFPD Chief George Gascón, Gonzalez and Leigh attorney Whitney Leigh requests the release of the reports to correct “serious and false allegations that have appeared in recent media reports.” At issue is whether the incident began inside or outside Jelly’s.

  • Introducing the Heritage of Omar Khayyam

    The quatrains of Khayyam which have given him an international prominence are a collection of poems with philosophical essence and ontological nature in which Khayyam reveals his skeptical standpoints regarding the modality of material world and the existence of human being. It’s widely believed that Khayyam had a pessimistic, cynical viewpoint regarding the material world as he typically tried to direct criticism against the hypocritical, insincere man and portray his crave for a utopian world which is practically impossible to realize.

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    Angela Davis Keynote Speaker
    at 32nd Annual Harvey Milk Club Dinner

    The historic club will be celebrating the first Harvey Milk Day in California and thirty-five years since the club was co-founded by San Francisco political legend Harvey Milk.

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    William and the Disappearing Magic Muni Bus

    The 48 Quintara is a repeat offender in this field. I quickly gave up waiting for it when I used to live on 24th Street. And the former 26 bus that used to (supposedly) run along Valencia was also a bit of a mystery. In all my attempts at waiting for and hoping to ride the 26 bus, I only ever caught one glimpse of it.