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Guardian Intelligence

HOT AND STICKY HARDLY STRICTLYIf you were among the estimated 750,000 people who poured into Golden Gate Park this past weekend for Hardly Strictly...

Return of the messenger

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

By George

A new book collects George Kuchar's shouts and murmurs

Sex in the Matrix

Virtual reality porn is coming soon, whether we're ready or not for its many implications

Polly’s sexual (r)evolution

SEX ISSUE The queen of Kinky Salon pens a raw and revealing new memoir

Viracocha is legit! Here are five things from the past five years that we wish we could’ve written about

September 12, 2014
As you may have heard by now, Viracocha — everyone's favorite Never-Never Land of a music venue/spoken word performance space/speakeasy/antiques store/beautiful place to stop...

A master of observation: chatting with author Sean Wilsey

August 27, 2014
“We used to call this Café High,” author Sean Wilsey says of Café International, our meeting spot, before letting out a hearty chortle. By...

American landscapes: a review of SF native Sean Wilsey’s essay collection, ‘More Curious’

August 20, 2014
Midway through the introduction to More Curious (McSweeney's Books, 342 pp., $22), his recently-published collection of essays from the last 15 years, Sean Wilsey...

This Week’s Picks: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 2014
Power of pup positivityWEDNESDAY/20   100 Years After WWI: The Poll Diaries Franz Ferdinand, the band, has shaken up some summer music festivals in recent times,...

This Week’s Picks: August 13 – 19, 2014

August 12, 2014
THURSDAY 14 Kevin Morby If you're enough of an indie rock fan, you might have heard Kevin Morby's work without knowing it. He's played bass...

Snap sounds

August 5, 2014

Quick takes on new releases

Moving pictures

Cinematic journeys with the Matatu Film Festival

Recycle-pocalypse

As recycling centers close en masse throughout the city, small businesses may owe millions in fees

The Fourth of July: Remembering the good old days in Rock Rapids, Iowa

July 3, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann(Note: In July of 1972, when the Bay Guardian was short a Fourth of July story, I sat down and cranked...

Future, the Auto-Tune rapper du jour, had a very lazy night at the Regency

July 2, 2014
Future, America's Auto-Tune rapper du jour, is in a cushy position. His recent album Honest is one of the year's most critically acclaimed rap...

Robyn + Röyskopp + Pride = lots and lots of glitter

June 30, 2014
By Tiffany RappWhen two major figures in the Scandinavian electronic music scene collaborate for a mini-album and tour, it's bound to feel like something...

A high price

'Denali's Howl' investigates a 50-year-old climbing tragedy

American revolution: Smith Henderson talks ‘Fourth of July Creek’

Smith Henderson is all smiles. His debut novel, Fourth of July Creek, has been receiving rave reviews since its release two weeks ago, has...

Film Listings: June 11-17, 2014

June 10, 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...

Secret passages

THE WEEKNIGHTER Through the back door at Bourbon & Branch

Hold ‘Steady’

Alonzo King's new work mixes dark threat into tenderness

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...

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...

Trouble Coffee

Guardian Small Business Award winner that makes $4 toast isn't really a gentrifier