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Kamala's Karma Kamala's Karma She's smart, she's experienced, and she's running for DA. But she's Willie Brown's ex-girlfriend, and her opponents are trying to crucify her for that. September 24, 2003
Griftin' on the Dock of the Bay Griftin' on the Dock of the Bay How waterfront developer Carl Ernst fished for political influence to help his struggling Pier 38 project November 20, 2002

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Culture, Books

Politically Inspired: Fiction for Our Time

Edited by Stephen Elliott MacAdam/Cage (2003), $13 San Francisco-based novelist Stephen Elliott has put together a collection of inspired fiction reflecting our post-9/11 culture. The 30 short stories (and cartoon art) of Politically Inspired range from comic and satirical to…
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News, Feature Surprise!


On a gorgeous, warm November morning, a small army of San Francisco cops, sheriff's deputies, FBI agents, and other would-be terrorist fighters gathers behind Pac Bell Park to test its chops. Armed with guns and laptops, the law enforcement officers…
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News, Feature Capital Rap

Capital Rap

During the summer of 2002, Bay Area rapper Paris wrote and recorded a song called "What Would You Do?" and made it available for free downloading. The song accused President George W. Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft of orchestrating…
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News, Dog Bites

Gaffing Gavin

On a warm November night, in a rent-controlled penthouse high above the Tenderloin, six members of the anti-Gavin Newsom underground gather in preparation for a night of illegal postering. Most of them are gay, under 30, and work at white-collar…
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Culture, Books

Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing

By James Tracy, Dani Montgomery, Raw Knowledge, George Tirado, Leroy Moore, Ananda Esteva, and Josiah Luis Alderete Manic D Press (2003), $13.95 Aficionados of San Francisco's spoken-word scene will know Molotov Mouths, a verbally incendiary band of activists-slash-poets who have…
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News, Feature Kamala's Karma

Kamala's Karma

Terence Hallinan sits in the auditorium of the State Building on Golden Gate Avenue, staring morosely at the stage. There, members of the low-profile but powerful San Francisco County Democratic Central Committee are wrangling over the temperamental district attorney's fate.…
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News, Bay View Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

Beginning last January, right-wing San Francisco radio talk show host Melanie Morgan gleefully began throwing her wattage behind the gathering movement to recall Gov. Gray Davis. Morgan, co-host of the KSFO-AM (560) Morning Show, invited a string of conservative Republican…
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News, Feature Death, Maiming, Money, and Muni

Death, Maiming, Money, and Muni

Late in the afternoon of Oct. 23, 1999, Muni driver Sarah Benton picked up an empty bus at a Municipal Railway yard in southeast San Francisco, drove off, and an hour later exited Highway 280 at Monterey Boulevard, racing at…
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Culture, Books

The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom: The Spiritual Experiments of My Generation

By Wes "Scoop" Nisker HarperSanFrancisco (2003), $24.95 Silence and Noise: Growing Up in America By Ivan Richmond Atria (2003), $13 Two Bay Area authors -- a fiftysomething and a twentysomething -- have written memoirs about being Buddhists, American-style. Both books…
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News, Feature Big Doctor Is Watching

Big Doctor Is Watching

In early April, my dentist was rooting around inside my mouth, making the terrible jokes for which he is infamous while I, as usual, laughed politely. Then he wiped his hands clean and handed me a toothbrush and a "Notice…
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News, Feature Bringing Up Baby Gavin

Bringing Up Baby Gavin

Retired state appeals court Judge William A. Newsom III likes to take his lunch at the Balboa Cafe, a pleasant Marina District eatery that happens to be owned by his son, Supervisor Gavin Newsom, the leading contender for next mayor…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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