For our final post -- for now -- from the self-proclaimed Scientologist apostate inside the San Francisco Church of Scientology, we talk to ethicstrouble about the path to deciding that Scientology was a hoax. "The reason I'm talking to you is I want this thing to fall apart," ethicstrouble told ... More >>
Earlier this month, Anonymous claimed their first potential defector from within San Francisco's Church of Scientology. Meanwhile, the church's president, Jeff Quiros, told SF Weekly the masked protesters' presence has only buoyed the public's interest in the org. This week, we've posted the stat ... More >>
Da Mayor has competitionThe Deseret News has raised some eyebrows with its decision to make the sitting mayor of Utah's second-largest city a columnist. West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder is apparently excited about this new platform to share his great ideas, which include the recent establishmen ... More >>
We found out last week, from a variety of tabloidy sources, that 50 Cent and Chelsea Handler are currently -- well, not exactly hooking up, but having intimate conversations in a bar and talking about maybe hooking up. W.T.F. people? We'd like to take this opportunity to pat Chelsea on the back for ... More >>
It's the law...Cops! Compost! Conspiracies! Killers! The Board of Supervisors has voted, 8-2, that we should have a quiz right now (Michela Alioto-Pier abstained -- but we won't hold it against her). 1. The San Francisco Police Department announced that DNA evidence could tie an unsolved 1984 mur ... More >>
Justin PageStay classy, San FranciscoWitness intimidation! Religious and sexual harassment! Bacteria-infested sandwiches! If that's the week it was, we're extra glad it's Friday. Also, time for a quiz: 1. Which of the following epithets did Assemblyman Tom Ammiano shout when Gov. Arnold Schwarzen ... More >>
An ex-Scientologist and an army of online pranksters attempt to bring down the controversial religion.
It's Memorial Day and we shouldn't be working, so we'll make the weekend wrap-up short and sweet: On Friday, we saw rusty junk as art at Carnival Mécanique. Click here for Eddie Paik's notes and photos. On Saturday we edited video for our upcoming Best Of issue - check back late Tuesday for foot ... More >>
"Yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-yip, Yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-yip, Cam-era!" Rise and shine, Bay to Breakers crowd! Zip up your pants, peel yourself off the booze-drenched sidewalk and pick the silly string out of your hair. Monday never fell as hard as this one. We know...we were there snatching the Pabst out o ... More >>
A San Francisco billboard warns of the woes of drug addiction — and L. Ron Hubbard has just the cure. By Joe Eskenazi Strolling past the intersection of Jackson and Columbus streets, I was frozen in my tracks by a jaw-dropping sight –- and no, it wasn’t the death of Clown Alley. It was ... More >>
By Matt Smith Ever since Gavin Newsom attended a Scientology fund-raising event with his girlfriend last year, analysts have wondered: would San Francisco’s mayor unfairly favor the cult established by L. Ron Hubbard? Earlier this month Newsom proved such skeptics wrong. He's shown himself ... More >>
Conventional wisdom says psychiatric drugs save lives, but for some San Franciscans the pills are a prescription for disaster
Why Doug Chan may be the best candidate for District 4
Anti-cult crusader Ford Greene and the town of San Anselmo are staging a nasty public fight over Greene's strident anti-Bush political signs. But is that an old religious enemy we see behind the curtain?
How hard can it be to tell a health club from a religion?
Tom Cruise has been getting into all sorts of weird confrontations, all over the place. But he's still your Tom Cruise, right? Take quiz, find out.
Flagrant "Sin," guerilla guitar, super elegance, and poetic Tourettes
How Stanford University aced out UC Berkeley and acquired the million-dollar archives of San Francisco's most prolific author, William Saroyan -- without paying a dime
Tired of computer gimmickry and gadgetry for Christmas? Prepare for exhaustion!