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News, The Snitch Michael Scott Moore, Former <i>SF Weekly</i> Writer, Kidnapped by Somali Pirates

Michael Scott Moore, Former SF Weekly Writer, Kidnapped by Somali Pirates

Michael Scott Moore, who previously worked as a theater critic for SF Weekly, was reportedly captured by Somali pirates over the weekend while he was traveling to central Somalia to research for his book about Somali pirates. The LA Times…
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Music, Finders, Tweakers!

Finders, Tweakers!

The world-famous Love Parade returns to San Francisco for its second year here on Saturday, Sept. 24, which means the local dance-music scene will flaunt its many colorful feathers like a peacock in heat, on acid, while drunk. More than…
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The Human Rights Commission Responds As do we: We are writing in response to John Mecklin's recent editorial, "Of Asterisks and Small Pols" . In that piece, Mecklin criticizes the San Francisco Human Rights Commission for responding to constituent…
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Rockers, Rollers, Readers,

I know you're all excited to dive right into this 15th annual SF Weekly Music Awards program guide, but indulge me for one second (I know what you're thinking: "Wouldn't be the first time." Yeah, well, shut up). Back in…
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Fringe Effort Correction: Our critics don't get to eat: I appreciate Michael Scott Moore delivering a compelling review of this year's Fringe Festival by deadline , but his argument that there's nothing new and offbeat being…
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Political Payback Patronage costs us all: Matt Smith's column about politically connected Julie Lee's efforts to advance her son Andrew's career made for interesting reading . I wonder how much of the state's $38 billion deficit is…
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Houston, We Have a Problem But we amateur rocketeers shall overcome: Thanks to Tommy Craggs for the wonderfully detailed article about the life of Bill Colburn and his amateur Sub-Orbital Rocket . Too bad the tone seemed…
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The Teeth That Ate the Commonwealth Club But the other ads are good: As a fan (us curmudgeonly contrarians gotta stick together), it pains me to point out that John Mecklin's column about the Commonwealth Club ads, while entertaining, is…
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Protest Song Germany, the CIA, soccer moms -- we're in good company: Regarding Saturday's anti-war protest , John Mecklin bemoans the presence of "fringe-feeding lefties" and their "... offensive rants blaming America (or, at least, American…
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Notes From the Edge

As any far-flung news correspondent knows, the remote bureau has clear advantages over the home office. The poor main-newsroom hacks in New York (or London, or wherever the case may be) slog away 9 to 7, embittered editors breathing down…
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The Best Letters in San Francisco Readers' pol: I want to thank the loyal readers of SF Weekly for choosing me as the Best State Legislator of 2002 ("Best of San Francisco," May 15). It has been my pleasure and…
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Celebrity Boxing II: SF Weekly vs. Guardian Because we're taking the high road, we'll refrain from whining, "He started it!": Would someone please take the high road here ("It's the Journalism, Bruce," Mecklin, March 13, a response to charges in…
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Way out north: While Jeremy Mullman's portrait of conspiracy theorists in the far north of California is shocking, it's also quite sad ("Rural Cleansing," Oct. 3). Where exactly do these anti-environmental, U.N.-black-helicopter-fearing folks get their information? What feeds this profound…
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More on Maher A true patriot: Thank you for Jill Stewart's excellent article on the Politically Incorrect statements made by Bill Maher ("Crushing a Contrarian," Stewart, Sept. 26). As someone who was really ticked off by Maher's remarks -- not…
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Heavy Fire Weighing in on fat discrimination: How predictable that John Mecklin would rant against the city's historic and visionary guidelines on height- and weight-based discrimination ("Heavy Issues," Mecklin, Sept. 5). After all, SF Weekly has a civic duty to…
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Power Grab A little MUD slinging: Gee, thanks for doing a cover story on public power (Peter Byrne's "Delusions of Power," April 4). I've been writing about this issue now for almost 20 years, and none of the other news…
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The Housing Mess Good work! Here's our rental résumé: I was pleased to read John Mecklin's thoughtful case for building coalitions as a way of solving our housing crisis ("It's the Housing, Stupid," Oct. 18). I have seen the value…
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A Hoax Is a Hoax I used to live in San Francisco and like to keep up with the "goings on." I think your idea for that prank was hilarious, and wish I could have been there ("Wag the Mission,"…
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Wag the Mission Thank you, Emily Gurnon. Thank you deeply from all of us here at SF Weekly. Without your assistance (and, to be sure, the assistance of your employer, the San Francisco Examiner), we wouldn't have been able to…
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Unblinkered For years now, I've enjoyed reading an intelligent little politics and policy magazine called The Washington Monthly, founded and run by a happy curmudgeon named Charles Peters. Peters is something of a legend in the magazine business, hiring tyros…
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