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 >>
A 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>