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    How Dimensions Work

    Most of us are stuck inside the three dimensions of space -- height, width, and length -- and one of time. Our everyday brains do not bother with more than four dimensions. Yet mathematicians work in thousands, even millions, of dimensions with ease....

    by Peter Byrne on February 10, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    All Points Bulletin Nobody -- or, nobody but the DPT -- has ever shown much interest in Dog Bites' car. So we were startled to receive this note demanding vehicular accountability of us: Dear Dog Bites, Being an avid follower of your column...

    by Laurel Wellman on February 10, 1999
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    Letters

    The Live-Work Carnage George Cothran's article on bogus live-work lofts is a brilliant example of San Francisco's cultural and economic homogenization ("Community Infestment," Jan. 27). In the four short years that I have lived here, I have watch...

    on February 10, 1999
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    Tattoo You - The latest price for a free lunch

    It wasn't necessarily odd for a young man to walk into Mom's tattoo parlor on Haight Street carrying a bag of tortilla chips. Nor was it completely loony when the customer said he wanted his arm tattooed with the logo on the tortilla bag -- a cartoon...

    by Joel P. Engardio on February 10, 1999
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    Madam I Am - Raeshel Keavy ran one of the city's most sophisticated and profitable prostitution rings. She was safe until she strayed from San Francisco.

    At half-past 7 on the evening of June 3, 1998, Raeshel Keavy left her office on California Street, and drove to the Pan Pacific Hotel in Union Square. It was a routine by which you could mark the calendar. Every Wednesday evening, Keavy took a room a...

    by Lisa Davis on February 3, 1999
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    Dead Man Not Praying - The state wants to deny religious counsel immediately before executions. But why?

    It's not a church, exactly, but it is certainly a congregation that meets at the visiting salon in the ancient stone and concrete building at the eastern tip of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. There's Georgia Lyga, the former Catholic nun who drive...

    by Matt Smith on February 3, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the que...

    by Laurel Wellman on February 3, 1999
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    Letters

    Carl Has a Future at the Chron Shame on you for making me laugh at those dear "two dozen top editors" at the Chronicle ("Outside the Box With the Chron! Oh, Wait ...," Dog Bites, Jan. 27). They're making an earnest effort to build readership...

    on February 3, 1999
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    Gonna Fly Now - Trading with the enemy helps a Berkeley geneticist divine the secrets of the fruit fly

    Gerald Rubin is an unpretentious man with an open face behind his glasses, a patch of gray in his brown beard. On occasion, a hint of Boston slides into his speech, betraying his eastern roots. A genetics professor at UC Berkeley, Rubin has spen...

    by Philip Dawdy on January 27, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    Outside the Box With the Chron! Oh, Wait ... Lately, after having triumphed in a protracted and bitter battle with the Chronicle's home delivery service, ultimately succeeding in getting our daily subscription canceled, Dog Bites has been feeling...

    by Laurel Wellman on January 27, 1999
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    Letters

    Educating George OK, Cothran, you want to call land economists "pointy-headed," huh ("Assholes on the March," Cothran, Jan. 6)? Well, you're nothing but a blinkered, biased, agenda-pushing hack, so nyah, nyah, nyah. Er, wait, I'm thinking of...

    on January 27, 1999
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    Out of Sight, Out of Minds - Local Republicans band together for safety

    They call their meetings in "secret," just like the old Freemasons used to do. They represent a powerless, often despised minority in San Francisco. They have been laughed at, ridiculed, lambasted, lampooned, or, even worse, ignored completely. ...

    by Greg Hugunin on January 27, 1999
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    Telling Fortunes - A San Francisco firm rolls the dice in the multibillion-dollar game of global finance

    A mammoth computer monitor sits atop a pulpit in the conference room of KMV Corp.'s Montgomery Street office. Studying it, one imagines peering for the first time at a foretelling Mayan calendar, or prophetic passages of the Old Testament. In the man...

    by Matt Smith on January 20, 1999
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    No More Free Ride? - Sierra Club wants BART parkers to pay

    On a teeth-chatteringly cold morning, acres of parking lots at the Dublin-Pleasanton Bay Area Rapid Transit station are filled with cars glistening from a thin coating of ice. The only conspicuously open spaces are close to the station, those re...

