Liberals and libertarians are sometimes uneasy bedfellows, but both have no shortage of reasons to fear, loathe and otherwise vote against mainstream Democrats, as the current imbroglio over the National Security Agency's spying program displays. Here's another one: Under the administration of Presi ... More >>
perrygrl/FlickrWear your fishing vest.On Sunday, Nov. 15, Mill Valley is where the wild things are -- smoked, roasted, and stewed. Savory Thymes, an organization dedicated -- in large part -- to the "cross-pollination" of inspired ideas about sustainable food systems in the global economy, is ... More >>
Long rap sheet? No problem. Transgender Latina hookers in S.F. are successfully fighting deportation by asking for asylum.
They are unschooled, undisciplined, and often unpopular, but itís outsider artists like the convict who drew this who can sometimes shape mainstream culture
In your top-secret heart of hearts, are you a Bob Novak supporter? Take quiz, find out.
At the Arizona border, Infiltrator checks in with Americans who help the government look for illegal aliens
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
What the world needs now is a wholly subjective, occasionally snarky awards ceremony
Why Miami's Democratic mayor abandoned Al Gore and cost him all the votes he needed to be president
Should the U.S. give asylum to victims of domestic violence? A Mission District woman's case may help decide that question.
Notes toward a different kind of Fringe
Long-missing Alcatraz files make their way back to the Bay Area
Cleaning Out the Swamp
Letters from April 12, 2000
The Clinton administration has praised the Anti-Defamation League for helping shield kids from Internet hate. But should a group that spied on thousands of Californians be allowed to police the Web?
Three San Francisco men found riches in Antiqua with their Internet gambling site. Now they're federal fugitives. Caribbean
How to tell whether the San Francisco Chronicle is becoming a great newspaper, or another nondescript Hearst money-machine
In a landmark case, Amanda DuValle, allegedly brutalized in Nicaragua because she is a transsexual, escaped deportation from the U.S. by invoking the U.N. Convention Against Torture. But if she won, why is she still in jail?
Police call Bernard Temple the meanest hit man ever to roam the gang-infested streets of Bayview-Hunters Point. Temple calls himself a soul-jacker -- someone who kills to steal the spiritual power of his victims.
A cop's doodle travels to Washington, D.C., and returns as a warm-and-fuzzy crackdown on S.F.'s projects