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Volume 40 Number 38

June 21 – June 27, 2006

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Why is Asa Sullivan dead?

After two weeks, the San Francisco Police Department still can't get its story straight — but the questions are mounting


Before the pinks start flying, let's get the snap critique out of the way: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is completely ri-drift-ulous....

Grand Theft Auto with goombahs

The Godfather

It’s a small world after all

Lengthy Babylon Heights stumbles off the Yellow Brick Road

Mr. Big Stuff

Matthew Barney lives large through his sprawling, spectacular art. Do we follow?


What's a three-letter word for ejaculate? Whether 58 down in the May 28 edition of the New York Times crossword is meant as a...

Torture Inc.

Michael Winterbottom goes where Hollywood won't: The Road to Guantánamo


During the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, where Lady Vengeance screened under its original title, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, director Park Chanwook (through a...

Angel of death

Park Chanwook caps off his revenge trilogy with the elegantly brutal Lady Vengeance


> kimberly@sfbg.com SONIC REDUCER You can keep your majestic soundscapes, your rewrites of “Rocky Raccoon,

Lick your pronouns

> le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS Years ago when I haunted the other edge of this continent I lived in a chickenless shack under the bridge between...

Rice makes nice

> paulr@sfbg.com If revenge is a dish best served cold, then paella is a dish best served ... not in a restaurant. Yes, if it's...


> paulr@sfbg.com The popular imagination supposes that restaurant writers are Olympians, dispatching thunderbolt justice to places that scorch their garlic (a sin smellable from several...

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June 20-27 ARIES March 21-April 19 Just party, Aries, OK? Seriously. There's nothing but major good-time rays beaming down on you people, so do what the universe...

Personal surveillance etiquette

> trace@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION In an alternate universe, the National Security Agency's database of every telephone call made over the past five years in the United...

No gag

> andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: About getting past my gag reflex while giving blow jobs: I have no idea what's the best way to practice this. I've...

Don’t fear the t-word

EDITORIAL The attack ads started almost the moment Phil Angelides won the Democratic nomination for governor, and they'll continue until November, funded by Gov....

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> tredmond@sfbg.com I saw the (somewhat) glorious past and the rather dubious future of the Democratic Party last week in Little Rock, Ark. Not the...

The right to fuck and suck

OPINION Three years ago, on June 26, 2003, the Supreme Court struck down all sodomy laws, and adults of all sexual orientations were, for...

Put away the cameras

EDITORIAL The rate of violent crime in San Francisco, including murder, is climbing, and it's way past unacceptable. Progressives aren't generally known for their...

Taking spills

Built to Spill's Doug Martsch bounces back


Before Hedwig was a glimmer in John Cameron Mitchell's eye, before some Bowie-imitation bathhouse spillage bloomed into Velvet Goldmine's Brian Slade, before Freddie Mercury...

Calleth he, calleth I

The Ark's 21st-century rock star Ola Salo does his thing, shoots, and scores