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  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Book Sale: 250,000 Tomes to Attract Hordes of Serious Shoppers

    Every year, Black Friday stories about hapless store clerks being impressed into working ghastly hours and expiring beneath the feet of rapacious shoppers make one question the state of humanity. If only there was a story about being trampled that made us feel good about society. In fact, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    'Men Invented the Internet,' New York Times flatly declares

    It was the thud heard 'round the world: The opening sentence of a story about sexism in Silicon Valley anchoring the front page of the New York Times' Sunday business section. "Men Invented the Internet," declared David Streitfeld, and it was impossible not to do a double-take, even if you didn't kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Free Muni: The Stupid Idea That Just Keeps Giving

    Jim HerdWho's going to pay for this? ‚ÄčIt seems the activist group POWER has done us all a favor. In holding a demonstration demanding Muni be made free, fiscal reality be damned, they've permanently answered the question, "should I pay attention to anything POWER ever does?" By all means, Muni's f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Why James T. Kirk Would Hate the GEICO Gecko

    And Why We Should Have the Captain's Back By Peter Jamison Help me out here, Constant Snitch Reader: Am I going crazy, or is the GEICO gecko taking over San Francisco? Everywhere I look these days, it seems as though there's an upright tropical lizard trying to sell me insurance. He's there at the ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2008
  • News

    July 11, 2007
  • News

    November 1, 2006

    Drawn Together

    Why the surging popularity of yaoi — graphic boy-on-boy comics — might be the source of the genre's downfall

  • News

    September 6, 2006

    Writing His Future

    Vulcan, the erstwhile king of spray can art, wants to leave the streets behind without losing his soul

  • Music

    December 8, 2004


    Party in My Pants

  • Culture

    February 7, 2001

    Back to the Future

    Robert Wise finishes Star Trek: The Motion Picture -- 22 years later

  • Music

    December 6, 1995
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