It's the law...Cops! Compost! Conspiracies! Killers! The Board of Supervisors has voted, 8-2, that we should have a quiz right now (Michela Alioto-Pier abstained -- but we won't hold it against her). 1. The San Francisco Police Department announced that DNA evidence could tie an unsolved 1984 mur ... More >>
I'm disturbed by what you're downloading, DaveJust seven months after creating the world's speediest supercomputer, those enablers at IBM have announced plans to craft one faster yet -- with the power of 2 million laptops (an improvement over my laptop, which has the power of half a laptop). T ... More >>
Born in Spain, educated in Japan, now 'Black Pope'America now has a black president. And next week San Francisco will be getting a visit from the Black Pope. No, this has nothing to do with the deeper meanings of the Vatican's white smoke and dark smoke, and Pope Benedict XVI was not a black member ... More >>
With its secret boys club and bloody good fun, Wanted has all of the fight with none of the guilt.
Alleged victim of sex abuse by the local clergy is writing a book
A company is dumping questionable materials into the ocean so that you can buy forgiveness in the form of carbon credits
A documentary portrait of a pedophile priest and his pious protectors
Faced with lingering sex abuse complaints, the Salesians of St. John Bosco take their lumps in court
Wednesday, September 5, 2006
The Board of Supes likes to tell the world what to do. The world could care less.
Like Anne Rice's novels, Lestat employs metaphysical chest-beating at the expense of storytelling
But he couldn't dodge a determined process server
As he prepares to be deposed in San Francisco next week, former S.F. Archbishop William Levada may have to come clean about a priestly child molester he protected in Portland.
Week of Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Against the odds, an Oakland theologian -- most famous as a critic of Pope Benedict XVI -- takes his inclusive notion of Christianity global
Pope Benedict XVI named him Roman Catholicism's top doctrinal watchdog -- even though, as San Francisco archbishop, William J. Levada resolutely looked away from sex-abuse complaints against a renowned priest and legal scholar
Van Helsing explodes monster movie legends with hip upgrades
Memo to Ashcroft: Why aren't you pursuing Barry Bonds the way you did Martha Stewart?
In newly unsealed court documents, S.F.'s archbishop makes an eyebrow-raising comment in the case of a pedo-priest
A priest removed from his church following allegations of sexual abuse appeals to the Vatican
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland
Lawyers for hundreds of sex-abuse victims have California's Catholic dioceses in a dire financial bind. Can church leaders finagle an escape, or are they ...
Week of June 4, 2003
Week of April 2, 2003
Santa Rosa's charismatic Catholic bishop got busted shaking down a priest for sex. But he had friends in high places -- and they served him well.
Books and their consequences in two plays about free speech
We went to the largest stamp collectors' convention in California. And found something to write about.
Bubblegum pop, robot rock, fretless harping, and destitute redemption
What a 62-year-old man can teach shellshocked dot-commers as he sails from Osaka to San Francisco. Alone. Again.
Ex-Green on Red mainstay Chuck Prophet continues his solo metamorphosis with The Hurting Business
Will the Next Pope Be Catholic?
How a Bay Area sect with an occult tinge went national, transformed itself into an odd brotherhood -- and now is gaining acceptance from the ultratraditional Orthodox Church
From closet cases to party monsters: A critical guide to the 22nd International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Amazing tale of Walnut Creek man who gave Clinton $325,000; immunity possible for congressional testimony
As it approaches its centennial, the San Francisco-based Buddhist Churches of America finds itself weakened by Japanese-American assimilation, spiritual decline, and a nasty sexual harassment suit
Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.