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Film Listings: April 9 – 15, 2014

April 8, 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...

Film Listings: April 2 – 8, 2014

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

Feinstein, Pelosi, and NSA/CIA spying

EDITORIAL Two of the most powerful members of Congress — Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Nancy Pelosi — are from San Francisco. They've each...

SFBG Wrap

No coal for Oakland, Newsom missed the train, and an app for SF's homeless

Is Newsom on the wrong side of high-speed rail history?

February 26, 2014
As California struggles to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and meet the long-term transportation needs of a growing population, officials from Gov. Jerry Brown...

Guardian honored for investigation of buying influence at City Hall

February 13, 2014
Bay Guardian News Editor Rebecca Bowe and Staff Writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez are being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with a James...

Guns, gods, and government

EDITORIAL Humans tend to believe that we're smarter than we really are. It's a problem that can be exacerbated by concentrations of wealth and...

Monologos de la Vagina finds new actress to replace controversial conservative

Following national controversy over the resignation of a politically conservative actress from the local Spanish-language production of The Vagina Monologues, producer Eliana Lopez announced...

Single-payer is the cure

EDITORIAL We're sorry to see all the problems surrounding President Obama's Affordable Care Act, which has made some important improvements to the country's healthcare...

Driving us crazy

Street Fight: Are some progressives screwed-up on parking?

The Gilded Age of Austerity and the breakdown of civil society

October 15, 2013
Is this the week that civil society in the US finally collapses? It’s starting to feel that way. Most of the federal government is...

BART negotiations continue as unions withhold strike threat UPDATED

October 8, 2013
With the 60-day cooling off period ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown coming to an end on Thursday, raising the specter of another Bay Area...

Chiu: centrist compromiser, effective legislator, or both

At the start of this year, when I wrote a Guardian cover story profile of Sup. Scott Wiener (which SF Weekly and San Francisco...

Last train

BART standoff has national implications in an age of wealth and austerity

Chatting up Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas

Chances are, you probably have the Daily Kos blog open on one of your browser tabs right now. The fiercely progressive blog and community...

Disillusionment, “Everyman,” and Netroots Nation

For nearly the entire Caltrain ride to down San Jose last Thursday morning, my thoughts were fully consumed by the subject of liberal disillusionment...

The street fight over bicycles, in NYC and SF

June 25, 2013
A few weeks ago Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz inflamed the contentious street fight over urban cycling in America. Decrying bicyclists...

Light bulbs, birth defects and sin

Try though I may, I cannot understand the American right in 2013.Thumbing through the news this morning, I came across two stories that are...

The Chron’s token conservative on tech hegemony

June 6, 2013
It's always fun when things are so screwy in town that the leading conservative writer at the Chron starts to agree (even just a...

Reactionaries hate bicycles

After perusing a rather bizarre Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal the other day on the issue of bicycles as instruments of totalitarianism and...

Justice For Trayvon — maybe?

Summer's here and the time is right for neither dancing nor fighting in the streets down in Florida. George Zimmerman--accused of second degree murder...

The right wing and armed revolution

Man, I'm getting old. When I was growing up, in the 1960s, and even when I was in college in the 1970s, and when...

Don’t vent, organize and “primary” a Democrat near you

May 2, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...

“Street Fight” examines the politics of mobility in San Francisco

Ideology plays a bigger role in shaping San Francisco than most people realize, as we've discussed in this space before. Nowhere is that more...