Volume 42, Issue 21

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Volume 42, Issue 21

Top Stories

San Francisco is at the center of a national debate over government and corporate surveillance of US residents

Michael Leonard
Top Stories

Public defenders say they're being barred from accessing surveillance camera footage that could exonerate the innocent

G.W. Schulz
Top Stories

Buster's Place, the city's main 24-hour homeless drop-in center, faces closure

Bryan Cohen
Top Stories

Gavin Newsom attacks social services and other supervisorial spending priorities with unilateral cuts

Sarah Phelan
Top Stories

Volume 42, Issue 21

News & Culture

Andrea Nemerson

Sure, we know it's not packed with cool aliens, but we haven't realized that hunkering down on another planet isn't going to solve our basic problems as humans

Annalee Newitz

Although the state could save $13.3 million if several parks close, the governor hasn't calculated the loss in business tax revenue

David Carini

You can only hope that if you told the truth, played by the rules, and showed why your side was right, in the end you'll come out on top

Tim Redmond

The entire premise of secret electronic surveillance seems shaky, judge or no

Editorial

If the cameras can be used for prosecution, they ought to be available to lawyers for people who want to establish an alibi

Editorial

Some gay people are so anxious to participate in their own cultural erasure

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Volume 42, Issue 21

Food & Drink

Do skunks eat lemons? Raccoons?

Paul Reidinger
Food & Drink

A virtual Xanadu for any aficionado of the Byzantine

Ailene Sankur
Food & Drink

A craft-beer bar with food to match; ergo, a kind of hipster tavern

Paul Reidinger
Food & Drink

Fruitful Grounds

L.E. Leone
Food & Drink

Volume 42, Issue 21

Arts & Culture

MSTRKRFT's magic

Hayley Elisabeth Kaufman

The Don'ts down it all

Theo Schell-Lambert

Noise Pop's film program encompasses labors of love and cheap shots

Max Goldberg

Rightly dubbed "the ambassador of rap for the capital"

Billy Jam

Holy Fuck's dance exclamations

Lauren Giniger

Throw Me the Statue buzzes

Chris Sabbath

Blitzen Trapper take alt-country higher

Theo Schell-Lambert

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt is cutting through the noise

Alex Felsinger

M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel take it one song at a time as She and Him

Kimberly Chun

The Gutter Twins recast grunge

Todd Lavoie