    by Helen Gao on January 20, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    SUV-PF: A Big Bunch of Chickenshit Crybabies The Sport Utility Vehicle Proliferation Fellowship, after a brief bout of faxes, e-mails, and posturing, has suddenly dropped off the Dog Bites radar. Though the group invited us to contact it via e-ma...

    by Laurel Wellman on January 20, 1999
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    Letters

    Lame Willy Just a quick note to wish you all luck in your joint suit against the city regarding the newsrack ordinance ("Why We Are Suing the City," Mecklin, Jan. 6). During my six years in San Francisco, I have never heard anyone complain about ...

    on January 20, 1999
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    Ordinary People - Blessed comfort marks historic lesbian union

    Aside from the more than 100 pastors, three dozen police officers, 1,200 spectators, and knot of national media reporters, Saturday's historic holy union ceremony between Methodist lesbians Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton was rather ordinary. ...

    by Matt Smith on January 20, 1999
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    Panic or Attack? - Did this aspiring cover boy, who says he killed in a panic fit brought on by unwanted gay advances, get away with murder?

    It's very early morning on a Sunday late in the summer of 1997, and San Francisco's mammoth Club Universe is a maze made up mostly of muscular gay men in their 20s and 30s. Many of those who aren't dancing shirtless have chosen instead to stand and p...

    by Benoit Denizet-Lewis on January 13, 1999
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    Out of Luck - Ellis Act evictions follow in wake of Prop. G

    Sitting on the edge of a soft, black leather sofa, Gregory Gill looks around at years of collected memories. On the deep green walls of his apartment hang a stuffed pheasant, a beige tapestry of two women dancing, and a white pelvic bone. For more th...

    by Regan Brooks on January 13, 1999
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    Dog Bites

    The (Sad) Story of O. While Dog Bites has, among friends and acquaintances, a certain reputation as a giver of advice, the advice sought is generally to do with how to get rust stains out of denim, what brand of primer to buy, and whether you can...

    by Laurel Wellman on January 13, 1999
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The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall

Within eyeshot of the capitol dome sit buildings filled with warrens of cubicles equipped with phones and little else. Every day, elected representatives amble out of the former structure and… More >>

Trouble Brewing: Beer Aficionados Suffer Through a Legal Hangover Trouble Brewing: Beer Aficionados Suffer Through a Legal Hangover

Drinking and lawmaking seldom mix, and a legislative snafu last year left California homebrewers crying into their beer. A bill meant to clear up legal ambiguity around wine and beer hobbyists… More >>

Oversight TV: Supervisors Assess the Cost of Body-Mounted Police Cameras Oversight TV: Supervisors Assess the Cost of Body-Mounted Police Cameras

The public outcry that followed a group of San Francisco police officers' fatal March 21 shooting of Alejandro Nieto is now reverberating through city government. Supervisor John Avalos invoked Nieto at… More >>

Branching Out: An S.F. Man Achieves Tree-Climbing Supremacy Branching Out: An S.F. Man Achieves Tree-Climbing Supremacy

A new champion walks among us in San Francisco — or, more likely, gazes down from above. Arborist Chad Brey's voicemail offers the all-but-certain caveat that he's likely up a tree… More >>

Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style

Willie Brown stood on the Embarcadero in early February, his new namesake, the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge, as backdrop. He wore a gray suit and a black tie, a… More >>

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Ayahuasca is not for everyone. By now, the mystical Amazonian jungle brew with a hit of DMT is widely known and even accessible in America today. One no longer needs… More >>

Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything

Last week, four small vehicles were upended in San Francisco. And the whole world was watching. The inversion of 7,200 total pounds of Smart Cars quickly became an international story. Vanloads… More >>

The Snatch: Happy Reading for Your Airport Tram Ride

D.C. Says Don't Worry A recent al-Qaida pro-terrorism ad that reportedly features a tram from San Francisco International Airport has been drumming up quite a bit of anxiety here in the… More >>

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Roll the Die Satire is lost on reader: Clearly the creators of this game don't actually live in San Francisco, or they would know that only trash from the valley or… More >>

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DOWNLOAD YOUR OFFICIAL FRISCO! GAME BOARD. From the makers of Halt! You're the Terrorist! and Settlers of Da' Hood: A GentriFUNcation Adventure comes Frisco! The Game, an exciting journey through the… More >>

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