Best Films Of 2014

Posted December 17, 2014 by

There is nothing scientific about a Best Films of the Year list.  The films honored on any individual’s list reflect what the list-maker values in their cinema.  In the case of this particular list, those values include films that aspire
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The Best and Worst of 2014

Posted December 16, 2014 by

2014 has been a very strange political year. Major breakthroughs for gay marriage, undocumented immigrants and fast food workers were combined with a midterm election that empowered forces opposed to progress in all three areas. 2014 brought young people into
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Hollywood’s Incentive Games

Posted December 16, 2014 by

In The Hunger Games, the rich and politically powerful rulers of the capital city Panem force young people from 12 districts to fight against each other. The Games serve the interests of the ruling elite by ensuring a quiescent populace
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 15, 2014 by

Subject: TNR and the Power of NYC Media Ah, you do know that the New Republic for the vast majority of its history (including the years you mention) has been published/headquartered in Washington, D.C. and not New York?????   Steven
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 15, 2014 by

Subject: Was 2014 a Watershed Year for Food Politics? Thank you, Dana, for this thorough and balanced round-up of the year, and for your excellent coverage all year – particularly for your blow-by-blow refutation of Big Soda. Your articles will
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 15, 2014 by

Just a minor correction re: King Crimson. They didn’t play “Fracture” on this tour. Mr. Smith probably meant “Larks Tongues In Aspic Part 1”, or maybe “Sailor’s Tale” ?   Best, AL
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Mayor Lee Should Appoint Cindy Wu D3 Supe

Posted December 15, 2014 by

In early January, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will appoint a District 3 supervisor to replace David Chiu. One candidate stands out: the current President of the San Francisco Planning Commission, Cindy Wu. Wu is far and away the best
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SFPD Redistricting Plan Fails the Tenderloin

Posted December 15, 2014 by

While San Franciscans spent the evening of December 10th lining up for sandbags and fighting over batteries in anticipation of stormageddon, a commissioned panel of experts presented the police department’s plan revised boundaries of district boundaries. Most stations’ borders changed
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