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Volume 40 Number 47

August 23 – August 29, 2006

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No Pasaran!

The crowds -- huge crowds -- protest a corupt election in Mexico City. But what's the endgame?

Fiber vs. wi-fi

City pursues dual — and dueling — solutions to the digital divide

Excerpts from freelance journalist Josh Wolf

What follows are excerpts from an Aug. 14 letter that freelance journalist Josh Wolf wrote to reporter Sarah Phelan from inside Dublin Federal Correctional...

SUNDAY

Aug. 27 Visual Art Free at the de Young Although not free (save for the first Tuesday of every month), the de Young has numerous works on...

TUESDAY

Aug. 22 Film Robert Bresson double feature Who do you think makes for a better Jesus Christ - Jim Caviezel or a donkey? Mel Gibson might choose...

SATURDAY

Aug. 26 Event “I Love Bugs!” Because I am an East Coast transplant, my childhood memories are riddled with insects - from catching fireflies, swatting cicada, and...

FRIDAY

Aug. 25 Music Johnette Napolitano In Johnette Napolitano’s world, bullets are always aimed at the innocent, ghosts make perfectly acceptable bedfellows, and Russian angels are good inspirations...

THURSDAY

Aug. 24 Lecture Feinstein on global warming Hear US Senator Dianne Feinstein's take on global warming and plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from businesses through legislation....

WEDNESDAY

AUG. 23 Fundraiser Clean Keefer Join Terry Baum, former Green Party candidate for Representative in the 8th district, at a fundraiser for her successor in grassroots representation...

The transformer

› superego@sfbg.com SUPER EGO Every time I think of change, I think of robots cutting my hair. Possibly this is because I ate a lot...

The soul stirrers

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean sets PR against the spirit of Harry Smith

Regaining consciousness

East Oakland rapper Ise Lyfe spreads the word, makes his mark

Basehead of the class

Low-key yet brutal, Half Nelson is exactly the kind of movie Hollywood will never make. Notably, it's entirely cliché free. There's no deliverance for...

Pedro’s progress

An incomplete retrospective charts Almodóvar's shift from outrage to profundity

VIDIOT’S DELIGHT

With the simultaneous advent of personal computers and video games on a massive scale in the early ’80s, it was unsurprising that Hollywood tried...

Rabbit run

› kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER Short-timers rave about the natural beauty surrounding this fair city, but few testify to the pleasures of urban wildlife right smack...

Lap lessons

› le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS This week's madcap adventure begins with a cute little kitten toddling into the chicken farmer's life and saying, in effect, "Help!"...

Shack chic

› paulr@sfbg.com The crab shack is a species of restaurant indigenous to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States, and so in these...

Snakes in vain

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION I'm the only geek in San Francisco who didn't go to the drunken flash mob event at 1000 Van Ness where Snakes...

Eye spy

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: I've found myself a femmy boy who's willing — nay, enthusiastically prepared — to wear green eye shadow in public. This is...

An Unhappy Anniversary for Labor

It was 25 years ago this month that Ronald Reagan struck the blow that sent the American labor movement tumbling into a decline it’s...

Public power returns

EDITORIAL Just when it looked like the public power movement had stalled, along comes the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission with a surprise announcement...