This Week's Paper

Cover Story

Party people, watch out: undercover cop Larry Bertrand has declared war on San Francisco nightlife

Rebecca Bowe, Steven T. Jones
Cover Story


Harassing parties and clubs shouldn't be a priority for a cash-strapped city's police department

Guardian Staff Writers

Perhaps the most un-San Franciscan of all Chief Gascon's initiatives is his demand for an ordinance that would literally criminalize the very act of sitting or lying on certain public sidewalks at certain times


The San Francisco Chronicle has a history of firing columnists' with conflicts of interest, so why is Willie Brown an exception?

Tim Redmond
Editors Notes

What has the SFPUC has been dumping in city gardens?

Green City

Young beggars on Haight Street discuss proposed sit-lie ordinance

Green City

Arts & Culture

Washed Out caps one of a growing number of electronic new waves

Michelle Broder Van Dyke

She put the messy in Mexican -- and then came home to Swedish hip-hop, Bowie trannies, Otter Pops, Mossmoss, and more

Marke B.
Super Ego

Jack Cardiff's amazing Technicolor dreams

Matt Sussman
Film Features

Atom Egoyan's uneven call-girl tale, Chloe

Lynn Rapoport
Film Review

Flying Lotus heralds a new-old dawn of machines with soul

Michael Krimper
Music Features

Part two of the Herman Eberitzsch Jr. III story

Michael Krimper
Music Features

Away from the turntable and into the pop skips-and-jumps of the Hood Internet

Mosi Reeves
Music Features

In Truce, Marilee Talkington describes a life of diminishing sight but growing returns

Robert Avila

Metro: 2033 is a little rough around the edges, but still impressive and haunting

Ben Richardson

BRUCE ROEHRS, 1950-2010 -- a life of maximum rock 'n' roll

Arts & Culture
Johnny Ray Huston
Visual Art

Food & Drink

Back out on the field -- and into Chestnut Diner

L.E. Leone
Cheap Eats

From tasty to tastebud-searing, playful izakaya-style small plates complement an extensive whisky selection

Paul Reidinger
Restaurant Review