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On the tapes that made them unwitting (and unknowing) celebrities, the “Cocksucker!” and “Shut up, little man!” spat by audio-vérité cassette-swap sensations Raymond and Peter played as the bleakest of comedies. The tapes themselves provide the most compelling material in…
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As you, the Weekly's readership, are no doubt aware, columnist George Cothran is leaving us to go to work for the City Attorney's Office as an investigator. We wish him the best; he will be greatly missed around here. But…
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Transsexual Torture The issues raised in Joel Engardio's article "Torture of a Transsexual" (July 7) are poignant and essential to our humanity. Set aside the issue that lack of equal opportunity made Amanda DuValle a felon in the eyes of…
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Rescue Muni Sold Out George Cothran's article ("Rescue Muni to the Rescue," June 23) enumerates Muni's problems early on, including the fact that "middle management had been decimated" and that "the Muni fleet had been underfunded, leaving the agency with…
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Two of SF Weekly's columnists have recently received second-place honors in national journalism contests. Managing Editor Laurel Wellman won a second-place award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for her weekly Dog Bites column. Wellman placed in the Herb…
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Nestor's a Poser While deep down I've always suspected that behind Nestor Makhno's rantings there was a bit of capitalist envy, I liked to think in my naive heart that the world really was full of anarchist terrorists lurking behind…
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Willie's Wonks and the Profit Factory The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) wants to go on record as stating that the article "W.L. Brown, A Public/Private Partnership" (May 12) is shoddy journalism. It contains many false and misleading statements…
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Longtime SF Weekly staff writer George Cothran has been honored as the best newspaper columnist in the Bay Area by the Peninsula Press Club, besting columnists from all of the region's daily newspapers. Cothran's award was one of seven won…
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Bluesman's Tribute Your Paul Pena cover blew my f'ing mind ("Bluesman's Blues," April 21). In 1969, I was a college dropout living with my girlfriend in Worcester, Mass., hanging out with students at Clark U. Some friends of friends knew…
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Editor's note: Since so many readers felt compelled to vent about George Cothran's April 7 column, "Sisters of Perpetual Conspiracy," we decided to uncork the vox populi and let it flow. Free Speech, The Inquisition, Papal Supremacy, Bonnets, Lenny Bruce,…
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Cothran Lies Down With Bigots Let's get out the old "fairness scale," shall we ("Sisters of Perpetual Conspiracy," Cothran, April 7)? Let's see, on one side of the scale, we have a harmless bunch of bearded men in nuns' habits…
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No, Not That Pseudonymous, Postering Anarchist ... Everyone's favorite half-cracked freelance enforcer of city tidiness codes, Rick Thurber -- oh, you know, the guy who goes around tearing down people's lost cat posters to make San Francisco safe for such…
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Damaging a Perfectly Good Fence Is Not Funny As a novice columnist for the SF Metropolitan, I found Mr. Jon Carroll's writing advice very illuminating ("We Take Jon Carroll's Learning Annex Class So You Won't Have To," Dog Bites, Feb.…
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Pray We Shall I have just read your excellent article by Lisa Davis on the arrest of Raeshel Keavy and some of her associates ("Madam I Am," Feb. 3). Though I am co-Webmaster of a Web site on legal prostitution…
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War of Words Last Tuesday night, Feb. 2, "Trannyshack" hosted its second annual "Wetback Nite" at the Stud. The unusual party motif was conceived by a self-identified queer Latino named Lady Sergio who joined with Hecklina -- producer of the…
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The Live-Work Carnage George Cothran's article on bogus live-work lofts is a brilliant example of San Francisco's cultural and economic homogenization ("Community Infestment," Jan. 27). In the four short years that I have lived here, I have watched San Francisco…
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Carl Has a Future at the Chron Shame on you for making me laugh at those dear "two dozen top editors" at the Chronicle ("Outside the Box With the Chron! Oh, Wait ...," Dog Bites, Jan. 27). They're making an…
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Educating George OK, Cothran, you want to call land economists "pointy-headed," huh ("Assholes on the March," Cothran, Jan. 6)? Well, you're nothing but a blinkered, biased, agenda-pushing hack, so nyah, nyah, nyah. Er, wait, I'm thinking of that other weekly's…
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Revenge of the Turds Kudos to Jack Boulware for his excellent expose of Arden Van Upp ("The Fortress on the Hill," Dec. 30). I was one of the girls living at 272 Downey at the time of the infamous "turds"…
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Grigg Protests The personal attacks that permeate George Cothran's Dec. 16 article ("The Squashing of Tippy Mazzucco," Cothran) render it unworthy of response, except to correct a number of factual inaccuracies which prevent readers from assessing for themselves the legitimacy…
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