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2002 Stories by Matt Palmquist

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  • Merry Dismemberment to You, Too

    published December 24, 2002

    In the clearing of a dreamlike, pastel-shaded woodland, a big blue moose named Lumpy spins a merry-go-round carrying three candy-colored cuties:... More >>

  • A Kinder, Gentler Commute

    published December 18, 2002

    On a crisp fall evening in downtown Palo Alto, Andre Gueziec sweeps into a University Avenue coffeehouse and immediately apologizes for arriving... More >>

  • The Great Irish Hope?

    published November 13, 2002

    The United Irish Cultural Center squats in a tan brick building on 45th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, adjacent to a Days Inn Motel and within... More >>

  • International Dateline

    published October 16, 2002

    Halima Kazem holds out a photograph she took in Kabul, Afghanistan, of a gray building several stories tall, built against a steep hill. "This is... More >>

  • The Pain of the Disco Ninja

    published October 2, 2002

    Ask Tuan Vu to pinpoint when, exactly, he sustained a particular ankle injury -- one of the eight he defines as "serious" -- and he frowns,... More >>

  • Project Censored

    published September 18, 2002

    Every year, the renowned journalistic citadel at Sonoma State University unveils Project Censored, a list of the top 25 stories the mainstream... More >>

  • 700 Years of 9/11

    published September 11, 2002

    On the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the national media are overwhelming us with solemn tributes, televised moments of... More >>

  • Poisoned Gods

    published September 4, 2002

    The Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, the largest in California, occupies 12 square miles of northeast Humboldt County, nestled amid some of the... More >>

  • Face Full of Memories

    published August 21, 2002

    If you remember anything about growing up on America's playgrounds -- and even a lifetime of therapy can't repress all of those golden... More >>

  • The Revolutionary Test for Lung Cancer

    published July 24, 2002

    Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. --... More >>

  • Joy of Shopping

    published July 10, 2002

    It's a brilliant, bright Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, and the last thing we want to be doing is trudging through the vapid, fluorescent... More >>

  • Date Night

    published July 3, 2002

    A few months ago when we picked up the Valentine issue of the Nob Hill Gazette, we were intrigued by the "Top 100 Most Eligible Bachelors."... More >>

  • The Spectre Inspectors

    published June 19, 2002

    As darkness falls on a desolate corner of the Presidio, our three-car caravan rolls to a stop alongside a cluster of long-deserted military... More >>

  • Karnak Sees a Black Turban ...

    published June 19, 2002

    Although evidence of paranormal prowess was (and continues to be) nonexistent, the Pentagon spent millions during the Cold War training so-called... More >>

  • The "Catholic Issue"

    published May 29, 2002

    For the past two years, sociology professor Nicole Raeburn has been arguing that the University of San Francisco should become the country's first... More >>

  • Death of a Death School

    published April 24, 2002

    In contrast to the guttural, throat-searing screams he unleashes onstage, Jonathan Davis, lead vocalist for the multiplatinum rap-metal band Korn,... More >>

  • Pet Project

    published March 27, 2002

    Almost six months after announcing his "There Oughta Be a Law" contest ("Lawmaker for a Day," Dog Bites, Sept. 19, 2001), Assemblyman Joe Simitian... More >>

  • For $5.60, We'll Cab It

    published March 27, 2002

    Walking to the corner liquor store and interacting with an actual human has always seemed a bit of a chore just to buy a Muni Fast Pass, so we... More >>

  • This is NOT a story about L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant

    published February 27, 2002

    With seven minutes remaining in the first half of a mid-February game, the visiting University of San Francisco Dons begin to break away from... More >>

  • Hail to the Ex-Chief

    published February 6, 2002

    Hail to the Ex-Chief One local newspaper described President Clinton's reception at UC Berkeley last Tuesday as... More >>

  • Peace Wars

    published January 16, 2002

    On a raw, wind-whipped night in early December, the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition hosts a teach-in titled "Whither the anti-war movement?" The... More >>

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