June 25, 2003




Andrea Nemerson's

Norman Solomon's

Tom Tomorrow's
This Modern World

Jerry Dolezal

It's funny in Kansas
Joke of the day


PG&E and the California energy crisis


Arts and Entertainment

Venue Guide

Tiger on beat
By Patrick Macias

By Josh Kun


Music Listings

Event Listings

Art Listings

Stage Listings

Film Listings

Summer Fairs And Festivals

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By Annalee Newitz

Without Reservations
By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
By Dan Leone

Special Supplements



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Editorial Staff

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Life During Wartime
The Bay Guardian's regularly updated section dedicated to war-related news and perspectives from the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world, protest and event information, and web links.

Fourth of July
Fireworks and more...
By Cheryl Eddy

• cover feature

Sidekicks, mutants, and goddesses
What makes superhero culture so queer?
By Annalee Newitz

The warrior: a tribute
By Camper English

Performing gender
Art, activism, and how to talk to your fellow queers.
By Laurie Koh

The importance of being queer
Our annual guide to Pride.
By Melissa Broder

A few of our picks for Pride:
Lava's 'High Tide', 'AttaGirl Book Reading and Release Party' and 'Gender Pirates'

Last week's issue

• news & culture

In this issue

Editorial: Herrera: Save IRV

Editorial: $8.50 an hour, minimum

Editorial: Hallinan and Tennison

Opinion: Pride at home, shame abroad
By Tim Kingston

City hedges on IRV
Reformers are angry about comments by election officials and want the city attorney to say traditional runoffs can't happen
By Alex Posorske

Congress undoing FCC vote
Bipartisan effort to restore media ownership rules still faces challenges
By Camille T. Taiara

Eyewitness blues
There is more than one case in which S.F.'s top cop allegedly framed a man for murder.
By A.C. Thompson

Of cops and corn
A journal from Sacramento, where calls to globalize U.S. agricultural standards are being met with protests
By Rachel Brahinsky

Missing, presumed alive
Journalist Billy Nessen tries to escape the brutal Indonesian army.

By A.C. Thompson

Campaigning for Care
Newsom turns out supporters to rally for his homeless plan and mayoral ambitions.
By Savannah Blackwell

Road map to public power
New study gives green light to local control of electric service.
By Matthew Hirsch

alt.sex.column By Andrea Nemerson

Double Team Psychic Dream By Michelle Tea and Jessica Lanyadoo

Techsploitation By Annalee Newitz

Culture Shocked By Katharine Mieszkowski

Hall monitor


food & drink

Hot house

By Paul Reidinger

Without Reservations
A corker

By Paul Reidinger

Cheap Eats
All the pretty salads

By Dan Leone

Table Ready
Paper or plastic?

By Stephanie Rosenbaum

Bottle Rockets
Homage to catatonia

Matt Markovich

Tofu, two ways

By Miriam Wolf

Take That
American Indian

By Gabriel Roth

The Food Snoop

By Masha Gutkin

Well Done
By Evelyn Grosvenor-Smythe

Menus, maps, and more

The Blender

• a & e

Film: Brainspotting
England doesn't look so good 28 Days Later.
By Cheryl Eddy

Film: Finding Niki
A critic goes deep into the belly of Whale Rider.
By B. Ruby Rich

Film: 'Japón'
New sensation
By David Fear

Music: Reality check
How Hoagy Carmichael, children's music, and a TV station combo played into one of the most collectible records in hip-hop
By Samuel Chennault

Music: 'Los Van Van '
By J.H. Tompkins

Stage: Tomorrow's parties
TheatreFIRST scores with David Hare's A Map of the World.
By Robert Avila

Dance: A whiter shade of pale
Butoh finds a lighter side.
By Rita Felciano

Stage: 'Noche Flamenca '
By Rita Felciano

Art: 'Power and Affection'
By Lindsey Westbrook

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

The Void

Local Live

Full Circle

The Mix



Media Beat
National insecurity: Decoding the media fixation on terrorism
By Norman Solomon

In the Public Interest
Diseases of mass destruction: Bush is ignoring a looming public health threat.
By Ralph Nader

Focus on the Corporation

Grace news:Why is a right-wing Christian production studio handling the new U.S. Arabic-language TV station?
By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

The Nessie Files

Basic freedoms, R.I.P.: Even the serious paranoids didn't see this level of crackdown coming.
By Nessie

The shame of Hearst
By Bruce B. Brugmann, 11.14.01

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

It's funny in Kansas
Joke of the day

All the world's a cinema: Outdoor film, celluloid and supper, bar movies, and more.