Meet the candidates: Quintin Mecke

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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 »

A nuclear lottery

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In today's New York Times Magazine, two smart writers, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt, make a really stupid mistake when they talk about nuclear power. Read more »

Oh, the humanity

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Camera, action - Cinematic Orchestra

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Under the radar of nearly everyone, during this busy, dizzying week, is Cinematic Orchestra, stopping before their performance at Royal Albert Hall in November. Like the sound of the rich, silky orchestrations on Ma Fleur (Domino)? Listen softer to the tones of guest vocalists Fontella Bass and Patrick Watson.

The UK ensemble makes a rare US appearance at Bimbo's 365 Club on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Today's Ammianoliner

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Bush misses resignation deadline. (On the answering machine of Sup.Tom Ammiano.) B3

Why Women are for Obama

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By Sarah Phelan

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Photos by Charles Russo

Last week I witnessed presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama’s deliver a very powerful speech at the Women for Obama event in San Francisco. Read more »

Record labels, quit playin’ games with my heart - hurry up and release these CDs over here already

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Sweet on unreleased-in-the-US Candie Payne.

By Todd Lavoie

Look, I know America is supposed to be the land of infinite choice and all - y’know, 287 types of toothpaste to choose from in the supermarket aisle, right next to the avalanche of deodorants eagerly waiting to cripple you with consumer-paralysis - but sometimes we really seem to let a lot of the good stuff slip clean out of our nets, don’t we? Take chocolate. Read more »

Illegal bike behavior

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In my opposition to this blog's recent attack on bicyclists, I should probably muscle up and address the most sensitive point of attack: illegal behavior by cyclists.
I am guilty of such behavior. I blow through stop signs, run red lights, and gleefully take part in Critical Mass as often as possible (and, like many of us, I'm particularly excited about the 15th anniversary ride coming up on Sept. 28). Read more »

Farewell, fingerpainter

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Intern Amber Peckham remembers outsider artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth.

As a sixth grader on a field trip to Washington DC, I was fortunate enough to see one of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s works, Fantastic Building, on display at the Smithsonian Institute. It was the only painting that lingered in my mind on the long drive home, simultaneously conjuring up fond memories of sand castles and horrific daydreams of prisons and boarding schools. Read more »

Bikes are traffic too

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OK, so I'll admit that my main reason for this blog post is to shove a certain irrational, poorly written, anti-bike intern's post off our front page, where it will hopefully become just a bad distant memory (BTW, said intern, who goes by the pseudonym Lotto Chancellor, also goes by Chris Demento and can be contacted at cdemento@gmail.com). Read more »