Given how fundamental gay rights, street theater, and protest culture are to San Francisco, it probably didn't surprise anyone that gay activists in San Francisco were among the most zealous -- and visible -- supporters of a national vodka boycott to protest homophobic laws in Russia. Pouring bottl ... More >>
Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, having been sentenced to two years' hard labor for the crime of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" have seemingly lost their battle for free speech against President Vladimir Putin's regressive regime. Their crime: performing an anti-Putin "Pun ... More >>
A long hike home It's been almost two years since three Bay Area hikers traveling through the Kurdistan region of Iraq were detained by Iranian officials for allegedly straying across an unmarked border.Shane Bauer, his fiancee Sarah Shourd, and Joshua Fattal, all graduates of UC Berkeley, were i ... More >>
Christopher VictorioU2 in Oakland last night. U2 Lenny Kravitz Moonalice June 7, 2011 @ O.co Coliseum [The venue formerly known as the Oakland Coliseum] Better than: Watching a U2 concert DVD with the volume really high while standing outside with 70,000 other people. (But actually, that's e ... More >>
Struggling to find homegrown recruits, the military is persuading immigrants to enlist by dangling promises of U.S. citizenship
Tuttle's magical minimalism
As the king fights a Maoist insurrection, the Nepali Supreme Court decides whether homosexual acts are "bestiality"
Why San Francisco is better than Austin, even during the South by Southwest music festival
Our hero finds an interesting way to track the sources of his junk mail
Monkey Knife Fight is everywhere, but what -- oh what -- does it mean?
What nasty business is behind the biggest donation to the new gay and lesbian center?
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
A walk through the "Torture Exhibition" can be a terror or a turn-on, depending on your point of view
One East Bay Christian rock purveyor's battle for integrity
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