May 08, 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


True glitter
David Weissman and Bill Weber uncover a sparkling treasure.
By Johnny Ray Huston

Party time
The Cockettes – stoned, outrageous, and dressed to kill – understood the importance of having fun.
By J.H. Tompkins

The Cockettes: what, where, when

Last week's issue

• news

In this issue
By Tim Redmond

Not physical therapy

Cattle conglomerates
By ralph nader

Saving city land

Yee's class warfare

Hall Monitor

Japantown development
By camille t. taiara

Good-bye, news racks
Despite concerns, supervisors approve Clear Channel deal
By Tali Woodward

Clerical censors
S.F.'s Catholic newspaper buried the priest sex scandal
By A.C. Thompson

Community voltage
Activists push city hall on energy policy
By Rachel Brahinsky

This land is your land
Can San Francisco save surplus property for affordable housing?
By Cassi Feldman

Obscene feminists
Why women are leading the battle against censorship.
By Annalee Newitz

Life during Wartime


• a+e

White collared

Time Out's tale of existential dread takes the starch out of the executive career.
By David Fear

Sound effects
Seeing – and hearing – is believing with Christian Marclay's latest installation.
By Glen Helfand

Ground zero
Fred Frith's amazing explorations of texture, sound, and style lift off from the blue-collar world of rock.
By Derk Richardson

Mixed 'Medea'
The Shotgun Players stage Euripides at the UC Theatre.
By Brad Rosenstein

'Web-Slinging and Wall-Crawling: The Art of Spider-Man'
Through July 21, Cartoon Art Museum

Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
The Lab, May 10-18

'The Triumph of Love'
Sweet emotion

Hooked on a feeling

Zero hour

2nd time around
Suck on This (Prawn Song)

Script Doctor
Zero hour

Mexican dictionary

By Josh Kun

The Mix


• culture
Tie one on
By Andrea Nemerson

By Annalee Newitz

culture shocked
By katharine mieszkowski

Greece is the word
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Brothers should eat it

By Dan Leone

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

The Blender




Web Exclusive Features

Media Beat
Still not good enough
from Barbie to Botox
By Norman Solomon, 05.08.02

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,

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.