Herewith, our pick of Salon's 50 most entertaining, provocative and important stories of 1999, in chronological order. We hope you enjoy this chance to read some great writing you might have missed first time around. And don't miss our "People's Choice" list of Salon's most-read articles of the year.
Poster boys for the summer of hate By Gary Delsohn and Sam Stanton
Meet Matthew and Tyler Williams, suspects in a series of Northern California hate crimes, now on trial for murder.
[10/06/99 -- News]
The Hollywoodization of venture capital By Mark Gimein
The business of funding tech companies has gone gaga for brand names and boffo deals. "Visionaries," though, may be out of luck.
[10/15/99 -- Technology]
How the Internet ruined San Francisco By Paulina Borsook
The dot-com invasion -- call them twerps with 'tude -- is destroying everything that made San Francisco weird and wonderful.
[10/28/99 -- News]
"I want a dream when I go to a film" By Michael Sragow
David Lynch, the human tuning fork, talks about his most unusual movie -- a G-rated adventure about a man, a lawnmower and an emotional journey.
[10/28/99 -- Arts & Entertainment]