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1996 Stories by Ellen McGarrahan

Archives: 1997 | 1996 | 1995
  • Still Drawing After All These Years

    published July 24, 1996

    Outside, the sounds of the city go by: cable cars, taxis, footsteps, and conversations, a midsummer's evening at a century's end. Inside, knives... More >>

  • The Other Side's Other Side

    published July 24, 1996

    Later that evening, we played a cassette tape with an eclectic selection of dacha favorites: French ballads, Sade, Roberta Flack, the Eurythmics.... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 10, 1996

    Rock in a Hard Place To some, the Mission Rock is a slice of heaven. Where else can you get a warm beer, a platter of greasy fries, and a... More >>

  • A Wasting of Time

    published July 3, 1996

    He never even noticed the weight loss, former ballet dancer Matthew Sharp says. Every day he'd look in the mirror and see the same lithe lines,... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 3, 1996

    Give the Dog a Bone In the age of Willie Brown, the city's political machine impresses its will with positive reinforcement as much as with... More >>

  • Looking A little Green

    published June 19, 1996

    "They can't spread their legs, like, outward," the woman on-screen is explaining. She is staring right into the camera, holding a Barbie doll. The... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published June 12, 1996

    Pepper Report A San Francisco coroner's report released on May 31 concludes that a cocaine overdose killed Mark Garcia, the Milbrae... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published May 29, 1996

    Not in the Cards Nicholson Baker, author of the telecommunications-based novel Vox, is no technophobe, but he is fed up with the... More >>

  • The Art of Discrimination

    published May 29, 1996

    Domestic partners of some staff at San Francisco's most prominent public art institutions -- the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the de... More >>

  • Against All Odds

    published May 22, 1996

    At 25, Ellen McCormick is one of the youngest lobbyists in Sacramento, and at the moment she's taking a break outdoors in a cafe down the block... More >>

  • No Way Out

    published May 8, 1996

    T.T. is clothed only in a pair of cutoff shorts, and his naked torso is covered in scars. He has a preacher's voice, though, an incongruous sound,... More >>

  • The Living Daylights

    published April 24, 1996

    Fifteen years ago this month, the first case of Kaposi's sarcoma in a young gay man was diagnosed in San Francisco. In the intervening years, AIDS... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published April 24, 1996

    In the Poor House Moving into the unoccupied editorial niche just above homeless newspapers is San Francisco's Poor magazine. The debut... More >>

  • Petrelis the Pest

    published April 10, 1996

    It's a weekday afternoon at a sidewalk cafe in the Castro, and Michael Petrelis is being polite. It is not his everyday demeanor. "I'm... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published April 3, 1996

    Disinformation Please "We're here to serve you," says the answering machine at the Attorney General's Office Public Inquiry Unit. A live... More >>

  • Randy Shaw's Power Plays

    published March 27, 1996

    It's a scene out of an activist's handbook. Upstairs at the Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC), early afternoon. A meeting of the... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published March 20, 1996

    Under Coverage The Chronicle's AIDS coverage just ain't what it used to be. The morning daily hasn't fielded a full-time AIDS reporter... More >>

  • Bed Sores

    published February 28, 1996

    The hospital, with its big, open wards, sits on the western slope of Twin Peaks, more toward the ocean than the bay. Some 1,100 elderly people... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published February 28, 1996

    "I Made a Mistake" A clarification is scheduled to run in the Feb. 28 Chronicle to explain the shocking similarities between a Feb. 24... More >>

  • City of Night

    published February 21, 1996

    At night, the cars are like blood cells -- white headlights, red taillights, a glistening stream of motion and life. Steven isn't watching the... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published February 14, 1996

    Chased Out of the Temple A tenants organization that regularly thwarts eviction-bearing landlords in the Mission just got its own 30-day... More >>

  • In the Cards

    published February 7, 1996

    You talk about the writing on the wall. All he could do is grab at emotions. What a pleasure it would have been for her to teach him about... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published January 31, 1996

    Buzz Off Media hounds sniffed another whiff of doom for the Examiner after Magazine Editor Paul Wilner announced earlier this month that he... More >>

  • Heartbreak Hotel

    published January 24, 1996

    Behind the door of Room 213 at the Columbia Hotel, chaos waits. The back wall of the room is gone, blown away in the fire that burned through here... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published January 17, 1996

    The San Francisco Beer Party It was no Boston Tea Party, but Americans for Gay Rights won a passel of press coverage for spilling beer in a... More >>

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