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Film, "Inequality for All": Economist Robert Reich Vs. the One Percent

"Inequality for All": Economist Robert Reich Vs. the One Percent

In Jacob Kornbluth's documentary Inequality for All, the famed economist, UC Berkeley professor, and jovial short person Robert Reich (pronounced "Reish," like you're slurring "rice") takes us through a PowerPoint-augmented lecture about the disappearance of the middle class, and just…
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Calendar, Night&Day Immigration: The Untold Story

Immigration: The Untold Story

Immigration reform might be the talk of Washington at the moment, but there is one voice that is still left out of the debate too often: that of the immigrants themselves. Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos…
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Film, "Greedy Lying Bastards": No Thanks for Wrecking the Planet

"Greedy Lying Bastards": No Thanks for Wrecking the Planet

One thing Craig Scott Rosebraugh's documentary Greedy Lying Bastards cannot be accused of is hiding its point of view; it's right there in the title. Though the connection between energy companies and climate change is established early on through interviews,…
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Film, "Harvest of Empire": You're Gonna Reap Just What You Sow

"Harvest of Empire": You're Gonna Reap Just What You Sow

At the height of McCarthyism in 1954, the independent film Salt of the Earth was suppressed due to its sympathetic dramatization of a strike by Mexican-American zinc miners. Though Peter Getzels and Eduardo López's documentary Harvest of Empire is far…
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SF Weekly Letters

A Public Death A man's suicide immortalized online: Wow, this is an amazing and heartbreaking story . I wish it hadn't needed to have been written, but appreciate the care and effort that went into…
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News, Sucka Free City Nudity Ban: City Business Carries On, Now Clothed

Nudity Ban: City Business Carries On, Now Clothed

Last week, the eyes of the nation were drawn to San Francisco to observe something the nation's eyes would probably rather not observe: San Francisco's indignant nudist activists. Supervisor Scott Wiener's ordinance banning most public nudity — which passed on…
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Calendar, Night&Day Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Worry

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Worry

It's been more than 20 months since "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed, and across the -- wait, hasn't everything gone to shit yet? Wasn't the repeal going to "weaken the warrior culture at a time when we have a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dirty Fun -- Fox News Says So

Dirty Fun -- Fox News Says So

Simon Sheppard's reading series has been attacked on Fox News, and it's no wonder. First of all, he writes gay porn, and the very name of the long-running smut reading series he hosts with Carol Queen — Perverts Put Out…
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Calendar, Night&Day Self-Immolation for Laughs

Self-Immolation for Laughs

We agree with Christopher Titus when he describes himself as a “pain miner and observer of stupidity.” If there’s an exhaustively self-aware comic out there, it’s Titus. Fans of his eponymous, Emmy-nominated TV series will recall the Newark, Calif., native’s…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ground Zero in the Culture Wars

Ground Zero in the Culture Wars

Simon Sheppard's reading series has been attacked on Fox News, and it's no wonder. First of all, he writes gay porn, and the very name of the long-running smut series he hosts with Carol Queen — Perverts Put Out —…
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Calendar, Night&Day Favorite Haunts

Favorite Haunts

Ghosts are usually benign, at least compared to vampires, zombies, aliens, and the other life forms that populate X-Files reruns and FOX News. Nonetheless, when you have the sneaking suspicion that you are not the only occupant of your home…
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News, Feature Class of 2000 Standouts

Class of 2000 Standouts

Biggest Bully CHRIS DALY Is there anyone he hasn't yelled at or threatened? His wife, maybe? Believe it or not, he just may bully his way to become president of the board of supes for his final two years in…
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News, Clickable Clit Infiltrating AshleyMadison.com

Infiltrating AshleyMadison.com

The Clickable Clit continues this week with more online adventures from the personal life of an SF-based cybersex expert... Wednesday, August 6, 11:10 a.m. Oh my God, my cybersex matchmaking site is overrun by faceless men. Let me explain: I…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Burnout Paradise Rekindles Auto Erotica on PS3, XBOX 360

Burnout Paradise Rekindles Auto Erotica on PS3, XBOX 360

Long have we waited to be taken down to the Paradise City, where the girls are green and the grass is pretty, or whatever. Now, thanks to Burnout Paradise, we know what all the fuss is about. Burnout, the crash-happy…
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News, Sucka Free City Jon Carroll's Cat Wishes She Was Ann Coulter's Cat

Jon Carroll's Cat Wishes She Was Ann Coulter's Cat

My name is Bucket Carroll, but you may better know me as Jon Carroll's cat. "Oh," you're thinking, "that kindly old lefty who writes columns in the back of Datebook about the World's Most Perfect Granddaughter. Well, it must be…
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News, Sucka Free City

Fair and Balanced — Almost

Let's face it: The media stand about even with pederasts and Peter Ragone on the Public Trust-o-Meter, with readers seeing an agenda behind every story. Yet for all the derision, most efforts to parse the veracity of news content remain…
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News, Matt Smith

Hot Air

In the trickle-up theory of journalism, bloggers enliven the news business by pushing ignored stories mainstream. So it was a few weeks ago that Fox News' Chris Wallace drew out of Bill Clinton a riveting exchange about an issue of…
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News, Matt Smith The Poindexter Effect

The Poindexter Effect

Sure, wind and rain and hail have pummeled San Franciscans into sniffling, fender-bending, daytime-soap-opera-watching submission. And, sure, if one were in an "it was a dark and stormy night" mood, one might exploit this gloomy weather as a metaphor for…
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