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Drag queens win, Facebook says “real name” changes coming

Put on your six-inch pumps and throw some glitter, the drag queens have won. After the newest round of negotiations with Facebook today, the social-media...

Awesome!

SUPER EGO Awesome Tapes From Africa comes to the Bay Area -- with his awesome African cassettes. Plus more global nightlife flavor this week with Kafana Balkan and D'Marc Cantu.

Cel mates

Mill Valley Film Festival screens vintage and innovative animated features

Bridgeworthy

More Mill Valley Film Festival picks

You better recognize

Under-the-radar artists (and a misunderstood legend) get their due in Mill Valley Film Fest doc

Strictly speaking

A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year

Film Listings: Oct 1-6, 2014

October 1, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Stage Listings: Oct. 1-6, 2014

October 1, 2014
THEATEROPENINGAbsolutely Fabulous Stage Werx, 446 Valencia, SF; www.eventbrite.com/e/absolutely-fabulous-abfab-tickets-12641718721. $15-35. Opens Thu/2, 8pm. Runs Thu, 8pm; Fri, 11pm. Through Dec 12. The hit British sitcom...

Prop. L puts cars over people

September 30, 2014
By Fran Taylor OPINION Just as climate change most affects people who contributed little or nothing to causing it, pollution and injury from traffic...

Guardian Intelligence

WHO OWNS THE NEW SF?This week, former Bay Guardian editor and publisher Tim Redmond published an epic investigation on his 48Hills site showing that...

End mass incarceration

EDITORIAL We at the Bay Guardian wholeheartedly support the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and its call for the month of October to be "a...

Democracy is stalled

September 30, 2014

Corporate cash flows in this election while federal campaign finance reform flounders

Project Censored 2014

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

Flowers on the Rock

@Large: Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz" highlights contemporary struggles for freedom of expression

Psychic Dream Astrology: Oct 1-6, 2014

September 30, 2014
Oct. 1-7, 2014Mercury goes retrograde Oct. 4-25. Don't take it personally when miscommunications occur, and triple-check things on your end, friends.ARIESMarch 21-April 19You don't...

Rep Clock: Oct 1-6, 2014

September 30, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/1-Tue/7 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless...

Our Weekly Picks: Oct 1-8, 2014

September 30, 2014
THURSDAY 2  Great Gatsby Loft Party Dust off that swanky flapper dress, feather headband, and Grandma's pearls, or go as a gangster with that...

Hype machine

TABLEHOPPING Lazy Bear lumbers into the light, Mid-Market scores another dining spot, plus oyster happy hours

Ralph Nader writes a letter to Rep. John Boehner

September 30, 2014
September 22, 2014Dear Speaker Boehner,While millions of hardworking Americans are working more and more for less and less, you and your House of Representatives...

Straight shooter

THE WEEKNIGHTER Hunting big game -- and primo cocktails -- at Bloodhound

Two-fer Tuesday: New music videos from Cathedrals and The Stone Foxes

September 30, 2014
Because nothing showcases the breadth of music being made in the Bay Area better than some chilled-out electro R&B followed by a driving blues-rock...

Luxy! The dating app for the 1 percent is NOT a prank

September 30, 2014
I got a press release announcing a new app yesterday that immediately set off my “hoax” radar. Not only is Luxy not a prank,...

Chiu’s Airbnb legislation, still a controversial mess, moves to full board

September 30, 2014
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s reputation for forging decent compromises is being severely tested as his widely criticized legislation to legalize and regulate...

Live shots: Modest Mouse sweat it out at the Masonic

September 29, 2014
Modest Mouse got hot and heavy at the Masonic Sept. 26, and we were there to catch them in all their sweaty glory. Mimicking...