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Project Censored 2014

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

Anti-war groups take to the streets of SF to protest US bombing campaign UPDATED

September 24, 2014
With the US military now bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, and the Islamic State that we’re targeting threatening to retaliate against US...

Internet Slowdown marks fight on net neutrality

September 9, 2014
Don’t be surprised if you go online tomorrow and see a “loading” symbol – aka the proverbial “spinning wheel of death” – staring...

To the classrooms, Baby Boomers

OPINION As long as I've been substitute teaching, people have asked what I thought we could do to improve public schools. With all of...

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...

Contending with cars, at the polls and on vacation

STREET FIGHT San Francisco's politics of mobility devolved into a cesspit this summer. Beginning with Mayor Ed Lee's retreat on Sunday parking meters, purportedly...

SF school board votes to aid Central American child refugees, hopes to spark national movement

Waves of Central American child refugees are landing in San Francisco, fleeing violence in their home countries. A growing number of supporters are lending...

Listen: The trainwreck pop parodies of the Westboro Baptist Church

August 12, 2014
In case you don't stay tuned to the comings and goings of the fearful, hate-filled, how-is-this-a-real-thing-and-not-a-caricature-of-extreme-right-wing-lunacy shitshow that is the Westboro Baptist Church, your...

Capitalism, performance art, and a whole lot of ass-shaking: Notes from a Beyoncé and Jay Z show

August 6, 2014
First off: To review a Beyoncé and Jay Z show, in the traditional way that music writers generally review live music — assessing and...

How you can help the 1,900 Central American child refugees in the Bay Area

There are at least 1,900 child refugees in the Bay Area from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, according to federal immigration data. These teens...

Refugee crisis hits home

Waves of child immigrants await court dates in San Francisco, facing deportation back to their violent home countries without legal representation

More funding promised to Central American child refugees, Lee warns of new influx

Thousands of Central American children fleeing drug wars and poverty are overwhelming the San Francisco nonprofits who care for them, but new information from...

Wax on: a journey into the new Madame Tussauds San Francisco

June 30, 2014
You probably won’t win any staring contests inside the new Madame Tussauds that opened June 26 at Fisherman’s Wharf. (Besides, I wouldn’t recommend holding...

Pride and prejudice

How the attack on teacher tenure echoes through the movement for LGBT rights

Doo-wop (that thing): talking with the cast of ‘Jersey Boys’

June 18, 2014
The backstage musical that turned the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — known for 1960s doo-wop ditties like "Sherry," "Big Girls...

Water bottle industry lauds law helping public water systems

June 12, 2014
The International Water Bottle Association (IBWA) sent out a press release this week “applauding” a new federal law aimed at improving public drinking...

Invisible no more

Threatened with deportation and paid illegally low wages, East Bay recycling workers did the unthinkable: They fought back.

Norman Solomon: Obama escalates his war on journalism

June 8, 2014
By Norman Solomon (Norman Solomon is executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of RootsAction.org. His books include “War Made Easy: How...

Peculiar thrills

Barbie art, wicker kittens, Harry Who, and jingle bells at DocFest 13

Theater Listings: May 21 – 27, 2014

May 20, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Theater Listings: May 14 – 20, 2014

May 13, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Income gap

Dueling SF minimum wage increase measure headed for November ballot unless labor and business leaders can compromise on one

Stored power

Green-tech manufacturing, climate science, and wisdom from the Amazon

Theater Listings: May 7 – 13, 2014

May 6, 2014
Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....