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2005 Stories by Cristi Hegranes

Archives: 2006 | 2005
  • Super-Hyped Infection

    published December 14, 2005

    At 2 a.m. on an unusually warm Saturday in November, Hadley sat in the back of a taxi, his head leaning on the windowpane. He was sobbing. It was... More >>

  • Saving Fish From Drowning

    published November 30, 2005

    By Amy Tan Putnam (October), $26.95 Amy Tan's newest novel flounders from beginning to end. The book opens with the... More >>

  • Pacifists for War

    published November 2, 2005

    April Owen says activism is in her blood. She went to her first anti-war protest with her mother when she was 9 years old. "I was in pigtails... More >>

  • What's Really Wrong With the Lower Fillmore?

    published September 21, 2005

    It's a windy Wednesday evening in September, and despite initial attempts at civility, the quarrelsome dynamics of the Lower Fillmore are once... More >>

  • Silence Is Goldman?

    published September 7, 2005

    When a major local philanthropic organization, the Koret Foundation, pulled $50,000 in scholarship funding from the Lisa Kampner Hebrew Academy... More >>

  • Suffer the Little Muslims

    published August 17, 2005

    Laila and her friend Cathleen were hanging out in the courtyard at Galileo Academy of Science & Technology, talking about shopping to blow off... More >>

  • The Identity Makers

    published July 20, 2005

    Every afternoon at 3 o'clock, Javier drops off his 3-year-old daughter, Vanessa, at the neighbors' apartment on his way to work. Vanessa's mother,... More >>

  • Badlands Confidential

    published June 29, 2005

    It's late afternoon, and a rumpled Bevan Dufty is mixing an energy drink in an old paper cup while trying to explain his role in an investigation... More >>

  • Student of Concern

    published May 18, 2005

    At a tiny round table in the shade at Caffe Strada in Berkeley, Arjun Gupta, 19, sat diligently working on problems for an upcoming freshman... More >>

  • Acts of Commission

    published May 18, 2005

    Castro club owner Les Natali is a hard guy to track down. He doesn't have a cell phone, and he doesn't like to be interviewed. Two weeks ago,... More >>

  • Gay Rights in High Places

    published March 16, 2005

    A year ago, Meera, a 22-year-old woman from Hetauda, a district in southeast Nepal, was scheduled to be the bride in a marriage arranged by her... More >>

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