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Fall Arts Preview
Fast-forward into fall with our epic guide to the season: local music, film, art, events, and more.

Forward motion
Hip-hop dance leaps from the streets to center stage.

SOS: No secret New Times-Village Voice Media deal

In This Issue

Editorial: Sheehan's war
An open letter to Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Ellen Tauscher and the Democrats:

Editorial: Stop PG&E's extortion

Coal Burning Man?
Proposal irks burners and raises questions about California's commitment to combating climate change.

Fare or foul?
Activists call for Muni fare strike, but even the most vocal opponents of the rate hike are reluctant to join the chorus.
By Matthew Hirsch

Behind the housing hype
Newsom slashes new affordable-housing goals – and fails to provide a blueprint for reaching his targets.
By Camille T. Taiara

Home sweet none
In the housing projects, a woman faces eviction for her son's crimes.
By A.C. Thompson

Strings attached
Scorned at City Hall, PG&E gets busy making friends in the nonprofit community.
By Matthew Hirsch

Neighborhood Business: Green houses
Make your next remodeling project environmentally friendly.
By Rachella Sinclair

Neighborhood Business: Biz Tips

Opinion: Badlands: What's next?
By Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Community Internet: Broadband as a Public Utility
From Freepress.net: Hundreds of cities and towns are launching Community Internet systems that promise universal, affordable access to high-speed broadband services.
Now telecom and cable lobbyists are pushing a federal bill that would outlaw Community Internet and municipal broadband everywhere.
Stop this disastrous bill. Send a letter to Congress now.

Journalists under fire
Press freedom alerts, journalists in high risk zones, digests from the frontlines of the free press around the globe, and links to national and international organizations working for press freedom

Freedom of information
Alerts, news and commentary on sunshine, open government and first amendment issues. This week from the California First Amendment Coalition: The Jacko Exception to the First Amendment - For persons who care about public access to trials, the Michael Jackson case has been a nightmare.



Fall (in love)
Bay Area fall fairs and festivals.

Longer nights, hotter clubs
Plug these autumn parties into your Blackberry, starchild.

Get out
We pick the shows and music festivals.

Locals only
Just look at all the new music you've made.
By Kimberly Chun and Sarah Han

The 'Doctor' is in
The best of this season's classical and operatic offerings promises to sidestep the predictable.

Film: Thunder gods, codpiece studs
Metal warrior Thor tops the rep and fest 10-most-wanted list.

Film: Show me the monkey!
Before going ape, take a selective look at your fall movie options.

Critic's Choice: Film: 'Dead and Breakfast'

Critic's Choice: Stage: Kunst-Stoff

The fabulous new de Young challenges SF's cultural inferiority complex.

Home teams win
Bay Area dance celebrates birthdays, rides the trolleys, and goes international.

Nine so fine
From seamstresses to the fringe, our town and the rest of the Bay's theater gets atomic.

Release me
Gotta love this fall's many-splendored mélange of CDs.

Buyers' bets
Bay Area music store mavens pick their favorite fall releases

See Hear - music DVD reviews

Script Doctor - film news

Local Live - show reviews

Grooves - record reviews

Local Grooves - record reviews

2nd Time Around - record reviews

The Mix

Dine review

Sol food
Cheap eats
Executive eggs

The Food Snoop

The Blender


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