STRIKE!

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The October issue of Harper's Magazine has an editorial by Garret Keizer (printed in the hole left by Lewis Lapham) titled "Specific Suggestion" and calling for a general strike on this election day, November 6, 2007.

"Of all the various depredations of the Bush regime none has been so thorough as its plundering of hope." Keizer write Read more »

Meet the candidates: Michael Hennessey

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Post your thoughts or comments below.

San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey

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www.sheriffhennessey.com

"From about 1850 to 1895, the San Francisco police chief was elected. Read more »

Meet the candidates: Kamala Harris

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Post your thoughts or comments below.

District Attorney: Kamala Harris

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www.kamalaharris.org

"It's a self-defeating thing to say, 'I'm not going to work because the DA won't prosecute.' ... Read more »

Meet the candidates: Harold Hoogasian

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

Meet the candidates: Grasshopper Alec Kaplan

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The Bay Guardian is interviewing the candidates for the 2007 elections. We'll be updating this entry as more information comes in. Read more »

Chicken's in the news again

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And this time, it's a total non-story. This is the big, three-deck, front-page banner head in the Examiner. And why? Who cares if a Newsom aide gave $95 to Chicken John Rinaldi's mayoral campaign? Everyone knows Newsom is going to win; Rinaldi himself says he's running for number two. This is a performance, a Chicken John special, and Rinaldi hopes to make some points along the way about the importance of arts in San Francisco. So Mike Farrah gave $95 to see the show. Read more »

Showbears in Seattle

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I'm getting a hairy kick this afternoon from this little promo, entitled "Showbears: Auditions," for the 2007 Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Fest, happening in October. And not just because one of my fabulous exes, Jerrod Littlejohn, is the star. But kind of because of that! Read more »

Ska'd yet? The Specials bassist Horace Panter's tome arrives

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By Todd Lavoie

Book alert: Horace Panter, bassist for the much-beloved ska institution the Specials, has just released his memoir, and it looks quite tasty. Read more »

Punk you, Bad Brains

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By Duncan Scott Davidson

I went to the Bad Brains show at Slim’s last night. The sad admission: I’d never seen them before. I mean, I had, for the Rise (Epic, 1993) tour with Israel Joseph I on vocals instead of HR, which really doesn’t count, now does it? Sort of like going to the Wonka Chocolate Factory and being shown around by someone named “Millie Monka” instead of Willie Wonka. Read more »

Jew out, Chu in. Who? Chu

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Mayor Gavin Newsom finally stepped up today, filing official misconduct charges against the twice-indicted Sup. Ed Jew, and removing him from office pending permanent removal by the Ethics Commission and Board of Supervisors. A PDF of the charge and related letters is available here. Read more »