Volume 45, Issue 05


Volume 45, Issue 05

News & Culture

Spotlights, please! Our 22nd annual Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery Awards celebrate the best and brightest in Bay Area arts and culture

Guardian Staff Writers
Cover Story

Volume 45, Issue 05

News & Culture

Will the former BART cop who shot Oscar Grant spend time behind bars?

Rebecca Bowe

High-speed rail funds earmarked for Central Valley

Steven T. Jones

As long as the nation lacks comprehensive immigration reform, laws similar to Arizona's SB1070 will continue to be introduced across the country.

Laura Sanchez

Supervisors consider requiring contractors to do more local hiring just as the UC hospital breaks ground in Mission Bay

Sarah Phelan

At least the Democrats never tried to make sure that the country collapsed

Tim Redmond

Local workers are more likely to spend their paychecks here in town


Where did the state suddenly find the chemical it needs for executions?

Rula Al-Nasrawi

Volume 45, Issue 05

Food & Drink

Bringing an intensity and flair to traditional Thai dishes as well as to innovative ones

Paul Reidinger

Torn among dumplings and a visit with Kayday to T-28

L.E. Leone

Volume 45, Issue 05

Arts & Culture

A home for perfect guitar pop, stronger than ever after 20 years

Johnny Ray Huston

Quite possibly the Bay Area's most original dance thinker, creating a 21st century lingo of the body

Rita Felciano

Basically anyone with a curious, creative mind can lose themselves in the Alexandrian delights of the Prelinger Library

Cheryl Eddy
Arts & Culture

Presenting immediate spectacles that are undeniably seductive in a punk-rock sort of way

Matt Sussman

A deft use of weft and warp to create color forms in which minimalism and materiality intersect

Johnny Ray Huston

Bringing graceful work and alternately intense and quirky looks to the stage

Robert Avila

Devoted to rock and trash pop culture, blending garage and bedroom

Andre Torrez

A creative maven who has been an integral part of the city's cultural fabric for decades

Johnny Ray Huston
Arts & Culture

A unique artist and part of a tight-knit, bold, savvy, young, and mostly queer milieu

Robert Avila

Offering cinematic odes to schlocky gore and bloody camp

Louis Peitzman