Event Listings: Jan. 1-6, 2014

December 31, 2013
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Year in Film: Jesse Hawthorne Ficks’ Eclectic 2013 Countdown

16. Oldboy (Spike Lee, US) and Drug War (Johnnie To, China/Hong Kong) Two films from two of the hardest-working filmmakers in the biz. Though...

Hairy dilemma

Dogs in restaurants are more common than ever, despite being illegal for mere pets, a trend that service dog owners don't like

Million, schmillion

YEAR IN VISUAL ART: What to make of 2013's big-ticket art sales

Candy crush

THE YEAR IN NIGHTLIFE: Queer hip-hop, porn music, spruced-up venues, virtual techno, classical near-riots, and the '90s big-room revival ruled 2013

Albany Bulb dwellers speak out on temporary shelter arrangement

November 29, 2013
The ongoing eviction saga at the Albany Bulb, which the Guardian has covered extensively in recent weeks, previously hinged on a debate around conflicting...

Music Listings: Nov. 13-19

November 14, 2013
WEDNESDAY 13ROCKBrick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710 Mission, San Francisco. Hot Toddies, Kill Moi, Odd Owl, Blaus, 9 p.m., $6-$9.Cafe Du Nord: 2170 Market,...

Why I oppose closing our parks

OPINION I have great respect for Recreation & Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg, my colleague Sup. Scott Wiener, and my constituents and friends who...

Music Listings: Oct. 30-Nov 5

October 30, 2013
WEDNESDAY 30ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Oceanography, Timothy Robert Graham, Buzzmutt, 9 p.m., $8.Brick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710 Mission,...

Guardians of Fospice

DEATH ISSUE: Death is part of life at San Francisco's SPCA

Best of the Bay 2013: BEST COMMUTER CRUSTS

The Mexican-Italian house of Juan Gutierrez opened The Sandwich Place in 1979 when Gutierrez was only 14 years old. A tiny shop that just...

Best of the Bay 2013 Editors Picks: Food and Drink

October 15, 2013
FOOD AND DRINKEDITORS PICKSEditors picks are chosen by Guardian editors for special recognition for brightening the Bay Area experience.BEST ALL-NATURAL SWEETIE Juice may be...

Best of the Bay 2013 Readers Poll: City Living

October 15, 2013

Music Listings: Oct. 9-15, 2013

October 9, 2013
WEDNESDAY 9ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Coliseum, Red Hare, Kowloon Walled City, 9 p.m., $10-$12.Brick & Mortar Music Hall: 1710...

TIFF diary #9: this is ‘The End’

Every time I told people that Lav Diaz's Norte, the End of History (Philippines) was my favorite film of this year's Toronto International Film...

Rights and wrongs

Police and prosecutors use bureaucratic confusion to keep assets they seize from the innocent

Battle of the Bulb

Eviction day nears for the homeless inhabitants of a colorful stretch of shoreline in Albany that nature lovers want cleared

TIFF diary #2: dead cheerleaders + Tsai, Hong, and Breillat

September 19, 2013
Check out the first entry in Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' Toronto International Film Festival diary here, and stay tuned for more tomorrow!All Cheerleaders Die (USA)...

On the Cheap: September 4 -10, 2013

September 3, 2013
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Fall fairs and festivals

August 27, 2013
Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Sept. 14-15 Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point, SF; Noon-5pm, $25 for 15 chocolate tastings. Project...

Striking Out

Stadium concession workers — without a contract since 2010, denied tip jars, some paid less than minimum wage — aren't sharing in the San Francisco Giants' success and rising prices


From Bonny Doon to Supermoons: our 39th annual survey of Northern California naked fun in the sun

I see pugs, I see France…

July 11, 2013
Vive Le Pug! isn't your average dog park get-together — it's a French revolution-themed party for pug lovers and their pups, with food, wine,...

On the Cheap

July 10, 2013
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