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Rodney King

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    L.A. Dude Lists What He Loves to Hate About San Francisco

    We already know San Francisco has some imperfections. Parking is a bitch, (along with transportation in general), panhandlers are always asking for our hard-earned cash, Supervisor Eric Mar makes us look stupid, and there are too many uncovered penises running amuck in the Castro. But what would we ... More >>

  • News

    December 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Former S.F. Police Chief Frank Jordan Doesn't Buy Johannes Mehserle's Story

    Johannes Mehserle​Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle may manage to convince several members of the jury of his peers that he really meant to Tase Oscar Grant when he instead shot him dead on Jan. 1. But, with the defense today resting in Mehserle's high-profile trial, the youthful cop ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Dugg: Jay Adelson, Co-Founder of Digg, Out the Door

    Jay Adelson​"There can be only one" is a hell of a line -- best one Highlander had. But you don't get to say it all that often in real life. But, then, you and I aren't high-stakes San Francisco Web movers and shakers. So while many users of the popular San Francisco-based site Digg may have spat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    S.F. Cops on BART Glass-Shattering Incident: C'est La Vie

    Every once in a while, we give a call to a veteran San Francisco police officer with 20 years of patrol experience. Naturally we phoned him up to get his take on the weekend incident in which a BART officer removing a disorderly man from a train resulted in a  YouTube video titled "Officer Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Disgraced BART Cop Hires Barry Bonds' Lawyer -- But Don't Expect a Legal Home Run

    It was only a matter of time before Johannes Mehserle, the ex-BART officer accused of murdering unarmed passenger Oscar Grant, hired Pleasant Hill-based attorney Mike Rains. While the general public probably recognizes Rains primarily for his work representing Barry Bonds, in local legal circles he' ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 5, 2008

    White Fright

    Exploration of self-hating white guy is alternately dope and wack.

  • Film

    September 17, 2008

    Your Friends and Neighbors

    Racial tension, above and below the surface, in Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace.

  • Music

    June 4, 2008
  • Culture

    May 16, 2007

    Off the Wall

    One-act opera is every bit as didactic as the mural from which it takes its title, but lacks the same punch

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2003

    Elf Me!

    Walking in a hellish Santaland

  • Film

    July 2, 2003

    What Dreams May Come

    Life after Party of Five, training for Latin American military officers, and the "Godfather of Gore"

  • News

    April 9, 2003

    Ecstasy Is an Art Car

    Philo Northrup and his wacky automotive tribe take a road trip to places in California you can't even imagine

  • Music

    July 31, 2002

    Radar Bros.

    And the Surrounding Mountains (Merge)

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    Chump Changes

    Journalists are playing into the hands of George Bush when they unthinkingly insist that everything is different since Sept. 11

  • Calendar

    September 5, 2001

    American Beauty

    Photographer Joel Sternfeld captures the diverse lives of strangers in his cross-country travels

  • Culture

    April 4, 2001

    Bzzzzzzt

    A buzzing hive of concepts kills Bee

  • Music

    May 17, 2000

    Black Rage

    The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?

  • Film

    March 22, 2000
  • Calendar

    July 21, 1999
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    July 21, 1999
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    January 27, 1999
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    January 27, 1999
  • News

    July 30, 1997
  • Calendar

    April 2, 1997
  • Culture

    January 1, 1997

    Stage 1996

    Five notable productions

  • News

    May 15, 1996

    Dead Heat

    Despite the deaths of Aaron Williams and Mark Garcia, the SFPD continues to use pepper spray on suspects who stand a good chance of dying in custody.

  • News

    March 20, 1996

    Masters of Disaster

    The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services unveils its new post-apocalypse playbook

  • Culture

    February 28, 1996
  • Culture

    February 7, 1996

    The Dusk of Civilization

    Anna Deavere Smith delivers a heart-clutching dialogue about race in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

  • Calendar

    January 24, 1996
  • News

    November 22, 1995

    Cop Stop?

    A Jordan first: He lurches left on cop discipline

  • Calendar

    November 8, 1995
  • Culture

    August 30, 1995

    Vocal Talent

    Afro Solo gives voice to the work of several fine performers; The Boys From Syracuse deflates Rodgers and Hart's intent

  • News

    August 23, 1995

    The Third Man

    A bar brawl; a stabbing; a missing suspect; a surprise ending

  • Film

    May 24, 1995

    Hip-Hop Horror

    Tales From the Hood doesn't stray far from reality in its payback-themed vignettes

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