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December 17, 2001

before the centerfold

Betsey Culp, Did you vote? And if you did, did your vote count?

Howard Williams, The sport of bike messengering

Their rubber hammer strikes the sea: Artist Felix Macnee interviewed by Supervisor Matt Gonzalez 

h. brown, Watching City Hall: When the have-nots meet the haves

second half

REVIEW: Sarah Lidgus, About spray cans & permanent markers - Doze Green's Discordia

HUMOR: Hector Q. Mooney, Ed Sullivan solves the world's problems

POETRY: Philip Hackett, Christmas/Hanukkah 1993

CARTOON: Oliver Chin, Room with a zoo

December 10, 2001

before the centerfold

Betsey Culp, Plan, dammit! The Planning Commission takes on 1800 San Jose

Eric Safire, Extraordinary measures: A lawyer talks about civil liberties

h. brown, Watching City Hall: How the Elections Department could cheat 

John Hutchison, CityBeats

second half

CARTOON: leviathan

CARTOON: Oliver Chin, San Fran Carol

POETRY: Hector Q. Mooney, Arabesque

CARTOON: Oliver Chin, Room with a zoo

December 3, 2001

before the centerfold

Howard Williams, Our debt to the Afghans just got bigger: Refocusing on the central actors in the conflict

Kaye Griffin: Sludge... and worse: The sewage spill in Islais Creek

h. brown, Watching City Hall: The fast-moving flotilla of election ballots 

CityBeats

second half

REVIEW: Sarah Lidgus, Preserving the profile: Ellen Gallagher's Preserve

ESSAY: Walter Lenci & Michael Elwell, The roving eye: Chinatown idylls

CARTOON: Oliver Chin, Room with a zoo

November 26, 2001

before the centerfold

Betsey Culp, Tis the season: signs of holiday and political change

Directly accountable to the people: Supervisor Matt Gonzalez interviews Jeff Adachi

h. brown, Watching City Hall: a review of the "new" & "progressive Board of Supervisors 

Jessica Scheiner, Homeless people: who, how many, and why it matters

second half

POEM: Philip Hackett, Red currents

REVIEW: Sarah Lidgus, My own private utopia: CCAC's Utopia Now!

CARTOON: Oliver Chin, Room with a zoo

November 19, 2001

before the centerfold

Betsey Culp, out of the ruins: picking up after the happy grasshoppers of the 1990s

Carol Dimmick, Getting away with murder in the city of St. Francis

h. brown, watching City Hall: have no fear - the new & improved 911 system is here 

citybeats: citywide news from the neighborhoods

cybervoices, Ralph Nader on corporate patriotism

second half

CARTOON: Leviathan

CARTOON: Oliver Chin, Room with a zoo

 

November 12, 2001

before the centerfold

 

Betsey Culp, read all about it: Indymedia is anonymous, anarchic & acephalous

h. brown, watching City Hall: have no fear - we're watching you, all of you 

watching San Francisco: Jill McGillen on layoffs; other neighborhood news

cybervoices, Nuclear Information & Resource Service: the Price-Anderson Act is unnecessary & irresponsible

second half  

REVIEW: Sarah Lidgus, Zen & the art of BattleBot maintenance

Fiction:  Diane Dees Tobiason, The dolphin

POETRY: thene, The San Franciscan 

ART: Mike Dyar, A member of my tribe in indigo

CARTOON: Oliver Chin, Room with a zoo

November 5, 2001

before the centerfold

odd fellows on Market: Betsey Culp writes of cleaning up the "mess" on Market Street

watching City Hall: h. brown adds up the votes, at the polls and in the Finance Committee

cybervoices: retelling the story of Delta flight no. 15

a bike messenger speaks: Howard A. Williams says, you're in our world now

second half

REVIEW: Sarah Lidgus, Creating the telltale heart -  Kim Abeles' Frankenstein's Hearts

DRAMA:  Phyllis Nielsen, Tried without cause

POETRY: Hector Q. Mooney, Villanelle of difficult times 

CARTOON: Oliver Chin, Room with a zoo

October 29, 2001

before the centerfold

the kindness of strangers Betsey Culp says to invest in your neighborhood, for a new kind of subversion

watching City Hall: h. brown notes that a foolish consistency doesn't win elections

cybervoices: Angus Love on Tom Ridge; Jeremy Brecher & Tim Costello on the fate of neo-liberalism

two cents worth: Ross Mirkarimi in public power in San Francisco

second half

a covert life: essay by John Hutchison

ordinary lives: a dying anger, fiction by Vanitha Sankaran

poetry: wonderland, by Carol Borzyskowski

cartoon: room with a zoo, by Oliver Chin

October 22, 2001

lips, loose & otherwise: Betsey Culp says life is scary enough without irresponsible talk in washington

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: heat & ashes

watching City Hall: h. brown asks, who's responsible for the horses, the gold courses, and the trees?

this & that

cybervoices: responsible talk from Robert bowman and Youth Outlook!

poetvoices: thene; Scott Erickson

 

October 15, 2001

from DC to SF, with love: Betsey Culp asks, can Chris Daly import an economic stimulus plan from DC?

