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Happy Women’s History Month, dammit let’s celebrate

Officially, the city of San Francisco will celebrate Women's History Month with a ceremony honoring a female representative from each district on March 19...

Everybody likes Jerry; now what?

February 21, 2013
For the first time in many years, Californians seem to like their governor. Jerry Brown's approval rating is now above 50 percent; actually, it's...

Can Obama really unravel Reagan?

January 28, 2013
I like Robert Reich; he's one of the smartest economic thinkers in the country and can explain everything that's wrong with the economy in...

Democratic Party tries to block non-Democrats

January 18, 2013
Once again, the San Francisco Democratic Party is considering ousting local Democratic clubs that endorse non-Democrats in nonpartisan races. It's crazy, and it goes...

Overturning Citizens United

January 17, 2013
Sen. Al Franken, who is wonderful, has moved beyond seeking more disclosure (which the Republicans won't accept) and is now moving toward a Constitutional...

The downside of Jerry Brown’s budget

January 10, 2013
The guv is quite proud of his new budget: He's eliminated the chronic deficits, he's giving some more money to the schools, and he's...

Hacking the US debt

Johnny Venom wants us to consider the $1 trillion coin

Why the GOP gets away with obstructing Congress

January 3, 2013
There's an interesting piece on Calitics talking about what California can teach the nation in terms of ending Republican obstructionism. Robert Cruickshank, as usual,...

Lamebows 2013

The gay gaffes and honey boo-boos of a very queer year

White men behaving (very) badly

Presenting the 2012 Off-Guard awards for the worst of a dismal yaer

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Film Listings

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

Same-sex marriage: What they’re saying

December 7, 2012
Lots of statements getting issued on the Supreme Court's decision, reflecting both the desire of many elected officials to weigh in on this momentus...

Could we really fix Prop. 13?

December 6, 2012
Is it really possible? Could California be on the path to repair the damage of Prop. 13? Would Jerry go along?You wouldn't think so...

Film Listings

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

W. Kamau Bell returns triumphant to the Bay, needs burrito

December 3, 2012
Attention burrito vendors of the Mission, there is a sale to be made at the arrivals gate of SFO this weekend when newly-minted TV...

Film Listings and Reviews

November 27, 2012
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

The plutocrat

Tech mogul Ron Conway is trying to buy San Francisco politics and sell his pro-business agenda

A hello to arms

Who, exactly, is the target audience for Red Dawn?

District surprises

Big-money efforts could unseat Olague -- but not Mar

Editor’s notes

Dems Gone Wild in Sacramento? We wish. 

Demos control Sacramento. Completely.

November 7, 2012
The sleeper in this election is the apparent supermajority for the Democrats in both houses of the Legislature. This is huge news, if it...

This much is true

Pirates, politicians, ogres, and cults: DocFest highlights

Extra! Extra! Gov. Rick Scott welcomes you to the State of Florida on election suppression day

November 6, 2012
And so, thanks to Republican Governor Rick Scott and his Republican allies, the lines of voters were once again impossibly long at Florida voting...