May 15, 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


Check Out Nude Beaches Guide 2002

Getting hot in a cold city
2002 Summer Guide

Ride the rocks
Adventure sports for jaded times.
By Joshua Davis

Alight in August?
If smoke gets in your eyes, it's because you're grilling – and all's right with the world.
By Paul Reidinger

Summer lovin'
Our annual guide to fairs, festivals, and outdoor fun.
By Beth Hillman

A day at the races
Pari-mutuel fun in the summertime sun.
By John Marr

Bikram yoga
The hottest exercise on the planet.
By Emily Landes

Go for a dip
Make a splash at Bay Area public pools.
By Amanda Scotese

Last week's issue

• news

In this issue
By Tim Redmond

Fazio sees the light

Saving district elections
By Eileen Hansen

The cable-contract stakes

The FBI in City Hall (again)

Fighting state secrecy

Hall Monitor

First, the bad news...

Civil disobedience how-to

Assessing the raid
City Hall observers speculate assessor investigation is about more than alleged campaign violations
By Rachel Brahinsky

Saving Sophie
One man's struggle to keep his pet could help safeguard others
By Cassi Feldman

Poor reception
Critics take aim at cable merger
By Daniel Zoll

Bay Guardian wins two top honors

Life during Wartime


• a+e


James Fotopoulos develops a grim midwestern vision.
By Johnny Ray Huston

Skin, deep
A Nick Drake documentary leaves behind beguiling questions as it evokes the mystery behind the musician.
By Dennis Harvey

Clone rangers
With a dazzling digital Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones, the Lucas empire finally strikes back.
By Patrick Macias

In a heartbeat
Robert Alexander offers the stirring new Will He Bop? Will He Drop?
By Brad Rosenstein

Boxed in
Scott Wells's knockout potential remains untapped.
By Rita Felciano

Cristina Legato Orr and Damian Fagan
Through June 16, Paxton Gate

Lea Wolf and Stephen Pelton Dance Theater
May 16-18, ODC Theater

'Born to Be Bad: Trash Cinema of the 60s and 70s'
May 17-19, New PFA Theater


Local Live

Local Grooves

Liner notes
As bad as it gets

2nd time around

Script Doctor
DIY DocFest

Mexican dictionary

By Josh Kun

Electric Habitat
By Amanda Nowinski

Tiger on beat
quish this

By Patrick Macias

'In July'
On the road again

Bass Head

The Mix


• culture
By Andrea Nemerson

Digital murder
By Annalee Newitz

culture shocked
By katharine mieszkowski

A tale of two SoMas
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
The brunch bell tolls

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
The brunch bell tolls

By Dan Leone

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

The Blender




Web Exclusive Features

Media Beat
A basic matter of democracy
By Norman Solomon, 05.15.02

In the Public Interest
Wrong numbers: Why you can never get a human on the phone
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.

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.