Usually, when you see "new media" people criticizing "old media" people, it's as banal and silly as it sounds. The "new media" people -- Jeff Jarvis, just to name one -- actually sound more throwbacky and clueless than the "old media" people once did when they were calling the Internet a passing fad ... More >>
Back in February, San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius began a piece about the changes taking place in San Francisco with the following two sentences: "Gentrification," he wrote. "It's happening with surprisingly little grumbling." Which raises the question: Just which Internet is Chuck Ne ... More >>
Nate Silver is less than a god but more than a man. After November's presidential election, the bossman at the New York Times' FiveThirtyEight blog became best known for correctly predicting the electoral outcomes of all 50 states. His forecast models became legendary. Of course, he had previousl ... More >>
Disgraced former journalist Stephen Glass has hired a high-caliber Oakland lawyer in his effort to win the right to practice law in California.Glass, who is notorious for having fabricated magazine articles in the 1990s, has hired Jon Eisenberg, known for successfully suing the U.S. government ov ... More >>
Congressman Ron Paul grabbed the lion's share of headlines among GOP presidential candidates last week, and not just because he is the latest improbable figure to challenge the inevitable nomination of Mitt Romney.The conservative Weekly Standard ran a rehash by writer James Kirchik of an article ... More >>
The face of things to comeThat's the conclusion of an interesting piece of commentary published today in The New Republic. Penned by former Sacramento Bee editorial page editor Peter Schrag, the article argues that California -- the favorite punching bag of bad-government critics who assail its p ... More >>
In an age where newspapers are in decline, a play about the power of the press seems dated.
Resurrecting the Champ gets journalism right, and that's a grind
Billy Ray takes on another liar: FBI traitor Robert Hanssen
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make 'em like they used to
Dale gets childish
The mysterious obsession with Weldon Kees, poet, polymath, and icon of San Francisco bohemianism
A new documentary sells gay marriage as the only answer to discrimination
A chat with the man who does nothing, all day long, for the Department of Homeland Security
In which our first solo sail nearly becomes our last
Have fun with democracy, before it has fun with you
"Michelangelo had the pope and da Vinci had the Medici and we got the studio system"
Michael Lerner has won many followers with his ideas for world peace. But if all he is preaching is the Golden Rule, why is he so controversial?
Two plays from outspoken African-American playwright August Wilson
To resurrect his reputation as one of America's greatest poets, Harold Norse is counting on the help of one of the city's most despised organizations -- Act Up S.F.
Anarchy Through Government (and Vice Versa)
From minimalism to Nixon in China to the pop musical, Berkeley composer John Adams has gleefully ignored the boundaries of composition
Digging for the genuine article at the Telluride Film Festival's 25th anniversary celebration
Secret voice mails reveal Chiquita plot to bomb Latin American dictators with GM pickup trucks bearing CNN's nerve gas
There are two joys in life -- making things and breaking things -- and pirate journalist Warren Hinckle has excelled at both