August 21, 2002



• cover feature

Stick this into your mind
The Deep Dickollective – smart, talented, dangerous, black, and queer – is determined to destroy your comfort zone.
By Amanda Nowinski

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• news


In this issue

Editorial: PG&E's blank checks

Opinion: A moral case against war
By Robert Avila

The pope's new conquest
John Paul II canonizes a make-believe saint, beatifies two stool pigeons, and proclaims a new evangelization of Indian America.
By John Ross

Tammy's next move
Could a hacktastic city job be in store for ousted elections chief Haygood?
By Savannah Blackwell

Bowled over
Developer set to demolish Japantown treasure to make way for luxury apartments
By Corbett Miller

The dog ate it
Golden Gate Park group refuses to release records
By Shadi Rahimi

Powering ahead
Two landmark city reports show why San Francisco needs to get rid of PG&E. But the city's plan won't work without Prop. D.
By Savannah Blackwell

Hall monitor

Life during wartime


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Music: Keep on keepin' Om
After seven years and 100 releases, Om Records is still spinning.
By Peter Nicholson

Music: Camper's big Mac
Camper Van Beethoven's version of Fleetwood Mac's albatross – recorded in a mere 16 years – makes at least as much sense as anything they've ever done.
By Tim Quirk

Film: 'Metropolis'
A city restored
By Johnny Ray Huston

Film: Martha's stock
Mostly Martha leaves its lust on a low boil.
By Jenni Olson

Film: 'Secret Ballot'
Rock the vote?
By Robert Avila

Film: Hold your breath
Swimming is the summer's archetypal indie coming-of-age flick.
By Dennis Harvey

Film: Vote with your feet
An interview with director Babak Payami.
By Robert Avila

Art: 'American and Italian Landscape' and 'Con le Nostre Mani: With Our Hands'
Through Sept. 8, Museo ItaloAmericano
By Lindsey Westbrook

Stage: 'Double Pleasure'
Fri/23-Sat/24, Cowell Theater.
By Rita Felciano

Correct techniques
Line 'em up

By Mosi Reeves

Last Exit
Our back pages
By Derk Richardson

The Litterbox
Absolutely fabulous
By John O'Neill

Liner notes
Heat wave
By Lynn Rapoport

London calling

By Josh Kun

Tiger on beat
Monster mash

By Patrick Macias

Script Doctor
California dreaming

Victory at Sea
The Good Night (Kimchee)

Local Grooves
Nigel Pepper Cock
The New Way (Life Is Abuse)

2nd time around
End of the Century (Rhino/Sire/Warner Brothers)

Local Live
Smoov-E CD-release party, with Andre Nickatina, First Degree the D.E., and Be Gee
July 31, Blake's

The Mix

• culture
Pros and cons
By Andrea Nemerson

Alien fuckfest
By Annalee Newitz

culture shocked
Ladies' night
By katharine mieszkowski

Two tons of fun
By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
Café klatch

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
By Dan Leone

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

The Blender



Web Exclusive Features

In the Public Interest
Credit scam: Why is Congress so intent on helping lenders – and hurting millions of consumers?
By Ralph Nader

Focus on the Corporation

Corporate criminals and criminal corporations: Don't let the big businesses avoid liability by giving up a few top executives.
By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

Media Beat
War and forgetfulness:
Exploring the media's Orwellian memory hole.
By Norman Solomon

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

Anniversary Issue
The case for MUD: A public power agency could cut electric rates by 20 percent – and still make millions of dollars.