â€‹Prisoners across California -- and even other states -- went on a three-week hunger strike last month, protesting the prolonged solitary confinement for inmates, and a they resumed a second strike again last week. Reverend Richard Killmer, the executive director of the National Religious Campaign ... More >>
I joined the men at the bar and waited for the bartender to notice me. She was quite pretty, and obviously held her cleavage in great esteem. I waited for her to take my order. And waited. Her eyes never found purchase on my fertile countenance. I figured maybe she just thought I had been there for ... More >>
Sgt. John V. YoungIf leftist supervisors sought to show the world that their sympathy for a group of alleged cop-killers in San Francisco was more than a zany political stunt, they have done themselves no favors with a new resolution that links the men's arrest to the Bush Administration, Gua ... More >>
Is government spending obscene? Well, it paid to train S&M filmmakers.
Errol Morris cuts the Abu Ghraib MPs some slack in Standard Operating Procedure.
The S.F. International Film Fest starts this week and keeps going year-round.
The next wave of post-9/11 political films trades sobriety for satire.
By Meredith Brody There are probably as many ways of approaching the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival, which will unspool (as Variety would have it) from April 24 to May 8, 2008, as there are filmgoers to attend it. The hardcore cinephiles will try to see it all â€“ good luck, with 17 ... More >>
A methodical look at how and why we torture in Taxi to the Dark Side
Nonfiction continues its ascent onscreen
Don't let Paul Haggis' heavy hand stop you from seeing his latest
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq War docs, No End in Sight devastates
Paul Verhoeven returns to the past his and ours in the Holocaust thriller Black Book
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Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs
Why have SFPD Chief Heather Fong and Mayor Gavin Newsom pursued an overblown pseudo-scandal when there’s so much else on the department’s plate?
The story of an '80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present
Clint Eastwood strips away the myths surrounding the Greatest Generation
Week of Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Oakland's Coup takes political rap to the next level
Sir! No Sir! recounts the GIs who refused to ride the killing machine
The S.F. International South Asian Film Festival has the depth of an older series
Infiltrator turns San Francisco into the backdrop of his very own Broadway production!
What Are Words For?
Anti-war activists ignored Saddam Hussein's horrendous crimes against ordinary Iraqis. Do they have anything -- beyond anti-Bush demonstrations -- to offer the oppressed in Iran and Syria?
This Tennessee Williams production packs a punch, but it's too loud
Taking Liberties with the Rococo review
Ashlee-gate proves that George Bush's incompetence has corrupted our nation's pop singers
Why vote Kerry? Exhibit No. 1: George W. Bush has shamelessly hired the dangerous figures behind the Iran-Contra Affair into senior diplomatic posts.
When a Texas Rangers reliever threw a chair at a fan, the response was outrage. But was the outrage overdone?
Playwright Mary Zimmerman's next splash
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly
A harrowing, enigmatic tale that practically begs for a repeat reading