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Volume 40 Number 44

August 1- August 8, 2006

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TUESDAY

Aug 8 Music Salif Keita With a career spanning over 35 years, Salif Keita pioneered the Afro-pop phenom and has won recognition across the world as the...

MONDAY

Aug 7 Performance “Mortified” Anyone who writes for a daily or weekly publication knows plenty about mortification. So it should be no surprise that newspapers and magazines...

SUNDAY

Aug 6 Music This Is My Fist! East Bay punkers This is My Fist! have finally come around on the album front. This show celebrates the release...

SATURDAY

Aug 5 Music Fleshies Leave it to the Fleshies to carve out something really special in the Bay Area punk scene: since 1999 these Oakland punks boast...

FRIDAY

Aug 4 Music Bloc Party As the audio-spiritual godchildren of the Clash and Fun Boy Three, Bloc Party are riding the whole post-punk revival thing hard, and,...

THURSDAY

Aug 3 Visual Art "Altered Barbie" Barbie has undergone many changes since her first appearance in 1959, when she was a teenage fashion model. But she’s never...

Voto por voto!

A drama of Mexican civil resistance in five acts

Feds let Singleton off the hook

Justice Department refuses to block media mega-merger

WEDNESDAY

AUG 2 Californian campaigns Come to a campaign finance reform panel with Kris Greenlee of California Common Cause; Maria Guillen of SEIU Local 790; and Dan...

Proud Mary

ACTRESS AND AUTHOR If you love to watch cult movies and pay tribute to the stars that make them great (and in San Francisco,...

Bitch’s brew

All women, all noise - meet 16 Bitch Pile-Up

Getting School-ed

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER OK, I'll fess up: one of my favorite 2005 musical moments revolved around an acoustic solo Six Organs of Admittance performance,...

Negotiations

› le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS Let's see, last week I ate at TJ's Gingerbread House in West Oakland, and it wasn't cheap eats because it was...

Pea play

› paulr@sfbg.com Last week a friend presented me with a plastic bag full of English peas from her garden. A gift given from someone's garden...

Aslam’s Rasoi

› paulr@sfbg.com If Rasoi, a gently fading South Asian restaurant on the tumultuous Valencia corridor, had collapsed altogether in the face of last year's Dosa...

The nice rats

› gpr54@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION OK, here's my plan: genetically engineered, super-tame, super-skinny, super-long-lived, nonbreeding rats. Or humans. Science says we can do it! I have this problem...

Jeepers creepers

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: My sister introduced me to one of her best friends. She's a wonderful girl, smart and tough and funny and cute and...

Newsom, it’s time to end the Sunshine wars

EDITORIAL For months now, Mayor Gavin Newsom's press office has been fighting with Sup. Chris Daly over a series of internal memos that Daly...

The judge misses the point

EDITORIAL The federal judge who allowed the largest media merger in Northern California history to go forward unimpeded did what far too many judges...

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› tredmond@sfbg.com I had lunch with a friend near South Park the other day, and we got to chatting about the condo boom in the...

Josh Wolf in jail

Judge locks up journalist over failure to turn over videotapes

After oil

OPINION Every day a river of cars flows across the Bay Bridge into San Francisco, bringing workers, tourists, and visitors to the city. Nearly...