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2005 Stories by John Mecklin

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  • Not on the List

    published August 31, 2005

    Last Friday, Thomas Allen Green walked into a federal building in downtown San Francisco wearing a makeshift cardboard sign around his neck with... More >>

  • The A's Have It

    published August 17, 2005

    If you're an Oakland A's fan, this is a game you're probably going to remember for the rest of your life. -- Robert Buan, host,... More >>

  • For Love of Boonville

    published August 3, 2005

    When we first heard about the literary festival Litquake, we were suspect of it, mainly because of the name. "Litquake" has that... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published July 20, 2005

    Dining at the White House For some reason, Dog Bites has been consumed of late by food, drink, and the... More >>

  • What's in a Name

    published July 6, 2005

    Dog Bites felt bad for the San Francisco Bay Guardian last week. No, not the nauseated-bad that can result from reading the publication,... More >>

  • The Dog Bites Audition: Les Misérables

    published June 22, 2005

    We could run, but we couldn't hide. There it was, right there on our computer screen: "THE BROADWAY NATIONAL TOUR OF LES MISÉRABLES TO HOLD... More >>

  • Altered Mindstates

    published June 15, 2005

    It's Sunday evening -- day three of Mindstates VI: Technology and Transcendence. I'm exhausted; my wallet is totally tapped, and I'm curled up... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published June 8, 2005

    Getting Into Focus The firing of S.F. International Film Festival Executive Director Roxanne... More >>

  • Valley of All the Pretty Horses

    published May 25, 2005

    It's opening day at Golden Gate Fields, and we're faced with our first gamble: Are we going to pay $7 for valet parking and be a big shot? Or are... More >>

  • A Star Isn't Born. Still.

    published April 20, 2005

    So we called in sick to our Saturday day job from hell last week, spent gas and bridge-toll money, and trekked back down to Beach Blanket Babylon... More >>

  • Getting Over

    published April 13, 2005

    Reality television comes off best when it's peeled down to its core of fun-to-watch hysteria and emotional self-indulgence. Remove the immunity... More >>

  • Cardinal Opportunity

    published April 6, 2005

    During a visit to Houston last spring, I sat down to a full Central American breakfast -- eggs, several meats, refried beans sprinkled with white... More >>

  • The Karmic Kitchen

    published April 6, 2005

    Imagine walking into an upscale Indian restaurant, its menu filled with delectable-sounding choices like Malabar avocado and coconut soup (made... More >>

  • Vanishing Act

    published March 30, 2005

    He's been called, on various occasions, "preening, arrogant, sinister"; "a raving tyrant, enthusiastically cruel and as self-convinced as one of... More >>

  • Game On

    published March 16, 2005

    "Can you show penetration?" We're in Room 3020 at the Game Developers Conference, the weeklong gaming fest held in the cavernous halls of... More >>

  • We'd Like to Buy the Coach a Coke

    published March 9, 2005

    In a recent conference call between local press and Warriors Executive Vice President Chris Mullin, the first question about the trade that... More >>

  • Drawn and Quartered

    published March 2, 2005

    Our state quarter entered circulation a few weeks ago, but already we're certain the image -- Yosemite Valley, John Muir, a condor flying into... More >>

  • The Duke of San Francisco

    published February 23, 2005

    Dog Bites is far too young to have gotten wasted or shot guns with Hunter Thompson, so we asked friends to remember him. Because today, during a... More >>

  • Naked Ambition

    published February 9, 2005

    Our housemate was nude on the Channel 7 news. Let us explain. It all starts the day Harvey calls. He's been tooling down 101, fresh from... More >>

  • Reason to Question

    published February 2, 2005

    It was October, I was in New York City on business, and I was trying to respond to phone messages asking for comment about a lawsuit that the... More >>

  • The Witness

    published January 26, 2005

    On Jan. 18 I went with my father to the protest against convicted murderer Donald Beardslee's execution at San Quentin. Because the roads leading... More >>

  • iSex

    published January 19, 2005

    Maybe it was the glassed-over stares and the crooked grins of the techies stumbling from the Moscone Center. Or the nymphet in the white lab coat... More >>

  • Rail Out of Town

    published January 12, 2005

    The Golden Gate Railroad Museum, the eclectic railcar depot stationed at the Hunters Point Shipyard since 1991, has probably come to the end of... More >>

  • How Scientists Party

    published January 5, 2005

    Every year around finals time, scientists from San Francisco State University gather at the house I was raised in for the Holiday Physics and... More >>

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