Posts Tagged ‘Eskenazi’

KQED SFBG-SFW Throwdown: Two Alt-Weeklies Enter, One Alt-Weekly Leaves

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

This is it – years of competition betwixt the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the SF Weekly will culminate at a free-for-all tomorrow morning in the Thunderdome that is the recording studio of KQED-FM.

KQED Forum host Michael Krasney will play the role of Aunty Entity (seeing as how Tina Turner is unavailable). Expect the bout to begin at 9:00 AM, Friday, January 8th, 2010 on 88.5 FM and online.

It’s on - Friday, Friday, Friday! 

Two Alt-Weeklies Enter, One Alt-Weekly Leaves

UPDATE: On It Goes

Touchy San Francisco Can’t Handle a Little Coverage from Nee-oooow York City

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

The thing you ought to know is that anytime San Francisco gets a little ink from a New Yorky dead tree publication such as the New York Times or Time magazine, it’s the talk of our little burg, population 799,000 (even after the “recount“), altitude 0, attitude 999,999+. We care oh so much about what people in NYC say – that’s why we’re as touchy as the Pace Picante Sauce cowboys.

So when we notice an obvious error in an otherwise excellent bit with nice photos, instead of sending off a friendly email to the author, we’ll pen this retort. (Although if we did email the author, he’d send a message to the boys in graphics in Bangalore or someplace and they’d fix it in about 10 minutes, something that happened in real life yesterday afternoon.) And when we see this excellent bit about the greater Upper Haight area complete with nice photos and useful insights, we’ll find a way to quibble. (Of course that author had a few errors as well, but they were cheerfully fixed with a correction appended to the first page.)

One of the real, genuine F-line cars, from the photostream of Telstar Logistics.

So, writers of New Yorkish dead tree publications, please don’t take offense from our provincial attitude. Deep down, we love you.

Y’all come back real soon, hear?