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2006 Stories by Ryan Blitstein

Archives: 2006 | 2005
  • Writing His Future

    published September 6, 2006

    "You can't understand." That's one of the first things Vulcan says. No matter how much time you spend in the artist's studio in the Mission... More >>

  • Ask the Experts

    published August 16, 2006

    "Is egoism the reason for human failure?" "Is there an afterlife such as heaven, hell, or reincarnation, or is there just a black nothingness... More >>

  • The Fix Isn't In

    published August 2, 2006

    A flock of aides in suits and sunglasses follows Mayor Gavin Newsom, who strides up Griffith Street toward the wood-chipped landscape outside the... More >>

  • Off of Site, Out of Mind

    published July 12, 2006

    What Gary Evans wants now, after years of promises and paperwork, are the keys to his house. In 2002, Evans and his wife Diane were approved... More >>

  • Communism Lives

    published July 5, 2006

    San Francisco and its surrounds have a long history of intentional communities, from the Haight-Ashbury's Kerista, the free-love commune that... More >>

  • Pulp Friction

    published June 14, 2006

    Anne Niven recognized the pattern. She'd been in the magazine business too long not to see it. The unanswered phone calls and e-mails. The... More >>

  • More Than Zero

    published May 31, 2006

    A bizarre deck of playing cards, including the Ace of Goats and the Three of Ducks; dozens of foam kernels, pierced by paper clips, with random... More >>

  • I'd Like to Buy the World a Hyphy

    published May 31, 2006

    These days, we can all use a little pick-me-up. And when it comes to energy drinks, everyone from local natural food companies to multinational... More >>

  • A Study in Size

    published May 3, 2006

    Travis Fenech struts down the hallway of the June Jordan School for Equity in the Excelsior, copping the self-assured swagger of a rapper. His... More >>

  • East Wind, Rain

    published April 26, 2006

    By Caroline Paul William Morrow (April), $23.95 In Caroline Paul's East Wind, Rain, native Hawaiians and... More >>

  • Should journalist Josh Wolf be afraid?

    published April 19, 2006

    At times, Josh Wolf is a journalist. At others, he's a blogger, an activist, or an anarchist. At this particular time, one thing's for certain:... More >>

  • Irrational Exubera

    published April 12, 2006

    Just when you start to think that San Francisco's local TV news (other than KRON of course) isn't half bad, you find out that good old KPIX CBS 5... More >>

  • Space, the Final Frontier

    published March 22, 2006

    It was still early morning when Matthew Passmore opened the door of his parents' half-broken minivan and planted his feet on the dusty floor of... More >>

  • Not for Sale by Owner

    published March 8, 2006

    In San Francisco's poorer neighborhoods, when most folks hear the word "developer," their ears perk up, and impromptu armies of residents form to... More >>

  • Matches

    published February 22, 2006

    By Alan Kaufman Back Bay (October 2005), $13.95 In San Francisco writer Alan Kaufman's semi-autobiographical novel, Nathan... More >>

  • It Was Comic

    published February 15, 2006

    Last week at the Moscone Center, Peter David, self-proclaimed "Writer of Stuff," sat behind a table, chatting with fans at WonderCon. He wore a... More >>

  • The Missing Man

    published February 8, 2006

    Today is Jerry Tang's 40th birthday, and his wife and children are here. So are his parents and sister, friends from as far back as elementary... More >>

  • Coming soon: The New Roxie

    published January 11, 2006

    Bill Banning's hair reaches up and out, like a wave breaking over his forehead. The crest of the tuft is so high, and the ceiling so low, that the... More >>

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