Fall Arts Preview
Fast-forward into fall with our epic guide to the season: local
music, film, art, events, and more.
Hip-hop dance leaps
from the streets to center stage.
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
Scorned at City Hall, PG&E gets busy making friends in the nonprofit
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
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.
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 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.
By Alex K. Fong, Morae Kim, Jana Rogers, and Sarah Han
Longer nights, hotter clubs
Plug these autumn parties into your Blackberry, starchild.
By Marke B.
We pick the shows and music festivals.By
Kimberly Chun and Johnny Ray Huston
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.
By Alex K. Fong
Film: Thunder gods, codpiece studs
Metal warrior Thor tops the rep and fest 10-most-wanted list.
By Johnny Ray Huston
Film: Show me the monkey!
Before going ape, take a selective look at your fall movie options.
By Cheryl Eddy
Critic's Choice: Film: 'Dead and
Critic's Choice: Stage: Kunst-Stoff
The fabulous new de Young challenges SF's cultural inferiority complex.
By Glen Helfand
Home teams win
Bay Area dance celebrates birthdays, rides the trolleys, and goes
international. By Rita Felciano
Nine so fine
From seamstresses to the fringe, our town and the rest of the Bay's theater gets atomic.
By Robert Avila
Gotta love this fall's many-splendored mélange of CDs.
By Johnny Ray Huston and Kimberly Chun
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
By Paul Reidinger
By Dan Leone
The Food Snoop
By Masha Gutkin
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