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Volume 41 Number 11

December 13 – December 19, 2006

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Powell, Baker, Hamilton — Thanks for Nothing

When Colin Powell endorsed the Iraq Study Group report during his Dec. 17 appearance on “Face the Nation,” it was another curtain call for...

Is the USA the Center of the World?

Some things don’t seem to change. Five years after I wrote this column in the form of a news dispatch, it seems more relevant...

TUESDAY

December 12, 2006
Dec 19 PERFORMANCE I, Mascot Michael Capozzola really knows how it feels to hit the streets as a mascot. For four months he traveled back and forth...

MONDAY

December 12, 2006
Dec. 18 VISUAL ART "Artworkers" What could possibly get you more worked up than the ultra-dirty-hot combo of towel boy-artist? Admire these searing talents up close at...

SUNDAY

December 12, 2006
Dec 17 MUSIC Blind Boys of Alabama The Blind Boys of Alabama have been around since the 1930s, when they joined together at the Talladega Institute for...

SATURDAY

December 12, 2006
Dec 16 FILM Industrial Culture Film Festival 1.0 If you’re a fan of transgender Genesis, as in P-Orridge, and you don’t have the time or funds to...

FRIDAY

December 12, 2006
Dec 15 MUSIC DeVotchKa After I got sick of the glitzy world of ankle modeling, I decided that I needed to shake myself up a bit. Call...

THURSDAY

December 12, 2006
Dec. 14 MUSIC And a Few to Break While local quintet And a Few to Break might be a far cry from vintage R&B and funk, the...

WEDNESDAY

December 12, 2006
Dec 13 MUSIC Public Enemy “Once again back is the incredible rhyme animal - D! Public Enemy number one!” Yeah, that’s right: PE, perhaps the most creative,...

Holiday Listings

December 12, 2006
Holiday listings are compiled by Todd Lavoie. Listings for Wed/13-Tues/19 are below; check back each week for updated events. See Picks for information on...

HUDSON RIVER

Do you know where you're going to — have you ever seen Mahogany? What am I showing you? Well, for a start, that the...

One word: plastics

› paulr@sfbg.com These days it is hard to be sure if the American way is war or plastic. Probably both, and since plastic is a...

The meaning of spam

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION I spend an inordinate amount of time wondering why my spam looks the way it does. Until quite recently, I received about...

Santa’s secret

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: I'm a guy with a single, straight, platonic female friend in her mid-20s who could really use a first sex toy, but...

A key test for Pelosi

EDITORIAL Rep. Nancy Pelosi's signature legislation came out of a Republican Congress. It was shortly after Newt Gingrich and his gang took control of...

Impeachment is now the only option

EDITORIAL We can all stop hoping and pretending now: the facts are in. No matter what anyone right, left, or center says, no matter...

EDITOR’S NOTES

› tredmond@sfbg.com Gavin Newsom loves to talk about the will of the voters. He put his Care Not Cash plan on the ballot when he...

Be nice to pigeons!

OPINION Until two years ago I didn't give a rat's ass about pigeons. But then I began researching my book, and I was stunned...

Dreamboys

Cruising for new life on the pop charts

Rock in a hard place

Music falls by the wayside when you're out of cigarettes

The best show I never saw

Even nap time can't keep the will to rock alive — when you're five

Sing out

From where we're sitting, anti-Bush jabs were de rigueur in 2006