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Circuit vs. Substance Tara Shioya's piece on circuit parties ("Tales of the Circuit") reveals some of the worst that gay men have created for themselves. It is a piece of writing whose characters will probably haunt me for a while,…
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The Truth? Ain't Out There Were the Rube Goldberg Drake "equation" valid, the first nanosecond of radio dish reception on Earth would have picked up a deafening roar of competing messages from all those assumed "intelligent civilizations" out there ("Heavenly…
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The Grid Endorses! You Must Obey! For several decades, San Franciscans were told, over and over by pols and the press, that our former Assembly speaker was a highly sophisticated thinker, a real charmer, a brilliant master of politics. It…
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A Message to Michael I read Michael Sragow every week because of his pop-culture-essayist aspirations -- hell, the man doesn't even pretend to be a critic anymore. Like his fellow critics-cum-essayists Greil Marcus and Greg Tate, Sragow is eager to…
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Barbara's World and Welcome to It Your article on Barbara Kaufman ("The First Ever Official SF Weekly Barbara Kaufman Conflict-of-Interest Map," The Grid, Aug. 20) was so poorly substantiated as to represent gratuitous criticism. I have no love for the…
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Express Way Your cover article "This Is Welfare Reform?" (April 30), by Tara Shioya, was very disappointing. Instead of taking an objective look at the strengths and weaknesses of a social program, Shioya focused on the idiosyncrasies of the course…
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Dinosaur Wrecks Your resident Neanderthal, Michael Sragow, has reviewed Crash (Movie Capsules, March 19) in his customarily erudite but clueless way. Crash is actually an engrossing film, quite wonderfully ... pardon me while I pull in front of this speeding…
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Across the Board We are writing in response to Tara Shioya's story on our legislation prohibiting the city from spending taxpayer money on contracts with companies that discriminate in benefits offered to employees in domestic partnerships as compared to employees…
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