January 29, 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


Urban radio rage
When Clear Channel bought KMEL, it destroyed the so-called people's station. Now the people want it back.
By Jeff Chang

The new octopus
What Clear Channel owns in the Bay Area

Meet the new press
Corporate media are spending big money in D.C. so it can give you less news. And it's found a very good friend in FCC chair Michael Powell.
By Camille T. Taiara

Last week's issue

• news


In this issue

Editorial: Fighting media monopoly

Editorial: Fund public power study

Opinion: When the bombs fall
by Lynn Rapoport

LAFCO set to fund power study
Three members say they support review of municipalizing PG&E
By Savannah Blackwell

Is this performance art?
Stunned Lingba Lounge patrons think first act strange as police drive away with confiscated music equipment
By Corbett Miller

Mary Cynthia Dunlap, 1948-2003
Civil rights lawyer, OCC director, and force of nature dies at 54
By Eva Paterson

The health care guerrillas
How activists illegally distribute a life-saving drug to the dispossessed.
By A.C. Thompson

New Times nailed
SF Weekly's parent company charged with violating antitrust law.
By Savannah Blackwell

Links Relating to the New Times Story

Grease and blood
Prowling the pits at San Francisco's Supercross race.
By A.C. Thompson

Hall monitor

Life during wartime


• a+e


Local punk label owners band together for the "Super Sabado Gigante" music fest.
By George Chen

Slippery slopes
Our critics slide down the Sundance Film Festival

Film: Monster party
The bizness of Sundancing is chill.
By Johnny Ray Huston

Film: The company you keep
By B. Ruby Rich

Film: Storytelling
Sundance doc Stevie experiments with radical compassion.
By Susan Gerhard

Music: Dirty power
In defense of billionaire rock stars the Rolling Stones.
By Mike McGuirk

Stage: Reality bites
Tennessee Williams and Lanford Wilson expose illusions and dash dreams.
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


Daily grind
By Andrea Nemerson

Free copy

By Annalee Newitz

culture shocked
Free to be
By katharine mieszkowski

Hope and glory

By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
The outage next time

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
Old news

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


Where to get origami paper

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