Adolph Sutro served just under two years as mayor of San Francisco. The effort to get him back into City Hall required nearly three times that. Back in May of 2008, Leonid Nakhodkin -- a Ukranian-born former Soviet political prisoner with a prediliction for cowboy hats and answering the phone by s ... More >>
Update 12:40 p.m.: No action on gay marriage from the court today. The justices did not pick up any of those cases at their meeting this morning, SCOTUSblog reported. So, for all those who are hosting a Supreme Court Gay Marriage Case Announcement party, you'll need more ice and maybe some sleeping ... More >>
The only thing that might make Good Friday even better for some is a loud protest of the Catholic Church. We'll leave that one to San Francisco's AIDS activists who have made a long list of institutions they plan to shame today, including banks, cops, and Catholics.To remember the 20,000 San Francis ... More >>
Tell your storyBy all accounts, the "It Gets Better" video campaign was a raging success. Sex columnist Dan Savage asked LGBT folks and their supporters to make videos encouraging gay teens to hang in there -- that life does gets better. The concept went viral and thousands of people, including P ... More >>
Off2riorobFlagged...Don't like the way the Castro's iconic rainbow flag is administered? Go get your own! That's the message from Steve Adams, the president of the Merchants of Upper Market and Castro (MUMC). It's his group that pays for the oft-replaced flags, insures them in the event of a cost ... More >>
Voting by race has made the city's political representation more Asian. It could be what puts 33-year-old Jane Kim on the board of supervisors.
Jamie SojaAquarius Records' co-owner Andee ConnorsAquarius Records, that delightful retailer of uncommon music on Valencia street, is celebrating its 40th birthday party on Monday with a show at Cafe Du Nord.Not, mind you, because that's actually 40 years to the day of the store's founding. After ... More >>
Albie is that you?We couldn't help but notice a Web report earlier today that 52-year-old Albie Esparza was nearly hit with a car, then beaten with a bat and knocked to the ground last night in an apparent road rage incident. Esparza, it was reported, suffered life-threatening injuries. There's o ... More >>
Elena, step up to the plate and tell us how you really feel...Frankly, I don't care if Elena Kagan never looks at her own vagina let alone anyone else's. But I do care about how LGBT matters are discussed, because that narrative reveals an awful lot about how inept, ignorant, bigoted, fearful ... More >>
At 10:01 a.m., a Castro barkeep sighed, glanced at his wedding ring, and switched off the television. "Guess I'm still married," he muttered. Paraphrasing T.S. Eliot, the state Supreme Court's affirmation of Proposition 8 was received here not with a bang but a whimper -- save for the solitary cell ... More >>
Two protesters, nine photographers. This is a problem. The Prison-Industrial Complex or the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy or whatever form The Man is assuming these days can rest easy in his bed. That's because the rabble-rousing radical left (aka white kids from the East Bay wearing hankies over their ... More >>
(James Franco as Harvey Milk's partner, Scott Smith, in Milk)Man, Terry Gross really kisses ass when she interviews celebrities sometimes. Between the Fresh Air interview with Stephen Colbert last week and James Franco last night, my ears are getting cavities from all the sugary gushing she did with ... More >>
Amy Tan's opera puts Chinese culture into perspective.
Making a case for libraries
The Human Rights Commission finds a Castro bar discriminatory. But the commission's investigation has its own bias problem.
The S.F. public library transforms destruction into creation
A new theme is already beginning to take shape this young campaign season: politicians betraying their heirs
Scumrock and 25 -- A Brief History of the Festival
Foot Docs and Fêtes
Downtown Rehearsal agreement; Aquarius Records' 30th anniversary; political songs contest
How the grand plan for district elections could backfire
Clockwatchers, Hope and Glory, In & Out
Who Needs to Think When Your Feet Just Go?
In a city that loves to hate chain stores, plans for a new Pottery Barn in the Castro are scarcely raising a peep. The neighborhood may regret it.
Movers, shakers, and drinkers seek a reprieve for the Dovre Club
Q: How's it possible to spend $244 million to renovate one city building? A: Do the words "toilet partition metal head assembly" mean anything to you?