Who watched the inauguration a few days ago? That shit was pretty awesome. (We especially liked the part where Obama casually dropped a Stonewall reference into his speech, like he wasn't doing something of enormous significance. Nice one, dude). Of course, most of the post-inauguration blog chatter ... More >>
This pretty much sums it upDr. Mollie Fry and her husband, Dale Schafer, are ill. Fry is a breast-cancer survivor with severe mental-health issues, and Schafer's hemophilia means he is frequently bedridden. So he will have to be in a prison hospital beginning May 2, when the couple will begin fiv ... More >>
John Walker LindhWhen your son has been called a traitor by the Secretary of State, portrayed as a terrorist by leading military officials, and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, you might be expected to hold a grudge against the media outlets that reported these developments.But Frank Lind ... 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 >>
The moral high ground in San Francisco may be the most valuable real estate of all. Last week Gavin Newsom -- who thumbed his nose at state and federal law on gay marriage -- tried to claim it by saying he couldn't help illegal immigrants because he has too much respect for the law. The ... More >>
Rigged/FlickrA fan shows Bourdain his Tony tattoo.Behold the fourth winning entry in our No Reservations viewing party contest, part of our daily wind-up to Monday's airing of the local episode of Anthony Bourdain's food-steeped travel show. As you recall, we begged would-be Tony groupies to ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.
Bay Area residents rejoicing over the historic inauguration of Barack Obama might want to take heed of an assessment of their elected representatives featured yesterday on Politico, the political news Web site. Writer Glenn Thrush posted a top-ten list of Democrats who pose a threat to Obama's agend ... More >>
By Peter JamisonObama's tapping of former Monterey congressman Leon Panetta for CIA director was bound to raise hackles among pols and pundits. While Panetta has that rarest of political assets -- an unimpaired reputation for probity among his colleagues and former constituents -- he has little dire ... More >>
Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve.
Logic goes out with the intrigue in ho-hum "thriller" Traitor.
A powerful Bay Area trial lawyer with political connections tries to keep details of his messy divorce from going public
In your top-secret heart of hearts, are you a Bob Novak supporter? Take quiz, find out.
Making a meal out of journalistic and political news, spell-checking the Guardian, and wrapping up the Castro race skirmish.
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too
Why vote Kerry? Exhibit No. 1: George W. Bush has shamelessly hired the dangerous figures behind the Iran-Contra Affair into senior diplomatic posts.
Walking the floor with the arcade obsessed
Think that a $680 million Iraq contract is a big deal? You don't know Bechtel.
Amazonian space babes, satanic holiday celebrants, and an extremely Elvis Xmas
Week of November 6, 2002
This season's cinema demands attention
Men may want to take cover when Krissy Keefer, feminist survivor, dances
How the NSA tracks terrorists in the United States through the Internet
Everything tastes better with Gravy (Train); the plot to get rid of Dave Emory
The weird coincidences between last week's terrorist attacks and David Hagberg's novels have been keeping the author up at night
How research for this story was conducted
A broad repudiation of Prop. 209 surfaces at Berkeley
Secret voice mails reveal Chiquita plot to bomb Latin American dictators with GM pickup trucks bearing CNN's nerve gas
Investigation unmasks worldwide James Bond weather-disaster conspiracy