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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...

Democracy is stalled

September 30, 2014

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

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...

Guardian Intelligence: July 23 – 29, 2014

J-POP ROCKEDThe annual J-Pop Summit in Japantown drew a lively crowd of anime and other Japanese pop culture treasures to Japantown last weekend (including...

The trouble with compromise

"It takes no compromise to give people their rights... It takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give...

Million, schmillion

YEAR IN VISUAL ART: What to make of 2013's big-ticket art sales

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps -- and the notion of journalistic objectivity

Never enough hours in the weekend to see all these NEW MOVIES

Quite a few openings this week, although it seems like 10-plus new movies is becoming the norm these days. (At least there's no big...

Film Listings: August 14 – 20, 2013

August 13, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Stand up for the little guy

OPINION Last week, my partner and I journeyed early one morning to Sacramento to sign documents at the Secretary of State. We did this...

The adulation of the technoriche

June 5, 2013
It’s hardly news at this point that billionaire tech mogul Sean Parker tore up a public campground to build the sets for his $10...

Go, New Zealand

June 5, 2013
Imagine if Larry Ellison lost the America's Cup.Imagine if the third-richest American -- the guy who made the race so expensive that only billionaires...

Housing for the rootless superrich

May 20, 2013
When San Francisco looks at building ultra-luxury housing -- places like 8 Washington -- and some city officials and "experts" say it's going to...

Checks from mayor’s mysterious breakfast companions mysteriously absent

April 11, 2013
In less than three months, custom made super yachts will zip around the San Francisco Bay in the ultimate competition for the prized America’s...

Obama greeted with anti-pipeline protesters

April 4, 2013
Hundreds of protesters gathered in San Francisco’s upscale Pacific Heights neighborhood on April 3 to greet President Barack Obama with signs and chants opposing...

The Guardian drone

April 1, 2013
The Bay Guardian today unveiled a plan to take Bay Area journalism “to the next level,” by offering readers an up-close look at local...

A fine use for Larry’s fine art

February 22, 2013
A loyal reader contacted us with a great suggestion to solve all the fundraising problems of the America's Cup.This summer, it turns out, will...

Preliminary RCV points to Breed, Crowley

November 6, 2012
How incredibly strange: District Five, the most left-leaning district in the city, just elected a moderate supervisor who supports the sit-lie law and has...

Vote early and often

November 6, 2012
The most expensive, ugliest, longest and most money-dominated election in my memory is finally winding down, and unless something really weird happens, Obama's going...

The billionaire attack on D5

November 2, 2012
The attack on Sup. Christina Olague, funded by a couple of right-wing billionaires, is in full swing in District 5, with mailers, robocalls, a...

Olague attacks led by billionaires and a consultant/commissioner with undisclosed income

October 31, 2012
Understanding how political activists are being paid is important to understanding what their motivations are. For example, is Andrea Shorter – a mayor-appointed former...

Labor money fighting Prop. 32

So-called 'reform' measure turns into $100 million battleground

Endorsements 2012: State ballot measures

End the death penalty -- Yes on 34. No on 35 saves our sexworkers. GMO food gets a label when you vote Yes on 37

The rich, the poor and the state of SF

September 20, 2012
The latest Forbes 400 is out, the list of the richest Americans, and a record number (according to my annual record-keeping) now live in...