Popular, influential, and cult musicians come through San Francisco every day. But it isn't every day when an event comes along that you know will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and serve a good cause. On Monday, Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival and local promoter (((folkYEAH!))) presen ... More >>
Weather Underground leaders claimed their bombings were devised to avoid bloodshed. But FBI agents suspect the radical '70s group killed an S.F. cop in the name of revolution.
W. Kamau Bell has built a career on examining the messy intersections of race and class in a supposedly postracial world.
The city's master plan for cleaner energy is fraught with risk. And, like it or not, you're already signed up.
History's Answer: Yes By Peter Jamison Since Californians voted to enshrine discrimination against gay couples in their state constitution on Nov. 4, the varied strains of lamentation from San Francisco's chattering classes have risen to a choral swell. The success of Proposition 8, which banned s ... More >>
By most accounts, David Kessler's four years as UCSF's medical school dean were a rip-roaring success. So why was he fired?
Coppola romanticizes his source material in the not entirely terrible Youth Without Youth
A trio of twenty-something San Franciscans have invented SFZero, a game that bleeds far into reality
The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.
Iva Vendetta, Miss Moxxxie, Ghoulina, and the other Bay Area Derby Girls are into piercings, tattoos, partying, sexual innuendo, and whatever they decide roller derby is going to be
A Bay Area company moves the dildo into the national mainstream -- one housewife at a time
A new type of radiation therapy, developed by a Bay Area company, shows astonishing promise in fighting cancer
Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms
The extraordinary photos of mule-headed artist Mariana Yampolsky
Ben Westhoff gets inside the odd mix of cerebral and naughty humor that's taken S.F. comedy troupe Killing My Lobster to the edge of national fame
Deborah Hayden's new book, Pox, pulls the covers off famous people with syphilis. That's right: syphilis.
A provocative theory called "intelligent design" claims evolution is hogwash. But it's not the usual religious zealots leading the latest attack on Darwin. It's scientists and professors at Cal.
They're young, poor, unmarried fathers -- but don't call them deadbeat dads. They want to be part of their kids' lives, and Oakland's Midnight Basketball League is helping them do it.
Conservatives Help Fund Anti-WTO Rally
New Way to Ease New Economy's Inflation Threat: Release Nonviolent Inmates
A scientist discovers what makes the insects so agile -- and why NASA should care