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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
SFPDOfficer Nick-Tomasito Birco, killed in 2006A 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 >>
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 >>
Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco, killed in 2006Four 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 >>
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 >>
City College budget cuts complicate Hollywood ending for student bioengineers.
Our critics weigh in on local theater.
The History Boys is intelligent and clever (but not dumb).
Fumbling Brooklyn hipsters fail to connect in Bujalski's fascinating microbudget indie
Infiltrator has figured out how to solve the so-called unemployment problem
The mysterious obsession with Weldon Kees, poet, polymath, and icon of San Francisco bohemianism
Activist meets hedonist in the romantic wartime drama Head in the Clouds
Week of Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Week of Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Christine Jeffs and Gwyneth Paltrow imbue Sylvia Plath with new life -- and death
The long-running pro-bike protest known as Critical Mass is a form of ritual self-abuse that hurts the cause of city cycling
An atheist Brit and a Hindu Indian pursue their mathematical passion with moving innocence
In Laurel Canyon, a little erotic temptation proves good for the soul
Amy Freed spins light fun out of conspiracy theories about Shakespeare's identity
Adam Rapp's gruesome, sad monologue makes an elegant song of grief
Last Planet Theater revives an undeservedly obscure play about rich people mingling at an elegant hotel
The Shotgun Players' third Approach still hasn't got it quite right
Rebels With a Cause; International Film Financing Conference
The singer-songwriter hasn't died. He's just gone online.
Harvard Students, Citing Record Endowment Revenue, Seek to Abolish Tuition Fees
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.
Sculptor Brian Goggin throws art out the window
A tale of faith, hope, and serendipity
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?
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?
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