Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy, yet found guilty of espionage and theft, which could land him 100-plus years behind bars. If you feel the need to celebrate all this in a public way, then head down to Powell and Market streets after work t ... More >>
Andrew Luck, former Stanford quarterback and soon-to-be NFL draft pick, is about to become a multi-millionaire this week -- and he's already started trying to protect his business.Earlier this month, he filed a cease-and-desist letter against Leaf Trading Cards, which sells a card featuring an actio ... More >>
This week Republican presidential cult favorite Ron Paul will campaign through California, with stops at well-known party school Chico State, as well as UCLA, and Berkeley. While the venues reflect Paul's solid and passionate base among college kids, a closer look at Paul's donor list shows that the ... More >>
Thanks, Republicans.House Republicans delivered a gut-punch to their nemesis Nancy Pelosi Thursday with a proposed $15 million cut in funding for the Presidio, a national park that's long been Pelosi's pet project.In order to wean itself off federal funding, the former U.S. Army base has become a ... More >>
It pains us, Dear Reader, to ask the question. We like Berkeley. It has nice fruit trees and bright college students. But ask we must, because the Berkeley City Council has given us no choice.I mean, come on. When you schedule votes on two resolutions -- one supporting alleged Wikileaker Bradley ... More >>
Journalist-filmakers go to war in "Restrepo."
You and I are passing through history. But the Tonga Room? It is history.The term "only in San Francisco" is overused. That's a given. But, honestly, in how many cities would one open the paper to read about a brewing preservation battle between developers and tiki bar enthusiasts -- with the cit ... More >>
Three guards employed by Akal Security, a prominent New Mexico-based corporation that contracts with federal courthouses around the country, are making some pretty shocking claims about their employer and workplace -- the Northern District Court in San Francisco. Their complaint, filed rec ... More >>
The Army's realistic first-person shooter bogs down under fire
Napkins, chopsticks, and teapots bring a Japanese internment camp to life
A plan to split California from the United States. And it's serious. Maybe.
Another weapon of war: propaganda
Week of Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Why the Army thinks a 30-year-old college-educated California bull rider will help it recruit soldiers during wartime
Forget about cures for HIV and leukemia. Give us robo-warriors and high-tech Jesus boots.
Gallery goes game-crazy
There are some pretty cool videos out there, but you won't see them on MTV
Wise-ass humor is the best way to fight the Bush administration's anti-terror excesses. And, hey, wise-ass humor is what we do best.
Love of the national pastime, on display at a downtown art gallery
Traditional media mislead the public about the war in Iraq as a media revolution makes traditional media increasingly irrelevant
Unanswered Questions; Let Your Comics Be Your Guide; The Homeless Problem;
The Bush administration has released the first- ever Army training manual on homosexual policy -- as a comic book
After more than 20 years, a new International Hotel is set to rise on the site where riot police evicted elderly tenants during one of the city's most famous protests
Hank Williams Karaoke, "The War Room," "Electromechanik," New England Clambake, "Planet Tiki," Kiss-Offs, Waco, and "Burlesque Brigade."
How Tokyo Rose, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Amelia Earhart are endangered by money-saving moves at the National Archives in San Bruno
The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es