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Volume 44 Number 16

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Klingon for dear life as Star Trek docks in San Francisco

Editor’s Notes

The city's overcrowded jails have no room for people charged with a minor crime like sitting on the sidewalk

Year of the yahoo

Cult flick Shanty Tramp clings to its own personal celluloid Dark Ages

Stop the Transamerica condo high-rise!

What's the endgame here? What does the city get for bestowing a developer with a huge basket of favors?

Clouds and mirrors

A trip through the mirage of Art Basel into the scarred face of Miami


A spatula, sisters, and Phuong Nam

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Appetite: Check it out, Hot Cakes

Food-and-drink spots, deals, events and news

Post-apocalyptic post-irony

Spoon get irreverent on the line, while Vampire Weekend lead a peppy rally

Thug life

The Party Effects crew revives "true electro" by hypnotizing you any way they can

Jay Reatard, 1980-2010

Even those turned off by his surly stage persona admired the garage rock hero

Hard Times Handbook

Our guide to living better, for less, in the recession

The mighty uke

The ukulele darts back into the musical spotlight, lickety-split


Doing right by traditional German cooking -- with plenty of schnitzel and spätzle

Enter night

Chasing fluid chiaroscuro and complicated shadows with Noir City and Val Lewton

Restoring majority rule

Ballots measures seek to break California's political and financial gridlock

Plastique fantastique

Offbeat animation -- and a sprightly horse -- rules A Town Called Panic

Saving ocean ecosystems

GREEN CITY: Vanishing acts are becoming common for marine creatures like Pacific leatherback sea turtles