When it comes to tech-house, there's nobody who does it like Radio Slave. Since 2004, Radio Slave — once a duo, now just Matt Edwards — has produced dozens of hard-hitting, highly functional 12" singles, released primarily on Edwards' own label, REKIDS.…
Author: Chris Zaldua
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Unlike the subjects of other found-audio documentaries such as Marlon Brando and Janis Joplin, musician Frank Zappa has always been an acquired taste, and Thorsten Schütte's otherwise terrific documentary Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words may not be the best place for a neophyte to start. The movie is compiled from three decades' worth of interviews and concert appearances, some culled from Zappa's long-out-of-print video releases Does Humor Belong in Music?…
Author: Sherilyn Connelly
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
The picturesque town of Hanalei on Kauai is the epitome of laid-back Hawaiian-style living. The relaxed atmosphere of this North Shore location is enough to calm anyone’s frazzled nerves.…
Author: Coco Zingaro
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Nitzan Giladi's Wedding Doll is a low-key, occasionally heartbreaking drama. Hagit (Moran Rosenblatt) is a cheerful, mildly developmentally disabled 24-year-old who lives on the edge of the picturesque Ramon Crater in Israel with her protective mother, Sara (Assi Levy).…
Author: Sherilyn Connelly
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Camping is illegal on San Francisco's streets and sidewalks, but that didn't stop the space under the Highway 101 overpass at 13th Street from becoming a de-facto campground for homeless people seeking shelter from El Niño this past winter. A relatively new addition to the city's homeless problem — sometime over the past four to five years, charitable organizations started making a habit of handing out tents to the homeless — tents are now the focus of the latest proposal to crack down on homeless behavior.…
Author: Chris Roberts
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Two years ago, my boyfriend Sam and I started podcasting about Game of Thrones, which concluded its sixth season this past Sunday. It took me a moment to warm to the World of Ice and Fire when the series first premiered, but the promise of dragons, sword fights, zombies — and nudity (thanks, HBO!)…
Author: Siouxsie Q
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
It's been three years since Oakland hip-hop crew Hieroglyphics released its last studio album, The Kitchen, but that doesn't mean they haven't been keeping busy. On September 3, they'll be throwing their fifth annual Hiero Day Festival in West Oakland, a free, all-day event featuring performances from local artists.…
Author: Jessie Schiewe
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Eduoard Manet's 1863 paintingLe Déjeuner sur l'herbe(The Luncheon on the Grass)is one of the more prized works owned by the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. And like the museum's other iconic paintings — including Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's Mother(Whistler's Mother) — Manet's work has inspired generations of artists to copy it, lampoon it, or reference its indelible scene.…
Author: Jonathan Curiel
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
On a recent Saturday night, upwards of a hundred millennials gathered in an Emeryville warehouse to gleefully chant "Got me feeling like a dad right now." Leading the chorus was a 6-foot-3 man with chest-length dreadlocks flecked with gold beads, dressed in an unassuming blue anorak and a solid yellow baseball cap.…
Author: Jessie Schiewe
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Until President Barack Obama signed legislation last month that eliminated "Oriental," "Eskimo," "Negro," and other outdated terms as references in written federal laws, the U.S. government effectively sanctioned those terms for public use. These vestiges of racist colonial-era mores remained in official American documents, and their elimination is yet another step that Western leaders have taken in recent decades to help purge their cultures of antiquated prejudices.…
Author: Jonathan Curiel
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Mendocino County is back in the marijuana business. Not that its citizens ever stopped growing, and not that the Emerald Triangle's cash-rich economy found another cash crop.…
Author: Chris Roberts
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
After near-infinite teases and whispers, Dunkin' Donuts has returned to Northern California, years after the franchise chain pulled out of the region. True, the newest of the 11,000 Dunkin' Donuts is in Walnut Creek (in a shopping center that's fairly close to the pedestrian-friendly downtown core, although it's going to cater mostly to drivers) but that didn't stop me. There are chains that I don't mind (Wendy's) and chains that I loathe (Quizno's) — and I love home-grown doughnut shops like Dynamo — but any residual anti-capitalist leanings vanish completely when we're talking about DD, because I love Dunkin' Donuts.…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
