This screen is making me nauseous!My mother, now in her 60's, has just never grasped onto any part of the computer age. She still drives to Barnes & Noble to buy books at full-price instead of getting the latest deal on Amazon. She's unsettled by the fact that a computer mouse is named after ... More >>
Romana MachadoLiliana Saumet of Bomba Estereo Bomba EstéreoBayonicsApril 19, 2011@ The IndependentBetter than: A sauna with a dress codeThe scene on the floor of the Independent as the minutes ticked away to the opening act was a shy ballet of courting and sparking between and among the sexes. V ... More >>
Two rebels take on America's most beloved computer company.
Supervisor David CamposIf an angry Republican writes a letter in San Francisco, and no elected official cares enough to read it, did it ever really exist?San Francisco's local curiosity of a G.O.P. is currently seeking pen-pals in city government with a barrage of letters to Mayor Gavin Newsom an ... More >>
Mission progressives descended on the 24th Street BART plaza this evening to protest for the return of President Manuel Zelaya to Honduras after the military coup on Sunday. Eric Quezada of Dolores Street Community Services and former District 9 supervisor candidate led the crowd of about 200 in a ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.
By Benjamin Wachs Part 1: Health Care My favorite story about Fidel Castro comes from 1997, when there was considerable speculation that the Old Man was dying. In response, Castro gave a nine-hour address to the Cuban Communist Party, in which he implicitly dared other world leaders to prove tha ... More >>
By John Geluardi Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to see a special screening of Stephen Soderbergh’s epic movie, Che. Usually my stunted attention span makes it tough to sit through Pee Wee Herman clips on YouTube, but this film was so engaging I was riveted to the screen for the entire ... More >>
A Salvadoran boy awaits the birthday that renders him a warrior
A cheat sheet of bands from the new Seattle -- that's right, Canada!
At the Arizona border, Infiltrator checks in with Americans who help the government look for illegal aliens
The sprawling International Latino Film Festival covers a lot of ground
Rejuvenated West Coast hip hop, Apocalyptic movement-theater, and Jack Palance as Fidel Castro
Is it the real Cuban soup or merely the Nuevo Latino? Who cares, if it's good!
A strategy for eating near the San Francisco International Film Festival
Like Law & Order, our column is ripped from the headlines
Love of the national pastime, on display at a downtown art gallery
At Robert Mondavi's new $55 million foodie mecca, you'll find seminars on goat cheese and mustard; surrealist movies; a SPAM exhibit; wine tastings; figurines of pooping Catholics -- everything, in fact, but the answer to that question.
Channeling stupidity, and exploding nicely
Get Me Rewrite
Federal agents smoke out an insidious Bay Area smuggling ring as part of their ceaseless efforts to keep our streets safe from illegal Cuban cigars
Jehovah's Witnesses refused transfusions -- and led the way to bloodless surgery
The 41st San Francisco International Film Festival
There are two joys in life -- making things and breaking things -- and pirate journalist Warren Hinckle has excelled at both
Skunk Anansie parties like it's 1999
A guide toSan Francisco political corruption -past, present, and future