• News

    August 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Right-Wing Conspiracies Try to Wrest Media Shame Away From Broadcast, Twitter

    From print to broadcast to online, there's very little the media's gotten right about this Boston tragedy before getting it wrong multiple times. The New York Post exaggerated the death toll from Monday's Boston Marathon bombings by 400 percent before joining InfoWars in misidentifying three diffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Hotel Workers to Picket Hyatt, Call for Boycott

    Updated 4:55 p.m. to show Hyatt's statement about the boycott initiative.The stories coming from Hyatt housekeepers explain why people in 20 cities are rallying to launch a global boycott of the hotel chain: overworked employees, unfair firings, management turning on heat lamps on protesters in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Exray's Jon Bernson: Any Musician Who Can Survive in SF is a Magician

    Exray's reppin' SFO.​Jon Bernson puts it pretty plainly (and enthusiastically) when discussing the emerging lo-fi scene in the Mission: "There's a real collaborative spirit!" In case you haven't heard, a new crop of bands in the neighborhood is getting weird. One of them is Bernson's Exray's, a ... More >>

  • Film

    December 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Steven Petrilli Found Guilty of Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco's Murder

    SFPDOfficer Nick-Tomasito Birco, killed in 2006​A somewhat bizarre trial four years after the death of San Francisco Police Office Nick-Tomasito Birco yesterday resulted in the murder conviction of one of his accused killers, Steven Petrilli. The 24-year-old was found guilty of first-degree murder ... More >>

  • Film

    September 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Singularity Summit Highlights: World Fails to End

    Good guess, champ! ​Well, the world didn't end this weekend. Nobody really expected it to, anyway -- the Singularity Summit at the Hyatt Regency (about which we wrote in some detail last Friday) was less about invoking an immediate techno-cataclysm than it was about laying the groundwork for o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Steven Petrilli, Accused in Murder of Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco, Faces Trial Today

    Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco, killed in 2006​Four years after the death of San Francisco Police Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco, the trial of one of the men accused of his murder is scheduled to commence today. Steven Petrilli, 24, is facing murder charges stemming from a 2006 incident in which he alle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Peking Duck Worth Leaving Town For

    Please don't call it "quack." ​The idea of San Franciscans skipping town for the singular purpose of eating Chinese food is a little silly ― like Canadians driving to Phoenix to go skiing. From Shanghai soup dumplings to Islamic hot pots, this city's offerings stretch far beyond the battered ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2010

    The Poor News Bears

    City College budget cuts complicate Hollywood ending for student bioengineers.

  • Culture

    October 29, 2008

    Also Playing

    Our critics weigh in on local theater.

  • Culture

    October 22, 2008

    A Fistful of Knowledge

    The History Boys is intelligent and clever (but not dumb).

  • Culture

    October 8, 2008
  • Film

    September 27, 2006

    Colloquial Williamsburg

    Fumbling Brooklyn hipsters fail to connect in Bujalski's fascinating microbudget indie

  • News

    October 26, 2005

    Hire Me!

    Infiltrator has figured out how to solve the so-called unemployment problem

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Kees to the City

    The mysterious obsession with Weldon Kees, poet, polymath, and icon of San Francisco bohemianism

  • Film

    September 22, 2004

    Rebel, Rebel

    Activist meets hedonist in the romantic wartime drama Head in the Clouds

  • News

    June 30, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, June 30, 2004

  • News

    April 28, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, April 28, 2004

  • Film

    October 22, 2003

    Love and Death

    Christine Jeffs and Gwyneth Paltrow imbue Sylvia Plath with new life -- and death

  • News

    May 14, 2003

    Critical Masturbation

    The long-running pro-bike protest known as Critical Mass is a form of ritual self-abuse that hurts the cause of city cycling

  • Culture

    April 30, 2003

    Figures and Phantoms

    An atheist Brit and a Hindu Indian pursue their mathematical passion with moving innocence

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2003
  • Film

    March 12, 2003

    Sexual Healing

    In Laurel Canyon, a little erotic temptation proves good for the soul

  • Culture

    February 6, 2002

    As She Likes It

    Amy Freed spins light fun out of conspiracy theories about Shakespeare's identity

  • Culture

    October 24, 2001


    Adam Rapp's gruesome, sad monologue makes an elegant song of grief

  • Culture

    October 17, 2001

    Sweet Table at the Richelieu

    Last Planet Theater revives an undeservedly obscure play about rich people mingling at an elegant hotel

  • Culture

    October 10, 2001

    Shaky Landing

    The Shotgun Players' third Approach still hasn't got it quite right

  • Film

    November 29, 2000

    Reel World

    Rebels With a Cause; International Film Financing Conference

  • Music

    June 21, 2000

    The Old New Media Blues

    The singer-songwriter hasn't died. He's just gone online.

  • News

    December 1, 1999

    South to the Future

    Harvard Students, Citing Record Endowment Revenue, Seek to Abolish Tuition Fees

  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Bluesman's Blues

    Paul Pena,who's played with everyone from Jerry Garcia to B.B. King, is coming out of the musical shadows, thanks to the award-winning documentary Genghis Blues. He's also blind, and sick, and entirely tired of living.

  • Music

    January 14, 1998
  • Culture

    July 9, 1997
  • News

    March 5, 1997


    Sculptor Brian Goggin throws art out the window

  • Music

    February 26, 1997
  • Film

    September 11, 1996
  • News

    August 14, 1996

    One Weird Church

    A tale of faith, hope, and serendipity

  • News

    May 31, 1995

    One World, Under Gorby (Part II)

    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?

  • News

    May 31, 1995

    One World, Under Gorby

    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?

  • News

    May 24, 1995

    Mal on the Street

    Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art

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