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Last tango: Investigators sort through BART’s labor impasse

Much of BART's dirty laundry was aired at the first hearing on the negotiations in Oakland today, part of a seven-day investigation called by...

Guiding the Guardian

Community forum and reader input help launch a new era

Editor’s notes

The myth of rent control subsidies

The impending death of American conservatism

Gallup released a poll May 24th with some remarkable new data. American liberalism--long thought to be dead and gone and receeding into New Deal...

Let’s dance

Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha believes in modern love

The “Do Nothing” Solution to “Illegal Immigration”

Both sides of the political aisle have made a major issue out of the problem of the 11 million people inside the US illegally...

Can the tech boom solve our housing crisis? No, but it can make it worse

 San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and San Francisco Magazine posed an intriguing question at a forum they sponsored last night in the W Hotel:...

Not from around here

French synth-pop giants Phoenix and Daft Punk tap into the alien within

Debt peons, unite!

Author David Graeber talks about capitalism, solidarity, and the war on the imagination

Ringside

Last week's United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association tournament at USF packed a punch

At the hub

Yoga teacher and environmental consultant Konda Mason links consciousness, activism, and sustainability

Fracking changes everything

It's toxic. It's contributing to climate change. And it's happening all over California — with little regulation

Why CEQA matters

By Arthur Feinstein and Alysabeth AlexanderOPINION Is now the time to significantly weaken San Francisco's most important environmental law? When our world is facing...

Class divisions in SF (sorta)

April 9, 2013
Richard Florida, who got famous creating the "creative class," has a new series of maps out charting class structure in American cities -- not...

Sutter/CPMC agrees to a contract with its nurses in SF, clearing the path for its hospital deal

Ending a long and contentious labor impasse and setting the stage for the city to approve the pair of new hospitals that Sutter Health...

The World’s Best Artist©: Getting weird with Mitch O’Connell

February 21, 2013
Can you guess which of the 290 pages of Mitch Connell's jampacked new, puffy-covered-like-cheap-tablecloth art anthology he is most proud of? It is not...

All the rage

25 years ago, queer activist network ACT UP redefined AIDS, changed politics, and saved lives. Can the rebooted ACT UP/SF mobilize a new generation?

Will narrow business interests continue to dominate SF’s political agenda?

January 4, 2013
Will the narrow, deceptive, and disempowering “jobs” rhetoric of the last two years continue to dominate San Francisco politics in 2013? Or can San...

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December 26, 2012
WEDNESDAY 26 San Francisco Kwanzaa Celebration The celebration of Nguzo Saba ("The Seven Principles") was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 as a...

Lee ducks tough questions about Alvarez and diversifying SF’s economy

December 11, 2012
For a career bureaucrat who was appointed mayor supposedly as a sort of straight-shooting un-politician, Mayor Ed Lee today once again demonstrated a real...

UC Berkeley has a new chancellor, but his raise is blasted by Gov. Brown

November 27, 2012
The University of California Board of Regents today approved the hiring of Columbia University Faculty Dean Nicholas Dirks as the new chancellor of UC...

Millbrae BART development conflict raises ethical questions about Fang

November 17, 2012
BART Director James Fang is coming under fire for his close relationship with a developer who is trying to build a hotel project on...

Fly, on the wall

'Niagara Falling' takes to the air to take on the recession

The Performant: Left Coasters

August 16, 2012
Right Brain Performancelab stakes a claim Out West. (Ed Note: While the Performant is off hugging trees in Oregon, please enjoy a series of...