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: free your voice

watching City Hall: h. brown asks, do you know where Section 8 vouchers can be used around here?

this & that

cybervoices: Laura Flanders asks, will those U.S. food packages explode at Afghans' feet?

poetvoices: mike dyar / eatart

October 8, 2001

acting locally: Betey Culp notes that, as the city rises from the ashes, unexpected heroes emerge

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: same old shit

watching City Hall: h. brown says, the San Francisco LAFCo is no laughing matter

this & that

cybervoices: Simson Garfinkel, Ruth Grant, & Kevin Kokoszka

poetvoices

October 1, 2001

good-bye to Shangri-la: Betsey Culp says, it's time for San Francisco to stop being a themepark

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: the stench of sin

this & that

cybervoices

poetvoices

September 24, 2001

lion historians: Betsey Culp asks, what's the story, and who gets to tell it?

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: surviving

watching City Hall: h. brown observes that when the supes hit bad times, something good happens

this & that

September 17, 2001

still spinning: Betsey Culp watches the events of September 11 through old lenses

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: the dancing crane

cybervoices: Michael Moore, Rahul Mahajan, and others

September 10, 2001

unclear on the concept: faithful reader Betsey Culp flunks the new Examiner

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: the threshold between worlds

this & that

September 3, 2001

roar, Rhorer, roar! Betsey Culp asks whether San Francisco has solved the riddle of welfare reform

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: a real kindness

watching City Hall: h. brown asks, what is the mystery of the figures in black?

this & that

August 27, 2001

the butler did it: Betsey Culp says we need a real EIR for the new de Young Museum

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: cheap words

watching City Hall: h. brown moves files and gains new perspectives on old subjects

 this & that

August 20, 2001

dirty politics: Betsey Culp says the Examiner has been creating a crisis, but to what end?

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: the deepest connection

cybervoices: Adam Keller & Beate Zilversmidt visit a protest at Jerusalem's Orient House

this & that

July 16, 2001

about Mid-Market: if there was no Mid-Market area, wed have to invent one 

cybervoices: going to the dogs - the SF/SPCA and SFDOG protest Rec & Park's new doggie policies

watching City Hall: h. brown says the 2004 race for mayor is shaping up just fine, thank you

this & that

July 9, 2001

only disconnect: the San Francisco Mime troupe & Culture Jam - battling the corporate "person" 

watching City Hall: h. brown goes home to St. Louis, finding old memories & new discoveries

this & that

July 2, 2001

amazing grace: a summertime collection of poetry & images 

watching City Hall: h. brown says, keeping tabs on the budget hearings wears out the furniture

June 25, 2001

a promise is a promise: Betsey Culp urges the Finance Committee to fund a community jobs initiative

watching City Hall: h. brown asks, when the supes play "Survivor," who wins? (part 2)

this & that

June 18, 2001

childhood's end: does San Francisco's loss of its children really matter?

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: a neighbor's concern

watching City Hall: h. brown asks, when the supes play "Survivor," who wins?

this & that

June 11, 2001

undoing UN Plaza: Betsey Culp finds that the clean-up of UN Plaza involves much more than a few benches

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: curable traits 

watching City Hall: h. brown says watches Newsom duel Sandoval over the Marina

this & that

June 4, 2001

all's fair in love -  Pearl Harbor: The Movie & Pearl Harbor: The War

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: lost causes 

watching City Hall: h. brown suggests a guide to fashion for the Board of Supervisors

this & that

May 28, 2001

a dolorous bear story: neighbors protesting Park Dolores echo opposition to Bryant Square  

ordinary lives, by Vanitha Sankaran: sudden epiphanies

 watching City Hall: h. brown suggests that eleven supes & a mayor are just right for a calendar

this & that  

May 21, 2001

telling tales: many propose housing solutions for San Francisco, but which one is right?

Cybervoices: John Negroponte, new nominee for U.N. ambassador, has a checkered past

watching City Hall: h. brown says the mayor's hippie programs are co-opting the progressive agenda

this & that

May 14, 2001

shall we overcome? - BAMN and the new civil rights movement

Cybervoices: Beyond the San Francisco Housing Authority

watching City Hall: h. brown tells how Rose met green 

this & that

May 7, 2001

Murder is no accident: Xander Robb mourns dead cyclists

A capital idea: John Hutchison offers a different approach

Watching City Hall: h. brown and w. brown

this & that

April 30, 2001

my home is your home: developing mid-Market

watching City Hall: h. brown finds the Board of Supervisors sexy

this & that

April 23, 2001

the weakest link: women, minorities, and corporate globalization

colors of money: Mark H. Levine charges Mayor Brown wreaks havoc on San Francisco residents 

watching City Hall: h. brown suggests cutting special assistants to pay corporate settlements

this & that

April 16, 2001

tax-free zone: corporations sue San Francisco  

Sunday preaching: Kjell Cronn visits the 16th & Mission BART station  

watching City Hall: h. brown on tenants, residential & political  

that & that

January 15, 2001

moonworks 

this & that