Tag Archives: San Francisco

Paul Krassner : Behind the ‘Twinkie Defense’

The smoking Twinkie? Image from candidaabrahamson.Guilty pleasure:Behind the ‘Twinkie Defense’ The psychiatrist testified that, on the night before the murders, White ‘just sat there in front of the TV set, binging on Twinkies.’ By Paul Krassner | The Rag Blog … finish reading Paul Krassner : Behind the ‘Twinkie Defense’

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David Bacon : Bay Area Workers Still Fighting for Justice

Workers from the Woodfin Suites Hotel protest the firing of immigrants in Emeryville, California. Photo by David Bacon.150 years after general strike: Bay Area workers still fighting for justice By David Bacon / The Rag Blog / April 26, 2011 … finish reading David Bacon : Bay Area Workers Still Fighting for Justice

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Marc Estrin : Infiltrations

Skulker by R. Crumb.INFILTRATIONS By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / January 11, 2011 Last week, I wrote about what I consider politically unearned infiltrations supporting rampant consumerism. I will not sing Hallelujah in the mall. Infiltrations, however, do … finish reading Marc Estrin : Infiltrations

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SPORT / John Ross : Torture and the National Pastime

New national pastime:Torture and the San Francisco Giants By John Ross / The Rag Blog / October 9, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO — The return of liver cancer has afforded me an unexpected opportunity to contemplate the National Pastime. As I … finish reading SPORT / John Ross : Torture and the National Pastime

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San Francisco’s Castro District : How Does Your Garden Grow?

Bill Murphy oversees the care and maintenance of Corwin Street Community Garden in San Francisco’s Castro District. Photo from Hedonia.Tending our garden:The politics of planting (and sharing): By Allen Young / The Rag Blog / January 24, 2010 See ‘Fruits … finish reading San Francisco’s Castro District : How Does Your Garden Grow?

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Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 90

Photo of Lawrence Ferlinghetti by Deanne Fitzmaurice / SF Chronicle.Catching up with Lawrence Ferlinghetti ‘Oldies such as myself talk about the good old days with nostalgia since that was when they were young and beautiful (and full of testosterone).’ — … finish reading Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Turns 90

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Long Strange Trip : Austin’s 13th Floor Elevators and Still Trippin’ Tommy Hall

Tommy Hall in his Tenderloin apartment in San Francisco. Photo by Jamie Soja.  The story of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators – Austin’s favorite psychedelic sons – is rich, rowdy and textured. They sparked a counterculture, birthed a sound and inspired … finish reading Long Strange Trip : Austin’s 13th Floor Elevators and Still Trippin’ Tommy Hall

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Jeff Jones : The Bay Area Reacts to the Rick Warren Saga

San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom has always been a vocal supporter of diversity and the GLBT community.‘As an enthusiastic gay Obama supporter, I can see that his choice of a homophobe preacher is a gratuitous political gaffe that he didn’t … finish reading Jeff Jones : The Bay Area Reacts to the Rick Warren Saga

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Thousands Protest Gay Marriage Vote in SF Vigil

Coy Abellano is comforted by Erwin Barron as he cries outside City Hall where hundreds of people gather for a candlelight vigil in response to Proposition 8 in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Photo by Lacy Atkins … finish reading Thousands Protest Gay Marriage Vote in SF Vigil

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FILM / ‘Milk’ : The Man Who Set America Straight About Gay Rights

Sean Penn stars as Harvey Milk in the Hollywood biopic. Photo from Getty Images.The release of a Hollywood biopic about Harvey Milk, America’s first openly gay elected politician, could not be more timely.By Guy Adams / October 30, 2008 Video: … finish reading FILM / ‘Milk’ : The Man Who Set America Straight About Gay Rights

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No Shit! George W. Bush Sewage Plant

An Honor That Bush Is Unlikely to Embrace By Jesse McKinley / June 25, 2008 SAN FRANCISCO — Reagan has his highways. Lincoln has his memorial. Washington has the capital (and a state, too). But President Bush may soon be … finish reading No Shit! George W. Bush Sewage Plant

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