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THE GUEST opens today! Plus more new movies!

FINALLY, clever, retro-styled thriller The Guest is here. Check out our interview with the filmmakers and star here, and then go see The Guest this...

The battle for BART board

The race for BART board of directors in the upcoming November election has been highly contested this year. As we previously reported, incumbent James...

Imelda May on motherhood, rockabilly influences, and when to say “Screw it”

October 9, 2014
Taking the sounds of traditional rockabilly, blues, and jazz and giving them an injection of her own infectious energy and style, Irish chanteuse Imelda...

There are even more inappropriate PG&E emails

October 8, 2014
Even more internal Pacific Gas & Electric Co. emails – this time flagged by activists focused on safety concerns at a nuclear power plant...

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

What’s the difference between David C. and David C.?

October 7, 2014
The Bay Guardian news staff has been meeting with a host of politicians and local movers and shakers recently, to help inform our decisionmaking...

Film Listings: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 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...

Go for Goth

'The Guest' filmmakers talk Carpenter, moody music, and finding the humor in horror

Opponents seek changes in Airbnb legislation before big hearing

October 6, 2014
The broad and diverse coalition opposing Sup. David Chiu’s legislation to legalize and regulate Airbnb and other short-term housing rental companies — which the...

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...

You better recognize

Under-the-radar artists (and a misunderstood legend) get their due in Mill Valley Film Fest doc

Film Listings: Oct 1-6, 2014

October 1, 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...

Now that Willie Brown is a lobbyist, will the SF Chronicle finally cut him loose?

Years ago, the San Francisco Chronicle handed Willie Brown a megaphone, but now that he's officially recognized as a paid lobbyist, isn't it time...

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle on his first novel, unreliable narrators, and the joys of getting real mail

September 26, 2014
John Darnielle’s brain seems like it runs at just a slightly higher RPM than other people’s.One could get this impression from listening to the...

Tough decisions ahead: The Bay Area Record Fair, the Oakland Music Festival, and more

September 24, 2014
Ever get so overwhelmed by all the awesome events in the Bay Area on a given weekend that you give up on trying to...

TIFF 2014: American standouts

September 24, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!In high school, Hal Hartley was my first cinematic battle....

Film Listings: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 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...

Ruinous beauty

With a hook-filled, hard-charging new record, Bob Mould explores loss, acceptance, and looks, as always, to the future

Questions of the week: Who is the walrus? And who is Liam Neeson gonna take down next? New movies!

If Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' ongoing Pixel Vision posts about the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival have you longing for your own festival experience, check...

TIFF 2014: Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look of Silence’

September 18, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!News broke earlier this week that Joshua Oppenheimer — the...

Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014

September 17, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment here.Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining Slap...

Film Listings: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 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...

No thanks, Bono

Three new albums that should magically appear on your iPod in place of Songs of Innocence

Disrupting Disrupt

September 11, 2014
A friend and I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to hit the final TechCrunch Disrupt after-party last night. Because, sheer curiosity. So here comes one...