While a host of hard-rock groups still try to emulate the monolithic sounds of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Maryland-based rock juggernaut Clutch stands as a rare band that captures the relentless swing and ferocious groove that elevated those two iconic acts to greatness. For more than 20 years, ... More >>
Who watched the inauguration a few days ago? That shit was pretty awesome. (We especially liked the part where Obama casually dropped a Stonewall reference into his speech, like he wasn't doing something of enormous significance. Nice one, dude). Of course, most of the post-inauguration blog chatter ... 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 >>
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 >>
A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.
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 >>
Every year, the corpses of hundreds of immigrants are flown from San Francisco to their home countries.
Leaving no gimmick unturned, that Super Size Me guy goes searching for Public Enemy No. 1.
As Daniel Day-Lewis' fourth film in a decade arrives in theaters, the movies' most enigmatic leading man reveals the method behind his onscreen madness
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All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols' good-time Charlie
The summer season always brings out the worst in Hollywood, but there are also gems to be found
Deepa Mehta completes her trilogy amid outrage from Hindu fundamentalists
Albert Brooks looks for comedy and comes up empty
In the age of terror, are the people who make fake identification documents for the Hispanic community noble public servants -- or national security risks?
Will we be more secure -- or just less competitive -- if the government forces hundreds of thousands of international science students to get export licenses simply to look through a microscope?
A plan to split California from the United States. And it's serious. Maybe.
An Afghan girl faces the terror of life under the Taliban
Two Berkeley exhibitions follow Buddhism around the world
The Defense Department hires a New Economy futurist to help fight terror. Don't you feel safer already?
Traditional media mislead the public about the war in Iraq as a media revolution makes traditional media increasingly irrelevant
Week of November 6, 2002
Tamim Ansary, author of a famous post-9/11 e-mail, reads from his poignant new memoir about reconciling his Aghan and American heritage
A controversial, uneven, and eerily timely production at the Berkeley Rep
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?
Men may want to take cover when Krissy Keefer, feminist survivor, dances
Young Afghan-American professionals pledge to return to their homeland to rebuild a war-ravaged nation
Bruce Ackley and the art of listening
While condemning India for its nuclear testing, the U.S. government quietly funnels billions to research programs aimed at creating an ever-more-virulent nuclear arsenal
The 41st San Francisco International Film Festival
What mattered and what splattered in pop, 1997