January 22, 2003





Andrea Nemerson's

Norman Solomon's

Tom Tomorrow's
This Modern World

Jerry Dolezal

It's funny in Kansas
Joke of the day


Arts and Entertainment

Venue Guide

Tiger on beat
By Patrick Macias

By Josh Kun



By Annalee Newitz

Without Reservations
By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
By Dan Leone

Special Supplements



Bars & Clubs


Our Masthead

Editorial Staff

Business Staff

Jobs & Internships



• cover feature


Object lesson
For decades, Fred Wilson has turned museum curios and the practice of displaying them into sites of conflict. Now the conflicts – artifacts left behind by war – are finding him.
By Glen Helfand

Last week's issue

• news


In this issue

Editorial: End SFPD 's cover-up

Editorial: Newsom's next attack

Opinion: Bush's double standard
by dennis bernstein

Attack on district elections
Newsom picks up downtown's clarion call
By Savannah Blackwell

Power games
Why is S.F. letting PG&E grab $16 million in conservation funds?
By Savannah Blackwell

Taking back the power
Finally, S.F. reclaims its public electricity
By Rachel Brahinsky

Pelosi and Sharon
Is S.F.'s congressional representative helping Israel's right wing?
By Stephen Zunes

An ongoing trial in U.S. district court pits California against the DEA and could signal the demise of the state's landmark medical marijuana law.
By Ann Harrison

Fame or shame?
Who helped and who hurt the campaign for public power
Public power

Hall monitor

Life during wartime


• a+e


Art: 'Fast Forward II'
Through Feb. 9, UC Berkeley Art Museum
By Lindsey Westbrook

Film: Bullet time
Hell is for children in City of God.
By Johnny Ray Huston

Film: God's children
A conversation with Fernando Meirelles.
By Alex Koberle and Mirissa Neff

Film: King gong
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind brings us surreality TV.
By Dennis Harvey

Film: 'Blackboards'
Head of the class
By Susan Gerhard

Music: Amber waves
Kris Force bucks the g-word and finds a place in the local metal scene for the all-female Amber Asylum.
By Will York

Music: Hot to trot
Hot Hot Heat's Steve Bays copes with music-industry swelter.
By Kimberly Chun

Stage: Taking care of business
ACT offers an airtight staging of Mamet's American Buffalo.
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

Sonic Reducer By Kimberly Chun

Tiger on beat By Patrick Macias

Script Doctor


Local Grooves

2nd time around

Local Live

The Mix

Fall Arts Preview

• culture


Keep it to yourself
By Andrea Nemerson

Free copy

By Annalee Newitz

culture shocked
Free to be
By katharine mieszkowski

The red and the blue

By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
Give fat a chance

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Seoul survivor

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
Prizes for the stinkiest press coverage of the past year.
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.