Why I drive a taxi

 By Beth Powder OPINION I left a 17-year career in film to become a taxi driver. I just wanted to be here full time,...

Guardian Intelligence: July 16 – 22

HIGH ON KAWAIIThe J-POP Summit returns to Japantown Sat/19-Sun/20, unleashing a riot of Japanese pop culture. We're talking a fashion competition sponsored by frill...

Live Shots: Phono del Sol 2014

So, what did you get up to on Saturday?From an abundance of flamingo decorations to the sight of skateboarders with a penchant for performing...

The Fourth of July: Remembering the good old days in Rock Rapids, Iowa

By Bruce B. Brugmann(Note: In July of 1972, when the Bay Guardian was short a Fourth of July story, I sat down and cranked...

TREAT SHEET 2014 (all on one page!)

TREAT SHEET It's almost summer time: Forget about that diet -- you've got bigger things to worry about than whether you can fit...

This Week’s Picks: June 4 – 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY 4  'Mr. Irresistible' Multifaceted showman and irrepressible art-dragster D'Arcy Drollinger, the brains and falsies behind such contemporary camp classics as Shit & Champagne and...

The treat sheet

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

Guardian Intelligence: May 21 – 27, 2014

P>Because nothing screams "invest in healthcare" like an aging Sammy Hagar: The former Van Halen rocker teamed up with Metallica's James Hetfield, Green Day's...

Out of focus

THE WEEKNIGHTER Diving down into cheap drink bliss at Mission Bar

SFIFF 57: Strange love, Varda, Swedish grrrls, and more!

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival runs through May 8; all the details are here. Guardian correspondent and confirmed film fest addict Jesse...


A long list of short takes on SFIFF 57, in chronological order

Where there’s smoke

San Francisco takes its pot smoking very seriously

Where to eat right now

Bacon Twix, rabbit curry, spicy panuozzo, avocado tacos: the hottest new spots in the city (that won't break your bank)

Freedom of expression

A PFA series pays tribute to Czech New Wave filmmaker Jan Nemec

Massage therapists hope for a happy ending

The California Massage Therapy Council, a statewide body that licenses massage practitioners, may expire at the end of this year unless extended by the...

Inside the Homeless Outreach Team

This week’s Bay Guardian features a cover story on homelessness in San Francisco. For that story, we reached out to the San Francisco Department...

This Week’s Picks: March 26 – April 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY 26Carcass For nearly 30 years now, British metal titans Carcass have been a pioneer in the grindcore and melodic death metal genres, from...

A fine dilemma

Increased citations often hinder homeless youth from finding better life

Modern English

TABLEHOPPING Eat like royals: New openings include The Coachman, The Square (N.B. not related to Square), sweet coffee spots, and hot hot dogs.

Find some poetry

Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek grapples with life and death on his rawest, most intimate album yet

Up valley

An overnight visit to St. Helena yields great eats (and killer English muffins).

A comedian cursed

Michael Showalter defends dinner, under duress

Events: January 22 – 28, 2014

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This Week’s Picks: January 8 – 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY 8Major Barbara Should a charity that relies on donations to fund its good works be picky about the source of its cash flow?...