John Walker LindhWhen your son has been called a traitor by the Secretary of State, portrayed as a terrorist by leading military officials, and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, you might be expected to hold a grudge against the media outlets that reported these developments.But Frank Lind ... More >>
Journalist-filmakers go to war in "Restrepo."
Busted: Dem HoodstarzAs the Chronicle reported on Sunday, 42 members of a South Bay gang known as "the Taliban" have been arrested following a joint task force raid conducted in 14 Bay Area cities Friday night and Saturday morning. The suspected Taliban members--who have no religious affiliation, ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and more jihad looms.
Would you eat McNuggets made from this?"It's time to start calling a chicken a chicken," San Francisco attorney Steve Baughman says of his latest Web endeavor. The chicken in question, it so happens, could probably feed many of the homeless encamped in Golden Gate Park -- that is, if you could ever ... More >>
Through a tumultuous history emerges a satisfying food.
The notorious German director on sparring with his critics and making his latest (intentional) comedy
Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man is a thing to marvel.
The year's best characters
Controversy aside, The Kite Runner just won't fly
Satire and horror make for bad synergy in Severance
Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy
Country Teasers' agent provocateur allure
The role of oil in U.S. policy: A new documentary goes behind the headlines
In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne
Party in My Pants
An Afghan girl faces the terror of life under the Taliban
A solid but overwritten tale of international politics and self-discovery
For the year's 10 best records, go somewhere else. For the year's 10 best "Wonka Records," you've come to the right place.
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland
Week of November 6, 2002
Tamim Ansary, author of a famous post-9/11 e-mail, reads from his poignant new memoir about reconciling his Aghan and American heritage
A controversial, uneven, and eerily timely production at the Berkeley Rep
Tony Kushner's prescient new play, set in Afghanistan during the Taliban's rule, is being billed as the local theater event of the season
We Never Got Around to Publishing: Get Me the Pentagon; They Don't Get Letters Like This at The New Yorker; Have a Problem No One Else Can Solve? Let SF Weekly Help.
From the Bush administration's assault on the Constitution to San Francisco's election fiascoes, core American values are being corroded
Getting bleary in the bars on Geary
America attacks back -- in the key of D
Young Afghan-American professionals pledge to return to their homeland to rebuild a war-ravaged nation
Shop 'til you drop...dead; Maritime on the move
A Peace Corps volunteer describes his sudden evacuation from Uzbekistan as U.S. troops arrived for an assault on Afghanistan
By Dan Kurzman (William Morrow & Co. , 2001, $25)
"Cover to Cover"; Brian & Chris; "Haydn and the Gypsies"