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From Iraq and back

Omar Fekeiki's work with the Washington Post in his native country brought him death threats and a rare ticket to UC Berkeley. So why does he want to return?

Work, work, work

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Readers: When last we visited Polyland, I was congratuutf8g myself for doing a necessary public service: warning would-be polyamorists they would fail unless...

NOISE: SXSW beckons, grins widely, then swallows…

I know what you're thinking. "Oh, poor you - poor you, having to hear so much music, drink so much beer, inhale so much...

The sunshine posse

The FOI Issue: New sunshine warriors are changing the way City Hall does business

Pop goes Panther

A hip-spasming dose of damaged soul

Happy returns

The Birthday Party is agelessly cruel

Practical aggression

Chilli Cha Cha

Sci-fi made me do it

Is speculative fiction in the blood?


Jan. 2 film The Painted Veil Flapperish English socialite Kitty (Naomi Watts) marries bacteriologist Walter (Edward Norton) because - well, he asked her, following a brief but...

Hanging on the ‘Phone

Bay Area band Elephone evade the expected

I heart your dark side

Don't mix up the singer with her song, but do fall for Rykarda Parasol

Hallelujah, more lists!

Online exclusive: more local players and playas' top 10s

Looking up

Sales and salvation were art world keywords in 2006

Holiday Listings

Holiday listings are compiled by Todd Lavoie. Listings for Wed/13-Tues/19 are below; check back each week for updated events. See Picks for information on...

At your cervix

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: As long as I can remember, I've had a fascination with gyno play and playing doctor. I had never acted upon it...

The Prop. 90 money trail

Who's behind the measure? Start with Grover Norquist

Bayview’s perspective

Residents and activists see flaws in Proposition 90 — but desperation is causing them to support it anyway

The dirt in D6

Daly hit with stealthy attacks linked to the mentor of his main opponent

Save Daly — and the city

EDITORIAL The sleaze in District 6 is utterly out of control. So far, five different organizations, all claiming to be independent of any candidate,...

Joy sticks

Bonnie "Prince" Billy and a big fat bowl of Froot Loops

Breakfast with Dr. Bish

Visionary filmmaker Bruce Baillie speaks

East Bay races and measures

Editor's note: The following story has been altered from the original to correct an error. We had originally identified Courtney Ruby as running for...


AUG. 23 Fundraiser Clean Keefer Join Terry Baum, former Green Party candidate for Representative in the 8th district, at a fundraiser for her successor in grassroots representation...

Signs of the times

Peace groups fight the city's handbill posting ban — and the one man who works to enforce it in the Mission District