Work & writing by Josh Wilson

Articles & Op-Eds

News & Features

How to make San Francisco a great grassroots art town again
The Frisc, March 10, 2018

Is it finally time to daylight Islais Creek?
The Frisc, December 19, 2019

Spelling it Out: Local schools use character education programs to help students define a moral compass
South Bay Accent, August/September, 2019

Unsafe Bay catch / Unregulated pollutant PBDE a threat to San Francisco Bay, May 11, 2001

Noisebridge: Design Patterns for Excellent Chaos
Shareable Magazine, March 27, 2012

Another Green World, February 5, 2004

How 24 Nonprofits Raised $80K in One Day — Together
Shareable Magazine, May 9, 2013

Staking a Claim in the Public Domain (PDF)
Kitchen Sink Magazine


San Francisco needs congestion pricing — and not just for downtown driving
San Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2019

Bring sanity back to San Francisco’s traffic-congested streets
San Francisco Chronicle, April 3, 2019

How to pay our debt to the Ghost Ship victims
San Francisco Chronicle, December 8, 2016

Fixing journalism’s ability to promote civic good should be the focus of philanthropic giving (PDF, Page 44)
The online version of this is behind a paywall.
Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 2017

Why the ‘Idaho Stop’ is safe cycling
San Francisco Chronicle, September 28, 2015

The Best of All Possible Droughts
J Weekly, May 1, 2015

Critical Mass moves forward (with Anna Sojourner)
San Francisco Chronicle, October 22, 2002

Arts & Culture

Has Burning Man Gone Up in Smoke? / Desert alternathon survives success and hype… so far, September 1, 1999

Letter from Burning Man, parts 1, 2 and 3, September 2-4, 1999

Carmageddon, October 1, 1998

Worlds Beyond Harry / Discover a Wealth of Children’s Fantasy Literature, July 13, 2000

Geekapalooza 1.0 rocked OK, September 3, 1998

That San Francisco Sound
SF Bay Guardian (PDF of print version forthcoming)

You Heard it Here First: The Year in Music 2008
SF Bay Guardian, December 17, 2008

Review: The Difficult delights of ‘Dancer in the Dark’, October 6, 2000

Review: Shannon Wright, Dirty Three, Orso, October 27, 2000

Review: ‘Still Crazy’, January 22, 1999

Grand Old Guitar: Interview with Doc Watson, September 29, 1999

The Sound of War / Screaming for Vengeance (PDF)
SF Bay Guardian, March 21, 2007

Pretty Things Hail from the First Psychedelic Era / Their rock-opera ‘SF Sorrow’ predates ‘Tommy’ by a year, September 4, 1999

Coverage of the 1999 “Phantom Menace” debut: “Happy fanboy, big ticket score” and “Got tickets?”

‘Zine But Not Heard? / The Faithful at Webzine ’98 say “No Way”, November 28, 1998

The Play’s the Thing / “Grey Birds” pushes boundaries of the traditional stage, July 26, 1999


The Green Tortoise Gets you There / ‘Adventure Travel’ bus is a different kind of tour, August 16, 2002

21st Century Tahoe (PDF)
San Jose Mercury News, December 12, 1996

Four Shots of Scotch (PDF)
San Jose Mercury News, January 21, 2001

Cyclists Challenge What a Trail Should Be (PDF)
San Jose Mercury News, June 15, 1997

From Muddy Hell to Clear Blue Skies on Lassen’s Trails (PDF)
San Jose Mercury News, October 3, 1996

Passport: Bali (PDF)
SF Bay Guardian

The Wild Shore (PDF)
SF Bay Guardian, March 19, 1997


Editing samples from, 2002-2010

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