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Sex in the Matrix

Virtual reality porn is coming soon, whether we're ready or not for its many implications

Infinite loop

With a new record and a whole new generation of fans, Oakland's Souls of Mischief take it back to the old school

NUDE BEACHES 2014

Hurrah! Here's our 40th annual survey of Northern California naked fun in the sun.

Garbage game

Is Recology fudging the figures on how much SF waste is being diverted from the landfill, with the complicity of city officials?

Pride on fire!

QUEER ISSUE 2014: Music, mayhem, parties, perfomances, more: Our guide to this Pride 2014's must-do events

Invisible no more

Threatened with deportation and paid illegally low wages, East Bay recycling workers did the unthinkable: They fought back.

The treat sheet

67 delicious (and cheap!) pleasures of summer -- for under $10

Cash backwards

Ten things San Francisco should fund -- and 10 things it shouldn't -- to create a fair, equitable, and forward-thinking city budget

Guardian Small Business Awards 2014

The Guardian Small Business Awards for this year recognize the scrappy shopkeepers and entrepreneurs swimming against the rising tide of corporate cash

Guardian endorsements

Campos for Assembly, Yes on Props. B and 42, re-elect Gov. Jerry Brown — our recommendations for the June 2014 primary election

Save the world, work less

With climate change threatening life as we know it, perhaps it's time to revive the forgotten goal of spending less time on our jobs

San Francisco’s untouchables

Is San Francisco trying to help the homeless -- or drive them away?

On the Rise

Spaced-out electro-pop, Ethiopian-influenced jazz, feminist hip-hop, and a string quartet partial to Radiohead: 11 Bay Area artists who will keep you on your toes this year

Digital Warrior

Remembering an internet activist and innovator who fought to liberate knowledge in our annual Freedom of Information coverage

Goldies 2014

OUR 25TH GUARDIAN OUTSTANDING LOCAL DISCOVERY AWARDS CELEBRATE BAY AREA ARTS

Staying power

San Francisco tenants' movement rises up and sets the agenda

Q up

Era-defining local legend DJ Qbert scratches out his first album in 16 years, Extraterrestria

The secret life of Sylvia Fein

The 94-year-old painter comes to terms with her surreality in a new retrospective

Rise of the machines

CAREERS AND ED: From flipping burgers to making sexy, robots are catching up

The Rise of Candidate X

The absolutely true story of how a complete unknown rocketed from political obscurity, electrified the city, tackled real problems, and beat Ed Lee in 2015. 

Fieldwork

New book 'Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies' looks at the sorry state of migrant farmworker health care -- and its larger implications in the global economy

Page turners

November 27, 2013

BOOKS ISSUE: Short reviews of great books and comics

On the veg

BOOKS ISSUE: Isa Chandra Moskowitz is back with 'Isa Does It,' a vegan cookbook for working stiffs

Meat is murder

BOOKS ISSUE: Morrissey's long and juicy story, D.H. Peligro's 'Dreadnaught,' and more musical books (and live music, too)