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Volume 44 Number 11

Flashing lights

DECADE IN MUSIC: 10 years on the Bay Area dance floor -- and still looking fantastic!

2009 = 1989

DECADE IN MUSIC: The end of this decade sings a love song to the end of a decade past

False Idols

DECADE IN MUSIC: Pop went meta, exposing its gaga machinery

Some kind of mastodon

DECADE IN MUSIC: Out of the rap-rock toilet and into the fire — the decade in metal

The breakdown

DECADE IN MUSIC: A hyped-up digital decade stung by its own long tail

Nothing like it

DECADE IN MUSIC: From mob to hyphy to crack -- the decade in Bay Area rap

You ought-sa know

DECADE IN MUSIC: A tawdry, tuneful timeline of the last decade

Aughties Bay Area

DECADE IN MUSIC: Meet me at MySpace with your iPod and we'll dance

Peeping Tomás

Pedro Almodóvar turns himself inside out with Broken Embraces


Weirdo the Cat's demise, Top Dog inside Long's Drugs

My heart belongs to daddy

andrea@mail.altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: OK, I get it about the hot moms, but what about dads? Does anyone ever talk about them? I remember when our son...

The human right to water

Corporate conference conveys concern, but activists decry the exploitation of dwindling fresh water supplies

Cleaner air for Oakland — but no one wants to pay for it

A raging battle over who should shoulder the overhaul of old, dirty trucks

Shades of green

Can we spend our way to a better world, or is consumerism the problem?

The decade in music

From hyphy hijinks and electro bangers to Miley's backside and Britney's skull, our critics take on the musical mashup that was the '00s


Turning out lovely, California-inflected versions of Italian classics in Noe Valley

Volume 44 Number 11 Flip-through Edition

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Our weekly picks

What to do Dec. 16-22, 2009

Rep Clock

Schedules are for Wed/16–Tues/22 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features are marked with a •. All times are...

Music listings

Music listings are compiled by Paula Connelly and Cheryl Eddy. Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead to confirm...

Stage listings

Stage listings are compiled by Molly Freedenberg. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern....

Film listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Louis Peitzman, Lynn Rapoport,...

Russoniello has to go

A holdover from a discredited administration is still running the Justice Department in one of the most liberal parts of the United States

Editor’s Notes

Democratic voters in the country are less likely to go to the polls and support their party's candidates in 2010 if Pelosi, Obama, and Co. can't deliver a public option for health insurance