Pot

Go for Goth

'The Guest' filmmakers talk Carpenter, moody music, and finding the humor in horror

Now that Willie Brown is a lobbyist, will the SF Chronicle finally cut him loose?

Years ago, the San Francisco Chronicle handed Willie Brown a megaphone, but now that he's officially recognized as a paid lobbyist, isn't it time...

Keys of life

Jimi Hendrix and Nick Cave feature in two very different movies

Head First: On “dysfunction,” freaking out, and my huge, THC-fueled orgasms

September 18, 2014
I have very little experience with marijuana — mostly because I’m from a small, East Coast town where such a substance is referred to...

Jock joints

The 420 Games and weed-smoking pro athletes counter the image of lazy potheads

Messed up: Did this man vandalize Alejandro Nieto’s memorial?

Alejandro Nieto was killed after a hotly debated, horrifying confrontation with the SFPD nearly five months ago. Since his death, his family and loved...

Starred, Striped

THE WEEKNIGHTER:  Dave's -- the good ol' melting pot of cheap cocktails

Read the memo detailing Mayor Ed Lee’s punishment of supervisors who supported Muni

The story is snowballing.Mayor Ed Lee is furious at supervisors who voted for Sup. Scott Wiener's Muni funding measure, and told reporters Monday he...

Kim’s affordable housing ballot measure gutted then approved

Housing is out of whack in San Francisco, and Sup. Jane Kim's affordable housing ballot measure would've gone a long way towards fixing it. But...

Housing supply and demand theory on trial at City Hall

The November ballot is shaping into a housing supply theory showdown, and yesterday’s Board of Supervisors Rules Committee hearing was the first round.The...

#TBT: That time we called for California’s break-up

July 17, 2014
So another scheme -- in a long and rich history of such schemes -- is attempting to break California into more digestible parts, and...

Theater Listings: July 16 – 22, 2014

July 15, 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....

San Jose cracks down on pot clubs after eschewing SF’s regulatory approach

San Jose’s current (and harsh) crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries contrasts with San Francisco’s decade-old (and still working well) regulations.Over the last five years,...

Theater Listings: July 9 – 15, 2014

July 8, 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: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 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....

Get Baked

TABLEHOPPING A destination-worthy bakery, a butcher shop and restaurant rolled into one, and third-wave tea.

Guardian Intelligence: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 2014
GET SMOKEYThe 77th season of the always free, always packed Stern Grove Festival kicks off this Sunday, June 22 with an afternoon of hits...

Tropical impressions

A few picks from YBCA's New Filipino Cinema 2014

To the desert and back

The Fresh and Onlys' Tim Cohen ditches the city for rural Arizona and returns with a new record — and new tensions

Stage Listings: May 28-June 3, 2014

May 28, 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 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....

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....

Don’t police the pot docs

April 29, 2014
 By Ahimsa Porter Sumchai OPINIONSenate Bill 1262 was introduced in the California Senate on Feb. 21 by veteran legislator Lou Correa. It is a...