This Week's Paper
@Large: Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz" highlights contemporary struggles for freedom of expression
Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media
Corporate cash flows in this election while federal campaign finance reform flounders
Arts & Culture
A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year
Under-the-radar artists (and a misunderstood legend) get their due in Mill Valley Film Fest doc
More Mill Valley Film Festival picks
Mill Valley Film Festival screens vintage and innovative animated features
SUPER EGO Awesome Tapes From Africa comes to the Bay Area -- with his awesome African cassettes. Plus more global nightlife flavor this week with Kafana Balkan and D'Marc Cantu.
Keith Hennessy offers a work-in-progress showing of solo 'Bear/Skin'
Food & Drink
THE WEEKNIGHTER Hunting big game at Bloodhound
TABLEHOPPING Lazy Bear lumbers into the light, Mid-Market scores another dining spot, plus oyster happy hours