Trash

Find your fangs: Total Trashfest is upon us

October 7, 2014
I can already envision the sound of Shannon Shaw's voice singing Metallica's "Enter Sandman," and it's music to my ears. The James Hetfield-penned classic...

You better recognize

Under-the-radar artists (and a misunderstood legend) get their due in Mill Valley Film Fest doc

Luxy! The dating app for the 1 percent is NOT a prank

September 30, 2014
I got a press release announcing a new app yesterday that immediately set off my “hoax” radar. Not only is Luxy not a prank,...

Polly’s sexual (r)evolution

SEX ISSUE The queen of Kinky Salon pens a raw and revealing new memoir

Salvation

THE WEEKNIGHTER Papusas save the day (and the hangover) at Balompie Cafe.

Film Listings: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Guardian Intelligence: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
CASTRO CURTAIN CALLIf your favorite thing about seeing movies at the historic Castro Theatre is hearing the score for that Charlie Chaplin short played...

Film Listings: August 27 – September 2, 2014

August 26, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Cruel stories of youth

'Rich Hill' and 'Me and You' offer very different (but equally compelling) coming-of-age tales

NUDE BEACHES 2014

Hurrah! Here's our 40th annual survey of Northern California naked fun in the sun.

Sailing through

THE WEEKNIGHTER: Beer (and some surprising neighborhood feeling) flows freely at Southern Pacific Brewing.

Carletta Sue Kay on strip clubs, literature, and dumpster-diving after art exhibits

July 23, 2014
Not long after I sat down with Randy Walker, the male, non-performing ego of one of San Francisco's most undefinable musical acts, vocal powerhouse...

Garbage game

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

Recycle-pocalypse

As recycling centers close en masse throughout the city, small businesses may owe millions in fees

Jury finds Recology cheated in waste diversion bonus program

June 20, 2014
A jury has determined that Recology, San Francisco’s garbage collection contractor, was not honest with the city when it collected a bonus payment of...

Cristina Lopez, East Bay Recycler

Recycling workers, in their own words

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

Projections

A long list of short takes on SFIFF 57, in chronological order

Where there’s smoke

San Francisco takes its pot smoking very seriously

City unveils plan to get tough at 4/20 gatherings

April 16, 2014
City officials today announced a "comprehensive plan" to crack down on unpermitted 420 events at Golden Gate Park this Sun/20, saying it was necessary...

Film Listings: April 16 – 22, 2014

April 15, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Coachella for agoraphobics: How to do the festival without leaving your house

April 11, 2014
Fun fact: I'm bad at festivals. It's not that I don't enjoy them, per se: there's live music, the outdoors, fried food, great people-watching.It's...