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Volume 40 Number 40

July 5 – July 11, 2006

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Anatomy of a scandal foretold

How was the Mexican election stolen? Let us count the ways

TUESDAY

July 5, 2006
JUlY 11 MUSIC Darren Johnston Quintet This Bay Area jazz trumpeter and composer is one of the 50 plus musicians commissioned by Intersection to "explore the music...

MONDAY

July 5, 2006
JUlY 10 LECTURE Neil MacFarquhar The New York Times correspondent and former Cairo Bureau Chief discusses his book The Sand Café: Reporting from the Mideast on War,...

SUNDAY

July 5, 2006
JUlY 9 SCREENING/TALK Buyer Be Fair: The Promise of Certification Watch Buyer Be Fair: The Promise of Certification at a screening sponsored by the Bay Area Fair...

SATURDAY

July 5, 2006
JUlY 8 FILM A Scanner Darkly Placing a surreal frame around Philip K. Dick's tale of addiction and paranoia in the not-too-distant future, Richard Linklater's A...

FRIDAY

July 5, 2006
JUlY 7 MUSIC Artificial Intelligence Yes, Virginia, there is still drum 'n’ bass in San Francisco. Look no further than the Soul Stream and Still Doin’...

THURSDAY

July 5, 2006
JUlY 6 LECTURE Peter Camejo Hear former Green Party candidate for California governor Peter Camejo talk about his new book on how corporations have taken control...

WEDNESDAY

July 5, 2006
Ex-Boyfriends Sobering up and tucking our rainbow gear safely away for next year, we should reflect on Pride's flamboyant declarations of unconditional love and acceptance...

But I love it!

Valley of the Dolls (Fox Home Entertainment) PRESS PLAY My favorite anecdote about Susan Hayward hides in a Nicholas Ray biography. When director Ray first met...

Strap it on

CULT MOVIE It's finally here. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Fox Home Entertainment), a top contender in my sordid little mind for the...

Explosive

Crowded Fire's Hands torch neoliberalism

The Wolf that Peter built

Prohibition saw the blossoming of alcoholic communing. Antismoking laws brought smokers closer together. So what about this musical wolf craze, Wolfmothers and Wolfkings, the...

What’s the Damaged?

The Vans Warped Tour continues to mangle one young (and old) mind at a time

Music for nothing

Two jaded rock fans take their ears — and sanity — to the max and tune in to 95.7 Max FM in a 24-hour listening orgy featuring a computer playing "whatever it wants, whenever it feels like it"

Comedy with overbite

The indefatigable Jerri Blank takes it to the Bridge in Strangers with Candy

HELLO LARRY

"My basic photography lesson is this: You frame the perfect composition, exactly like you want it, and then you step forward," says Larry Clark....

Johnny bravo

Depp and company return for a savvy Pirates of the Caribbean sequel

Ra, Ra rah-rah

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Wassup Lauryn Hill? Well apparently she's been busy morphing into Sun Ra. A staight-skankin', massive fro–sportin', partyin'-with-Method-Man-at-the-Clift-Hotel, "la, la, la, la"-ing Sun...

Body talks

› le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS The chicken farmer has a high tolerance for surreality ... Woke up on a strange couch with a strange cat on my...

Fantasia: range

› paulr@sfbg.com If fantasies are about transcending limits, then it's no wonder the la Cornue range is the dream love of so many kitchen fantasists,...

Town and country

› paulr@sfbg.com It is safe to say that when city people talk about going on a jaunt to the country, the country they are talking...

Is Updike obsolete?

› publicwriter@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION In a recent New York Times Book Review screed, the proverbial old-white-male author John Updike offers a reader's digest version of the...

Going topless

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: My girlfriend is really into BDSM. At first I tried and played a convincing (I think) top/dom, but it just wasn't hot...

No end to Pentagon spying

EDITORIAL The Department of Defense has released the first installment of records related to Pentagon spying on antiwar groups, and while the documents are...