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December 4, 2012
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FAIR: The press turns its back on Private Bradley Manning

December 4, 2012
FAIR, the national media watchdog organization, has written an excellent critique of the coverage of the Bradley Manning case, one of the more shameful...

Run over by a reindeer

HOLIDAY GUIDE: Fill your season with the best bets for cupcake-making, candle-lighting, solstice reflection, and local retail

True facts: there are at least 15 movies opening this week

Pack up the leftover Halloween candy and head to the movies this weekend — what better way to escape election-related craziness and/or rest your...

Film Listings

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

Nudity and tourism

October 18, 2012
KQED's Forum weighed in on Sup. Scott Wiener's anti-nudity law Oct. 18, and I particularly enjoyed the attempts by all to avoid the use...


October 16, 2012
THURSDAY 18Culture as a weapon: poetry and storytelling SOUL School of Unity and Liberation, 1904 Franklin Suite 904, Oakl;, RSVP at 6:30pm,...

Parsley, sage, rosemary, and timewarp

New book lays bare the countercultural roots of the Renaissance Faire


The top stories you didn't read in the mainstream media: expanding police state, NATO war crimes, criminalized protests, more

This year, Banned Books Week matters more than ever

September 28, 2012
Have you ever listened to KPFA's “Flashpoints”? A friend described it to me, as we listened to an episode featuring San Francisco's newest poet laureate...


September 25, 2012
WEDNESDAY 26Berkeley mayoral candidate forum North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst, Berk; 1:30pm, free. It may be the Peoples Republic of Berkeley, but...

The real issue for the Dems in November

September 6, 2012
Lots of fun with convention democracy on Day Two, when the chair of the event, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, got caught up in the...

KPFA shows us how to do convention coverage

August 31, 2012
I watched and I listened as the Republicans alienated much of America and the TV announcers made fools of themselves and the big newspapers...

On 67th anniversary of bombs in Japan, nuclear energy challenged

August 8, 2012
An hour before the Chevron refinery in Richmond started to burn, Bay Area residents were demonstrating against a different type of energy that posed...

Dick Meister: Labor and the media

July 12, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Summer Sounds: Exclusive bass-heavy tropical Surya Dub mix (and more)

July 11, 2012
Ahoy, sunshine! In this week's Super Ego nightlife column, I get all hot an bothered about the upcoming re-appearance of the Surya Dub global...

A range of rage at Obama visit

Hundreds gathered in the financial district today as President Obama came through San Francisco for a brief visit, consisting of a high-priced fundraising lunch...

The (latest) battle of KPFA

Fight over content, money erupts into recall campaign

Save our homes

Occupiers are still fighting foreclosures, from Bernal Heights to the doorstep of Wells Fargo's CEO

The college tuition problem

January 27, 2012
President Obama wants to solve the horrible problem of college tuition costs and student loans by offering tax breaks and telling schools to keep...


January 24, 2012
yael@sfbg.comWEDNESDAY 25Pity the Billionaire Best-selling author Thomas Frank will discuss his new book Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Resurgence...

Gun control, race, and the founding fathers

January 5, 2012
KPFA's Mitch Jeserich, one of my favorite people on the radio, had a fascinating discussion this morning with Adam Winkler, who's written an new...

J’Accuse: An open letter from a UC-Davis professor

November 21, 2011
IMadeline Perez, our correspondent on the scene at the University of California-Davis, reports that Nathan Brown, an untenured  assistant professor in the Department of...

Editor’s notes

Camping really can cause change