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‘Neighbors,’ ‘Belle,’ and more new movies!

Not to detract from the drawing power of Seth Rogen's comic chops (or Zac Efron's abs, pecs, etc.) in this week's Neighbors, but it...

Political power play unseats SF Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner Angela Chan fought the federal government as they unjustly tried to deport undocumented San Franciscans who were guilty of no crimes, and...

Spider-Man and other men (some more amazing than others…) in new movies!

It won't be summer according to the calendar for another month or so, but it's already summer at the movies. We're already on our...

Lawsuits target Airbnb rentals

LAWSUITS TARGET AIRBNB RENTALSThe San Francisco City Attorney's Office last week filed a pair of lawsuits against local landlords who illegally rent out apartments on a short-term...


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

Where there’s smoke

San Francisco takes its pot smoking very seriously

SFBG Wrap, April 16-23

BART fine for workers' deaths, supervisors outfox landlords, police tapes illuminate Nieto shooting, and the sorry state of public housing

Hunky Jesus, Foxy Mary, and Easter bonnets to make your eggs spin

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence held their 35th anniversary Easter party — an "Emerald Jubilee" — at Golden Gate Park's Hellman Hollow on Sunday....

Earth reads

 WEST OF EDEN: COMMUNES AND UTOPIA IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (PM PRESS, 2012, $24.95) Edited by Iain Boal, Janfrie Stone, Michael Watts, and Cal Winslow,...

SFBG Wrap, April 9-16

Shrimp Boy is innocent (say his attorneys), Airbnb comes clean, and Ellis Act reform advances

Aliens, haunted mirrors, photographic mysteries, and isolated islands: new movies!

It's Friday, which means only one thing: new movies R herrre! Though Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier will probably keep body-slamming all the...

How to survive as an artist in SF’s ‘new economy’

For the tech-savvy and the tech-averse -- our guide to riding out the city's latest transformation. We present "How to survive as an artist...

Spread your wings

CAREERS + ED ISSUE: Six courses to expand your artistic horizons

Covered San Francisco unveiled

At the tail end of a long Board of Supervisors meeting last week, Sup. David Campos introduced legislation to create Covered San Francisco, a...

Massage therapists hope for a happy ending

The California Massage Therapy Council, a statewide body that licenses massage practitioners, may expire at the end of this year unless extended by the...

Unanswered question on SF housing

Nobody has a good answer to San Francisco's most basic housing problem: How do we build the housing that existing city residents need? It was a...

Teen dystopian drama! Sex addicts! Muppets! Yep, it’s new movie time

So many new movies this week to choose from, film fans! Better just cancel all your plans, and also any notions you had about...

Uber adjusts insurance policy in wake of fatal collision

Transportation Network Companies, more commonly known as "rideshares," have operated in legal limbo regarding their insurance since their creation. This came to a head...

‘Budapest,’ ‘Mars,’ and more: CAAMFest + new movies!

Last night heralded the opening of the Center for Asian American Media's CAAMFest; it runs through March 23 at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro,...

Digital Warrior

Remembering an internet activist and innovator who fought to liberate knowledge in our annual Freedom of Information coverage

SF bans water bottles

San Francisco continues to lead the way in the nation's environmental policy, with the Board of Supervisors on March 4 voting unanimously to bar...

Watchdogs in action

A look at the winners of this year's Freedom of Information Awards


No coal for Oakland, Newsom missed the train, and an app for SF's homeless


Google buses, library targets the homeless, and Kelly takes on Cohen in D10