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Out of downtown

Out of downtown: Wealthy financier Warren Hellman has crossed his big-business allies to help progressive causes

Hot Lex

10 years of hot dykes and cold beer

From cabin to castle

Fuzzy math raises concerns about Camp Mather and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

Let the niners go?

March 20, 2007
Glenn Dickey has an interesting hit on the 49ers stadium problem: The hell with it, he says; let 'em go. I still like the idea...

The next mad rush to the sky

Ugly canyons everywhere! With the latest San Francisco construction boom, history repeats itself

Czar of noir

Eddie Muller paints it black with the Noir City festival

The McClatchy Strib: RIP? WTF? Pruitt’s Folly, big-daily blues, and the invasion of the stripper-flippers

January 10, 2007
By Bruce B. Brugmann The above head was on the best analysis so far of the McClatchy sale of the Minneapololis Star Tribune to...

Mall-ancholy

Jem Cohen's Chain examines consumers and the consumed

Localize it

Local action: a new initiative aims to deglobalize the Bay Area's economy

Toward a sustainable San Francisco

EDITORIAL When you decide to buy your vegetables at a local grocery store, not at Safeway, or when you buy your books at the...

Revolutions happen like refrains in a song …

... or rather, are declared just as often. Amid a state of dependence, a new Philippine cinema is born

Gimme back my Bone?

Pondering the ineffable sound of "classic rock that rocks"

The first 40

40th Anniversary special: How we made it against all odds — and why we'll be here for the duration

Trash hits Toronto

Bright lights and the heart of movie theater darkness

This ain’t no Artforum

Kimberly Chun and Johnny Ray Huston visualize pieces and pick their faves for the fall

A true radical thinker dies at 85

July 31, 2006
By Tim Redmond t's hard for me to imagine talking about leftist political theory in the early 1980s without the works of Murray Bookchin. His...

Windfalls and compromise

By Steven T. Jones For anyone who could sort through the sometimes mind-numbing minutiae of land use economics and regulation, today's Board of Supervisors...

A strong small-business agenda

EDITORIAL You read the academic journals these days, or peruse economic-development Web sites, and everyone seems to be talking about sustainable urban economics. It's...