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Volume 44 Number 39

Ride the Iron Horse

Author Kevin Starr sings the praises of the Golden Gate Bridge

First-person shooter

High-brow meets joystick in author Tom Bissell's Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter

Madam majesty

Helen Mirren rules in Love Ranch

Free art school

Steal this art education with the Pickpocket Almanack

Lips, Inc.

Farewell, Sweet Lips! Plus: Singular Sensation, Dam Funk, Marques Wyatt, Janaka Selekta, and more nightlife

Redneck dawn

Recession-era rock goes back-to-the-backwoods or rises from the rusty dust

Appetite: Bar buzz

The latest in seasonal drink menus and pop-up bars 

Volume 44 Number 39 Flip-through Edition

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The people’s court

Hairy Eyeball: Static and strange solace in "Occupy the Empty" and "3+3"

Nobody but you

Everyone Else thunders with a relationship's troubled interior

La Briciola

Reinvigorating Italian tradition in SoMa (by way of Tuscany and Piemonte) with dishes old and new

Powder keg

The voters are furious -- but are they madder at government or big business? That question could define the next political era

Let us entertain you

Sequins, juggling, and big red noses: Circus Bella's show must go on

alt.sex.column: Don’t care

Dear Andrea:I'm 41 and finally starting to wonder why sex has never been as big a deal for me as it seems to be...

Lennar’s litmus test

Lennar Corp. is proposing to build 10,500 new homes in southeast San Francisco, mostly on publicly-owned land. Will the Board of Supervisors stand up to its juggernaut?

Put new taxes in the budget

The mayor is cutting essential services instead of looking for progressive ways to bring in new revenue

Editor’s Notes

There's a fine line between an effective political coalition and a political machine

Fiscal solidarity

Fiscal solidarity means we recognize that an injury to one is an injury to all

Complicating the simple

The city had the right to approve its current Bicycle Plan

The sporting life

Drool-soaked soccer-watching shirts, Argentineans, and choo-choo trains