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2002 Stories by Mark Athitakis

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  • The Fanboy Crusade

    published August 7, 2002

    Almost as long as there have been comic books, there have been comic book fans playing a little game called Who Would Win? If at some point in... More >>

  • A Breath of Fresh Air

    published July 31, 2002

    By Amulya Malladi Ballantine Books (2002), $23.95 Amulya Malladi's gemlike first novel has a provocative, almost absurd... More >>

  • How dangerous is Al Qaeda in America?

    published July 3, 2002

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  • Read It and Weep

    published June 26, 2002

    People have accused the San Francisco Chronicle of a variety of shortcomings, but there's little question it's a paper that knows its... More >>

  • The Olden Gays

    published June 19, 2002

    Contrary to earlier reports, "Harold's Historic Homo Home Movies" will not be screening this Sunday as part of the Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. A... More >>

  • The Endless Swimmer

    published June 12, 2002

    People call Pedro Ordenes crazy a lot. It's an off-the-cuff sort of thing, a joke. But you wonder. Maybe the word comes up so often because... More >>

  • The Fortune Teller

    published June 5, 2002

    You may already be familiar with the oeuvre of San Francisco novelist Russell Rowland, though you may not know it. A few years back,... More >>

  • The Long Way Home

    published May 29, 2002

    Everything that's good and bad about West Coast literature is stuffed into the consignment rack of City Lights Bookstore. From hand-stapled zines... More >>

  • Un-Orthodox Behavior

    published May 22, 2002

    "These are our files," says Cappy Larson, opening a desk drawer in the attic of her Haight District home. "Don't look closely." The drawer is... More >>

  • Sticky Situations

    published May 8, 2002

    Sticky Situations "There's a very fine line between '"hobby' and '"mental... More >>

  • Nothing Remains the Same: Rereading and Remembering

    published April 24, 2002

    By Wendy Lesser Houghton Mifflin (May 2002), $24 People are lousy readers. We keep hoping for that "perfect" reading, during... More >>

  • What the Hell Is Copia?

    published April 10, 2002

    "Mmmmmm!" We all say this at once. It's 11:30 in the morning, sunlight trickles through the trees and spills onto the Napa River, and what... More >>

  • Slow Movement

    published April 3, 2002

    The stunning news came at the beginning of this year. Well, maybe not stunning. Intriguing, perhaps. Or something -- it's hard to tell. But it was... More >>

  • Emporium

    published March 27, 2002

    By Adam Johnson Viking (2002), $24.95 San Francisco author Adam Johnson's debut collection of short stories is populated... More >>

  • Taxi Driver

    published February 20, 2002

    When Peter Kirby, the independent filmmaker, sat down at a Tenderloin coffee shop recently to talk about his oeuvre, we expected him to cop... More >>

  • Ordinary People

    published February 20, 2002

    On film, group sex tends to be the stuff of Russ Meyer flicks: A straight-laced fella runs into a harem of pneumatic women, the hot-tub jets fire... More >>

  • The Intimidator

    published February 13, 2002

    Chris White scares people. More specifically, Chris White scares darts players. Darts and fear don't seem as though they ought to go together;... More >>

  • Radiance

    published January 30, 2002

    Carter Scholz's brilliant and densely researched first novel is a dizzying glimpse into the world of nuclear weapons research. Set in a compound... More >>

  • The Butler Bellwether

    published January 23, 2002

    On a sunny afternoon a little while back, we found ourselves inside the mansion of a wealthy Pacific Heights couple. How wealthy? So wealthy that... More >>

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