If the widespread derision of WikiLeaks' latest document drop is any indication, the struggling organization might be nearing the end of its useful life. Still, the stolen e-mails it started publishing on Sunday night so far seem more interesting in general than the trove of diplomatic cables it ... More >>
If you're reading this, chances are that you regularly consume media online. And if you regularly consume media online, you're almost certainly seeing and reading more today than you know what to do with about the federal Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). ... More >>
I'm a big fan of Jack Shafer, Slate's media columnist. But his libertarian worldview sometimes tends to make him go overboard with his "oh, what's the big deal" shtick. That's the case -- somewhat -- with his latest column, wherein he wonders why people are so shocked that Facebook hired ... More >>
All told, you can't blame the stalwarts who still pledge allegiance to the Libertarian Party for being bummed these days. Is hope dead?Their last presidential candidate, Bob Barr, was denounced by one of the national media's most prominent libertarians -- former SF Weekly Editor Jack Shafer -- as ... More >>
The odd media war unfolding in San Francisco -- in which major dailies establish editions here while local periodicals fade away -- advanced in a new direction Friday, with a page A-19 story in the New York City edition of the New York Times titled "San Francisco's Cyclists Facing Backlash for Fl ... More >>
New research about young military recruits who smoke, drink, and screw too much.
An editor is not hired; three key players flit away; layoffs begin
Staff changes at the SF Weekly