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The questions the zoo won’t answer

20 questions we posed to the SF Zoo's Sam Singer

Keats in orbit

By Chris DeMento Jonathon Keats did not fail philosophy by any stretch. But it failed him. Frustrated with Science’s inability to account for the very...

Year in Music: iFunk?

Obsessions aren't always bad

Converting the rock

February ballot measure seeks support for removing the prison from Alcatraz

Seeing other people

On highways, families, ghosts, and gods: unwrapping the gift of a good story

Shelf help

Books to get you through the holidays — and ready for a new year


Ruminations on Exit Ghost -- and the responsibility of fiction

Question of intent

As lawsuits and regulators probe Lennar Corp.'s negligent approach to development on Hunters Point, a new campaign seeks to give the embattled corporation even more control over SF

Duck’s breath

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: I just found your column by accident, and I love it! Major props to you for being such a talented sex columnist...


Foreskin's Lament, Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm, Shortcomings, and more

Cemetery days

Poems smuggled out of Buchenwald record two sisters' observations from inside a living hell

Door-to-door “education”

Helping the homeless or helping themselves?

More sad hits

Another dream date with Damon and Naomi

Saint Steven Morrissey – comedien et martyr

By Erik Morse In the inaugural vignette grotesque of Genet’s 1949 memoir-cum-roman noir Le Journal du voleur, the black prince of literature recalls his childhood...


A fine piece of class

Sucks to be you

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: My wife and I are the proud parents of an eight-month-old boy. While I was prepared for the postpartum lull in the...

Stormy leather

Two takes on William Friedkin's Cruising, showing at the Castro

Their neighborhood

PG&E and its proxies fight public power, here and in the San Joaquin Valley

Chin music, pin hits

Come on feel the noise of baseball and bowling. Also: Oliver Future, Robbers on High Street, Great Northern, Mikaela's Fiend, Sexy Prison, and Pelican

Kids safer online!

› annalee@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION There's a horrifying new menace to children that's never existed before. Experts estimate that 75 to 90 percent of pornography winds up...

Dream girl

Decades after her demise, Judee Sill — whether thief, whore, or saint — still steals hearts

The Queer Issue: Back to the future?

Doing the queer time warp

Considering chloramine

Is San Francisco's water causing weird rashes in some people? Stalled bill means we may never know

Cerebral vortex

The Guy Maddin brand always guaranteed to be demented