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    October 15, 2013

    There Is No Divine Right to Comment on the Internet

    The Onion lately has taken to occasionally just telling the truth, more or less, and those articles are usually every bit as good as any other Onion story. On Monday, there was one titled "Tea Party Congressman Listens To Constituent Who Wears Thomas Jefferson Costume Everywhere." It began: At ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 11, 2013
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    May 30, 2013

    Why You Shouldn't Eat Lion Meat

    A long post on the Scientific American website today pleads with the public to not let this obsession with lion meat get out of control, in the wake of a Burlingame restaurant offering $70 lion meat skewers and a restaurant in Florida selling lion meat tacos. Though lions aren't currently protected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Souley Vegan Frozen Meals, Meat-Eating Environmentalists, & Etsy on Foie Gras

    ​• PCRM has some whack attack billboard up equating cheese with big luscious thighs and it almost makes this vegan pick up a hunk of gouda and go to town. JOKE I WILL NEVER EAT ABUSED ANIMAL MUCUS but really, knock it the fuck off, PCRM. This campaign makes vegans look like the human-hating idio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    SFPD's Ugly History with Pepper Spray

    ​When San Francisco Police came calling in June of 1995, 37-year-old Aaron Williams probably didn't think it would be his last day on Earth. But as the pet-store-burglary suspect emerged from his house, a dozen officers piled on him. Police pepper-sprayed him, restrained him, and placed him face-d ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2010
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    June 20, 2001

    Looking for God at Berkeley

    A provocative theory called "intelligent design" claims evolution is hogwash. But it's not the usual religious zealots leading the latest attack on Darwin. It's scientists and professors at Cal.

  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Killer, Junkie, Liar, Thief...

    ... so why not lawyer? How our political elite tried and failed to get a law license for sister-killing Eben Gossage.

  • News

    December 8, 1999
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    February 10, 1999


    As they explore M-theory, will Bay Area physicists earn the eternal glory sure to reward the inventors of the Theory of Everything?

  • Calendar

    December 23, 1998
  • News

    September 16, 1998

    The Face of Lying

    UCSF's Paul Ekman, a national expert on the science of lying, helps police (and journalists) determine whether perps (or presidents) are practiced prevaricators

  • News

    July 23, 1997

    All Booked Up

    Itzhak Volansky insists he isn't much interested in books, or the bookstore he owns. That disinterest is one reason McDonald's Books has become an enormous, wonderful, disordered phantasmagoria that attracts a wonderfully eccentric clientele. And who real

  • News

    July 2, 1997

    Planet Wars

    Last year, two Bay Area astronomers said they had discovered planets outside our solar system and became instant media celebrities. Now, Paul Butler and Geoff Marcy face prominent scientific challengers who contend some of the new planets are nothing but

  • News

    October 11, 1995

    Mondo 1995

    Mondo 2000 nailed the emerging cybersexcomputerdrug Zeitgeist with its first issue in 1989, making media mavens out of its founders, Queen Mu and R.U. Sirius. But the trippy, fractious family that was Mondo began to implode in 1993, torn asunder by inter

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