Volume 45 Number 09
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For the foodie and drink hounds on your list, here are a few recent book releases to delight and enlighten
What's the matter with the grimly fiendish stage treatment of Coraline?
What we're listening to
Sic Alps clamber back into view
Gay romantic comedy I Love You Phillip Morris inches toward the mainstream
Portman is prima in Black Swan
The wonderful Margaret Cho is back in the land of tiny dogs. Plus: Lazer Sword, Smalltown DJs, the Tiara Sensation Pageant, and more wild nightlife
Corn is king at this Mission spot, serving Venezuelan-style dishes in a very casual atmosphere
A Cow Palace tradition inspires strange dedication, adult stimulation -- and snappy cravats
Strangely sweet duck soup and facing up to antiquity at Lao Thai Soul Food Kitchen
YBCA offers up a bloody cinematic antidote to holiday smarm
With the nation's ongoing war efforts at full throttle, the contradictions between public rationales and hidden goals cannot stand the light of day
After battling over procedures, the Board of Supervisors is ready to select a new mayor
Weekly's appeal denied: "We have before us the case of an ongoing, comprehensive, below-cost pricing scheme"
Why doesn't wealth inequality get discussed by polite economists?
The future of millions of undocumented students hangs on the lame-duck Congress
The America's Cup would transform San Francisco's waterfront -- but is it a good deal for the city?