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Everyone has to pay the bills and most writers would kill for a byline in a tony men's magazine, but that doesn't explain why local novelist Ethan Canin is rewriting San Francisco Chamber of Commerce travel brochures for the April…
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Mis-Caste I found your review of Bandit Queen (Film, "Gangbusted," July 5) rather disturbing. In criticizing the fact-based movie about Phoolan Devi, a lower-caste Indian woman turned bandit revolutionary, Paul Reidinger argues that the movie never "comes to grips with…
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The Tale of an Asp

If you've ever handled a venomous snake, you already know what it's like to chat with Alexander Cockburn. Not just your average poisonous Marxist reptile, Cockburn is all grins and hisses and eye contact and bared Irish fangs as he…
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