• Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    France Fines Diners for Maligning Fine Dining

    We live in a world full of Yelp reviews to the effect of "I loved everything about this place, but there was no parking. One star." It's unhelpful and transparently ridiculous. On the opposite end, who hasn't cringed while reading a defensive restaurateur's words as they lash out in response to unha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    SFO to Travelers: Watch Out For Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

    San Francisco travelers are now being warned about a relatively new disease called the MERS virus, aka the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, which was first identified in 2012. But now the virus is spreading, namely among travelers, and the feds are have posted warning signs at 22 airp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Guardian's Unwilling Receptionist Now a Bellhop

    Smoking room? You want a smoking room? ​Yesterday we brought you the strange tale of Jimmy Sosa, a mental health counselor who, through a twist of fate, has been fielding calls meant for the San Francisco Bay Guardian for more than a decade. Because his cellphone is just one digit off from the new ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 3, 2010
  • News

    April 13, 2005

    Asymmetric Warfare: The Game

    Advances in ultrarealistic simulation let soldiers experience the war in Iraq -- before they go

  • Film

    July 28, 2004

    Summer Camp

    Demme's Candidate overhaul goes for the knowing giggle

  • Film

    December 3, 2003

    White Dork Down

    Silly Caucasian boy Tom Cruise likes to play with Samurai swords

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    The World According to Bechtel

    There are well-connected companies. Then there's Bechtel.

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    It's a Bechtel World

    Think that a $680 million Iraq contract is a big deal? You don't know Bechtel.

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Regime Changing

    This all-American kid from Monterey is now one of the foremost experts on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Where does he go from here?

  • Culture

    April 16, 2003

    The Gulf Between

    When these soldiers became writers, the pen became very mighty indeed

  • Music

    March 5, 2003

    House of Tudor

    Japanese ukulele ladies, a Canadian electro androgyne, and Iraq's most popular singer

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    War Torn

    Despite their hatred of Saddam Hussein, many Iraqis living in the U.S. oppose Bush's war

  • News

    January 22, 2003

    Cheerleaders of War

    Post-Saddam Iraq will be "a gold mine" of opportunity for U.S. and foreign contractors, says an exile leader

  • News

    September 11, 2002

    700 Years of 9/11

    Never heard of the Battle of Malplaquet? Then you don't know your Sept. 11 history.

  • News

    September 26, 2001

    Crushing a Contrarian

    The "patriotic" squelching of Bill Maher is a scary sign of an emerging groupthink

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    Filmed on the Body

    The 44th annual S.F. International Film Festival gets sexy, with women on top -- and just about everywhere else

  • News

    November 29, 2000

    Paying the Price: Why Are S.F. Gas Prices So High?

    Bay Area motorists pay the highest gas prices in the state

  • Film

    April 5, 2000
  • Music

    September 15, 1999

    House Of Tudor

    Hank Williams Karaoke, "The War Room," "Electromechanik," New England Clambake, "Planet Tiki," Kiss-Offs, Waco, and "Burlesque Brigade."

  • News

    March 4, 1998

    Dial Saddam for Murder

    Sargon Dadesho survived an Iraqi assassination plot. Now he's out for blood money.

  • News

    November 5, 1997

    Checchi's Checkered Record

    Megamillionaire Al Checchi thinks he piloted Northwest Airlines so well that you should elect him governor. Actually, he sucked in public subsidies, strong-armed unions, reneged on promises -- and still almost flew the firm into the ground.

  • Calendar

    September 25, 1996
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