A time traveler from, say, the Renaissance era or the Hellenistic period, would immediately find two things strange about our beloved present. First (in no particular order): Michele Bachmann. Second: "Wait, people are paying money to run in place and lift heavy things?"Everything else would sort of ... More >>
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's belated decision to accept a plea deal ends the increasingly lurid trial surrounding his alleged New Year's Eve manhandling of his wife. If Mirkarimi is hoping to keep any further testimony regarding who's been hiding whose panties in his house or affidavits question ... More >>
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In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
Week of Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Why a supervisor needs to feel some love and back off a counterproductive assault on a nonprofit housing agency
A wrong turn in the Marina sends Bouncer to a bar in Sausalito, where a lesson about love awaits
Arguably the best prose ever written about the 18-year-old festival
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Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight
A decade ago, the American Psycho author was vilified. Now, he could launch a franchise.
After decades of being misunderstood, novelist and gay icon John Rechy is fighting back -- and making Hollywood take notice
A San Francisco firm rolls the dice in the multibillion-dollar game of global finance
The Bay Area's chemical gentry
Buying Wired magazine may align you with the digerati, but buying its stock might sink you into poverty
David Burgin is legendary as a rough-and-tumble newspaper editor. But the legend is full of astonishing contradictions, and its last chapter may include the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his proteges at the Oakland Tribune.
There are two joys in life -- making things and breaking things -- and pirate journalist Warren Hinckle has excelled at both