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San Francisco International
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Festival Info

Critics' picks
A day-by-day guide to what to hit and what to miss at this year's festival.

Neo, new, nuevo
On the founding of cinematic movements with Argentine poet, painter, filmmaker, theorist, teacher, and utopian Fernando Birri.

By B. Ruby Rich

We love Spacey
Kevin Spacey, the everyman's man.

Without blinking
Superchunk's crazy page

The basement tapes
David Sherman and the footage that found him

Warren peace
Liberal Hollywood gets a Beat(ty)down

Last week's issue

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In this issue
By Susan Gerhard

First, the Bad News
By Tali Woodward

Hall Monitor
By Rachel Brahinsky

Take back the Presidio

Leave the schools alone

Pink slips
Her job on the line, elections chief asks for yet more money, cans nearly half her staff.
By Rachel Brahinsky

Life during Wartime

The show goes on

People's Gas & Electric?
Assembly speaker launches plan to buy out PG&E
By Rachel Brahinsky

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Through May 4, New Langton Arts

'Three 2 life'
April 18-May 4, Intersection for the Arts

Electric Habitat
By Amanda Nowinski


2nd time Around

The Mix

• culture


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

The Blender



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Once again, General Motors Corp. shows how it can go backward into the future.
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SCA 7: The Open Government Sunshine Amendment
SCA 7 is legislation that would place a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to allow voters to strengthen the public's right of access to government deliberations and records. SCA 7 would have to pass both the Senate and Assembly by a two-thirds majority before being placed on the ballot. A majority of voters would then have to approve the addition to the state constitution.

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The shame of Hearst
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Media Beat
Bloomberg's victory and the triumph of business news
By Norman Solomon


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Picture this
Miriam Wolf describes a passel of new photo books, comic collections, and coffee-table books are as easy to give as they are on the eyes. PLUS: Middle-earth in the balance, Land of the free ... agent, and more in December Lit.

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