Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference opened in San Francisco today with as much fanfare as a coronation, or a Rose Day Parade for nerds. Amid sunny sales projections and lighthearted disses on Android, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the Cupertino company's new crown jewels, the OSX Mavericks opera ... More >>
For two years now, there hasn't been a more consistent platform for satire than Congress -- what with "legitimate rape," a budget committee chairman who lies about his marathon time, legislation protecting the words "Under God" in the pledge, and a feeble orange-skinned ring leader named Boehner. W ... More >>
Today, the Antichrist heads up a company that charters private jets. The standard rental features a plush, zebra-striped interior. He also operates a chain of bar-and-grill restaurants that specialize in garish décor and $9.95 caprese salads. In the mid-1980s, it was impossible to escape the apoc ... More >>
The WinkleviiReaders, we have never met Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The pair come off as douche-bags -- albeit somewhat righteously angered douche-bags -- in The Social Network, the 2010 movie that offered a very liberally construed version of Facebook's foundation myth. But was there any truth ... More >>
Matt Smith illustrationCome on in to my big political tentFormer San Francisco Supervisor Matt Gonzalez is endorsing Republican Congressional candidate John Dennis to highlight "points of agreement" between anti-war liberals and libertarian Republicans."There are points of agreement, and we ought ... More >>
Code Pink on the left! Teabaggers on the right! Apparently, however, the transgender community still has President Obama's back.While Michelle Obama marked an earlier San Francisco visit by getting her hands dirty volunteering at a Bayview playground, the O will be skipping a ... More >>
Euna Lee (left) and Laura LingTwo American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporting in censor-happy North Korea, are now being censored in America -- by their own San Francisco-based media outlet. After Ling and Lee were sentenced on Monday to 12 years of hard labor in a North Korean pr ... More >>
By John Geluardi It was no big surprise Tuesday when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom officially opened up his campaign war chest so big money interests can start kicking in the $30 mill’ or so he will need to run for governor of California in 2010. Newsom has been the fair-haired darling of the ... More >>
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Attention Al Gore and the bongwater brigade! Please report to the Park for more pot smoking and self righteousness this Saturday, starring ... MICHAEL FRANTI HOSTS 2007's POWER TO THE PEACEFUL FESTIVAL 9th Annual Free Music and Arts Fest Set For September 8th in Golden Gate Park On Saturday, Sept ... More >>
Why in God's name did Steve Carell take the paycheck?
Repertory Film Listings
Week of 3-7-2007
Okami shows that videogames can be art
The SF Weekly Noble Villain Awards. And the winner is ... you!
Tycoons will pay to generate leftist ideas in voters' minds, but now they want to see results
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launches an attack on CalPERS. The giant pension fund's Democratic allies aren't taking it lying down
Week of Wednesday, November 3, 2004
A tired but alluring satire of the toddler classic Pat the Bunny
Films of the World, Unite!
Week of Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Either Newsom or Gonzalez will make a good mayor, but Gonzalez has the creative edge
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
Week of May 28, 2003
Who could ever replace Sydney Goldstein? Interviewing the interview queen of City Arts & Lectures.
Why do our supervisors pass over substance in favor of trivia like the public peeing bill?
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is serving as cover for massive oil drilling that could wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
Fangxaminer rollout; Anarchy in the U.S.A.
Letters from November 22, 2000
Renfrew report; Mercury News; Dot-com junkies; Propositions K and L
The Clinton administration has praised the Anti-Defamation League for helping shield kids from Internet hate. But should a group that spied on thousands of Californians be allowed to police the Web?
Dame woos with an eclectic menu of simple, elegant offerings
Gorbachev Foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?
Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.