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Freedom Under Fire: America's War on Mexicans Has Gone Too Far.

Your New Nigga, New Jew, New Faggot, by Martin Moreno . The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on legislation that forces police to scrutinize Latinos, both immigrants and citizens. President Barack Obama has deported 1.5 million people.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tragedy Made Us Stronger

Tragedy Made Us Stronger

The 1978 assassination of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk forever changed San Francisco. Milk, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Castro Street,” was the first openly gay person elected to a public office in the U.S. Milk was a man…
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Calendar, Night&Day Women's Work

Women's Work

Like Joan Braderman's 2009 doc, The Heretics, Lynn Hershman Leeson's !Women Art Revolution is a lionizing chronicle of the birth, in the late '60s, and efflorescence of feminist art. It's motivated by first-person recollection. "I realize the timeline of this…
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News, How Would Immigration Reform Look if the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?

How Would Immigration Reform Look if the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?

Editor's note: Eight months ago, in part as a response to Arizona's enactment of a law requiring its police to ask anyone they think might be here illegally (read: Mexicans) to produce proof of legal status, Village Voice Media embarked…
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An Opportunity to Stand Up

Village Voice Media is underwriting the cost of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona's forthcoming litigation against Senate Bill 1070, as well as two other immigration lawsuits. Senate Bill 1070 mandates that a police officer who has "reasonable suspicion"…
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News, Feature An App for Drinks and Apps

An App for Drinks and Apps

Technology has improved nearly every aspect of our lives. Now, at long last, it's been applied to humankind's greatest venture: the search for cheap drinks. Village Voice Media Holdings LLC, SF Weekly's parent company, and GoTime.com have partnered to bring…
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Bay Guardian's latest brain vomit — and our response

Editor's note: From the moment SF Weekly published its first issue as a New Times publication in 1995, Bruce Brugmann, Tim Redmond, and their employees at the Bay Guardian made clear their intention to run us out of town. Brugmann…
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Appealing to a Higher Authority

On Friday, July 18, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Marla Miller, as expected, rejected arguments to overturn or modify the jury's verdict in the predatory pricing lawsuit filed by the San Francisco Bay Guardian against SF Weekly, the East Bay…
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News, The Snitch Ka-Ching!

Ka-Ching!

The Bay Guardian hit the lawsuit lottery for the second time in its history last Wednesday, winning a $15.6 million judgment against SF Weekly and its parent company, New Times (now Village Voice Media), and its former sister paper the…
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Music, Reviewed Fiery Furnaces

Fiery Furnaces

Matthew Friedberger, the songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and chops-abuser of New York sibling duo Fiery Furnaces, recently revealed to the Village Voice that he writes four to eight songs a week. The admission brings to question whether that volume of output can…
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News, Unfair Lawsuit Act

Unfair Lawsuit Act

After New Times Media bought the SF Weekly in 1995, Mike Lacey came to town to talk to the staff. Lacey, the co-founder of New Times, a chain of alternative newsweeklies across the country, was known as a guy who…
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Unfair Lawsuit Act

After New Times Media bought SF Weekly in 1995, Mike Lacey came to town to talk to the staff. Lacey, the co-founder of New Times, a chain of alternative newsweeklies across the country, was known as a guy who didn’t…
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News, Unfair Lawsuit Act

Unfair Lawsuit Act

After New Times Media bought the SF Weekly in 1995, Mike Lacey came to town to talk to the staff. Lacey, the co-founder of New Times, a chain of alternative newsweeklies across the country, was known as a guy who…
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Pieces of the Action

For years now, Brugmann has pontificated about the ownership structure at New Times and VVM, noting, among other things, that venture capitalists have invested in the company. This somewhat mundane fact seems to offend his sense of moral propriety. But…
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Go to Hell

A direct rejoinder to the invasion of Iraq isn't a move you'd expect from playwright Sam Shepard, whose gritty, near-biblical take on the American West usually reveals more dark personal reflection than political tirade. All the same, Shepard's play The…
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Music, OK Then

Journalism 101

As my great-grandpappy used to tell me over tumblers of rye, his wispy beard blowing in the wind as bullets whizzed by (we hung out on battlefields), there comes a time in every columnist's life when he must rebuke a…
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Film, A Family Adrift

A Family Adrift

Writer and director Noah Baumbach has made three light films -- one so slight (1997's party-hopping Highball), it didn't see release till five years after its completion, and even then it snuck onto video store shelves credited to a pseudonymous…
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Music, The Strokes

The Strokes

Over the past year, the Strokes have fueled both a flaming grease-fire of hype and a wet-blanket backlash -- without even a proper full-length. After the band released its spring debut EP, This Modern Age, the barely booze-legal boys received…
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News, Matt Smith Warning: Deconstruction Ahead

Warning: Deconstruction Ahead

I spent the mid-1980s cowering ignorantly at the back of college seminars, watching fellow students trade phrases from Foucault, Baudrillard, Lacan, Lyotard, Saussure. Later, in graduate school, I'd occasionally find myself at a cocktail party filled with humanities scholars. I'd…
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