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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...

Remembering Gary Webb, the fallen messenger resurrected on film

October 9, 2014
I always enjoy seeing fellow journalists and their work celebrated in a Hollywood blockbuster such as Kill the Messenger, which opens tomorrow. It’s even...

Return of the messenger

How a new film vindicates journalist Gary Webb and his work exposing the connection between the CIA and cocaine traffickers

Project Censored 2014

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

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...

Good things, small packages

33 1/3, the ultimate record collector's novella series, turns 10

Naughty Bits

Hot local notes on sex, Folsom, fetish fashion, bondage, and beyond

Joel Daniel Phillips illustrates the overlooked in ‘I Am Another Yourself’

September 4, 2014
Joel Daniel Phillips draws people. He draws them with charcoal and pencil and is known for his life-sized renderings of eccentric, seemingly homeless men and...

He hates these cans! How helping Muni becomes hating nonprofits

September 2, 2014
While I’m reluctant to give this self-serving poverty pimp any more attention or web traffic, it’s hard to ignore the latest misleading hit piece...

Alerts: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 3 Panel: Agriculture and Journalism SF Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/agriculturebeat. 6pm, $20 nonmembers, $8 members, $7 students. Cutbacks in reporting staff have...

Alerts: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 2014
THURSDAY 21 Forum on Keystone XL Pipeline The Commonwealth Club of California, 595 Market, SF. 6pm, $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)....

Flaming Lotus Girls bring SOMA to Pier 14

Following in the tradition of Burning Man artworks returning to San Francisco for temporary public installations, my beloved Flaming Lotus Girls have installed their...

Alerts: July 23 – 29, 2014

July 22, 2014
THURSDAY 24 Save Our Unions: Dispatches from a Movement in Distress First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin, SF. steveearly.org/book. 7-9pm, free. Drawing...

Rep Clock: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
Schedules are for Wed/18-Tue/24 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times...

Alerts: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY 18 Glenn Greenwald: Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State The Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes, SF. (773) 583-7884 tinyurl.com/glengreenwald. 7-9pm, $6. Greenwald, who...

Extra! Extra! Sunshine advocates beat the Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall

June 13, 2014
 By Bruce B. Brugmann And so the  Anti-Sunshine Gang in City Hall, which for two years has been conducting a nasty vendetta against the...

Who’s crashing E3’s macho-gamer party? Feminists

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is like Valhalla for male video game nerds, and though many gamer blogs are covering the newest thumb-twiddling doodads,...

Norman Solomon: Obama escalates his war on journalism

June 8, 2014
By Norman Solomon (Norman Solomon is executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of RootsAction.org. His books include “War Made Easy: How...

Film Listings: May 28-June 3, 2014

May 28, 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...

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...

Film Listings: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 20, 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...

Neighborhood papers tell the story of SF

 By Jessica Lipsky news@sfbg.comBefore many San Francisco residents traded their newspaper subscriptions for Internet media, a dozen monthly papers covered the beat of the...

Home brew

New docs probe where the heart is — and isn't

Left out

Progressive candidates for governor have a hard time amplifying their calls for economic justice