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The displaced businesses

There's a downside to the real-estate boom on Market Street

Dick Meister: A Halloween invasion from Mars!

By Dick MeisterDick Meister is a longtime San Francisco-based journalist and writer. Contact him through his website,  www.dickmeister.com “2X2L calling CQ … 2X2L calling...

Dick Meister: Your first World Series is always the best

Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom has covered labor and politics for more than a half-century. Contact him...

The ‘heightened sensitivity’ blues

One woman's angertorial regarding progressive politics in SF

The Helium Safari: The Astonishing Collage Art of Sean Mackaoui

Sean Mackaoui likes to cut and paste in his much-loved adopted hometown of Madrid, Spain. His work has adorned newspapers and magazines (El Mundo,...

Former girlfriend defends Mirkarimi

By Evelyn NievesFor months, I’ve watched as Ross Mirkarimi has been slandered as a “wife beater”—by the mayor of San Francisco, no less—and vilified...

Bad and good news from the Guv

First, the bad news: Jerry Brown has vetoed a couple of important bills by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, showing that he's still a strange and...

Obama’s appeal to SF’s divided Left draws mixed reactions

President Barack Obama has a divided political base, as local Democrats who showed up at the Laborers Local 261 hall last night to hear...

KPFA shows us how to do convention coverage

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

Best of the Bay 2012: BEST FUTURE OF THE PRESS

BEST FUTURE OF THE PRESS This might get a little meta, so pull up a bar stool, grab a stiff drink, and bear with...

Best of the Bay 2012 Editors Picks: City Living

Editor's PicksCity LivingBEST VOICE OF VICTORY Whether it's Pablo Sandoval stepping into the box or a struggling rookie trying to catch a break, the...

Personal detectives

Filmmakers chart their family histories (and mysteries) at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Dick Meister: Labor and the media

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

Gascon comments on Lee perjury allegations

Luke Thomas from Fog City Journal showed up at a press conference District Attorney George Gascon was holding on another topic, and threw in...

Rio Grande

New pop-up bar from the Bon Vivants mixes kitsch with quality -- especially if you order the off-menu cocktails

Why do Lee, Chiu, and others want to stifle economic growth?

Why do Mayor Ed Lee, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, and San Francisco's two major daily newspapers want to punish success? Because that's...

Film Listings May 16-22, 2012

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

Film Listings May 9-15, 2012

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

Big trouble in old China

Author Paul French investigates a decades-old murder in Midnight in Peking

Should the Navy name a ship after Harvey Milk?

A Democratic Congressional rep. from San Diego thinks so.Rep. Bob Filner has asked the Secretary of the Navy, who has final say over such...

The Bay Citizen divorces NYT to marry CIR

This Sunday is the last day The Bay Citizen – the nonprofit San Francisco newsroom started two years ago by Warren Hellman, the local...

A Guardian announcement

After 45 years of "printing the news and raising hell" -- and contributing significantly to the cultural and political vibrancy of the Bay Area...

Appetite: Jazzy 1950s-era bar in former newspaper printing room? Believe it

Bourbon and Branch, Wilson and Wilson, Rickhouse... I've frequented (and written about) each since they opened. Though some tire of the speakeasy concept, Bourbon...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Matt Sussman. For rep house showtimes,...