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Film listings and reviews Oct. 30-Nov.5, 2013

October 29, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Government smackdown

The Taming hits below the Beltway but stays shy of a knockout

In charge … sort of

New CCSF chancellor has steered troubled districts before, but how much authority will he have here?

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...

CCSF’s new chancellor has a history running other troubled colleges

Former Compton College Special Trustee Dr. Arthur Q. Tyler will be City College of San Francisco’s new chancellor, sources tell the Guardian. The decision...

Film Listings: October 16 – 22, 2013

October 15, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Friends in the shadows

How developers, corporations, and city contractors buy influence in San Francisco City Hall -- a 47th anniversary Guardian special investigation

Film Listings: October 2 – 8, 2013

October 1, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Race car drivers, rock stars, witches, flight attendants, and more: choose your Halloween costume from this week’s new movies!

For this week's longer reviews, check out Dennis Harvey's take on the doc Inequality for All, and my chat with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett...

Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order altered the course of pop music, go see him live

September 26, 2013
Three decades after its initial release, New Order's Power, Corruption, & Lies (1982) might sound deceptively ordinary. From the early '90s successes of Happy...

Music Listings: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2013

September 25, 2013
WEDNESDAY 25ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Books on Fate, Ghost Town Jenny, River Shiver, 8:30 p.m., $10.Brick & Mortar Music...

Film Listings: September 25 – October 2, 2013

September 24, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Bad dads, hella docs, and more new movies!

One theme this week is "father figures" — some terrible (see Dennis Harvey's review of Blue Caprice here, and review of You Will Be...

Film Listings: September 18 – 24, 2013

September 17, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Challenge Mayor Lee and his lies

EDITORIAL In the long history of San Francisco political corruption caused by Pacific Gas & Electric's willingness to do and spend whatever it takes...

Protect local power and control

EDITORIAL There's a growing stench of political corruption — or, at the very least, hidden agendas aimed at subverting popular will in favor of...

The killer inside me

Film: Jawdropping 'The Act of Killing' examines the psychological effects of mass murder without remorse 

Guiding the Guardian

Community forum and reader input help launch a new era

Jello sounds off

July 24, 2013
When setting up an interview with Jello Biafra, I got this light-hearted warning: “There is no such thing as a short interview with Jello.”...

Damaged goods

MUSIC: Jello Biafra on the 'Dot Com Holocaust' and 'White People and the Damage Done.' Plus, new band Yassou Benedict delivers shoegaze dreampop.

Labors of love

July 16, 2013
Los Angeles's Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras makes common cause with Santa Rosa's the Imaginists(Note: what follows is an extended version of a story and...

What’s hot in Siberia

'Hamlet, 'Hey, Slavs!' and other high points along the trail of a Russian theater excursion

Alerts

June 19, 2013
 Wednesday 19 Discussion: Latinos and the criminal justice system Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia, SF. www.sflatinodemclub.com. 7-8pm, free. Join SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi,...

Jerry Garcia Street

This spring, me and the missus brought our kids up to the City from LA for the first time, via Big Sur, Monterey and...