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April 8, 2014

CAREERS + ED ISSUE: Gallery evictions signal a major shift in the art world, with the technology boom serving as the problem and its potential solution

Seeking technology and economic/social justice columnists

The Bay Guardian is looking for a pair of new freelance writers to do separate monthly columns covering the technology industry and economic/social justice...

On the Rise: Rocky Rivera

"Golden Gate gangster of love"

This Week’s Picks: March 12 -18, 2014

March 11, 2014
WEDNESDAY 12Freddie Rainbow Presents "Gender Night" It's no secret that comedy is a male-dominated business. For years, there's been this stereotype that women aren't...

Watchdogs in action

A look at the winners of this year's Freedom of Information Awards

“Are Alt Weeklies Over?” Hell no! We’re needed now more than ever.

The New York Times yesterday ran an insightful and widely circulated op-ed from a fellow alt-weekly editor, Baynard Woods of Baltimore City Paper,...

Neighborhood news hole

Mission Local dropped by its fiscal sponsor, continuing the decline in city reporting resources

UC Berkeley drops hyperlocal news website Mission Local

A memo released today revealed a striking split that could affect media coverage in the Mission district: hyperlocal news site Mission Local is being...

Beautiful path to now

A groundbreaking art exhibit mines yoga's mythic past for clues about its vibrant present

Introducing BayLeaks

New encrypted site allows sources to anonymously deliver sensitive documents to the Guardian

Guardian honored for investigation of buying influence at City Hall

February 13, 2014
Bay Guardian News Editor Rebecca Bowe and Staff Writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez are being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with a James...

Radio Romance

MUSIC: BFF.fm is the new cool kid in town

The worst music beats the best bomb: A conversation with legendary composer Van Dyke Parks

January 24, 2014
“Yours falsely!” Van Dyke Parks chimes, as he picks up the phone at home in Pasadena, where the weather is “room temperature.” He...

Hey whistleblowers

GOOD TECH ISSUE: We want your leaks!

Solomon: Why the Washington Post’s new ties to the CIA are so ominous

January 13, 2014
American journalism has entered highly dangerous terrain.A tip-off is that the Washington Post refuses to face up to a conflict of interest involving Jeff...

Solomon: The CIA, Amazon, Bezo, and the Washington Post: An exchange with Executive Editor Martin Baron

January 10, 2014
 By Norman Solomon (B3 note: This exchange between Norman Solomon and the Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron followed a Solomon column that dramatized the...

Stealing secret records about government spying used to be way more complicated

January 7, 2014
In 1971, a group of radicals broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and stole a bunch of documents about J. Edgar Hoover’s...

On the migrant trail

P>From 2007 to 2010, Salvadoran journalist Óscar Martínez made six different excursions on The Beast, a rusted freight train that carries Central American migrants...

On displacement, journalism, and the Guardian’s fake Google-buser video

December 9, 2013
It’s been a whirlwind morning here in the Guardian newsroom. First our coverage of the surprise Google bus blockade and protest, along with a...

Alerts: December 4 – 10, 2013

December 3, 2013
WEDNESDAY 4Fight Richmond evictions Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave, SF. 7pm, free. The San Francisco Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), the...

Alerts: November 27 – December 3, 2013

November 26, 2013
WEDNESDAY 27Harvey Milk and George Moscone Memorial Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro and Market, SF. tinyurl.com/MilkMoscone. 7pm, free. A candlelight vigil and march will be...

Where I was on the day President Kennedy was shot

November 22, 2013
By Bruce B. BrugmannOn Nov. 22, 1963, I was a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal, a famous MIlwaukee daily newspaper always rated among the...

Break on through

Michael McClure reflects on his "beast language" classic

Media misses connection between BART tragedy and settlement

October 30, 2013
BART continues to stonewall important questions about whether it was training scab drivers to break the recent strike by its unions when its trainee-driven...