This Week's Paper

Cover Story

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUE: Will the city's Sunshine Ordinance finally get some much-needed teeth?

Sarah Phelan
Cover Story


Some intense, ongoing political action has to come out of the exciting and wonderful Day of Action

Tim Redmond
Editors Notes

After 17 years, the Ordinance still isn't working

Guardian Staff Writers

Most experts recognize that the criminal justice system for youths has failed, and putting people in jail for a nonviolent crime doesn't make a lot of sense.


FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUE: Ethics Commission system for routing out political corruption doesn't work, but it could easily be fixed

Rebecca Bowe
Green City

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUE: James Madison Freedom of Information Award winners fight the power

Guardian Staff Writers
Green City

Arts & Culture

SFIAAFF's experimental short Scrap Vessel plumbs the depths of the unknown

Matt Sussman
Film Features

Hope Mohr Dance spans decades for its third home season

Rita Felciano

Our guide to getting green, in a good way

Caitlin Donohue

Quick takes on the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

Guardian Staff Writers
Film Features

Film dreams and the state of Independencia

Johnny Ray Huston
Film Review

Going the distance with remarkable flicks Sweetgrass and Let Each One Go Where He May

Max Goldberg
Film Review

The "New Creole Culture" of Yvan Rodic's Facehunter dances around the G word

D. Scot Miller

Just Like Us is a story for Colorado and SF

Sarah Phelan

Jewish Music Festival turns 25 with a crosscultural lineup

Molly Freedenberg
Music Features

Rosily buzzing U.K. outfit the Big Pink gets it, Carly Simon and all

Kimberly Chun
Sonic Reducer

So much still to be found on Lost

Kimberly Chun

Food & Drink

Diving into the wreck -- with Mr. Pickles!

L.E. Leone
Cheap Eats

Reinventing the steakhouse with subtle attention to beef and uncommon accompaniments

Paul Reidinger
Restaurant Review