December 18, 2002



• cover feature


Peace in 2003

Last week's issue

• news


In this issue

Editorial: Fighting back – to win

Opinion: Why Dufty won
By Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Custodians prevail
Cleaning company hired by Yahoo! harassed its janitors, federal board says
By David Moisl

State pension fund sues brokers
Why isn't the attorney general helping?
By A.C. Thompson

PG&E workers revolt
IBEW rank and file rejects contract
By Savannah Blackwell

The agony of defeat
In District Eight, the progressives lost a race that almost everyone agrees they should have won.
By Savannah Blackwell

Safety on hold
Residential hotel landlords blow off another deadline to install fire sprinklers.
By A.C. Thompson

Hall monitor

Life during wartime


Election Analysis
By Tim Redmond

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Holiday Event Listings

The write stuff
Rapper J-Live issues a few words, beats, and notes from the underground.
By Mosi Reeves

Film: Double trouble
Charlie Kaufman clones his neuroses in Adaptation.
By Johnny Ray Huston

Film: Wheezy rider
About Schmidt brings Nicholson back in uneasy pieces.

Film: Intensive care
Talk to Her nurses two contrasting love stories.

Film: Meaner streets
Scorsese's epic misfire,Gangs of New York, draws blood.
By Dennis Harvey

Film: 'The Wild Thornberrys Movie'
Safari, so good
By Meryl Cohen

Music: Holiday in Cambodia
Dengue Fever pitch Southeast Asian garage rock this New Year's Eve.
By Will York

Music: Your toast
More live music on New Year's Eve

Art: 'Made in the Good Ol' US of A'
Through Jan. 6, Parlor Projects
By Lindsey Westbrook

Stage: Xmas present
Current events resonate in ACT's otherwise upbeat adaptation of Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
By Robert 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


Ho ho hurry
Shopping options even Scrooge would want to celebrate.
By M.P. Klier
Holy moly
By Andrea Nemerson

I was wrong

By Annalee Newitz

culture shocked
Wish upon a tree
By katharine mieszkowski


By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
Good tidings

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Space invader

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

A day at the American Enterprise Institute
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

It's funny in Kansas
Joke of the day

• 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.