Last summer, SF punk rocker, notorious political rabble-rouser, and former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra was booked to perform in Israel, along with his band, the Guantanamo School of Medicine, in support of their new Enhanced Methods of Questioning EP. But their plans raised quite a controver ... More >>
How a wannabe banking magnate from S.F. built an empire on deception.
After seeing Exit Through the Gift Shop at a sneak preview screening last night, I immediately Googled the name Thierry Guetta when I got home. What I thought was going to be a documentary about the street art movement, particularly about Brit icon Banksy, inadvertently turned into some sort of moc ... More >>
Leaving no gimmick unturned, that Super Size Me guy goes searching for Public Enemy No. 1.
The local conversation between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists is getting less civil every day. And Lee Kaplan's tactics aren't helping.
Paradise Now finds humor in the mission of suicide bombers
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival continues its "can't we all get along" ethos
Mark Brecke photographs the worst of the world's conflicts in his own way, and for his own reasons
Week of October 29, 2003
Ditching filmmaking, dumping Hollywood, and discarding the Catholic Church
A Berkeley woman's efforts to deliver banned medicines and other goods to Iraq arouses federal ire
Carrot-stick legs and perky lemon boobs -- yep, it's those crazy puppeteers
Week of June 19, 2002
In The Believer, a Jewish student explores his inner Nazi
Michael Lerner has won many followers with his ideas for world peace. But if all he is preaching is the Golden Rule, why is he so controversial?
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Living in Oblivion, Wedding in Galilee, Lightning Over Water