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 >>
Johannes MehserleFormer 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Exploration of self-hating white guy is alternately dope and wack.
Racial tension, above and below the surface, in Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace.
One-act opera is every bit as didactic as the mural from which it takes its title, but lacks the same punch
Walking in a hellish Santaland
Life after Party of Five, training for Latin American military officers, and the "Godfather of Gore"
Philo Northrup and his wacky automotive tribe take a road trip to places in California you can't even imagine
And the Surrounding Mountains (Merge)
Journalists are playing into the hands of George Bush when they unthinkingly insist that everything is different since Sept. 11
Photographer Joel Sternfeld captures the diverse lives of strangers in his cross-country travels
A buzzing hive of concepts kills Bee
The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?
Five notable productions
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.
The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services unveils its new post-apocalypse playbook
Anna Deavere Smith delivers a heart-clutching dialogue about race in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
A Jordan first: He lurches left on cop discipline
Afro Solo gives voice to the work of several fine performers; The Boys From Syracuse deflates Rodgers and Hart's intent
A bar brawl; a stabbing; a missing suspect; a surprise ending
Tales From the Hood doesn't stray far from reality in its payback-themed vignettes