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2010 Stories by Benjamin Wachs

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  • Man, burning: Paul Addis' one-man show

    published April 21, 2010

    Paul Addis, who was busted two years ago for burning "the man" ahead of schedule at Burning Man, is set to open a new one-man show,... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published April 21, 2010

    The Diary of Anne Frank.There is probably a special place in hell for obscure, junior-grade theater critics who would use what... More >>

  • List: How to Fix S.F.'s Crime Lab

    published April 14, 2010

    The news keeps getting worse for San Francisco's beleaguered crime lab. What steps can the city take to restore confidence in... More >>

  • Theater Review: "Master Class" at NCTC

    published April 14, 2010

    Master Class begins strongly, and abruptly, with the appearance of opera's great diva, Maria Callas (played by Michaela Greeley). There... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published April 14, 2010

    Den of Thieves. The idea of a bunch of misfits trying to pull off the perfect crime has been done to death, then buried, then... More >>

  • Happy Birthday, Community Justice Center!

    published Apr 07, 2010

    ‚ÄčThe controversial Community Justice Center, a special court that addresses low-level crimes and can directly refer defendants to social services, recently completed its first year of operations. Ho... More >>

  • Den of Thieves

    published April 7, 2010

    The idea of a bunch of misfits trying to pull off the perfect crime has been done to death, then buried, then cremated, then reanimated as a... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published April 7, 2010

    Den of Thieves. The idea of a bunch of misfits trying to pull off the perfect crime has been done to death, then buried, then... More >>

  • List: Prop. 420

    published March 31, 2010

    A measure proposing to legalize and regulate marijuana has made it onto the California ballot. What slogans will its backers use to rally... More >>

  • "Den of Thieves"

    published March 31, 2010

    The idea of a bunch of misfits trying to pull off the perfect crime has been done to death, then buried, then cremated, then reanimated as a... More >>

  • List: Standardized skools

    published March 17, 2010

    The San Francisco school district recently voted to adopt a new system for determining how students are assigned to schools. How will the... More >>

  • List: The S.F. subway to nowhere

    published March 10, 2010

    The federal government has asked San Francisco to justify the planned creation of a $1.6 billion central subway line.  How will the subway... More >>

  • List: Why is Newsom vying for California's lieutenant governorship?

    published February 24, 2010

    Why is Mayor Gavin Newsom thinking about running for California's lieutenant governorship? • He's worried that if he doesn't, San... More >>

  • The Position

    published February 24, 2010

    The Position, PianoFight's first full-length dramatic production, speaks directly to media-saturated citizens terrified of losing their... More >>

  • List: New ways to elect S.F.'s leaders

    published February 17, 2010

    Political interest groups have recently discussed replacing San Francisco district elections with a new system for selecting city supervisors.... More >>

  • List: Dolores Park blues

    published February 10, 2010

    San Francisco's parks department is expected to close hipster hangout Dolores Park for up to a year and a half in order to make repairs. Where... More >>

  • I, Tablet

    published February 3, 2010

    Last week, Apple unveiled its new tablet computer, the iPad, in San Francisco. It has been hyped as the savior of newspapers. What else can... More >>

  • Also Playing

    published February 3, 2010

    Phèdre. Neoclassical French drama is most famous for its rigid adherence to the theory that nothing interesting must ever be shown... More >>

  • Phèdre

    published January 27, 2010

    Neoclassical French drama is most famous for its rigid adherence to the theory that nothing interesting must ever be shown onstage. Instead, the... More >>

  • List: Graffiti abatement

    published January 27, 2010

    Last week, the city announced a new plan to fight graffiti by paying for community murals on areas that are frequently tagged. What other... More >>

  • Phèdre

    published January 27, 2010

    Neoclassical French drama is most famous for its rigid adherence to the theory that nothing interesting must ever be shown onstage. Instead,... More >>

  • List: Fee for all

    published January 13, 2010

    Last week, David Chiu, president of the Board of Supervisors, announced his intention to eliminate dozens of overly bureaucratic city fees.... More >>

  • I'll Surrender My Snark If the Guardian Loses its Condescension: One More Look at the Numbers

    published Jan 07, 2010

    Tim Redmond thinks our debate on Forum tomorrow should be "fun." But I'm bored with his line of argument already. Because the truth is that we're reached a point in the "how much does San Francisco s... More >>

  • List: The year in news

    published January 6, 2010

    What were the top local news headlines of 2009? • "Gavin Newsom ruins YouTube for the rest of us" • "Tom Ammiano... More >>

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