There's plenty of people out there who say runners are crazy people -- and yeah, they will run barefoot in the snow with no shirt on just to get that runner's high, but it's not like they are Osama bin Laden-crazy. However, yesterday a Richmond neighbor became suspicious of a running man after seein ... More >>
The FIFA Women's World Cup soccer final yesterday had thousands of people on the edge of their bar stools as Japan tied the U.S. and went into a nerve-wracking penalty shootout, sending Twitter users on a rampage. Twitter reported that the match set the record for tweets per second, surpassing ev ... More >>
Who knew? It turns out that plotting the destruction of the Great Satan may not have been the only thing that brought joy to recently deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden. The news wires are exploding with the revelation that a trove of porn was discovered in the al-Qaeda leader's Pakistan compound ... More >>
Another crazy passengerThis is any passenger's worst nightmare a week after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Passengers on a San Francisco-bound flight last night had a scare when a 28-year-old man with a Yemeni passport for no reason started yelling and banging on the cockpit door. Media outlets ... More >>
So much for newspapers being the record of history. A mega-Orthodox Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung in New York took the iconic Osama bin Laden raid Situation Room photo and edited the most powerful woman at the White House, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Oy vey.The photo was taken with President ... More >>
No more talk of WMDAfter this week's killing of Osama bin Laden, we knew it wouldn't take long before that one comment about bombs and terrorism brought Bay Area transit to a screeching halt. This morning, during commute hour, BART booted a man off the train after he was reportedly scaring other ... More >>
Fox News probably doesn't think there is a difference between Osama and ObamaTwitter was abuzz after Fox News made the Freudian slip yesterday when announcing that Obama, not Osama, bin Laden is dead. Sure, the names are off by only one letter, but that one letter spells the difference between th ... More >>
It's become perfectly predictable: Every time there's a major news event, people spend several days talking about how Twitter and Facebook are replacing traditional news organizations -- the (sigh) "MSM." Even if the word "replacing" isn't used, that's often the implicationIn the present case -- ... More >>
Aaaaand Scene!Yes, we finally achieved the seemingly impossible -- we killed Osama bin Laden!But what does that really mean for us?While Bay Area leaders issue statement after statement celebrating the death of the No. 1 terrorist, it also seems during this time of triumph that we have to worry a ... More >>
Lauren GrandcolasIt's been nearly a decade since the harrowing September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks masterminded by Osama bin Laden. The memory of that day became fresh again after President Barack Obama delivered the news of bin Laden's death Sunday night. A mix of shock and joy spread across t ... More >>
Osama's dead and to prove it ... the suitcase is empty!The news of Osama bin Laden's death wouldn't be real without transit delays. Specifically, Muni delays.We would have gotten this news to you sooner, but your author was also stuck at the Embarcadero station for a lengthy period of time, waiti ... More >>
Across the sea of blunt, factual, Google-friendly headlines announcing the demise of Osama bin Laden, our own San Francisco Examiner did things differently. Its cover this morning announced "The Butcher of 9/11 Is DEAD." This is part of a long tradition of, shall we say, colorful headlines from t ... More >>
The guy who made this tie deserves a reward.Did the CIA miss something? News reports have cited unnamed intelligence officials saying that they've only recently stumbled upon rumors that Osama bin Laden had been holed up in a luxury residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and not -- as had been assume ... More >>
Left Image: PhilipRood.com"//Flickr | Right image: Kecko/FlickrLike many people around the world, we learned about the death of Osama bin Laden not from a newspaper or TV, but from social networking sites, specifically Twitter. Standing in a long line for a movie, the news slowly rippled up and ... More >>
John Walker LindhWhen your son has been called a traitor by the Secretary of State, portrayed as a terrorist by leading military officials, and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, you might be expected to hold a grudge against the media outlets that reported these developments.But Frank Lind ... More >>
He's on the right...For shoppers wishing to give America the gift of national security, consider sending your favorite Pentagon staffer an SF Weekly. No offense to Jane's Defence Weekly, but a Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released Monday suggests the publication you're now reading pr ... More >>
An evening at the 9/11 Film Festival -- sponsored by, among others, the San Francisco Bay Guardian -- which commenced last night at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland. The vibe here is mild, friendly, and decidedly Baby Boomerish. The guy who takes my ticket jovially announces that there's "fre ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.
Leaving no gimmick unturned, that Super Size Me guy goes searching for Public Enemy No. 1.
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
From masturbation to vomit, Makoto Aida plumbs Japan's cultural depths
Inside the Patriot Defenders Network, which is busy supporting our veterans, troops, and families, and respecting God, country, flag, and president
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly
Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
Week of December 11, 2002
Major news organizations need to snap out of 9/11 emotionalism and ask impolite financial questions about Saudi elites and President Bush
That'll be $20 million, please
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter
We Never Got Around to Publishing: Get Me the Pentagon; They Don't Get Letters Like This at The New Yorker; Have a Problem No One Else Can Solve? Let SF Weekly Help.
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
This is no time for softheaded governing. In this election, Prop. F and Dennis Herrera pass the confidence test; MUD fails completely.
To show the value of pundits in the Terror Era, our columnist tells the CIA where bin Laden's been, President Bush where to go
A Peace Corps volunteer describes his sudden evacuation from Uzbekistan as U.S. troops arrived for an assault on Afghanistan
Channeling stupidity, and exploding nicely
The "patriotic" squelching of Bill Maher is a scary sign of an emerging groupthink
The weird coincidences between last week's terrorist attacks and David Hagberg's novels have been keeping the author up at night
Hijacking on the East Coast. It was predicted.
As we prepare to retaliate for last week's atrocities, let's take time to be sure of our targets