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Essay: Revisiting the Coen Brothers’ 2013 ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Joel and Ethan Coen have been creating films for 30 years, dating back to their still-stunning, low-budget debut, neo-noir Blood Simple (1984); it premiered...

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle on his first novel, unreliable narrators, and the joys of getting real mail

September 26, 2014
John Darnielle’s brain seems like it runs at just a slightly higher RPM than other people’s.One could get this impression from listening to the...

New protections for abortion seekers proposed, but may face rival efforts

After a years-long saga of trying to regulate the loudest and rudest protesters outside clinics that offer abortions, a new law may finally protect...

Ron Conway’s attack on Campos fails to persuade actual feminists

September 22, 2014
Remember when deep-pocketed tech investor Ron Conway poured hefty cash into an independent expenditure committee to finance campaign mailers designed to smear Assembly candidate...

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September 2, 2014
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August 26, 2014
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Koch brothers and other right-wing outsiders challenge Bay Area minimum wage measures

August 22, 2014
In recent months, San Francisco and Oakland have unveiled ballot measures that would raise minimum wage for workers currently struggling with the Bay Area’s...

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August 19, 2014
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June 17, 2014
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If you even have time to make it to the movies between World Cup matches…

...read on for our takes on the new flicks of the week. Pssst: lots of good stuff still to come at DocFest, too!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1h3w7TQ99IAlone Yet...

Film Listings: June 11-17, 2014

June 10, 2014
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This Week’s Picks: May 14 – 20, 2014

May 13, 2014
WEDNESDAY 13 KQED Presents an Evening With Ken Burns Remember slowly drifting off while watching documentaries during history class on a warm afternoon? Well, if...

Smotherly love

The twisted family dynamics of Romanian film 'Child's Pose' -- complete with its very own, original, terrifying monster

Docs, docu-dramas, and one verrrry angry high schooler: new movies!

This week's fare includes a thoughtful doc about the debate over late-term abortions, Benedict Cumberbatch's star turn as Julian Assange, the Carrie remake, and...

Film Listings: October 16 – 22, 2013

October 15, 2013
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Blow your mind

Soon you can get a Ph.D. in human sexuality in San Francisco