After eight years of covering contentious Mideast issues through a San Francisco lens, your humble narrator can offer you a certainty: The path to peace will be forged via the least nuanced, most belligerent, and most disingenuous members of each community taking out shrill, competing ads on Muni. T ... More >>
Mitt Romney is in trouble with California Democrats -- not that he really cares. The Republican Presidential candidate was heard popping off again, but this time he was trashing California instead of Palestine. While speaking to a group of Iowans, Romney talked about how another four years with Obam ... More >>
Things have slowed down considerably for Shimon Peres. The former Prime Minister of Israel used to occupy one of the most difficult political positions in the world; today, the 88-year old's duties as President (they're different, see) are mostly ceremonial, doling out political goodwill and barb ... More >>
Not in Oakland you're not...Bay Area labor groups plan to picket the Israeli container ship, Zim Shenzhen, June 20 when it is scheduled to arrive at 5:30 am in the port of Oakland, said local longshoreman Jack Heyman."South Africa, Norway, Sweden, are going to be following suit," Heyman said. "Th ... More >>
The Downer Party Tonight there are too many choices for local bands playing Mission Creek gigs around the city. A couple of our top picks:Sic Alps headline a showcase of punk on an acid trip at the Hemlock: Linda Hagood, "psychloner" Tom Greenwood, and Dragging an Ox Through Water.You could als ... More >>
Sorry, lady. We can't find the joke, either. Yeah, so, in the Guardian's April Fools issue this week, the SFBG attempts to be lighthearted and make fun of Gavin Newsom (fish in a barrel) and us -- and once again proves that progressives just aren't funny. Why, progressives? Why? What is it about ... More >>
Bill O'Reilly just can't get enough of San Francisco. Having recently exposed the dark truth about our city's treacherous streets and parks, O'Reilly cannot stop laying down the cold, hard, factoids. Just when we thought it was safe to skip blissfully through Golden Gate Park, scooping daisies from ... More >>
Dueling divas and Dr. Strangelove.
Our critics weigh in on local theater
It's a Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this time being waged in the supermarket
Son of a Refugee (Revolution Now Records)
The rare story of a powerful female politician whose private life is secondary
This year's DIVAfest isn't all about lip gloss and halter tops
Once upon a time, S.F.'s Death Angel was poised to bring thrash metal to the mainstream. Then its bus crashed. Now the band is back to finish the job.
How Joe Sacco learned to stop worrying and love war
Two parties, two plays
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Let's make some serious money off all the hippies who come downtown to protest Bush's war
Never heard of the Battle of Malplaquet? Then you don't know your Sept. 11 history.
A two-day festival of plays about the Middle East can't live up to its promising subject matter
Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam brings hip hop home
When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war
A city task force is aggressively suing business owners, some of whom are facilitating crime in their neighborhoods. And some of whom are just making donuts.
Excavation, celebration, and provocation at the 18th annual Jewish Film Festival