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SF breaks America’s heart, says Washington Post

Everyone's talking about this article -- but let's remember that the devastating tech boom was not an earthquake or a random event: Local politicians made it happen, and still haven't admitted it was a mistake.

MIT researcher takes on 48 Hills — or maybe not

Despite the Yimby narrative, we agree the evidence shows that upzoning in Chicago led to speculation and higher housing costs.

SF breaks America’s heart, says Washington Post

Everyone's talking about this article -- but let's remember that the devastating tech boom was not an earthquake or a random event: Local politicians made it happen, and still haven't admitted it was a mistake.

MIT researcher takes on 48 Hills — or maybe not

Despite the Yimby narrative, we agree the evidence shows that upzoning in Chicago led to speculation and higher housing costs.

I want my SF DocFest: Our critic’s top picks

Epic tales of gay lucha libre wrestlers and untold stories of the Bay's thrash metal history mark the 2019 edition of the real-life cinema explosion.

Arts Forecast: Open up your world with the SF International Arts Festival

Plus: Celebrate your sex workers at this week's culture fest! Also, Cypress Hill, Japanese American history exhibits, and so much more.

I want my SF DocFest: Our critic’s top picks

Epic tales of gay lucha libre wrestlers and untold stories of the Bay's thrash metal history mark the 2019 edition of the real-life cinema explosion.

SF breaks America’s heart, says Washington Post

Everyone's talking about this article -- but let's remember that the devastating tech boom was not an earthquake or a random event: Local politicians made it happen, and still haven't admitted it was a mistake.

MIT researcher takes on 48 Hills — or maybe not

Despite the Yimby narrative, we agree the evidence shows that upzoning in Chicago led to speculation and higher housing costs.

Big project at Divis and Oak could be issue in D5 supe race

Challenger Preston says luxury housing development needs more affordability and transit funding; where will incumbent Brown stand?

We’ve been counted and studied. We still don’t have homes.

Big surprise: The number show more homeless people on the streets. Now let's do something about it -- not just "sweep" people out of sight.

Arts Forecast: Open up your world with the SF International Arts Festival

Plus: Celebrate your sex workers at this week's culture fest! Also, Cypress Hill, Japanese American history exhibits, and so much more.

Screen Grabs: ‘War and Peace’ thrills in its gargantuan spectacle

Kenyan lesbian drama 'Rafiki' comes to the Roxie and our reviewer gets unexpected laughs from 'Non-Fiction'.

Under fire, SF cops announce criminal investigation of reporter

Chief Scott, in a highly unusual move, says his department is looking into conspiracy charges against a journalist who was given a leaked document about the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

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SF breaks America’s heart, says Washington Post

Everyone's talking about this article -- but let's remember that the devastating tech boom was not an earthquake or a random event: Local politicians made it happen, and still haven't admitted it was a mistake.

MIT researcher takes on 48 Hills — or maybe not

Despite the Yimby narrative, we agree the evidence shows that upzoning in Chicago led to speculation and higher housing costs.

We’ve been counted and studied. We still don’t have homes.

Big surprise: The number show more homeless people on the streets. Now let's do something about it -- not just "sweep" people out of sight.

Under fire, SF cops announce criminal investigation of reporter

Chief Scott, in a highly unusual move, says his department is looking into conspiracy charges against a journalist who was given a leaked document about the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

Court to hear arguments on police raid of reporters house

Search that embarrassed the city goes before a judge, leaving City Attorney Dennis Herrera to defend the cops in a pretty indefensible case. Plus: Harvey Milk's birthday events, UCSF and Dignity Health -- and 'politicizing' the Rent Board. That's The Agenda for May 20-26

The real lessons from the surging numbers of homeless people on the streets of SF

Mayor Breed opposed a measure that would have made a big difference. Now she can't fix the problem with a few hundred new shelter beds and a modest housing bond.

A hippie van and an annoying smart-phone dude

The clash of San Francisco values hits home in Precita Park.

Finally, a city study says public power makes perfect sense

San Francisco could buy out PG&E's local distribution system, provide cleaner, cheaper energy, and make money in the process.

BREAKING: Wiener’s housing deregulation bill on hold — for now

Senate committee bumps the measure into next year, but Wiener vows he will continue to push for urban upzoning.

Some perspective on the raid on a reporter’s house

The SFPD knows exactly which officers had access to that leaked document. Have their homes been raided and their phones and computer seized? And why did the TV stations think the Adachi file was news anyway?

New study challenges Wiener’s approach to housing

Eminent economic geographers say that deregulation and upzoning will make gentrification in cities like SF much worse.

Uber is already undermining public transit …

... and biking, and walking. A major new study says the Transportation Network Companies are adding more cars to the streets; where is the regulation?

Uber’s plans include attacking public transit

Documents filed for IPO reveal plans to privatize transportation, getting riders off public buses and trains and onto "Uber buses."

Who can ask for anything more? A review of Tony Bennett in San Jose

His songs touched a nerve in a town wracked by loss.

