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Film, "The Invisible War": Military Sexual Predators Revealed

"The Invisible War": Military Sexual Predators Revealed

Like Amir Bar-Lev's The Tillman Story (2010), Kirby Dick's The Invisible War scathingly indicts U.S.-military culture. Yet the focus of each documentary is vastly different in scale: one person as opposed to one gender. Bar-Lev examines the exploitation of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Getting Carded

Getting Carded

"Drive around — not over — archaeological sites." Among the things U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan need to be told, this is only middle-tier depressing, but consider that it comes from a deck of cards: There are 51 other…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

It's Harder to See a Camouflaged Elephant PE the best you can PE: The big elephant in the room is that JROTC can't get PE credit unless its instructors are certified by the state of California's credential system, just like…
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News, Sucka Free City

BART’s Radar Dreams

Who knew BART had teamed up with the Defense Department and a major corporate purveyor of war machines to revamp the subway system? Yeah, it sounds crazy-weird, but it's true — in fact, the collaboration is the subject of a…
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News, Weekly Obsessions

Weekly Obsessions

If you're in the mood to pig out on pig, put this paper down immediately, call Oliveto (5655 College Ave., Oakland, 510/547-5356), and get a reservation for any night you can between Feb. 8 and 11, when the restaurant serves…
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News, Bay View Tapped Out

Tapped Out

Even if you've never witnessed the final military honors afforded a soldier, chances are, thanks to Hollywood, the scene is familiar: the clear, mournful sound of a lone bugle playing "Taps." White-gloved, uniformed military personnel lifting the American flag from…
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Military Might

Chafing under federal laws that effectively require universities to allow military recruiters on campus, a coalition of law schools led by a Stanford University law professor is gearing up a national campaign to rewrite the statutes, and has signed on…
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At the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, last month, co-founder Mark Cuban proclaimed that the free digital music revolution was dead. It was March 16, the closing day of the conference. Music industry supporter Paula Batson of a2b…
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Dog Bites

Gulf War Bitches Veterans' research is going to the dogs. Literally. Which is good news for the thousands of U.S. veterans afflicted with Persian Gulf War Syndrome, the mysterious muscle and joint pains, memory loss, skin rashes, fatigue, kidney problems,…
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