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Morphology

> 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...

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...

Twain shall meatless

› le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS You're probably tired of hearing about my dehumidifier. What? No? You can't get enough of it? Well that's great...

Party on

Mayor's Office steps in to ease the booze ban for North Beach festivals

The health insurance system: a crash course

OPINION I am a family practice physician who recently opened a solo office in San Francisco. Since deciding to make a go...

San Francisco Black Film Festival

REVIEW Other local fests may grab more attention, but the ever-growing San Francisco Black Film Festival, now in its eighth year, is well worth...

Newsom loses control

Mayor Gavin Newsom, who fancies himself a solution-oriented pragmatist, has allowed the supervisors to take over the urban policy agenda

Blood brothers

DIY filmmakers Rick Popko and Dan West pursue guts and glory

Thimk!

› andrea@altsexcolumn.com Dear Andrea: When my husband and I first got together in our mid 40s 10 years ago, he was fairly adventurous...

Here’s Bill!

Maher fights for his job -- title

Shooting at the OCC

Police union claims the problem isn't rogue cops, but the agency that investigates them

NOISE: Have another slab of John Vanderslice

Duncan Scott Davidson interviewed Tiny Telephone honcho and Barsuk artist John Vanderslice for a piece in the May 3 issue of the Guardian. Here's...

How to fight Singleton’s monopoly

EDITORIAL Six members of Congress wrote to the Bush administration last week urging a full Justice Department review of the pending deal that will...

“The Man Box and Beyond”

REVIEW Postfeminism — which is not the death of feminism so much as an effort to examine how culture creates gender differences in terms...

Bronson’s Loose! The Making of the Death Wish Films

Bronson's Loose! The Making of the Death Wish Filmsby Paul Talbot (iUniverse)BOOK REVIEW This slim, yet essential tome is jammed with information about the greatest...

Single town?

Like Clear Channel radio stations, many smaller papers would have little or no staff, nobody to answer the phone, nobody to take local tips...

Last call?

City commission pushes booze ban at North Beach festivals, raising concerns about an antifun crackdown at the start of the street fair season

Cav Wine Bar

REVIEW Maybe it's the flight of robust German reds talking, but Cav seems like the sleekest, yet somehow the most laid-back, entry in the...

Tossing the bone

› le_chicken_farmer@yahoo.com CHEAP EATS Crawdad de la Cooter has a new squeeze. I called him up and said, "Hey, man, let's go eat,...

Sleep-deprived video game maniacs

› testme@techsploitation.com TECHSPLOITATION A bunch of Belgian neuroscientists finally figured out a way to turn spring break into an article for Proceedings of...

The right housing fees

EDITORIAL The San Francisco Chronicle has finally noticed what we reported a month ago: The Board of Supervisors has effectively put in place a...

The politically correct term is “Caucasian debris”

Album review: Toby Keith, White Trash With Money (Show Dog Nashville) Country star Toby Keith came to mainstream attention after his musical response to 9/11,...

Daniel in the lion’s den

The first time I heard Daniel Johnston’s music, I’d ordered a tape from K Records, having little idea what to expect. What arrived in...

222 Club

REVIEW This jazzy, Euro-cozy joint in the ’Loin just got licensed for hard alcohol, but don't let that stop you from enjoying its Spanish-inflected...