America's struggle with caring for its military veterans is a well-documented disgrace. Combat veterans are more likely to be homeless, addicted to drugs, and suicidal than civilians. And with half of veterans suffering from chronic pain, opiate use is soaring. For years, veterans self-medicating ... More >>
In June, we ran a feature story, Swoosh Dreams, that explored the growing commodification of elite summer league basketball, a world that talented and media savvy teenage ballers use as a platform for scholarship opportunities. The story focused on the Oakland Soldiers, "one of the most prominent co ... More >>
For some, cannabis and college may go together like ... well, beer and college, or massive debt and college (and if you manage to show up to 8 a.m. lectures reeking more of Cypress Hill than frat row, points for diversity, anyway). This is not the case in California, at least not when talki ... More >>
Smart girls More women than men are getting their college degrees, but all that time they spend studying means less time for primping.At least, that's what Newsweek and The Daily Beast would have us think after releasing their "Most Beautiful" list.This fear of being surrounded by unsightly coeds ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
Shoka ShafieeOdessa ChenOdessa Chen decided four years ago that she was done with romance -- at least until her next CD. For her current project, Archives of the Natural World, the singer-songwriter cast aside songs for an ex named Jeff (not to be confused with Mr. Jeff Buckley, to whom she's oft ... More >>
But the cute bear wants me to buy disposable diapers...Like many of you, I was more than a bit amazed at an article yesterday on SFgate, in which a woman with the Marx Brothers-worthy name of Willow Lune explained her raison d'etre: Pushing a diaper-free lifestyle in which one's children can be t ... More >>
After saying for decades that treated "shredder waste" from junked cars and old appliances was safe, state regulators now admit it isn't.
William W. Piegorsch, a researcher at the University of Arizona, has come up with a very complicated system for predicting what cities are the most vulnerable to bioterrorism, according to an article yesterday on Science Daily. The good news is that he has managed to distill the information down to ... More >>
How to make the undecideds break for Kerry? Threaten to turn off Survivor and Friends reruns.
Once you learn the full story of the mom-and-pop cult known as "The Family," you'll understand an unsettling reality: Any of us might have joined in.
Hal Robins - erudite comic of the absurd, underground cartoonist of note,co-host of the world's strangest radio program, early member of the Church of the SubGenius - has a new hit with the "Ask Dr. Hal Show." But he really could use a paying gig. Really
As the Bush administration scares America witless, San Francisco might offer a model for living well in the shadow of apocalypse
A controversial San Francisco study is spending taxpayers' money to see if Christian clergy, Indian medicine men, and Tibetan lamas can heal patients with AIDS and brain tumors
The road to Punta Abreojos is paved with hollow intentions
After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale
Chiron Corp. and the nasty fight over the billion-dollar rights to the hepatitis C test