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The Mission school
San Francisco's street artists deliver their neighborhood to the art world.

By Glen Helfand

16th Street and beyond
Where to find the "Mission School"

By Glen Helfand

Last week's issue

• news

In this issue
By Susan Gerhard

First, the Bad News
By Tali Woodward

Hall Monitor
By Rachel Brahinsky

Life during Wartime

Easy money?
H&R Block may be gouging low-income customers
By Cassi Feldman

Community decries closure of Castro's HIV institute
By Tali Woodward

Oakland health care workers gear up for strike
Rachel Brahinsky

TAPPed out
Labor dispute threatens program for teen parents.
By Cassi Feldman

Calling Sandoval

The $25 million giveaway

Beyond Sharon and Arafat

Back to the drawing board, Hastings
By by Bro. Kelly Cullen, O.F.M.

• a+e

About Henry
Son of the Bride marks another return of the midlife crisis.
By Susan Gerhard

Roxie released?
By Susan Gerhard

Follicle follies has gotten a bad rap.
Human Nature
By Johnny Ray Huston

Son, down
The director goes behind the scenes on his self-reflexive oeuvre.
By Dennis Harvey

Chelsea Girls
By Dennis Harvey

God told me to
By Summers Henderson

Mission: in progress
The Bay Area hip-hop crew have a new name (Crown City Rockers), a new instrument ("phono-koto"), and the same high standards
By Mosi Reeves

Family rhythm
The Khan men keep a tradition alive.
By Derk Richardson

'ukiah haiku'
Through June 30, San Francisco Arts Commission City Site
Lindsey Westbrook

S.F. Ballet unveils two opposing premieres.
Rita Felciano

Electric Habitat
By Amanda Nowinski


2nd time Around

The Mix

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External use
By Andrea Nemerson

How the Irish saved (culinary) civilization
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
Secrets of the cask

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Sugar, sugar

By Dan Leone

This Modern World
By Tom Tomorrow

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

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