Stories about Politics

Aya De León’s ‘Side Chick Nation’ explores post-Maria Puerto Rico

The local author's latest in the 'Justice Hustlers' series of feminist heists is part romance, part wealth-redistribution adventure.

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

AIDS, sex, and ‘Illuminations on Market Street’

Activist-author Benjamin Heim Shepard turns to fiction, inspired by working in an SF AIDS housing program in the mid-1990s.

Joan Jett Blakk for President, perpetually!

The subject of an acclaimed new play, drag talk show host and presidential candidate Terence Alan Smith looks back on his trailblazing life.

What happens if Wiener gets challenged from both the right and the left?

Quentin Kopp could take votes from the West Side; a progressive could take votes from the East Side.

Elizabeth Warren on war and peace

The progressive candidate's foreign policy is mixed -- but evolving.

‘The Great Hack’: They’ve got your data, and yes they’ve used it

New Netflix doc plumbs the depths of social media's political deception, examining the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica case.

Lulu Wang on good lies and immigrant family ties in ‘The Farewell’

'Guilt only exists through storytelling,' says the director, whose new film investigates cultural differences and tender bonds.

The stunning corruption that shows why supporters are pushing a Dark Money initiative

Real-estate developers have found ways around the existing laws and poured vast sums into local campaigns.

Will Newsom sign PG&E bailout bill?

Measure that would harm public power and clean energy efforts sails through the Legislature.