Volume 45, Issue 24

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Volume 45, Issue 24

News & Culture

Our Freedom of Information Issue salutes the winners of the 2011 James Madison Awards

Guardian Staff Writers

How the Twitter tax break grew into an expensive giveaway that involves police patrols, a new Muni line — and a lot of real estate

Steven T. Jones

"no diplomatic tactful rage"

Guest Opinion

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ISSUE: Former Mayor Willie Brown is a powerful advocate for private interests — but he flouts lobbyist registration laws

Tim Redmond

What happens when Twitter goes public -- and its employees get very, very rich?

Tim Redmond

The public has a right to know who's trying to do what deals behind closed doors.

Guardian Editorial
Editorial

Volume 45, Issue 24

Food & Drink

Virginia Miller
Food & Drink

Melissa Perello's restaurant revels in smoky, earthy effects while raising simplicity to high art

Paul Reidinger

Friends with interesting benefits -- and subtle catfish at Brown Sugar Kitchen

L.E. Leone

Volume 45, Issue 24

Arts & Culture

Abbas Kiarostami returns with a surreal take on Tuscan romance

Max Goldberg

Stand up for your dance rights. Plus: Angela Bowie, Kingdom, Todd Terje, Hacienda, and Steam Punktrick's Day parties

Marke B.

Dragon Age II is as elaborately polished and stage-managed as its predecessor was rough-hewn and idiosyncratic

Ben Richardson

Revelations from Josh T. Pearson, last of the genuine country gentlemen

Kandia Crazy Horse

Mi Ami shifts to aquatic two-piece dynamics on its new EP

Michelle Broder Van Dyke

Introducing Taylor Stevens, your favorite new thriller author — whose own story has some twists

Tim Redmond

Song Dong's work at YBCA radiates an electric current of emotions

Matt Sussman

The young multi-talent chats up his latest film, Heartbeats

Louis Peitzman

ODC's "Dance That Matters" kicks off with a strong double bill

Rita Felciano

Mission street art takes a turn for the sainted

Caitlin Donohue