June 05, 2002





Andrea Nemerson's

Norman Solomon's

The nessie files

Tom Tomorrow's
This Modern World

Jerry Dolezal


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

The Best of the Bay Reader's Poll 2002
Your online voting booth is here!

The message
Paris returns to beat around a Bush and drop a new single, "What Would You Do?"
By J.H. Tompkins

'What Would You Do?'

Check Out Nude Beaches Guide 2002

Last week's issue

• news

In this issue

By Tim Redmond

Herrera and pot

For shame
by tommi avicolli mecca

It's the rich, stupid

Hall Monitor

First, the bad news...

Public power organizing

Brown's bogus budget
More money for the cops, less for the kids
By A.C. Thompson

Fish out of water
California Academy of Sciences could close for five years
By Cassi Feldman

Dispatches from exile
American investigative reporter Greg Palast says he had to move to England to blow the lid off U.S. corporate power brokers and political corruption.
By Daniel Zoll

Outlaw art
In the name of green space, artists out at the Albany Bulb landfill could soon find their works destroyed and their workspace off-limits.
By Rachel Brahinsky

Life during Wartime


• a+e


Traveling man
DJ Cheb i Sabbah shares worlds of music.
By Peter Nicholson

Correct techniques
Blues people

Return of the DJ II
The definition of a DJ remains open to interpretation.
By Mosi Reeves

'Unwearable Art: Clothing in New Media'
Through Sept. 1, Museum of Craft and Folk Art

Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers
Fri/7-Sun/16, Dance Mission Theatre

The City of Lost Souls
Fri/7-Thurs/13, Roxie Cinema

High on Fire
Thurs/6, Justice League

By George Chen

The secret chief
Trey Spruance declares war on hipness by association.
By Will York

Tainted love
Cherish riffs off the romance genre.
By Susan Gerhard

Silent spring
The PFA gets inside Sokurov's impenetrable, poetic oeuvre.
By Dennis Harvey


Last Exit
Kind of new

Local Live
Zeek Sheck

Local Grooves
Crack Emcee

Liner notes
Cover story

2nd time around
More Fun in the New World (Elektra/Rhino)
Ain't Love Grand (Elektra/Rhino)
See How We Are (Elektra/Rhino)

Script Doctor
Cannes of worms

Horn balloons

By Josh Kun

Electric Habitat
Vaguely hung
By Amanda Nowinski

Tiger on beat
Squish this

By Patrick Macias

Bass Head
By Amanda Nowinski

The Mix


• culture

By Andrea Nemerson

Fanfic of the damned
By Annalee Newitz

culture shocked
The music died
By katharine mieszkowski

By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
The weekend

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Waiting for to go

By Dan Leone

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

The Blender




Web Exclusive Features

Media Beat
Media strategy memo
George, Dick, and John.
By Norman Solomon, 06.04.02

In the Public Interest
The bankruptcy squeeze: How big financial companies are trying to force consumers to swallow unmanageable debt.
By Ralph Nader,

Focus on the Corporation
IMF and World Bank are out of control:How Congress can reform two bad institutions

By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, 05.22.02

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.