Gregor Samsa

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    July 31, 2012

    Mike Antonini: Planning Commissioner Says He Has Votes for Reappointment

    Mike Antonini is not Gregor Samsa. He did not wake up one morning to find himself suddenly transformed into a white, male, Republican, dentist. He has been white and male for a long while, a Republican for not quite as long, and a dentist for no brief interval either. This was the case when he was r ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    City Can Sell Booze at SFO. But Can It Advertise It?

    ‚ÄčA somewhat Kafkaesque situation erupted yesterday at the Board of Supervisors budget and finance committee meeting. No, John Avalos didn't turn into a cockroach. Much of the meeting was tied up with a discussion about whether the airport was entitled to reap additional advertising money -- which ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    SF Gov InAction: Gavin Newsom Explains It All

      Never one to be left out of a media shark attack, I scored my own interview with Gavin Newsom last week to talk about what's next for San Francisco. What follows is the unedited transcript. BENJAMIN: "Hey, are you Gavin Newsom?" NEWSOM: "Yeah. It's a pleasure to meet you." BENJAMIN: "How ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    'Hooking Up with Tila Tequila': We Withstand Her Book-Thing So You Don't Have To

    Ulysses, it ain'tFirst lines are important. They say a lot. They're a real indication of the prodigious thought, labor, and love poured into the thousands of lines to follow. To wit: As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into an enormous cockroach. -- Fra ... More >>

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    November 10, 1999

    The Man Who Came to Dinner

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