Protesting Uber’s IPO — and police secrecy

Drivers ask why they keep getting pay cuts as the top execs prepare to become staggeringly rich -- and why is SFPD still dragging its heels on new police-misconduct disclosure laws? That's The Agenda for May 6-13

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Arts + Culture

I want my SF DocFest: Our critic’s top picks

Epic tales of gay lucha libre wrestlers and untold stories of the Bay's thrash metal history mark the 2019 edition of the real-life cinema explosion.

Arts Forecast: Open up your world with the SF International Arts Festival

Plus: Celebrate your sex workers at this week's culture fest! Also, Cypress Hill, Japanese American history exhibits, and so much more.

Screen Grabs: ‘War and Peace’ thrills in its gargantuan spectacle

Kenyan lesbian drama 'Rafiki' comes to the Roxie and our reviewer gets unexpected laughs from 'Non-Fiction'.

Cal Shakes begins new season fostering fresh voices in theater

The company will examine 17th century gender roles in Madhuri Shekar's 'House of Joy'.

Exploring love on its own terms with the team behind “The Sun is Also a Star”

Cast members of the new romance film and the writer of the original book version tell our writer why they haven't lost hope.

Screen Grabs: Lessons from the dictatorship mark ‘The Silence of Others’

Plus: Art house to blockbuster releases, like 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' and 'John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum'.

Arts Forecast: White Night rally marks SF’s legacy of insurrection

Plus: A weekend of art from TL residents, Combo Chimbita, Sister Roma's roast, and more.

Review: ‘The Good Book’ presents a shifting take on Bible study

We interview a cast member on the play's complex path through faith.

Review: Superman is Black and invincible in ‘Supremacy’

Playwright Jason Mendez mashes comic book fantasy up with the urgency of a #BlackLivesMatter rally.

Queering Psychedelics conference aims to expand definitions, minds

As psychedelics become mainstream, this groundbreaking gathering addresses everything from two-spirit ecology to queer jam band fans.

‘Queer California: Untold Stories’: a confetti shower of the overlooked

Bracing, sometimes exhausting show at Oakland Museum brims with hidden history, magical connections, and fascinating footnotes.

Spin Doctors’ Chris Barron on break ups, break downs, and the group’s new music

"I would always say that I would rather have a song like 'Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong' go to number two than have to sing 'Achy Breaky Heart' for the rest of my career."

Queer medalist Adam Rippon talks youth advocacy and post-rink living

We got the inside scoop on the athlete's upcoming memoir and celebrity interview series.

Screen Grabs: All weekend long, the Roxie celebrates French noir

Plus: Vintage "folk libraries", Charlie Says, and Zhang Yimou 'Shadow'

Arts Forecast: The week’s best moments to honor Momma

Plus: The 48th annual Stanford Powwow, a musical benefit for immigration advocates RAICES, Diana Gameros, and the Walking Distance Dance Festival.

A stellar Mutek.SF refreshed spirits weary of tech’s cynical slide

The fest's four days of gorgeous animations, rumbling techno, and puckish experiments injected the scene with new energy.

Who can ask for anything more? A review of Tony Bennett in San Jose

His songs touched a nerve in a town wracked by loss.

Candymaker Michael Recchiuti on how music inspires his luscious treats

The lauded chocolatier dishes on how he deploys sweet, sweet rhythm in the kitchen

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A hippie van and an annoying smart-phone dude

The clash of San Francisco values hits home in Precita Park.

SF breaks America’s heart, says Washington Post

Everyone's talking about this article -- but let's remember that the devastating tech boom was not an earthquake or a random event: Local politicians made it happen, and still haven't admitted it was a mistake.

We’ve been counted and studied. We still don’t have homes.

Big surprise: The number show more homeless people on the streets. Now let's do something about it -- not just "sweep" people out of sight.

MIT researcher takes on 48 Hills — or maybe not

Despite the Yimby narrative, we agree the evidence shows that upzoning in Chicago led to speculation and higher housing costs.

Under fire, SF cops announce criminal investigation of reporter

Chief Scott, in a highly unusual move, says his department is looking into conspiracy charges against a journalist who was given a leaked document about the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi.

Big project at Divis and Oak could be issue in D5 supe race

Challenger Preston says luxury housing development needs more affordability and transit funding; where will incumbent Brown stand?

The real lessons from the surging numbers of homeless people on the streets of SF

Mayor Breed opposed a measure that would have made a big difference. Now she can't fix the problem with a few hundred new shelter beds and a modest housing bond.

Court to hear arguments on police raid of reporters house

Search that embarrassed the city goes before a judge, leaving City Attorney Dennis Herrera to defend the cops in a pretty indefensible case. Plus: Harvey Milk's birthday events, UCSF and Dignity Health -- and 'politicizing' the Rent Board. That's The Agenda for May 20-26

Screen Grabs: ‘War and Peace’ thrills in its gargantuan spectacle

Kenyan lesbian drama 'Rafiki' comes to the Roxie and our reviewer gets unexpected laughs from 'Non-Fiction'.

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