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Drag queens win, Facebook says “real name” changes coming

Put on your six-inch pumps and throw some glitter, the drag queens have won. After the newest round of negotiations with Facebook today, the social-media...

Ron Conway’s attack on Campos fails to persuade actual feminists

September 22, 2014
Remember when deep-pocketed tech investor Ron Conway poured hefty cash into an independent expenditure committee to finance campaign mailers designed to smear Assembly candidate...

A hard look at ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

At 50, the Beatles third album demands a critical re-listen

At 50, turning a critical eye on ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

July 15, 2014
More than any other Beatles album, A Hard Day's Night — which turns 50 this week — embodies the cliches surrounding the band. The...

Guardian Intelligence: April 30 – May 6, 2014

April 29, 2014
ONE FOR THE BOOKSPolish your reading glasses: Sat/3 marks this first ever California Bookstore Day, a party featuring readings, author and artist appearances, and...

Chronicle endorsement of Chiu shows that perspective is everything

It’s no surprise that the San Francisco Chronicle today endorsed David Chiu in his race to replace Tom Ammiano in the California Assembly, given...

Youth immigration activists cross the border to protest deportations

Last November, the Guardian profiled Alex Aldana, a queer immigration activist who was born in Mexico but came to Pomona, California with his mother...

This Week’s Picks: March 19 – 25, 2014

March 18, 2014
WEDNESDAY 19Sister Spit at the Elbo Room From slam poetry exploring race and class to literary prose weaving together stories of immigration, blackness, and...

This Week’s Picks: December 4 – 10, 2013

December 3, 2013
THURSDAY 12/5 Gaby Moreno This year, when Guatemalan-born Los Angeles transplant Gaby Moreno won Best New Artist at the Latin Grammys, she had already earned...

Hundreds attend hearing to call for action on evictions

November 14, 2013
Tenants, organizers and residents impacted by Ellis Act evictions packed the Board of Supervisors Chambers at San Francisco City Hall today, Thu/14, for a...

This Week’s Picks: November 13 – 19, 2013

November 12, 2013
WEDNESDAY 11/13 Chinese American Film Festival San Francisco has a number of film series that pluck programming from recent international runs and festivals (see "New...

Vote “no” on everything

All this year's candidates are unopposed incumbents, which is lame. It's a sign of an unhealthy democracy that we don't even have a choice....

Community not criminalization

October 1, 2013
 By María Poblet OPINION San Francisco is poised to break ground in defense of immigrants, an important step towards turning the tide against the...

SF supervisors approve policy of denying federal immigration hold requests

September 24, 2013
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Chambers erupted in raucous celebration and chants of “Si se puede!” this afternoon as the board gave unanimous...

Advocates say solidarity is key to achieve real immigration reform

September 13, 2013
by Reed NelsonWhen Lourdes Perez got off work in the recent past, she didn't put her feet up. She said she couldn't worry about...

Holy terror

Alaskan author Tom Kizzia talks 'Pilgrim's Wilderness'

Slipping away

Poorly tracked mental health services funds aren't reaching patients with severe psychological illness

Immigrants vulnerable to domestic violence

In San Francisco Sup. John Avalos' District 11, half of all residents were born outside the U.S. In Sup. Jane Kim's District 6, more...

Due Process for All ordinance may offer better protection for domestic violence victims

July 23, 2013
In San Francisco Sup. John Avalos’ District 11, half of all residents were born outside the U.S. In Sup. Jane Kim’s District 6, more...

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...

Parents, behind bars

New programs acknowledge that strengthening the parent-child bond reduces recidivism

TRUST Act clears committee as immigration reform heats up nationally

April 9, 2013
It was late at night by the time New Latthivongskorn, then 22, finally started to make his way home from the University of California...

Last gasp ends the sordid Mirkarimi saga

A San Francisco judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his wife, Eliana Lopez, which is likely to be the...

Truth and daring

Must-see docs highlight the newly renamed CAAMFest