Sunday, January 17, 2021

Tag: Political Corruption

Supes, by one vote, reject public advocate plan

The San Francisco supes today refused by one vote to put a measure on the ballot creating a public advocate to focus on public corruption. Two of the supes who...

We’re all outside agitators at this point

We all knew America was a powder keg and, we all knew it had to blow up. Endless police or vigilante violence against Black and Brown people – executed...

Screen Grabs: Buckle up for more cinematic adventure

Part Two of our armchair audiovisual world tour offers more scenic and adventuresome distraction from “shelter-at-home” stasis. (Part One is here.) While we’re not heavily wading into the “new release”...

Screen Grabs: What happened to Dag Hammarskjold?

SCREEN GRABS It’s mid-August, the weather is theoretically fine, the summer blockbusters are already well into their runs—it is not a time of the year when heavy-hitters arrive in...

Screen Grabs: I Am Not a Witch, Iranian Film Fest, Blaze …

SCREEN GRABS While you could say the annual fall sprawl of anticipatory “awards season” has already begun—with the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals that premiere many of the year’s...

Screen Grabs: Dark Money, Generation Wealth, Everything Else

SCREEN GRABS This week’s movies seem unified by the theme of money—not least the big new popcorn movie Mission: Impossible 6, because no one makes a sixth entry in...

Rapping the ‘Housing Crisis’

ALL EARS "With the passing of Ed Lee, I think we’re at a crossroads in terms of the future of housing in this city, which will be largely determined...

Perhaps, a real mayoral debate

Tom Ammiano called me this morning to say he was going to dial 911. “I just realized I agree with Willie Brown,” he said. That doesn’t happen often to me,...

Ethics, supes in showdown over reforms

The San Francisco Ethics Commission could be facing a showdown with the Board of Supes in the next two weeks over a detailed, complex set of changes to the...

Willie Brown and the problem with corruption

There is, at this point, no smoking gun to implicate Ed Lee in any illegal behavior related to the Shrimp Boy case. But the tapes played in the preliminary...