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Killer Reads

The coming year will see a deluge of books about Hunter S. Thompson, the late gonzo journalist and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas author. Everyone from longtime collaborator Ralph Steadman (just this month) to Rolling Stone scribe Corey Seymour…
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Letters to the Editor

Fixing the Bridge: A Riveting Story Thanks. Now, about the traffic delays ...: I really think you did the retrofit work justice ("Sweat, Steel, and Stealth," March 21). Sometimes the public focus is on a closed…
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City of Lost Children

Conventional wisdom says out-of-towner Tom Hartle and his Detroit-style city magazine will have a difficult time winning over fickle, neighborhood-centric San Franciscans. But considering the run of failed city mags attempted here by consummate insiders, maybe an outsider could shake…
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Dog Bites

Don't Try This at Home If Dog Bites, who's not very good at Quark and has only the barest familiarity with Photoshop, were to lay out a newspaper at our kitchen table, we doubt it would look worse than the…
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Dog Bites

In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Scream You just never know when terror will strike. Sometimes you think you're heading out for a pleasant -- or at least informative -- evening, and then, well... Thursday night Dog Bites dropped by…
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They Love Bloomie's

I have become accustomed to pathetic journalistic behavior. I have had to. I live in San Francisco. For example, my indignation levels scarcely budged last week when Independent columnist Warren Hinckle suggested the Chronicle's unsurprising, pitty-pat profile of swaggering political…
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Dog Bites

Somewhere along the line, when we were new at the paper and afraid to object when given work, we got stuck writing this column. Of course, then we needed material for it, so we started following city issues and politics…
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Dog Bites

Hinckle, Hinckle, Little Star (II) It has been pointed out, by more than one uncharitable correspondent, that Dog Bites is perhaps not this paper's most stellar example of investigative journalism. We think specifically of a note from one Carl Morfeld…
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Dog Bites

Coppola, Hinckle: Together Again? Imagine for a moment that you're planning to start a publication to compete with San Francisco magazine. Would you -- just for instance -- hire an editor who had already cost you millions and millions of…
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Mecklin

Vanishing Acts Because I'm an editor, from time to time I hire writers. During their first few days on the job, they all seem to want to know something about my general approach to the news. So I've come up…
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Dog Bites

You're Slipping, Warren Last week, SF Weekly writer George Cothran made an involuntary appearance in a local political conspiracy exposed by columnist Warren Hinckle in the pages of the Independent. Hinckle accused Cothran of writing puff pieces about City Attorney…
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Letters

Hinckle the Stinker Whatever talent Warren Hinckle may have had, he's loony now ("Hinckle, Hinckle, Little Star," Feb. 14). To help elect Willie Brown, he used his column in the Independent to write groundless attacks against Brown's opponents -- who…
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Letters

Hinckle Havoc I worked under Warren Hinckle during his brief (though not brief enough) editorship of Francis Coppola's City of San Francisco in 1975, and would point out a couple of minor errors in Jack Boulware's chronology ("Hinckle, Hinckle, Little…
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Hinckle, Hinckle, Little Star (Part I)

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. -- Desiderius Erasmus Quentin Kopp barks into his car phone as he roars down I-80, another overcast afternoon commute for the senator to the Bay Area from Sacramento. The…
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Hinkle, Hinkle, Little Star (Part II)

The excitement was not lost on William Randolph Hearst III, who had just taken over his grandfather's Examiner newspaper and wanted to reinvent the Monarch of the Dailies. The plan was to stack the newspaper with lively personalities. Hinckle was…
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