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

Now that Willie Brown is a lobbyist, will the SF Chronicle finally cut him loose?

Years ago, the San Francisco Chronicle handed Willie Brown a megaphone, but now that he's officially recognized as a paid lobbyist, isn't it time...

Polly’s sexual (r)evolution

SEX ISSUE The queen of Kinky Salon pens a raw and revealing new memoir

Naughty Bits

Hot local notes on sex, Folsom, fetish fashion, bondage, and beyond

Norquist, tech titans, and whether Burning Man is positively affecting society

September 3, 2014
Is Burning Man really making Bay Area technology titans, right-wing ideologues, and other uber-capitalists more community-minded? Do they really come back from the desert...

Guardian Intelligence: August 27 – September 2, 2014

August 26, 2014
 REAL EARTHQUAKE SURVIVALHeavens to Betsy! An earthquake hit wine country, and the upper-middle class are dealing with spilled rivers of their favorite cabernet. While...

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EDITORIAL We've heard quite a bit of reader feedback to our decision last week to indefinitely suspend comments on our SFBG.com website (see "Troll...

Burning Man shark jump creates media pile-on

August 25, 2014
We seem to have tapped into the meme of the moment with last week’s cover story, “Burning Man jumps the shark,” which took issue...

Burners and residents matter

EDITORIAL Burning Man and San Francisco have developed a close and symbiotic relationship in recent years, with members of the Board of Supervisors doing...

Burning Man jumps the shark

How a high-minded countercultural experiment ended up on everyone's bucket list

Burnachella

Has Burning Man become just another music festival?

Grover Norquist to take the stage at Burning Man … right after a fake guru

August 19, 2014
Burning Man’s most notorious attendee, ultra-conservative Grover Norquist, has been confirmed as the closing speaker at a playa lecture series. And get this: Norquist’s...

Guardianistas on the air: Catch our Alternative Ink and Expanding Mind broadcasts

August 18, 2014
We Guardianistas aren’t just tethered to our keyboards, writing stories for our weekly print and daily online editions. We’re also working the microphones at...

A party in your mouth

TABLEHOPPER We have a month of food-related parties for you, including two oyster shindigs, two big street parties, and a Filipino fest!

Get read

SUPER EGO: Great new books on nightlife and music, plus Green Velvet, Cajmere, Fog Rugby, Friends With Benefits, MOM on Mars, more parties

Flaming Lotus Girls bring SOMA to Pier 14

Following in the tradition of Burning Man artworks returning to San Francisco for temporary public installations, my beloved Flaming Lotus Girls have installed their...

Guardian Intelligence: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
APP MAKERS = STARVING ARTISTSYes, techies are driving rents up. Yes, techies are driving the cost of living up, too. But the next time...

Republican guru Grover Norquist headed to Burning Man

The man who has sometimes been called "the most powerful man in Washington," anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist, is headed to Burning Man.He made the...

King of the commons

Departing director of Sunday Streets made community organizing the key to opening up public space

Get up

Nightlife wakes up with Morning Gloryville, Loco Dice, Louie Vega, Maya Jane Coles, Grit & Glamour, Werd, more parties

Film Listings: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 20, 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...

Renting isn’t sharing

Share conference outlines the possibilities and pitfalls for a new economy at the crossroads

Burning mouse

Mike Daisey talks and dreams Burning Man, Disney World, and Occupy in 'American Utopias'

Film Listings: May 14 – 20, 2014

May 13, 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...