Volume 48, Issue 05


Volume 48, Issue 05

News & Culture

DEATH ISSUE: Death is part of life at San Francisco's SPCA

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
Cover Story

DEATH ISSUE: Unlike in Oregon, Death with Dignity is not legal in California. Why not?

Cover Story

DEATH ISSUE: Death midwives shepherd the dying and then help the living say an intimate, inexpensive, and eco-friendly goodbye

Janina Glasov
Cover Story

Exploring the Bay Area Reporter's online database of AIDS-era obituaries

Marke B.
Cover Story

DEATH ISSUE: Saying goodbye isn't easy, but it's an important part of life. We explore the Bay Area's evolving relationship with the end of life, from Boomer care and Death with Dignity to the "death midwives" movement.

Steven T. Jones
Cover Story

Volume 48, Issue 05

News & Culture

Yes on Prop. A; No, no, no! on Prop. B; No on Prop. C; Yes on Prop. D; Dennis Herrera for City Attorney; Jose Cisneros for Treasurer; Katy Tang for D4 Supervisor; and Carmen Chu for Assessor.

Guardian Editorial

Tenant proposals and Guardian forum address eviction crisis; Students fight suspensions; Techies to NSA: Stop spying!

Steven T. Jones, Rebecca Bowe, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez

Economic recovery is lopsided — and disorganization in the city's workforce development system doesn't help

Rebecca Bowe

Volume 48, Issue 05

Food & Drink

TABLEHOPPING: Good starts at Café Terminus, stellar caffeine on Polk, and juicy chicken all up in your grill.

Marcia Gagliardi

Volume 48, Issue 05

Arts & Culture

Voices and impressions from Poland's Dialog Festival

Robert Avila

Love story 'Blue is the Warmest Color' courts acclaim — and controversy

Lynn Rapoport

Steve McQueen's brutal, stunning '12 Years a Slave'

Cheryl Eddy

Local choreographers find inspiration in fiction

Rita Felciano

Rad new record store RS94109 cues up the TL. Plus: Maya Jane Coles, Sapphire Slows, Dance Party Boys, Lyfe, I-Beam tribute, more nightlife

Marke B.

The art of the Halloween tribute band tradition

Andre Torrez

Garage rock pioneers the Sonics return on a wave of Total Trash

Erin Dage

Grass Widow's Hannah Lew offers Cold Beat tales of 'death, paranoia, and science fiction'

Emily Savage