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Sacramento Bee wins legal battle, UC Davis pepper spraying cops must be named

Nearly three years after UC Davis campus police pepper sprayed a line of peaceful, seated student protesters from the Occupy movement, The Sacramento Bee...

Video of suspect in Feather beating released

August 21, 2014
The SFPD has released video footage of a suspect in the violent beating of Feather, aka Bryan Higgins, who died last week at SF...

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...

Guardian Intelligence: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 2014
LIVE AND LET DIENo one better to close out the cold, remote, history-filled behemoth that is Candlestick Park than Sir Paul McCartney, who played...

Burning Man jumps the shark

How a high-minded countercultural experiment ended up on everyone's bucket list

Live Review: The Coup’s provocative ‘Shadowbox’ marred by sound problems

August 19, 2014
The Coup's new multimedia project Shadowbox was at least partially inspired by bandleader/MC Boots Riley's experience walking into a Theater Artaud performance as a...

Grover Norquist to take the stage at Burning Man … right after a fake guru

August 19, 2014
Burning Man’s most notorious attendee, ultra-conservative Grover Norquist, has been confirmed as the closing speaker at a playa lecture series. And get this: Norquist’s...

Outside Lands 2014: The view from the photo pit

Our favorite live shots from SF's biggest summer party

Public hospitals are too Lean

OPINION The San Francisco Department of Public Health is paying Rona Consulting Group, an out-of-state consulting firm, $1.3 million of taxpayer dollars to implement...

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...

This Week’s Picks: July 23 – 29, 2014

July 22, 2014
WEDNESDAY 23  Man or Astro-Man? Auburn, Ala.'s Man or Astro-Man? has spent decades perfecting their sprawling surf-rock. Incredibly imaginative and extremely prolific, the group has...

A hard look at ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

At 50, the Beatles third album demands a critical re-listen

Guardian Intelligence: July 23 – 29, 2014

J-POP ROCKEDThe annual J-Pop Summit in Japantown drew a lively crowd of anime and other Japanese pop culture treasures to Japantown last weekend (including...

At 50, turning a critical eye on ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

July 15, 2014
More than any other Beatles album, A Hard Day's Night — which turns 50 this week — embodies the cliches surrounding the band. The...

The Best of Burger Boogaloo

July 9, 2014
This weekend Oakland’s Mosswood Park was transformed into a mini music festival of adorable proportions. After two days of PBR, sunburns, and a heap...

Facebook messes with our emotions

The Facebook data scientist who served as lead author in a controversial study that set out to manipulate the emotional states of 689,003 Facebook...

Garbage game

Is Recology fudging the figures on how much SF waste is being diverted from the landfill, with the complicity of city officials?

Guardian Intelligence: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
GUARDIAN ON THE MOVEThere were a couple of big changes for the Bay Guardian this week. We and our sister newspapers within San Francisco...

It’s a trap

City College's accreditors offer the school a way out, but their past actions raise doubts whether they can be trusted

City agencies defend their slow response to Airbnb’s illegal rentals

More information has been coming out about how Airbnb is used to convert San Francisco apartments into tourist rentals — including an interesting study...

Free Sunday meters challenge rejected, SFMTA board’s independence questioned

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to reject an environmental appeal of the decision to repeal paying for parking meters on Sundays, which...

Board of Supervisors considers environmental appeal of paid Sunday meters

The Board of Supervisors is now hearing an environmental appeal of the SFMTA's proposed budget, specifically over the decision to make Sunday parking meters...

SFMTA launches “Google Bus” pilot program map, promises increased enforcement

The Google Bus plan is now rolling forward. Last night the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency released a map of shuttle stops to...

The Pogues’ James Fearnley on Shane MacGowan, the difference time can make, and the diary that became his new...

June 9, 2014
Mixing a high proof distillation from the sounds of traditional Irish folk music with the piss and vinegar attitude and energy of punk rock,...