October 23, 2002





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Jerry Dolezal


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Venue Guide

Tiger on beat
By Patrick Macias

By Josh Kun



By Annalee Newitz

Without Reservations
By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
By Dan Leone

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• cover feature

Show's over
Why the hell do the cops get to decide what kind of music plays in San Francisco?
By Corbett Miller

Those were the days: A Kimo's memoir
By Mike McGuirk

Kimo's nemesis
A talk with the man whose complaints shut down the music.
By Kimberly Chun

Last week's issue

• news


In this issue

Editorial: Brown's school ties

Editorial: Saving clubs (and S.F.)

Editorial: The Marshall mess

Opinion: On the home front
By ross mirkarimi

Rhapsody in Burke
By David Moisl

Supervisors call for rate-hike study
Gonzalez, Daly want controller to analyze economic impact of PG&E increases
By Savannah Blackwell

Opposition research
Guess who funded the new report criticizing public power and Prop. D?
By Rachel Brahinsky

Brugmann wins two FOI awards
By Camille T. Taiara

Willie Brown's dirty money
How alleged – and convicted – thieves helped bankroll the mayor's reelection bid.
By A.C. Thompson

Riot or racism?
Two schools. Two fights. Two very different responses from the SFPD.
By Cassi Feldman

The teacher's story
Anthony Pebbles says he was busted for trying to videotape the arrests
By Lee Hubbard

Hall monitor

Life during wartime


More political commentary from other sources

• a+e


Wall space
The Clarion Alley Mural Project uses public art to paint a home.
By Lynn Rapoport

Fear factor
Halloween and Día de los Muertos events.
By Cheryl Eddy

Film: The sound of Miike
Japan's most outrageous director hits a new note.
By Chuck Stephens

Film: Sex machines
Bob Crane biopic Auto Focus gets tangled up in videotape.
By Cheryl Eddy

'Seven Samurai'
Oct. 35-31, Castro Theatre
By David Fear

Music: Total Donna-nation
The Bay Area's favorite all-girl pop punk band solidify into a – surprise – kick-ass rock band, dude.
By Kimberly Chun

Music: Performance anxiety
Scott "Prefuse 73" Herren – whose work blurs the lines between hip-hop and electronic music – is feeling the pressure that comes with success.
By Mosi Reeves

Dance: Different roles
EmSpace Dance spoofs societal conventions.
By Rita Felciano

Art: Fuzzy logic
The Gerhard Richter show mines deep emotion with maximum blur.
By Glen Helfand

Stage: Bohemian rhapsody
Luhrmann's take on La Bohème lives up to the hype.
By Rob Avila

Correct techniques By Mosi Reeves

Last Exit By Derk Richardson

The Litterbox By John O'Neill

Liner notes By Lynn Rapoport

Extreme Measures By J.H. Tompkins

Tiger on beat By Patrick Macias

Script Doctor


Local Grooves

2nd time around

Local Live

The Mix

Fall Arts Preview

• culture

You worm!
By Andrea Nemerson

$1,000 genome
By Annalee Newitz

culture shocked
Wish upon a tree
By katharine mieszkowski

By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
Look to the cookie

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
The sun king
By Dan Leone

Moon Signs
By Sally Cragin

The Blender



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

Advertise This!: Corporations are gaining ground fast in their effort to assume all of the U.S. constitutional protections afforded human beings.
By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

Media Beat
Baghdad, autumn 2002: city of doom:
Bush has left Iraq in a no-win situation
By Norman Solomon

The shame of Hearst
Editor's Note
By Bruce B. Brugmann, 11.14.01

• etcetera


The Sofalogues
Crossing america on a couch

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.