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  • News

    December 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    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 >>

  • Film

    May 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    IBM to Unveil World's Fastest Computer; Porn Addicts Giddy at the Possibilities

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Everyone Look Busy: 'Black Pope' Headed to San Francisco

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 25, 2008

    Violence Is Golden

    With its secret boys club and bloody good fun, Wanted has all of the fight with none of the guilt.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007
  • News

    August 15, 2007

    Pulpit Nonfiction

    Alleged victim of sex abuse by the local clergy is writing a book

  • News

    July 18, 2007

    Pollution Absolution

    A company is dumping questionable materials into the ocean so that you can buy forgiveness in the form of carbon credits

  • Film

    October 25, 2006

    Devils in Disguise

    A documentary portrait of a pedophile priest and his pious protectors

  • News

    October 4, 2006

    Troubled Order

    Faced with lingering sex abuse complaints, the Salesians of St. John Bosco take their lumps in court

  • News

    September 6, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    Wednesday, September 5, 2006

  • News

    August 2, 2006

    Useless Resolve

    The Board of Supes likes to tell the world what to do. The world could care less.

  • Culture

    January 18, 2006

    Defanged

    Like Anne Rice's novels, Lestat employs metaphysical chest-beating at the expense of storytelling

  • News

    January 18, 2006

    Subpoenaed -- Again

    But he couldn't dodge a determined process server

  • News

    January 4, 2006

    Levada's Secret

    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.

  • Music

    November 2, 2005
  • News

    September 7, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, September 7, 2005

  • News

    September 7, 2005

    The Reformation of Matthew Fox

    Against the odds, an Oakland theologian -- most famous as a critic of Pope Benedict XVI -- takes his inclusive notion of Christianity global

  • News

    July 13, 2005

    Blind Eye Unto the Holy See

    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

  • Film

    May 5, 2004

    Monster Smash

    Van Helsing explodes monster movie legends with hip upgrades

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    Little Fish, Big Fish

    Memo to Ashcroft: Why aren't you pursuing Barry Bonds the way you did Martha Stewart?

  • News

    January 14, 2004

    Settling Things Quietly

    In newly unsealed court documents, S.F.'s archbishop makes an eyebrow-raising comment in the case of a pedo-priest

  • News

    August 27, 2003

    Archbishop's Thorn

    A priest removed from his church following allegations of sexual abuse appeals to the Vatican

  • Film

    July 30, 2003

    Habitat for Inhumanity

    The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland

  • News

    June 25, 2003

    Nailed?

    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 ...

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of June 4, 2003

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of April 2, 2003

  • News

    March 19, 2003

    Bishop Bad Boy

    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.

  • Culture

    November 27, 2002

    Read On

    Books and their consequences in two plays about free speech

  • News

    May 8, 2002

    Sticky Situations

    We went to the largest stamp collectors' convention in California. And found something to write about.

  • Music

    September 12, 2001

    House Of Tudor

    Bubblegum pop, robot rock, fretless harping, and destitute redemption

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    Tales of the North Pacific

    What a 62-year-old man can teach shellshocked dot-commers as he sails from Osaka to San Francisco. Alone. Again.

  • Music

    July 19, 2000

    Prophet Ear

    Ex-Green on Red mainstay Chuck Prophet continues his solo metamorphosis with The Hurting Business

  • News

    April 26, 2000

    South to the Future

    Will the Next Pope Be Catholic?

  • Culture

    March 1, 2000
  • News

    December 22, 1999

    Awkward Christian Soldiers

    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

  • Culture

    October 13, 1999
  • Film

    June 17, 1998

    The Gay '90s

    From closet cases to party monsters: A critical guide to the 22nd International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

  • Culture

    April 29, 1998
  • News

    April 8, 1998

    Here Today, Gandhi Tomorrow?

    Amazing tale of Walnut Creek man who gave Clinton $325,000; immunity possible for congressional testimony

  • Calendar

    July 9, 1997
  • News

    March 13, 1996
  • News

    January 3, 1996

    Dharma Bummed

    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

  • Calendar

    September 6, 1995
  • News

    May 10, 1995

    The Last Tycoon (Part II)

    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.

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