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Off the Top (Sep. 10, 1997)

IF I WERE A JUROR considering the case against Bear Lincoln, I would be confused about the evidence against him as presented by prosecutor Aaron…

A Princess as Big as the Ritz

Try as I may to sit like a dandelion on my own stem, to enjoy the humid Connecticut night while sipping a cold martini and…

Growing Up In Moab

Once I thought that the Colorado River was vested with an intense self absorbing energy — not violent by intent but destructive to whatever it encountered along the way to the sea. But that has changed… since it has been locked, blocked and regulated into a degree of submission.

The Rebellion of the Young and Part-time

Oakland, California — John Cortez isn’t a kid anymore. So why is he still trying to survive on the same part-time job that he got…

The Man Is Superbly Bored

William S. Burroughs has an imposing appearance. He looks down on one from a height of more than six feet, but he seems even taller…

The Cowboy Capitalists and the Bureaucrat

According to John Mayfield, president of Microphor Inc., Dave Faulkner, the county’s Air Pollution Control Officer, is a “power-monger” and “an incompetent” who should be…

Mary Who?

I am Kurt Vonnegut. Oh, Kurt Vonnegut may appear to be a brilliant, revered male novelist. I may appear to be a mediocre and virtually…

Coming Home

Supérieur — The French named it: the highest, farthest, deepest, oldest of the Greats: we know the lore. The mind may help or hinder, sometimes…

Wild River

Jerry puffed on his Marlboro. A raven swooshed down from behind, alighting on an old fir stump maybe 50 yards across the tiny meadow. The…

Bill Clinton, Ireland, and SF Politics

Limerick, Ireland — On Cecil Street in the ancient fortress city of Limerick, there is a pub called Bill Clinton, named after the American you-know-what.…

Broken Backs and Bottom Lines

A week into the Teamster strike against UPS we visit the picket line put up by Local 70 outside the big UPS hub on Pardee,…

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