Do you know your dotRights?Dot what?A portal to the soulThe American Civil Liberties Union's San Francisco-based Northern California office is launching a campaign to beef up Internet privacy. In a statement released today, the ACLU seeks to "spotlight the need to upgrade laws protecting consumer ... More >>
She just became the city's first transgender department head, but Theresa Sparks is already setting her sights on becoming the city's first transgender supervisor.
EKAphotographyBuju Banton meets the LGBT Posse In what may be a groundbreaking and possibly historical event, controversial reggae star Buju Banton met with representatives from the LGBT community this afternoon. Banton has been a frequent target of gay rights protesters for his 1992 song "Bo ... More >>
Oh, that waterboarding...Oh, for a return to the days when a troupe of miscreants breaking into Democratic Party headquarters was the source of our national angst -- and not nightmarish, government-sanctioned torture techniques. A memo released yesterday by the Director of National Intelligence and ... More >>
eXtraOrdinary rendition (Cumbancha)
Bad Brains transcend a stormy history to Build a Nation
It's a Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this time being waged in the supermarket
A new proposed law would put activists in jail for hurting a company's bottom line
The Constant Gardener ripens into a distasteful thriller
Making a meal out of journalistic and political news, spell-checking the Guardian, and wrapping up the Castro race skirmish.
Is there a race problem at a Castro gay bar -- or a propriety problem in a city supervisor's office?
English activists get served by McDonald's -- and they're not having any of it
Week of Wednesday, June 8, 2005
The Human Rights Commission finds a Castro bar discriminatory. But the commission's investigation has its own bias problem.
The ever-overreaching Human Rights Commission launches an official investigation of ... a barroom display of a few Indian teeth
As the king fights a Maoist insurrection, the Nepali Supreme Court decides whether homosexual acts are "bestiality"
Week of Wednesday, November 24, 2004
When the city government tries to play satire police with the press, everyone with a sense of humor -- and a belief in the Constitution -- should be concerned
The new reality TV show American Candidate is as rigged as a Florida election. A recount won't help. We need a boycott.
Jonathan Demme's documentary brings a joyful revolutionary to the screen
Years after her brother was murdered in Chile's "dirty war," a diminutive former professor went after the killer
A domestic worker from Kenya has accused her employer -- a prominent African journalist -- of human trafficking
Building a peace army, one person at a time
A Berkeley forensic mathematician, the herculean effort to identify World Trade Center victims with DNA, and the value of closure
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Firefighters are wondering why the renovation of two stations was awarded to a contractor with a history of construction problems
As the Bayview waits for a rebuilt MLK pool, the project, a stated mayoral priority, keeps gobbling money and time--making it the prototypical city contracting fiasco.
Why did the U.S. Attorney's Office angle for fingerlings -- and apparently ignore trophy catches -- during its corruption investigation at the San Francisco Housing Authority?
Will the Next Pope Be Catholic?
Kidnapped and interned during World War II, Japanese brothers intend that their story not fade away