If you're looking for a straight sequel to Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Wiener-Dog is not it, although Greta Gerwig does resurrect the character that Heather Matarazzo made famous (and whom Solondz killed off in 2004's Palindromes). Wiener-Dog's title is literal, following an amiable Dachshund that no character manages to hang onto for very long, over four short acts.…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
If you set out on a quest to find San Francisco's Barbary Coast, the chances that you'll end up sipping a barrel-aged cocktail beneath a fig tree in North Beach are good, but not great. You're just as likely to find yourself at a cannabis dispensary in SoMa, or staring at a sidewalk plaque marking a trail commemorating San Francisco's wild 19th-century history.…
Author: A. K. Carroll
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Originally formed in Guadalajara in 2004, Troker brings together bass, piano, drums, sax, trumpet, and a DJ to create a unique act that's part jazz, part electronic. The sextet has played prestigious festivals like Glastonbury Festival, SXSW, and Edinburgh International, bringing its sound to over 15 different countries along the way.…
Author: Willie Clark
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Neither a proper tapas restaurant nor strictly a seafood spot, Bellota has a cryptically structured menu that's a little bit of a grab bag of Spanish cuisine. It's easier to over-order here than at most places — especially if you can't resist the cart that wheels around some nights, hawking cheese in olive oil and Gildas, skewered olive-and-anchovy pinchos that could be straight out of San Sebastian, but in a setting that's very much San Francisco.…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
When I walk into The Alley in Oakland's Grand Lake district at 9:30 p.m. on a Thursday, Rod Dibble is leading a singalong. His fingers flit along the piano keys, playing the melody for "Oakland," a 1960s classic by The Goodtime Washboard 3, as the eight or so people seated around his literal piano bar — a middle-aged man in a suit; a bespectacled millennial with green-tinged hair; and a sexaganarian and his Portland-based burlesque dancer daughter — join him for lines like, "Now where did all the people go when 'Frisco burned?…
Author: Jessi Phillips
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
That sleeping feeling: This is one of those areas where the general public shoots itself in the foot with its own outrage ("'Sleeper Hold, Cops Shooting at Cars Central to Dispute Over S.F. Use of Force Policy," Chris Roberts, The Snitch, 6/23/16). Trust me, you want the police to apply sleeper holds.…
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
This question comes from a 31-year-old Midwestern mom. How can I professionally handle passive aggression in the workplace?…
Author: Tiffany McLain
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
AMC Metreon 16. Independence Day: Resurgence: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat.…
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
It's the 21st century and the age of innovation, yet the bag of tricks San Francisco police have to deploy on wrongdoers is fairly old school — and it's shrinking. SFPD's use-of-force policies have been under scrutiny since the Dec. 2 shooting death of Mario Woods, with reform promised by Mayor Ed Lee and former police Chief Greg Suhr (a promise repeated by acting Chief Toney Chaplin, who took over following Suhr's resignation in late May after the third fatal police shooting in six months).…
Author: Chris Roberts
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
If you think The Schmidt is a reference to the character with the same name on the FOX comedy New Girl, you're wrong. It's short for Kleinschmidt — although the DJ's first name is David, not The.…
Author: Jessie Schiewe
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
At Christmastime 1982, fed-up religious leaders called a press conference. The Rev. Paul Moore, New York City's Episcopal bishop, was furious.…
Author: Chris Roberts
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am
Once, while driving from Oakland to Ojai, I stopped for a drink in Maricopa. A city of approximately 1,000 people, every business and storefront on the main street was closed or boarded up except for the bar.…
Author: Jessie Schiewe
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 am


On Sunday, June 26, Framline40, the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay film festival, wrapped with a blue carpet premiere for HBO's Looking: The Movie at The Castro Theatre.  SF Weekly caught up with the cast ahead of the film finale, which closes out the two-season series about three best friends (Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett) living the gay dream in San Francisco, to discuss their emotional exit from the show — and the city.…
Author: Quentin Quick
Posted: June 29, 2016, 8:00 pm