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1996 Stories by Jack Shafer

Archives: 1996 | 1995
  • Dog Bites

    published May 8, 1996

    From Boring to Born Again Film Threat founder Chris Gore has bought back his magazine from Larry Flynt Publications and is moving it to San... More >>

  • Beat the Press

    published April 10, 1996

    In the early days of radio, when the BBC was still growing into its journalistic knickers, it was not uncommon for a Beeb newsreader to intone... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published April 10, 1996

    That's Not Funny Never try to explain a joke; you only get yourself in deeper. That's advice SF Weekly should have taken when it received... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published March 27, 1996

    Mime-Boggling If the San Francisco Mime Troupe could telegraph its plight, its players would flash a semaphore for "Help!" The collective's... More >>

  • Welcome to S.F. Give Us Your Money

    published March 6, 1996

    A mudslide of voter approval is certain to propel Proposition A to victory on Election Day, March 26. The initiative, which calls for financing... 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 >>

  • Dog Bites

    published February 21, 1996

    The Million-Dollar Question What would you do for $1 million? Chris Phipps and Brian Elliott would do almost anything -- legal -- and they... More >>

  • Take Me Out to the Rock Show?

    published February 7, 1996

    The San Francisco Giants haven't corked their bat in the campaign to build their own $250 million ballpark complex at China Basin. But -- to push... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published February 7, 1996

    Stuffed Under a Mattress? The San Francisco Housing Authority is having trouble locating $5.5 million of its funds, and it doesn't appear... More >>

  • $uicide $queeze?

    published January 24, 1996

    Water is flowing uphill. The sun is rising in the west. And the San Francisco Giants are preparing to build a $250 million ballpark on the bay... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published January 24, 1996

    Missing Out in the Mist You're standing in the dense drizzle next to a Muni shelter (An ironic label for a billboard, you think), waiting... 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 >>

  • Dog Bites

    published January 10, 1996

    The Needle and the Damage Done Seven weeks ago, the AIDS and harm-reduction communities were rocked by the untimely death of UCSF... More >>

  • The Emperors Really Nice Clothes

    published January 10, 1996

    There was nothing Charlemagne liked more than annexing new kingdoms and deposing whatever ineffectual dukes loitered around the places. But even... More >>

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