September 13, 1999|
Cover: Gothic Novelty
Jill Tracy's eerie but mellifluous torch songs have finally come of age.
House of Cards: Mark Ewert reads a young starlet's future.
Job Interview: Porn-formance artist Jade-blue Eclipse talks about her work.
Tara's Advice: Soul-sucking squid-faced Venusians.
Frisco Utopia: Hank Hyena axes taxes.
Vive Le Metreon! The Sony Metreon--suburban wonderland or vortex of chi?
One Man's Treasure: Sculptor Jerry Ross Barrish on urbane debris.
Beneficent Beauty: Fools blush in at Benefit Cosmetics.
Concrete Runway: Josh Henderson at Haight & Clayton.
Solar Plexus: The virtues of tanning.
Visual Arts Picks: Reviews of 'A Tale of Three Cities,' exhibits by Jimin Lee and Margaret Killgallen.
Going Postal: Is 'The Minus Man' missing something?
Film Picks: Reviews of 'La Grande Bouffe,' the Out of This World Sci-Fi Festival and 'The Source.'
Not From Concentrate: Oranger colors the big labels green with envy.
Music Picks: Reviews of the latest CDs by Supersuckers, The Blue Hawaiians and L7.
Club Guide: Disco divas, hip-hop connoisseurs and salsa suaves to flannel-clad pinball players, jazz luminaries and more.
Freaks and Geeks: Cartoonist Lynda Barry gets hardbacked with 'Cruddy.'
Book Picks: Reviews of 'Bust Guide to the New Girl Order' and 'Capture the Flag.'
Please don't forget to write! The Metropolitan welcomes letters. Like any great work of art, they should be originals--not copies of letters sent elsewhere. Include address and daytime phone (for verification purposes only). Letters may be edited for length and clarity or to correct factual inaccuracies known to us. Postal: Metropolitan Letters, 1776-A 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94107. Fax: 415/487-9094. Email: [email protected]. Emailers, please include name, city of residence and phone number. Letters printed will list email address unless otherwise specified. Letters to the editor are not currently published in the online version of this paper.