Many local labels are offering obscure reissues and innovative new releases on all conceivable formats. Label Sampler is a new column that will profile a different Bay Area imprint each week. Name: Superior Viaduct Headquarters: North Beach, San Francisco Owner: Steve Viaduct Founded: 2011 Musi ... More >>
Putting rock musicians in movies has been a catchpenny ploy since about fifteen minutes after rock music began to hit nationwide in the mid-1950s. The crusty-nosed brats buying all the records were, after all, the very same unruly vermin clogging American drive-ins every weekend. At first, acts were ... More >>
Chris Roberts/The SnitchCares about kids!Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi provided we miserable media wretches a small spark of excitement Monday morning when she visited San Francisco City Hall for a rare visit. Her focus: "Our children, our children, our children."In between ... More >>
Despite having been accused of deceptive business practices by the attorney general, former students, and ex-employees, Corinthian Colleges are getting millions in federal stimulus dollars.
Yesterday we wrote about a "Whip List" leaked to the media of Congressional Progressive Caucus members who had confidentially promised party leadership to only vote for a health care proposal that included "a robust public option." Scanning the names on the list, most of the Bay Area representatives ... More >>
A list of more than 50 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus was leaked to a Daily Kos contributing editor yesterday. It contained the "Whip List" of representatives who had succinctly offered their promise to only vote for a health care proposal that contains "a robust public option." Gla ... 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 >>
Do union members know their boss stands to benefit from turning their pension fund investment into a gambling casino?
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.
The envelope, please ... and the Pulitzer goes to -- Environmental Defense!
How four tiny Indian tribes, with help from powerful gambling interests, are trying to transform the Bay Area into a slot machine Mecca
The Environmental Defense Fund embarks on a national campaign to shame San Francisco into restoring the other great Yosemite valley, Hetch Hetchy. But is shame really a good political strategy?
The Chronicle turns its back on the people of Bayview-Hunters Point
How a tiny, impoverished Indian tribe managed to persuade a city, a powerful union, and the U.S. Congress to let them build a Nevada-style casino in the East Bay
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
Michael Sragow finds eight good films, and countless condescending duds, in a year at the movies