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1998 Stories by Jack Boulware

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  • The Fortress on the Hill

    published December 30, 1998

    Something about the narcissistic Bay Area compels affluent people to push the limits of eccentricity. They reinvent themselves, shun... More >>

  • Moon Over Marin

    published November 25, 1998

    People are still finding their seats when the house lights dim at the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium. A tape of "Small Town" by John Cougar... More >>

  • Up a Tree. Still?

    published November 11, 1998

    As Highway 101 winds north through the forests of Humboldt County, it ushers drivers into a community of remarkable beauty and acute cultural... More >>

  • How to Pie

    published October 21, 1998

    Last week, as Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman exited a conference on education at the Marriott Hotel, a man mashed a coconut cream... More >>

  • The Selling of a Wave

    published October 14, 1998

    On a sticky September night South of Market, the Twenty Tank brewpub is packed to capacity. Ruddy-faced people in white, logo-emblazoned T-shirts... More >>

  • How to Stalk, Kill, and Cook a California Wild Pig

    published September 2, 1998

    I decided that unless I become a vegetarian, I'll get my meat by hunting for it. ... I've seen slaughterhouses, and anyway, as Sitting Bull said,... More >>

  • The Kerouac Obsession

    published July 29, 1998

    Short and stocky, sporting a colorful children's Band-Aid wrapped around a finger, Gerald Nicosia prepares his tape recorder. Another journalist... More >>

  • The Jammer's the Thing

    published June 24, 1998

    To properly critique the latest performance by the American Roller Derby League -- that is, to review it with the intellectual rigor professional... More >>

  • Has the Church of Satan Gone to Hell?

    published June 17, 1998

    Banners hang from either side of the stage. They read "666." Five guys appear in the blackness, to the taped strains of the piano theme from the... More >>

  • Thirty-two years of Satan in popular culture

    published June 17, 1998

    1966 On April 30 -- the occult holiday of Walpurgisnacht -- the Church of Satan is formally organized at Anton LaVey's home in San... More >>

  • Sex on Wheels

    published May 13, 1998

    San Francisco Chronicle and Channel 4 political reporter Phil Matier stands on the rain-drenched corner of Polk and O'Farrell streets, scowling,... More >>

  • Fake It to the Limit

    published April 29, 1998

    You know I've always been a dreamer (spend my life runnin' round) And it's so hard to change (can't seem to settle down) ... More >>

  • Six Degrees of Peter Criss

    published April 29, 1998

    The phony rock-star business is something of an old game: David Bowie, Bootsy Collins from Parliament Funkadelic, and even a member of '80s... More >>

  • A Wealth of Talent

    published April 1, 1998

    The descendants of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty are among the most affluent people in the world. Though our local Pacific Heights strain of... More >>

  • The Great White Nope?

    published March 18, 1998

    Ruben "Butcher Boy" Hernandez slides his broad bulk onto a stool, plops his hands on the bar, leans back, and bellows his best imitation of a... More >>

  • Naked Poets Society

    published February 18, 1998

    A gas fireplace flickers noiselessly, illuminating the "Above Paradise" poetry night South of Market, the oldest continuous reading series in the... More >>

  • Snatching Saroyan

    published February 11, 1998

    In the fourth-floor bar of the exclusive University Club building atop Nob Hill, the Roxburghe Club, a San Francisco organization of rare book... More >>

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