Plus The Market is giving out free food next Friday, which may or may not have something to do with the seeming collapse of the Mid-Market dining scene.

Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: July 22, 2016, 9:10 pm

A chopper hovers over Cory's encampment, in one of Low Hanging Fruit's most moving moments. The army vet who was awarded a Purple Heart following two tours of Iraq, a sliced throat and a suicide bombing that killed 19 of her fellow soldiers points her middle finger up at the sky and yells "Motherfuckers!' before ducking to the ground in utter terror.…
Author: Quentin Quick
Posted: July 22, 2016, 9:00 pm
It stands to reason that San Francisco police are on the defensive right now, perhaps even a little more on edge than is normal for law enforcement.

Twice this week the department has received death threats - the first, for which a suspect was arrested, was against interim Chief Toney Chaplin and made on Twitter, and the second was an anonymous caller saying he would pay for the killing of an officer.…
Author: Max DeNike
Posted: July 22, 2016, 6:22 pm
Now that Donald Trump is one of TWO major party candidates for president of the United States, it’s worth taking stock of his voter base — particularly the youngsters, who come November could be the difference between Melania being the first lady or just stealing the first lady’s ideas.

By and large, Trump is unpopular among millennial voters. But that doesn’t mean all millennial voters.…
Author: Max DeNike
Posted: July 21, 2016, 8:07 pm
Plus Sophina Uong won the Lamb Jam again, Orbit Room puts out a new cocktail and food menu, and two new sushi restaurants come on the scene.

Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: July 21, 2016, 7:35 pm
The 1964 Republican National Convention was nearly a mirror image of what’s going on in Cleveland this week, but in some ways, it was so much worse.

It was nearly 10 p.m. on July 14 when Nelson Rockefeller took the podium at the Republican National Convention at the Cow Palace on the suburban edge of San Francisco. The New York governor and scion of one of America’s richest families represented the now entirely extinct liberal wing of the GOP, and the dying-off started that year, if not that very night.

Author: Bob Calhoun
Posted: July 21, 2016, 5:34 pm
While local DJ Baysik’s nickname stemmed from an aversion to school work, the young up-and-coming DJ’s approach to his music is anything but lazy. Starting his DJ career at the age of 13 in a family full of selectors, he was particularly mentored by his cousin DJ Quest, who taught him everything from holding a needle to nightlife etiquette.…
Author: Christina Li
Posted: July 21, 2016, 3:00 pm
You've heard it before, a thousand times: The Bay Area is really expensive to live in. And rising rents have made it harder than ever to be a working musician in San Francisco, Oakland, or Berkeley — but you already know that.…
Author: Steven Edelstone
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
Just as big-budget disaster movies ratchet up the destruction to a planet-wide scale, kitchen ambition almost has to vault into the stratosphere to stand out. Or it does now that Corey Lee's In Situ is open on the ground floor of SFMOMA.…
Author: Peter Lawrence Kane
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
In states that have legalized the sale of medical and recreational cannabis, the industry is flourishing. State and local laws have done great work in creating policies and laws that give such businesses a sense of stability that allow them to make business decisions with some confidence.…
Author: John Geluardi
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
For its 36th year, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival brings a week and a half of delicious cinematic noshes to the Castro Theatre and beyond. Highlights include Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, a documentary about the legendary producer who not only created some of the funniest and most relevant sitcoms of the 1970s (All in the Family, Maude, Fernwood 2 Night), but some of the best television comedy of all time.…
Author: Sherilyn Connelly
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
The Blackout Haunted House is an "extreme immersive horror experience" in which all manner of degradation and torture is consensually committed upon the patron, who is given both a safeword and a waiver to sign beforehand promising not to sue if things go wrong(er). Blackout has been reviewed by Gawker, BuzzFeed, and our former sister paper LA Weekly, the Los Angeles location has 3 stars on Yelp from 50 reviews, and it's currently being adapted for the Oculus VR.…
Author: Sherilyn Connelly
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
What do rap, hip-hop, and R&B from the States have in common with dancehall, grime, funky house, and garage ("garridge") from Britain? An awful lot, as it turns out: The collision between these scenes and sounds have produced some of the most thrilling, futuristic electronic music of the past decade.…
Author: Chris Zaldua
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
Alamo Drafthouse. Star Trek Beyond: A surprise attack in outer space forces the Enterprise to crash-land on a mysterious world.…
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
Musicians aren't always fearless. In fact, Marcus Ghiasi — the frontman for San Francisco indie-rock band Your Fearless Leader — was gripped by anxiety during his first performance under that moniker, on a trip to South Africa in December 2014.…
Author: Willie Clark
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
Message is clear: It's absolutely astounding that San Francisco does not already have a text-to-911 capability! ("Texting 911, Max DeNike, 7/14/16) Let's see, $9 BILLION annual budget.…
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
Last week some strange things happened in San Francisco. Some were bad, like the appearance of legitimate recruitment fliers for the KKK.…
Author: Max DeNike
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
If it wasn't for his older brother, Caleborate might never have started rapping. While attending Contra Costa College, his older brother, a singer who performs under the name Cash Campain, rented a studio to record music and dragged his high school-age brother along with him.…
Author: Jessie Schiewe
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
In the early hours of Saturday, May 21, staff at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital began the process of moving more than 150 patients into its newest facility — a state-of-the-art building recently constructed in the heart of the campus. News reports abounded on opening day, providing a detailed first look at the building, from the dramatic (the ER received its first ambulance at 7:04 a.m.) to the mundane (the building contains 284 hospital beds, a gain of 32 on its predecessor).…
Author: Zoe Ferrigno
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
With a motto like "Pop is our tradition," it's no wonder the J-POP SUMMIT is a celebration of Japanese movies, music, and pop culture. One of this year's musical acts is the electronic dance group World Order, which — fun fact — made an appearance on The Amazing Race in 2015.…
Author: Alan Smithee
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
Depending on your point of view, Luke Meyer's fly-on-the-wall documentary Breaking a Monster is either about the breakthrough and rise of a heavy metal band, or about their capture and taming. The band in question is Unlocking the Truth, comprised of three young, gifted, and black 12-year-old Brooklynites: guitarist-vocalist Malcolm Brickhouse, drummer Jarad Dawkins, and poet-philosopher-bassist Alec Atkins.…
Author: Sherilyn Connelly
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
If you were under the age of 25 and owned a TV in the '90s, then surely you know Toad The Wet Sprocket. (And if you fall in that age category and owned a TV but still don't recognize the band, then the jokes on you: Either you never watched TV or your memory is shit.)…
Author: Jessie Schiewe
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
Like all great things in life, Scotch is often misunderstood. An alarming number of casual drinkers actually fear the liquid, assuming it to be a smoky spirit, its flavor akin to licking the working end of a chimney.…
Author: Brad Japhe
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
Musiq Soulchild is a neo-soul singer with a penchant for lowercase letters, conjoining words, and persuading women to be his friend. That might sound creepy, but listen to his music — or read his book, 143 - Love According to Musiq — and you'll realize that he's anything but.…
Author: Jessie Schiewe
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am
Chants of "Sex worker rights are human rights!" and "What do we want? Justice!…
Author: Siouxsie Q
Posted: July 21, 2016, 12:30 am