Until we legalize marijuana, reduce arrests

August 6, 2014
By Endria Richardson Last week, the Editorial Board of the New York Times called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana....

Marc E. Bassy on breaking down musical boxes

August 5, 2014
As a member of 2AM Club and a songwriter for artists like Chris Brown and Sean Kingston, San Francisco-raised Marc Griffin is an experienced...

Film Listings: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Film Listings: July 30 – August 5, 2014

July 29, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Homeless in transit

A night at Powell Station shows how BART rousts the homeless in enforcing its new ban on sitting and lying

The Rock gets mythological, ScarJo turns scary-smart, Woody’s tepid latest, PSH’s final role, and more: new movies!

In case you missed the cover of this week's paper, the 34th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival kicked off last night and runs through...

Refugee crisis hits home

Waves of child immigrants await court dates in San Francisco, facing deportation back to their violent home countries without legal representation


As recycling centers close en masse throughout the city, small businesses may owe millions in fees

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

July 3, 2014
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...

Painting with more colors

Study finds city arts funding disproportionately goes to arts created by and attended by white people

Doo-wop (that thing): talking with the cast of ‘Jersey Boys’

June 18, 2014
The backstage musical that turned the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — known for 1960s doo-wop ditties like "Sherry," "Big Girls...

High on k.

The erstwhile suburban rap queen comes into her own -- and lands a spot on the Warped Tour

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

June 16, 2014
Happy Monday, y'all. I know, it's rough. I hope at the very least that your weekend was better than this guy's.If not, don't despair!...

PrEP school

Daily use of drug to prevent HIV infection greeted with controversy

Memorial Day: Remembering the good old days in Rock Rapids, Iowa, circa 1940s to 1950s

May 25, 2014
 Bruce B. Brugmann(Reprinted and updated by popular demand)When I was growing up in my hometown of Rock Rapids, Iowa, a farming community of 2,800...

Guardian endorsements

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

This Week’s Picks: April 23 – 29, 2014

April 22, 2014
WEDNESDAY 23Deleted Scenes D.C.-based quartet Deleted Scenes' third long-player, Lithium Burn, continues to complicate easy categorization of their accessible art rock, deploying everything from...

City unveils plan to get tough at 4/20 gatherings

April 16, 2014
City officials today announced a "comprehensive plan" to crack down on unpermitted 420 events at Golden Gate Park this Sun/20, saying it was necessary...

Shot of Coachella

esilvers@sfbg.comIn case you were on some kind of self-imposed social media hiatus last weekend (early, tech-centered Lent ritual?), you're probably aware of a little...

SFBG Wrap, April 9-16

Shrimp Boy is innocent (say his attorneys), Airbnb comes clean, and Ellis Act reform advances

Coachella for agoraphobics: How to do the festival without leaving your house

April 11, 2014
Fun fact: I'm bad at festivals. It's not that I don't enjoy them, per se: there's live music, the outdoors, fried food, great people-watching.It's...

Defense attorneys say Shrimp Boy is innocent; slam feds

April 10, 2014
Who is Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow? In the 137-page federal complaint detailing charges that led to the high-profile arrest of Sen. Leland Yee, Chow,...

Q&A: Punk veteran Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham

April 3, 2014
After more than 20 years of playing an important role in the formation and evolution of a variety of bands including the Cadillac Tramps,...

Crime and politics

How an FBI probe of organized crime in Chinatown took down a senator and well-connected political consultant