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Who will San Francisco Dems back in November?

August 12, 2014
In a city dominated by Democrats, the endorsements of the San Francisco Democratic Party carry a lot of weight. Its slate card mailer, showing...

Locals Only: Tom Rhodes

August 11, 2014
There are artists who are known for being shy and reclusive — for producing their best work while holed up in their room, or...

This Week’s Picks: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
sockhop in a sheet-metal factoryTHURSDAY 7 Post:Ballet's Five High Most choreographers start small, slowly developing skills — and an audience for their work. In 2010...

Time for change

Retail Workers Bill of Rights calls for labor improvements beyond a higher minimum wage

Monday music video mayhem

July 28, 2014
Just in case you've been living under a rock slightly behind on your local music coverage for the past couple weeks, allow us to remind you of...

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...

Everything is terrible, let’s go hear some live music

July 18, 2014
Dear readers! In case none of your coworkers has made any kind of Dilbert-ready joke by the water cooler yet today, let us fill...

This Week’s Picks: July 16 – 22, 2014

July 15, 2014
Brrrr-illiant!WEDNESDAY 16  Jessica Hernandez Since Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas recorded a full set of tunes for an album two years ago, long stints of...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

July 9, 2014
Hello friends and festival-goers! Did you just get back from High Sierra? Does your hair still smell of patchouli? Are you sad that you...

This Week’s Picks: July 9 – 15, 2014

July 8, 2014
 WEDNESDAY 9  'A Hard Day's Night' In 1964, Beatlemania thoroughly swept America. Fifty years after the Fab Four's stateside and film debuts, San Francisco's celebrations...

This Week’s Picks: July 2 – 8, 2014

July 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 2 Be Calm Honcho As Be Calm Honcho's lead singer croons about her love of California on the band's debut album, differences between the...

Comedy without limits means ‘No Happy Endings’ for SF’s Granny Cart Gangstas

June 26, 2014
Sexy granny panties? Up-and-coming San Francisco comedy troupe Granny Cart Gangstas recently proved this isn’t an oxymoron. Taking a cue from the Kids in...

This Week’s Picks: June 25 – July 1, 2014

June 24, 2014
WEDNESDAY 25  'Football Under Cover' Unofficial festivities for World Cup fans whose allegiances lie with Die Mannschaft (rather than with The Yanks) begin the night...

Pride and prejudice

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

SF arts funding prioritizes symphony, other stuff white people like

Disadvantaged artists might be getting the short end of the paintbrush in favor of the city’s more affluent art community in Mayor Ed Lee’s...

Theater Listings: June 18 – 24, 2014

June 17, 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....

Disrupting the classroom

Tech companies teach city kids programming skills

Who’s crashing E3’s macho-gamer party? Feminists

The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo is like Valhalla for male video game nerds, and though many gamer blogs are covering the newest thumb-twiddling doodads,...


Oakland Afro-soul veteran steps out her own. Plus: Adios Amigo fights cynicism with Erasable Truth, and other local releases

Nature kids

Bay Area bands breathe new life into a salty, windswept West Coast tradition

LA siren BANKS enchants The Independent

May 30, 2014
On Wednesday night at The Independent, a sold-out crowd anxiously awaits the mysterious creature known as BANKS. Cloaked in layers of black fabric that...

The anti-sunshine gang intensifies its attacks on the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force in City Hall

May 29, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann   (with special sunshine vendetta chronology by Richard Knee)  The Guardian story in the current issue demonstrates in 96 point...

Artists say vote for Campos

By Sara Jean Yaste OPINION David Campos stands up for the underdogs. And in this current state of capitalism U$A, we the people need to...

Enter to win: USMNT vs. Azerbaijan (meet Brian McBride!)

May 22, 2014
Enter to win four lower box seat tickets (right behind the goal!) to the upcoming USMNT vs. Azerbaijan match on Tuesday, May 27 at...