‚ÄčAn automotive-themed SPCA promotion promising "certified pre-owned cats" -- no money down, zero percent APR, you can meow it away today -- has split the city's animal activist community. But, then, this may be progress -- when SPCA policies are brought up, the city's kitty and puppy people usuall ... More >>
A man named Jack residing in Lewiston, Idaho, this week called the telephone operator and told her, "I need a newspaper because I have an idea and need to tell them some news." Of all the newspapers in all the world, he was given the number for SF Weekly, which he dialed. He then offered to tell us ... More >>
A new Harper's compilation makes the case for first-person journalism.
Willy Vlautin attempts the great escape
Rene Medinaís Colma casino brought life to a city of cemeteries. It also brought federal agents looking for corruption.
The New College founder is promoted as a visionary. The college should openly admit the Jesuit priest was a pedophile.
She's not an addict (maybe that's a lie). Bouncer visits the Page.
A study says San Francisco is the most expensive city in the United States for apartment dwellers. Are you paying too much for that one-bedroom?
On first-date dinners, road-trip gas, interpreters, and massage therapists
It's often embarrassing to be a middle-class Caucasian in San Francisco. Last week it was excruciating.
Week of Wednesday, March 16, 2005
A boisterous play in verse nearly lures our critic into poetic excess
A winning drama
How to make the undecideds break for Kerry? Threaten to turn off Survivor and Friends reruns.
Why the Army thinks a 30-year-old college-educated California bull rider will help it recruit soldiers during wartime
We've all thought about it, but one man finally went and confessed his love of pop-punk
The enduring charm of the Life Size Game of Mouse Trap and Circus Contraption
A fast-paced variety alternative to the inspired cheesiness of Beach Blanket Babylon
From Burning Man to downtown San Fran: the life of a documentary team
Combing the aisles at the World Beard and Moustache Championships
In which we come up with our own (slightly cynical) version of Muni's new ad campaign
The Chronicle should stop the dubious "news stories" and openly rail against a sales tax hike that hurts its major advertisers -- and slaughters the poor
Could a fat, naked, and belligerent Elvis impersonator be the Bay Area's most entertaining performance artist?
Should the U.S. give asylum to victims of domestic violence? A Mission District woman's case may help decide that question.
Lady in the Lake and Lethal Weapon 4
A Thousand Pieces of Gold; Fedora; A Day at the Races
"Second Wednesdays," Toog, Ethan James, Meg Lee Chin
The Internet's version of the Hatfields and the McCoys just escalated