Alerts: June 18 – 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY 18 Glenn Greenwald: Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State The Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes, SF. (773) 583-7884 7-9pm, $6. Greenwald, who...

The Selector June 11-17, 2014

WEDNESDAY 11Luke Sweeney "Miss Me?" Luke Sweeney asks in the lead track from his forthcoming album Adventure:Us, and in response I'd probably deny, avoid...

This Week’s Picks: June 4 – 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY 4  'Mr. Irresistible' Multifaceted showman and irrepressible art-dragster D'Arcy Drollinger, the brains and falsies behind such contemporary camp classics as Shit & Champagne and...

PrEP school

Daily use of drug to prevent HIV infection greeted with controversy

Summer fairs and festivals

MAY 24-25Carnaval San Francisco Festival: Sat/24-Sun/25, entertainment begins at 11am, free, Harrison between 16th and 24th Sts, SF. Parade: Sun/25, 9:30am, free, starts at...

Spring chickens

'Tis the season for new releases, featuring a bumper crop of Bay Area bands. Plus, an identity crisis: Bay Area surf-mariachi-punks bAd bAd defend their honor against LA electro-pop kids badbad

Law students denounce Napolitano commencement speech

University of California President Janet Napolitano deported thousands of undocumented citizens in her time as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Now, UC Hastings...

Sounds of silence

Nina Raine's 'Tribes' explores a specific and general deafness

Psychic Dream Astrology: April 23 – 29, 2014

April 23-29, 2014ARIESMarch 21-April 19If you slack off this week you'll find that things get overwhelming pretty quickly. This can be a time of...

The Milkman delivers

CAREERS + ED ISSUE: How one guitarist's passion became a means of San Francisco survival

Art is hard

CAREERS + ED ISSUE: It's up to our artists to save the Bay Area from becoming like everywhere else -- if they can hang in there. Hang in there!

Cap and frown

SFUSD considers allowing hats in schools, ending a policy discouraging cultural indicators

“Sharing economy” should share its wealth

EDITORIALThe valuation of San Francisco-based technology companies has been skyrocketing, with Airbnb reaching a reported $10 billion last week, Uber at about $3.5 billion,...

Ana Tijoux on motherhood, Breaking Bad, and un-learning colonialist history

By Rebecca HuvalIf you’re tired of mainstream Latin hip-hop — which, right now, is disproportionately made up of reggaeton beats, male MCs, and bitter...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week (Noise Pop edition)

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the festivals of San Francisco. Or something like that. SF Beer Week is over, dear readers, but...

Backlash mars annual tech awards

The Crunchies are a San Francisco-based dog and pony show for the tech industry, hosted by technology business news site Tech Crunch. But amid...

Crappies awards rain on tech award show’s parade

The Crunchies are a San Francisco-based dog and pony show for the tech industry, hosted by technology business news site Tech Crunch. But amid...

The layout

A primo party plan: The Goldies, Slow Hands, Gilles Peterson, Disco Daddy, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, and many more

Mumble, mumble, murder

A photographer shoots fake crime scenes in Joe Swanberg's meta-thriller '24 Exposures'

Locals Only: The American Professionals

Locals Only is our shout-out to the musicians who call the Bay Area home — a chance to spotlight an artist/band/music-maker with an upcoming...

This Week’s Picks: January 22 – 28, 2014

 WEDNESDAY 22JD Wilkes and The Dirt Daubers As the wild frontman for The Legendary Shack Shakers, Col. J.D. Wilkes broughttogether a wide array of...

Spiking the box office

THE YEAR IN FILM: Looking back at a triumphant year for African American films

Suspending judgment

SFUSD considers alternatives to suspensions that some say unfairly impact students of color

La ho-hum vita

'The Great Beauty' has style, but doesn't live up to the hype