Last year Muni came under fire, not only for being perpetually broke and late, but also for trying to plug some of its budget woes with pro-Israeli advertisements that suggested Palestinians were savages. At the time, Muni, which has a policy against running political ads on its buses, defended it ... More >>
Interestingly enough, people are more likely to associate the year 2011 with the Occupy movement than they are with the assassination of America's favorite person to hate, Osama bin Laden -- and that should tell you something about the state of the American consciousness. But this anti-big bank m ... More >>
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Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve.
Britain's infamous James Bulger case comes back, with nuance, in Boy A.
Crowded Fire's latest tries too hard to be funny and deep.
The next wave of post-9/11 political films trades sobriety for satire.
Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.
Peter Berg sends Foxx to fight the enemy over there
A few choice selections from Rock the Bells' lineup
Rodriguez and Tarantino's two-headed Grindhouse is a bloody, B-movie blast
Week of Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Goal! follows an immigrant's pursuit of a European fantasy
James Redfield's Prophecy is one divine mess
What does the ghost of INXS's Michael Hutchence think of his band's reunion?
A look at the appalling discrimination against Middle Eastern students countenanced by Bay Area public schools
For MC Immortal Technique, planting the seeds of revolution ain't nothin' but a g-thang
Sean Penn blames his problems on the president -- so what else is new?
Joel Schumacher's version of a theater classic gets a tragic ending of its own
Are you an apologist for Democratic Party aspirations? Do quiz, find out.
When the city government tries to play satire police with the press, everyone with a sense of humor -- and a belief in the Constitution -- should be concerned
Our critics weigh in on local theatre
Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words
An Afghan girl faces the terror of life under the Taliban
There are well-connected companies. Then there's Bechtel.
Performance artist Karen Finley, that "chocolate smeared woman," is back in S.F.
Week of December 18, 2002
The gloriously unambitious world of John Patrick McKenzie, who doesn't care that he's a rising star in the visual arts. And who, as it happens, is autistic.
Lefty weeklies are always bitching about the mainstream press. Here're some rotten chestnuts we wish the alternative press would quit serving up.
Never heard of the Battle of Malplaquet? Then you don't know your Sept. 11 history.
Unless there's been a Newsom/Getty/bin Laden/Bush plot of some kind, how could voters support Care Not Cash?
Culture Clash makes fun of everyone equally -- and well
Men may want to take cover when Krissy Keefer, feminist survivor, dances
Au Couture, Mon Frére! Is It Good or Bad to Be Libeled by an Idiot? Writing Wrongs
24 has been the most talked-about show of the season and for all the wrong reasons
You Don't Have to Tell Us About the Clowns in This City; Maher Is Less; Responding to Terrorism; Leftovers; Correction
As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror
When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war