The Oakland Police Department is getting bad press -- again. Since January, the department has been operating under threat of federal receivership, and the latest report from the their federal monitor, Robert Warshaw, reveals that photos defaced in a "racist, insulting, and inappropriate" manner wer ... More >>
George Lucas finally gets it. Sort of. The flannel-abusing 67-year-old director recently told The New York Times Magazine, "Why would I make any more [Star Wars movies] when everybody yells at you all the time and tells you what a terrible person you are?" But just when you thought he was taking h ... More >>
Vargas was a Chron editorial assistant before he was famousA Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter at The Washington Post came out in a story in the New York Times Magazine published online Wednesday as an undocumented immigrant. Jose Antonio Vargas is a Filipino national who climbed this countr ... More >>
We cannot see!Gavin Newsom never got along with the local press, especially when asked about uncomfortable topics. Actually, he seemed to prefer to get into huffy fights with them, or attempt to bite their microphones. But the New York City press loves our ex-mayor. The New Yorker wrote a feature ... More >>
Matt Smith Assange via skype Julian Assange is a paranoid, misguided, smelly bag lady -- not an open government hero. And New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller? Well, he is a cynical dissembler interested more in covering his own ass than telling the truth.A couple hundred journalists, incl ... More >>
Meet the talented Bay Area artists competing for our $2,500 grants.
Candidate Newsom is narcissistic, thin-skinned, disloyal, and friendless. And thats from his former supporters.
Is government spending obscene? Well, it paid to train S&M filmmakers.
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
The secret deal worked out between SEIU bosses and nursing home owners denies union members the right to speak out, strike, or protect patients
Why does Joe Morgan -- the best second baseman in history and a prominent TV broadcaster -- hate Moneyball? And Billy Beane and his Oakland A's? And you, too, if you think the statistical revolution that's overwhelmed Major League Baseball has any
A domestic worker from Kenya has accused her employer -- a prominent African journalist -- of human trafficking
DISCUSSED IN THIS REVIEW: Cons, Scams & Grifts, 2001, Mysterious Press, Confidence, 2003, Lion's Gate Films What Should I Do With My Life?, 2002, Random House
As the Bush administration scares America witless, San Francisco might offer a model for living well in the shadow of apocalypse
The fear of change has been an ongoing parable of San Francisco. The city needs a new parable.
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
Will San Francisco finally get the city magazine it deserves?
An AIDS vaccine designed by renowned researcher Don Francis is in final testing. The Plague could be over - but the gay and scientific establishments are utterly unenthused.
A movie about something, sort of
Joey Skaggs, media prankster, strikes out