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2004 Stories by John Mecklin

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  • Stealing the Scene

    published December 22, 2004

    Now that Gavin Newsom has carved out a spot on the shortlist of nationally recognized mayors -- Daley of Chicago, Bloomberg of New York, Barry of... More >>

  • Animal House Organ

    published December 8, 2004

    There's always a place in a daily newspaper for a good animal story -- Page 5 of the Metro section, generally -- but the Chronicle of late... More >>

  • A Psychomagical Encounter

    published December 1, 2004

    Although Chilean-born director Alejandro Jodorowsky is best known for his psychedelic, violent movies (El Topo, The Holy Mountain),... More >>

  • The Dog Bites Interview: Robots That Protest

    published November 24, 2004

    John Henry and Robert Trurl are both pseudonymous members of the Institute for Applied Autonomy, or IAA. Founded in the late 1990s by graduates of... More >>

  • Extra, Extra ... Hey, We Said EXTRA

    published November 24, 2004

    The Chronicle's banner headline over a story about Scott Peterson's conviction was a one-word yelp, in 168-point type: "GUILTY." How might... More >>

  • To the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away

    published November 17, 2004

    Stephanie Salter, the former Chronicle columnist, is speaking from her new dateline, 2,000 miles east of her old one -- or, better yet,... More >>

  • The Dog Bites Interview: Richard Lewis

    published November 10, 2004

    The phone rings. We sit hunched over with bad posture, running our fingers nervously through our hair, dressed in black from head to toe, Prozac... More >>

  • Speed Kills. Again.

    published November 3, 2004

    Standing at the urinal at the Pilsner Inn, releasing what seems like a keg of Anchor Steam, we look up to find the face of a sweaty, sullen boy,... More >>

  • Of Asterisks and Small Pols

    published October 27, 2004

    satire trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly irony the use of... More >>

  • Big If

    published October 13, 2004

    What will we do if George W. Bush is re-elected in three weeks? Dog Bites doesn't know, but surely Google must. We searched for the phrase "If... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published October 6, 2004

    Muddling Along In the '80s Americans widely embraced the wine cooler, or at least that's what Dog Bites... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 29, 2004

    Beach Blanket Babylon Auditions: The Sequel There it was, right in the newspaper: open-call... More >>

  • Making Kerry Kerry On

    published September 15, 2004

    For the third time in four days, I found myself making the same complaint. "Why can't he just explain what happened?" I fumed at my captive... More >>

  • Dog Bites

    published September 1, 2004

    Image Consciousness Readers of this month's Harper's Bazaar will find, tucked into the perfume ads,... More >>

  • Brother, Can You Spare a Heart?

    published August 25, 2004

    If you've walked San Francisco lately, you've noticed the array of 5-foot-tall heart statues lurking on major thoroughfares and in open spaces. In... More >>

  • Au Revoir, Silke Tudor

    published August 18, 2004

    If I had never known Silke Tudor, I would never have had a member of the Porn Clown Posse sit on my lap. I wouldn't know the details of falcon... More >>

  • Going for the Green

    published August 11, 2004

    We're not a fan of golf (utterly appalled by its horde of cultlike devotees would be a more apt description of our feelings). But as the official... More >>

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