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Volume 44 Number 24

Volume 44 Number 24 Flip-through Edition

March 17, 2010
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Breast intentions

Get ready for a "Night of Lust" at the Red Vic

Fo sho

Eastenders' "Fo/Faux!" revisits, and riffs on, Dario Fo's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!

So you think you can choreograph?

"Spring Forward: Choreographer's Showcase 2010" spotlights a range of new works

Peace-out

After seven rockin' years, Sonic Reducer bids adieu with a look back at some choice musical moments

The incredibly filthy truth

Blood, chocolate, and moral decadence in the weirdness of Xiu Xiu

Light into darkness

Now on the West Coast, High Places charts new spaces

A lost San Francisco saga

Rediscovering the music of Herman Eberitzsch Jr. III

Broken promises

Petition and Promised Lands offer different takes on human rights

Life after death

Swedish thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo nearly lives up to its juicy back story

Pool loops

UK disco edit and electro-funk hero Greg Wilson sails beyond the vinyl revival, reel-to-reel in tow

Urban Tavern

Upping the gastropub ante with refined takes on vegetarian stew and fresh pretzels

Homecoming

Sailing the seven(ish) seas -- and returning to Urbun Burger

From Beijing to Oakland

Writer Yiyun Li explores the language of creation and the memory of violence

Buying power

How PG&E and Mercury Insurance are spending millions to try to trick Californians into voting for corporate interests

Thawing ICE

Recent events hurt Mayor Gavin Newsom's case for refusing to enforce sanctuary law

Why Muni is in such trouble

The Municipal Transportation Agency has not had a management and performance audit since 1996. How is it that an $800 million operation can go for 14 years without that type of evaluation?

Editor’s Notes

Filling vacancies in local elected offices

Who wins with the Transamerica condos?

Project sponsors are asking for the right to shadow public parkland, turn a city street into a private parking garage, and construct a project far beyond the allowable height for the location