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Breaking the chains

Rival measures updating SF's formula retail controls stir controversy and debate

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

Happy Monday, y'all. I know, it's rough. I hope at the very least that your weekend was better than this guy's.If not, don't despair!...

Tropical impressions

A few picks from YBCA's New Filipino Cinema 2014

Drought legislation would undermine endangered species protection

By Mike Lynes OPINION California's ongoing drought has brought hardship to nearly every corner of the state, but the Central Valley has been ground...

The Selector June 11-17, 2014

WEDNESDAY 11Luke Sweeney "Miss Me?" Luke Sweeney asks in the lead track from his forthcoming album Adventure:Us, and in response I'd probably deny, avoid...

Still hungry

Theatre of Yugen's remarkable world premiere of Chiori Miyagawa's 'This Lingering Life'

This Week’s Picks: June 4 – 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY 4  'Mr. Irresistible' Multifaceted showman and irrepressible art-dragster D'Arcy Drollinger, the brains and falsies behind such contemporary camp classics as Shit & Champagne and...

Nature kids

Bay Area bands breathe new life into a salty, windswept West Coast tradition

At the crossroads

A community is left reeling by sudden changes at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco's oldest alternative non-profit arts space.

Good green: Lessons from the 4th annual SF Green Film Festival

I can count on my two hands the days it’s rained in San Francisco this year. You’d have to be living in a cave...

PrEP school

Daily use of drug to prevent HIV infection greeted with controversy

Film Listings: May 21 – 27, 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...

An evening with Herbie Hancock and Nancy Pelosi at the SFJAZZ Gala

By Micah DubreuilIf you were driving down Fell street last Friday, you might have come upon an unexpected detour. This would have been the...

Thick as blood: Sibling duo Broods are the next kiwis on the rise

“Kiwis tend to hold back and be too humble. They don’t want to be over-confident, but I think people are starting to...

Burning mouse

Mike Daisey talks and dreams Burning Man, Disney World, and Occupy in 'American Utopias'

Film Listings: May 14 – 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...

A few quick hits from the SF International Film Festival as it comes to a close

Sexual jealousy, filial betrayal, and bloodshed amid a civilization’s ruins. The SF International Film Festival began on these cheerful notes, with Viggo Mortensen, Oscar...

Film Listings: May 7 – 13, 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...

Watching the police

Civilian oversight system underfunded and prone to political pressures

Naming of a park facility sparks political fight

We at the Bay Guardian were alerted today that San Francisco Recreation & Parks commissioners are poised to name a Golden Gate Park building...

Film Listings: April 30 – May 6, 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...

Manscape

The male protagonists of 'Fading Gigolo' and 'Locke' do what they gotta do

Opening up

Sara Shelton Mann's site-specific exploration 'The Eye of Horus'

Two views of the waterfront

Controversial developments proposed for Port of San Francisco property trigger public debate about who should control the city's valuable edge