This past spring, about a dozen housing advocates marched up Russian Hill to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's house, to protest the steady stream of foreclosures in San Francisco. On another day, they bused over to Los Altos and Hillsborough, to the respective homes of a couple of the bank's board memb ... More >>
Wells Fargo, the San Francisco-based banking giant, has agreed to pay a $175 million settlement for discriminatory lending practices where black and brown people were charged higher interest rates than white people, the Justice Department announced today."If you were African-American or Latino, you ... More >>
No better way to draw sympathy than to put on a hospital gown, right? Needless to say, protesters in San Francisco are getting creative with their campaign against Wells Fargo, the nefarious big bank that's screwed one too many homeowners out of their homes. Occupy Bernal Heights, along with the ... More >>
Update: Aaron Siuda, vice president of marketing at Live Nation Northern California, says that his firm generally does not report ticket sales to Pollstar. But he said if it had provided numbers, the Fillmore would have been in the Top 10 clubs on the Pollstar list. (Shoreline, also a Live Nation ve ... More >>
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 What, it got down to, like, 60 degrees yesterday? Not exactly Snuggie weather. Still, you can be forgiven for feeling like you've been living a scene from Fargo over the past 24 hours. Get a whiff of the frozen steppes for real in the Meredith Brody-approved meat ... More >>
Renée Zellweger is the anti–Norma Rae.
Remarkably consistent, the Coens make another mockery with Burn After Reading.
The Coen Brothers transcend themselves with No Country for Old Men
When the story calls for some dark dramatics, why not take advantage?
Red State (Cardboard)
Harold Ramis' Ice Harvest is just a reheated Christmas caper
Times may be tough for Gomez, but three nights at the Fillmore proves you can't keep a good British band down
As Nazi artillery fire draws nearer, two opposites share an unlikely love
Lebowski fever at Oaklandish
The Cooler, somewhat unbelievably, asks us to swallow a Las Vegas fairy tale
Andre Nickatina raps about being one of the Fillmore's hardest MCs, so what's he doing driving a Toyota?
Billy Bob doesn't say much, but he's the perfect Man for the Coens' con job
How a rare group of spotted patients and a small cadre of persistent doctors could help change the face of cancer research
Sidewalk Stories; High Art
American movies once enthralled the world with their exuberance and clarity. What happened in the 1990s?
"The Final 10 Percent": The Art of Moviegoing
John Sayles' Lone Star limns the uncertain border between past and present
The Coen brothers' Fargo fuses farce and thriller