This recent Al Qaeda pro-terrorism ad that reportedly features a tram from San Francisco International Airport has been drumming up quite a bit of anxiety here in the Bay Area. The image was used for the spring edition of the English-language Inspire -- an al Qaeda-run publication. But it's the c ... More >>
Who knew? It turns out that plotting the destruction of the Great Satan may not have been the only thing that brought joy to recently deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden. The news wires are exploding with the revelation that a trove of porn was discovered in the al-Qaeda leader's Pakistan compound ... More >>
Barry McGee, part of the PAPER! AWESOME! show Sat. at Baer Ridgway Whether you're craving ice cream and beats, grilled cheese and books, drone and dive bar basements, or poppy garage and Grace Cathedral, there's lots of cheap combo options for entertainment this weekend. And that's not evening me ... More >>
Chris StevensAl QuedaIt a rare occasion that you get to see live music at Murio's--the best dive in the Haight. Tonight they're hosting four acts for free starting at 10 p.m. The lineup includes Al Qaeda, who Emily Savage profiled for us back in December (the skinny on these guys: "Repetitive, ha ... More >>
Does everyone want to live in Marin? The Center For Investigative Reporting, the Berkeley nonprofit that recently formed a team of sleuths to take up where downsized California newspapermen and women left off, came out slugging earlier this month. It published a scintillating piece demonstrating ... More >>
Gary, where'd you leave that laptop of yours?The toil of the Bay Area's laptop thieves used to be simple: Hang around parking lots and cafes, nab an unattended computer, and put ads on Craigslist.However, thanks to carelessness at an East Bay nuclear weapons lab, this workday has the potential to be ... More >>
Well, that's the thing: I thought my mom would know the Snuggie was a gag gift, but she actually thought it was a real gift. So here I'd planned this completely ironic moment, and she was starting to tear up. She actually said "It looks so comfortable, and I get so cold in winter!" Shit! So what ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.
Stephen Fowler, with wife Renee Stephens, will not be getting Christmas cards from the city's tourism boardThe purpose of reality television, it seems, is to encourage and revel in human beings' worst nature -- and do it at a fraction of the cost it would take to hire professional writers and actors ... More >>
By John GeluardiThe Chevron Corporation has exposed its pestilent underbelly by hiring William J. Haynes II, a Department of Defense attorney who compiled lists of violent interrogation techniques for shadowy U.S. detention centers. Chevron hired Haynes on as its chief corporate council in April ... More >>
Nick Broomfield and his actors use both in this sympathetic re-creation of the Haditha massacre.
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
The Federation and Turk Talk survive major-label incompetence
City Lights hosted the announcement of the National Book Awards finalists this month. But do book awards even matter?
Bill O'Reilly wants terrorists to bomb Coit Tower because we're a bunch of sissies. Whose side are you on?
In Ridley Scott's latest epic, it's good for one really stunning siege
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
An unflinching look at recollected abuse could use some skepticism
As the Bush administration scares America witless, San Francisco might offer a model for living well in the shadow of apocalypse
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
In Das Experiment, ordinary volunteers quickly turn totalitarian
Major news organizations need to snap out of 9/11 emotionalism and ask impolite financial questions about Saudi elites and President Bush
Week of July 17, 2002
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Attitude-free bars of the Marina
It's nice to think the right presents could make this a merry holiday season. Nice, but not particularly wise.
From the Bush administration's assault on the Constitution to San Francisco's election fiascoes, core American values are being corroded
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