July 10, 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

Special Supplements


Our Masthead

Editorial Staff

Business Staff

Jobs & Internships



• cover feature

Living the Legend
Mingus Amungus – one of few bands to outlive the Bay Area's acid jazz heyday – are poised to keep riffing on the Mingus legend 'til they're 80.
By Sylvia W. Chan

Last week's issue

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• news

In this issue

By Tim Redmond

Gay pride and shame

Public power, for real
by Marie Harrison and Don Paul

Beyond 'public power lite'


Public power - lite or bold?
Supes are poised to decide San Francisco's energy future
By Rachel Brahinsky

State of unrest
In pursuing criminal charges against students who participated in last May's pro-Israel rally and counterdemonstration, SFSU administrators do their best impersonation of thought police.
By Camille T. Taiara

For the record
The SFPD's hefty overtime tab isn't that big.
By A.C. Thompson

Confessions of a fashion drudge
Thou shalt not worship false mullets
By Abigail Goldman

Hall monitor

Life during wartime

Bay Guardian wins CNPA awards

• a+e


Stream of life
Love crosses borders in Majid Majidi's Baran.
By Robert Avila

Lizard King
The Crocodile Hunter invades movie theaters.
By Cheryl Eddy

'Teenage Caveman'
The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts televises Larry Clark's lust.
By Johnny Ray Huston

Bard times
Once again, the Shakespeare season is upon us.
By J.H. Tompkins

Wisconsin death trip

'Angelic States – Event Sequence'
Through July 27, Walter and McBean Galleries
By Lindsey Westbrook

Faking it
Omar and Jenny's Friday-night party Fake combines scenester cred with "everyone's welcome" openness.
By Vivian Host

Spooky sheet
The Ghosts - recently back from the dead - are haunting the house.
By John O'Neill

'Dancers' Group Summer Dance Festival
"Range of Motion: Series II"
Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14, Dance Mission Theater

Through January 31, 2003, Exploratorium

Correct techniques


Last Exit
Voodoo children

Local Live
Bat Makumba
June 4, Elbo Room

Local Grooves
Forget about the Girl (Mimicry)

Liner notes
Dream scene

2nd time around
A Series of Sneaks (Merge)

Script Doctor
Fan files

Joe and Paul

By Josh Kun

Electric Habitat
By Amanda Nowinski

Tiger on beat
'Junk Film 2'

By Patrick Macias

Bass Head
By Amanda Nowinski

The Mix


• culture

Please be seated
By Andrea Nemerson

Reputation system
By Annalee Newitz

culture shocked
Orange juice
By katharine mieszkowski

(Wood)burning man
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
In with the new

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Case of the missing bone

By Dan Leone

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

The Blender




Web Exclusive Features

In the Public Interest
The travel club business: The Better World Travel Club is an ecofriendly alternative to the American Automobile Association ("Triple A")
By Ralph Nader,

Focus on the Corporation

Brokerman: Is Wall Street a safe neighborhood these days?
By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, 07.10.02

Media Beat
An army of fun: How the military tries to entice the next generation

By Norman Solomon, 07.10.02

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


Northern California film festivals

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.