Last week in Charlotte, Bill Clinton stepped to a podium in front of his party's delegation and delivered a speech. Maybe you saw it? What I remember are words -- lots of words. Some of them wrapped around statistics, others glaring back at me like bumper stickers on chrome. Clinton's words flowed f ... More >>
It's never too late for another Occupy anthem -- right? -- especially when it's from the S.F. master of sardonic protest, Jello Biafra. Instead of waiting to release the song on their upcoming album (the hilariously titled White People and the Damage Done, due in either November or January), Jello B ... More >>
Love, quakes, and S.F. in this months best new releases.
Make room for Ronald ReaganA pre-President's Day poll showed that Americans thought Ronald Reagan was the country's best president, even more so than Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, two of the most influential leaders in history. Reagan score 19 percent of the vote,edging out Lincoln who h ... More >>
If only someone would tow this thing to Des MoinesBy Jan. 18, Vallejo must submit a plan for slithering out of bankruptcy. Former banker Merylin Wong, the head of a maritime enthusiast's group there, has a plan for keeping the city on firm financial footing henceforth: Pay millions of dollars yea ... More >>
The GOP has a new enemy: Diane von FurstenbergRenowned fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, apparently not content with leaving the wrap dress as her lasting contribution to the progress of humankind, has entered the political arena this season with a bold new act of haute couture: a tote bag ... More >>
President Warren Harding left his heart in San Francisco -- and everything elsePresident Barack Obama's agenda in San Francisco today: Get in, raise money for Sen. Barbara Boxer, safeguard the Senate's Democratic majority, and get out. But just because Muni will stop for him doesn't necessarily m ... More >>
Those of you who grew up here in the Bay Area may feel a nostalgic tear run down your cheek when you view the above video: A 1970s-era KTVU "Charlie and Humphrey" Bits & Pieces short culminating with the message "1,002 stupid things to do: borrowing without asking!" Perhaps Gavin Newsom didn't w ... More >>
A local author turns his body into a testing ground. Results vary.
Will $250,000 hole in the water stay afloat or be scrapped for target practice?
The USS Iowa was once considered a lock as a San Francisco tourist attraction. So why is the historic warship rusting in Suisun Bay?
Napkins, chopsticks, and teapots bring a Japanese internment camp to life
Four decades after it was rescued from a storage shed, Diego Rivera's magnificent City College mural remains a hidden treasure
In the heart of the urban jungle, and angler's oasis
Think that a $680 million Iraq contract is a big deal? You don't know Bechtel.
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Though impressively entertaining, John Fisher's latest work often battles its own polemics
Sara Felder's screwball comedy mixes conventions and convictions, with mixed results
Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.