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2005 Stories by Jane Tunks

Archives: 2005 | 2004
  • Cloud Burst

    published July 27, 2005

    A 300-foot flame rose into Nevada's pre-dawn desert sky on July 16, and 100 onlookers stood transfixed, watching the moonlike landscape brighten... More >>

  • I, Chocoholic

    published June 15, 2005

    It was the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus who, in a fit of decidedly unscientific brilliance, gave chocolate its taxonomic description,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published June 15, 2005

    Wednesday, June 15, 2005 It's time to bust this thing wide open: Shannon Ferguson is from Petaluma. Sure, he's the guitar player for... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published June 8, 2005

    Wednesday, June 8, 2005 Most memoirs, when they're not revealing embarrassing details about enemies and exes, are an avalanche of... More >>

  • English Invasion

    published June 1, 2005

    The Golden Arches emblazoned with "Phat Food" and the jaillike columns of the Supreme Court pictured with the slogan "Your Apathy Is Our Strength"... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published June 1, 2005

    Wednesday, June 1, 2005 "The production and waste of waribashi directly oppose the Shinto creed," writes Jiro Taylor on More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published May 25, 2005

    Wednesday, May 25, 2005 We were big fans of Richie's artwork in The Royal Tenenbaums, but because Richie was fictional, we... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published May 11, 2005

    Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Geniuses, man. They act kooky, wear weird clothes, work their highly intelligent fingers to the bone, and at... More >>

  • Art Bandits

    published May 4, 2005

    The word "pirate" conjures up a caricature of a one-earringed buccaneer who sails the high seas, plundering others' treasures and burying the loot... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published May 4, 2005

    Wednesday, May 4, 2005 It beats us why anyone else likes Bright Eyes. Bandleader Conor Oberst, to put it mildly, is no... More >>

  • Word Warriors

    published April 20, 2005

    When corporate-backed music took over the airwaves, the only option for up-and-coming bands was to espouse the do-it-yourself credo that has now... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published April 20, 2005

    Wednesday, April 20, 2005 Anyone who's tried facing off with police during a protest probably has wondered, "What are they thinking?"... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published April 13, 2005

    Wednesday, April 13, 2005 The life of a food critic seems enviable. Fine dining every night on someone else's dime? Sounds good to us!... More >>

  • The Tranny Pack

    published April 6, 2005

    The beloved variety show has been woefully absent from our television screens in recent times. Though ABC did bless America with one episode of... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published April 6, 2005

    Wednesday, April 6, 2005 As big fans of the "ephemera films" in the online Prelinger Archives (and S.F.'s Prelinger Library), we adore... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published March 30, 2005

    Wednesday, March 30, 2005 With the plethora of multimedia extravaganzas jamming galleries and museums these days, some might get the... More >>

  • The Other Hollywood

    published March 2, 2005

    It's been more than three decades since Deep Throat united smut peddlers and intellectuals in the name of free speech. But in an era when... More >>

  • Tutus and Cocktails

    published February 9, 2005

    As a tutu-clad little girl, I always imagined a night at the ballet as the height of sophistication -- a grand affair at which the city's most... More >>

  • Extreme Exhibitionists

    published January 19, 2005

    Since its 1993 opening, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has rejuvenated the city's traditional art establishment. It has all the trappings of... More >>

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