Is Chicago Chi-Raq?

Posted December 10, 2015 by Sharon Kyle

We finally went to check out Spike Lee’s latest offering, Chi-Raq—the only film on my “2015 must see” list. Based on the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, Lee’s story is situated on the south side of modern-day Chicago where two fictional
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Recycling Old Ideas About Waste and Landfills

Posted December 10, 2015 by Marc Haefele

You have to hand it to libertarian writer John Tierney. He doesn’t give up easily. His long-winded 1996 article, “Recycling Is Garbage,” allegedly smashed the New York Times Magazine‘s hate-mail record. It covered the same ground as his recent New
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 8, 2015 by

Subject: SF Fire Dept. Fails to Protect Tenants Excellent article but don’t you think the Chief of this once proud and effective department would have known this already? The real solution to the fire inspection problem you point out as
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 8, 2015 by

Subject: Rare Cecil Williams Footage at Tenderloin Museum I really can not remember who turned me on to Glide Church and Rev. Cecil Williams,however from the first time I visited the Glide, it was a “Turn-on”,and I’m Jewish!  I love
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 8, 2015 by

Subject: 6 Reasons SF Won’t Buy Super Bowl 50 Hype I’m not sure why the focus of the Super Bowl “Home” is San Francisco. Clearly we would not have built a professional stadium, and spent a lot of money, where
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 8, 2015 by

Subject: SFFD It seems that the Fire Department is supposed to respond to violations of the Fire Code with a non-existent citation process or, for that matter, any enforcement powers at all. That doesn’t make sense. When rogue landlords run
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This WTO Ruling: How Big Trade Deals Trump Democracy

Posted December 8, 2015 by Lauren McCauley

NAFTA partners can sue the U.S. for a combined $1 billion annually in retaliatory tariffs over Country of Origin Labels for meat. In a move that watchdogs say presents a “glaring example of how trade agreements can undermine public interest
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