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Robots are us
The mystical side of science (and fiction).

By Jeremy Smith

Last week's issue

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In this issue
By Tim Redmond

First, the Bad News
By Cassi Feldman

Hall Monitor
By Savannah Blackwell

Life during Wartime

Welfare to what?
Local aid recipients say jobs are impossible to find.
By Cassi Feldman

Potrero poison
An out-of-state energy company is pushing San Francisco to accept a new, environmentally disastrous power plant – but it will only make the city's energy situation worse.
Rachel Brahinsky

The other birth control pill
Morning-after contraception has existed since the mid 1960s. So why are the people working to make it available to California women considered pioneers?
Tali Woodward

My afternoon the morning after
When you need a prescription, getting emergency contraception can be a real bitch.
Courtney Day

Emergency contraceptive pills – a primer
Tali Woodward

City probes energy options
Rachel Brahinsky and Courtney Day

Missing welfare numbers

The real Presidio battle

No new Potrero plant

Great Wall of Mistrust
By Ahimsa Sumchai

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Lola and Jackie
The return of Jacques Demy in black and white.
By Johnny Ray Huston

Hail Agnès
On gleaning Jacques Demy.
By Johnny Ray Huston

Panic attack
David Fincher's techno-thrills overwhelm the scary B movie inside.
By Dennis Harvey

Shadow invention
A powerful Dimensions Dance Theater turns 30.
By Sima Belmar

Let there be light
Anne Bogart and SITI create an impressionistic portrait of director Robert Wilson in Bob.
By Brad Rosenstein

Time bandits.
By Summers Henderson

'Photographic Memory and Other Shots in the Dark'
By Lindsey Westbrook

Blue Gum Art
By M.P. Klier

'Pilot 37: Bound'
By Rita Felciano

liner notes
By Lynn Rapoport

last exit
By Derk Richardson

Electric Habitat
By Amanda Nowinski

Script Doctor


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Plastic man
By Andrea Nemerson

culture shocked
By Katharine Mieszkowski

The Nessie Files
The strange case of Atabrine
By nessie

Po'boy meets world
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
Noun of the above

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Mr. Pignoli

By Dan Leone

This Modern World
By Tom Tomorrow

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

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Picture this
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Anniversary Issue
The case for MUD: A public power agency could cut electric rates by 20 percent – and still make millions of dollars.