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Josh Wolf leaving jail

By G.W. Schulz Josh Wolf is finally on his way out of jail. An appeals court ruled that his argument against being required to turn...

Randomness and revelation

Zookeepers, eunuch Marines, flying explorers, and the lady formerly known as Huck Finn populate the pages of A Fictional History

Breema karma

› le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS This Cheap Eats restaurant review is a thank-you note to a guy named John. He bought all the tokens for a...

Here comes Miami Beach

A South Florida developer wants to turn the quiet coastal community of Pacifica into a glitzy retreat for the Bay Area's richest residents

Big bang

Artists embrace spirituality and their many selves at "Cosmic Wonder"

NOISE: Sleater-Kinney’s last stand

Guardian music intern Michael Harkin made the trip up to Portland, Ore., for the last Sleater-Kinney show at the Crystal Ballroom on Aug. 12....

The slither king: the complete interview

This is not a story about the feverish hype swirling around Snakes on a Plane. It’s not a review of the film, because Snakes...

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Playing with his balls MLB 06: The Show (Sony; Sony PSP) GAMER This was supposed to be a review of the FIFA World Cup game, but I...

Signs of the times

Peace groups fight the city's handbill posting ban — and the one man who works to enforce it in the Mission District

Muay Thai one on

Tony Jaa returns August 25! Official site here. Link to my review of Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior here. Ong-Bak was a massive hit in...

Proud Mary

ACTRESS AND AUTHOR If you love to watch cult movies and pay tribute to the stars that make them great (and in San Francisco,...

The press censors the press

Well, well. Today’s Chronicle/Hearst had some big stories on its front page, including a story by its City Hall reporter headed “SF...

Monopolies are forever

July 28, 2006 By Bruce B. Brugmann (henceforth to be known as B3 in this Bruce blog) Earlier this week I dropped by Christopher’s Books on Potrero...

Pan stanzas

› le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS After three or four days of sleeping under stars, swimming in rivers, and staring into the fire, I have nothing in...

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Jason Leopold inspires yet another correction

By G.W. Schulz When the controversial journalist Jason Leopold botched a story last May for lefty media purveyors Truthout.org, the Columbia Journalism Review took him...

NOISE: Where our beloved, late show reviews go to live, live, LIVE, MOO-HOO-HA-HA!!!

Er, yes, well, we do have quite a bit of catching up to do since the Big Blog Crash of '06. Magik Markers get...

SATURDAY

JUlY 8 FILM A Scanner Darkly Placing a surreal frame around Philip K. Dick's tale of addiction and paranoia in the not-too-distant future, Richard Linklater's A...

Is Updike obsolete?

› publicwriter@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION In a recent New York Times Book Review screed, the proverbial old-white-male author John Updike offers a reader's digest version of the...

No end to Pentagon spying

EDITORIAL The Department of Defense has released the first installment of records related to Pentagon spying on antiwar groups, and while the documents are...

…And some bad

Lawsuit by virulent antibicycle activist halts all pedaling projects

Pier review

Burning Man art and a sense of how far the Embarcadero has come awaken the new Pier 14

Mr. Big Stuff

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

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...