May 01, 2002




Andrea Nemerson's

Norman Solomon's

The nessie files

Tom Tomorrow's
This Modern World


Arts and Entertainment

Venue Guide

Electric Habitat
By Amanda Nowinski

Tiger on beat
By Patrick Macias

By Josh Kun



By Annalee Newitz

Without Reservations
By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
By Dan Leone


Our Masthead

Editorial Staff

Business Staff

Jobs & Internships



• cover feature


Soldiers of fortune
Civilian employees of Dick Cheney's former company are carrying out military missions around the world – for profit
By Pratap Chatterjee

Force Provider: The base-in-a-box

Last week's issue

• news

In this issue
By Tim Redmond

Give Sandoval a break

Beyond HOPE
By tom wetzel

The next Prop. F

Release the airport studies

A better cable deal

Hall Monitor

Labor struggles abroad
By camille t. taiara

News-rack law again delayed
Supervisors look for ways to void deal with media giant Clear Channel
By Tali Woodward

SFO's secret runways
Why can't the public see key environmental reports on the airport's expansion plans?
By Rachel Brahinsky

Disobedient machines
Despite politicians' hopes, technology can't enforce public policy.
By Annalee Newitz

Life during Wartime

• a+e

Dog days

Stacy Peralta excavates skate history.
By A.C. Thompson

Correct Techniques
Spaced out
By Mosi Reeves

The borderline
Sutekh– a troublemaker like his namesake – explores the outer limits of techno.
By Mosi Reeves

The devil's work
Ozzy Osbourne, the singer formerly known as the Prince of Darkness, is like a dad or something on MTV's hilarious.
By J.H. Tompkins

Ozz: The man and the myth

Where's the party at?
Electro-punk hits the dance floor.
By Amanda Nowinski

Star fucking

Cold cuts
The Piano Teacher's cruel lessons.

By Johnny Ray Huston

Plastic fantastic
Judith Helfand's HBO documentary Blue Vinyl

Kushner's can't top an astounding beginning.
By Brad Rosenstein

Bare necessity
Dandelion Dancetheater gets undressed.

By Sima Belmar

Jello Biafra
Thurs/2, Great American Music Hall

Through May 31, Gallery 16

The Mix


• culture
By Andrea Nemerson

By Annalee Newitz

Hello, Dalí!
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
Let's Tango

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Word is out

By Dan Leone

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

The Blender




Web Exclusive Features

In the Public Interest
Taking on corporate government in an age of surrender.
Goals for a better America and stronger democratic tools.

By Ralph Nader,

Media Beat
Media and the hazards
of political faith
By Norman Solomon, 05.01.02

Focus on the Corporation
Antibribery law takes a hit.

By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, 05.01.02

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.

Following up on public power

The shame of Hearst
Editor's Note
By Bruce B. Brugmann, 11.14.01


• etcetera


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.