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Volume 46 Number 13

December 25-31, 2011

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Battling big box

City officials and small businesses seek more studies and controls on formula retailers

What the new year brings

Medical cannabis backers propose a statewide regulatory body -- that'll make the feds happy, right?

Crazy, sexy (?), movies

YEAR IN FILM: Parsing the po-mo rom-com

The brawn identity

YEAR IN FILM: Captain America: The First Avenger wins 2011's battle of the superhero movies

Zero for conduct

YEAR IN FILM: Contemplating the filmmaker as teacher

Hey girl

YEAR IN FILM: In praise of the actors who redefined "sex symbol" in 2011

Reel, reel good

YEAR IN FILM: Guardian movie critics unveil their favorite flicks from the year that was

Pop your cork

New Year's Eve blowouts (and New Year's Day backups) to get you properly toasted


Five-fer tacos and waiterperson waffles at Reaction

Dishes for a winter’s night

From Sonoma duck ragout to creamy chestnut soup; culinary cheer for the chills

Doom lens

YEAR IN FILM: Cheryl Eddy assesses 2011's cinematic contributions and wonders if the apocalypse isn't already upon us

All backed up

City begins to rectify chronic problems with overflowing sewers after settling a lawsuit

Occupy and the hostile media

The mainstream press is always on the wrong side of history

Money and values

Warren Hellman played a unique role in San Francisco and left a void that needs to be filled

PG&E’s system fails — again

Candlestick Park blackout tells us a lot about the power company's commitment to the city

Editor’s notes

Tim Redmond's New Year resolutions for the Occupiers, fellow dog walkers, the Obama Administration, etc. 


The revolution will not be powered by smartphones (but these apps might help it along)