I lost thousands, and all I got was this crummy t-shirt.A former San Francisco attorney with a tony resume recently pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud in federal court for operating a Ponzi scheme that targeted his own friends and family.Robert Tunnell, Jr., a septuagenarian alumnus ... More >>
Creepy!If you have young kids or are some kind of weird serial killer, you've probably been eagerly anticipating the release of the 3D movie version of The Smurfs. Frankly, the appearance of these eerily topaz CGI gremlins on the big screen is not something we're so excited about. The same cannot ... More >>
The WinkleviiReaders, we have never met Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The pair come off as douche-bags -- albeit somewhat righteously angered douche-bags -- in The Social Network, the 2010 movie that offered a very liberally construed version of Facebook's foundation myth. But was there any truth ... More >>
Do you know the way to San Jose?Greg Dewar/FlickrIn its never-ending quest to be San Francisco, it's so clear that San Jose will go to great lengths to take away anything or anyone that makes the City by the Bay, well, the City by the Bay. Funny as this faux rivalry might seem, there are two poli ... More >>
Harvard Law SchoolJudge Stephen Reinhardt says he'll be there for the Dec. 6 Prop. 8 trialJudge Stephen Reinhardt has spurned a motion that he recuse himself from adjudicating over the pending 9th Circuit Court of Appeal review of Proposition 8.Supporters of the same-sex marriage ban contended th ... More >>
Et tu, Scott? Et tu, Davids? In the ascension of Supervisors David Chiu, David Campos, and supe-to-be Scott Wiener, we witness an amazing development: Three contemporaries at Harvard Law School have traveled across the nation to lead a city. But, since this is the internecine political world of S ... More >>
Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.
Meena Harris, left, with Auntie Kamala, is not 12 years oldAs we round third in the primary election season, candidates making that mad dash toward home are liable to whatever it takes to make it. So you're going to see some very odd ads in the next week or so (though maybe not as odd as this ad ... More >>
The popular web site stands accused of acting like a modern-day Mafia.
San Francisco politics were dysfunctional in the 2000s,but recent changes suggest there's reason for hope.
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 >>
Yesterday I got to hang out with a real live street artist. Caleb Neelon is his name, and Sonik is his other name. He writes, he paints, he appreciates. He's an editor at Swindle, he's lectured at Harvard Law, and he travels the world making art -- sometimes for galleries, sometimes for the street.H ... More >>
Hardly. But his Obama-era Harvard Law pragmatism might ring that way in San Francisco's left-wing political tradition of ideology first, facts second. In San Francisco, as elsewhere, the term "jobs" has evolved into a euphemism for "whatever big business wants." The lobbying group for San Francisco' ... More >>
Sean Penn delivers a soulful road movie and refuses to define his subject
Our critics weigh in on local theater
This musical stage adaptation of the movie, like, totally rocks
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Arthur Miller's daughter Rebecca comes into her own with Personal Velocity
Deaf students wonder why officials at UC Berkeley and UC Davis won't hear their plea for equal access to education