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News, The Snitch Now You Can Get Your Own Incredibly Ugly 49ers Sweater

Now You Can Get Your Own Incredibly Ugly 49ers Sweater

Here's an outfit that'll go with (or cover up) that gaudy red-and-gold tattoo you got last drunken football season. Only in San Francisco could fashionistas market sweaters in the summertime — and actually make money. Needless to say, it…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sex and the City: Live! Returns With Two New "Episodes"

Sex and the City: Live! Returns With Two New "Episodes"

Get the cosmos ready, the ladies are back! Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda are coming to San Francisco to share their tales of dating, sex, and city life — but this isn't an HBO production. The beloved NYC gals…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Visiting S.F.'s Ruth Asawa's Nickname Namesake Art Piece, The Wikiasawa Fountain

Tourism For Locals: Visiting S.F.'s Ruth Asawa's Nickname Namesake Art Piece, The Wikiasawa Fountain

Many artists at one point or another have claimed San Francisco to be home, but very few have had their names become synonymous with the City's art scene like Goggin, Rivera and Bennett. And this week we bring you…
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News, The Snitch George Schnakenberg Killed on Skateboard in S.F.

George Schnakenberg Killed on Skateboard in S.F.

Medical authorities say it was 38-year-old George Schnakenberg III who was killed yesterday morning while riding his motorized skateboard through San Francisco.  Police say Schnakenberg, an Oakland resident, was cruising in the bike lane along the 600 block of Eighth Street…
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News, The Snitch Confessions of a San Francisco Marijuana Addict

Confessions of a San Francisco Marijuana Addict

Among the nurses in the AIDS ward at San Francisco General Hospital during the epidemic's nadir in the denial days of the 1980s, Steve K. stood out. "People always asked me how I stayed so calm, why nothing bothered me,"…
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News, The Snitch Man Shot to Death in SoMa

Man Shot to Death in SoMa

An unidentified man was gunned down late last night in the city's SoMa neighborhood — the fourth homicide this week.  Sgt. Danielle Newman says that a witness who heard gunfire flagged down a patrol unit in the area of Sixth…
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Dining, SFoodie Treasure Island's Hidden Gem: 7 Wineries to Visit This Weekend

Treasure Island's Hidden Gem: 7 Wineries to Visit This Weekend

What used to be a manmade Naval base is now the venue for music festivals, flea markets, and local wineries. Home to at least seven of them, Treasure Island seems to be the new best place to be for…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist We Talk Self-Hatred with Anneli Rufus, Author of <i>Unworthy</i>

We Talk Self-Hatred with Anneli Rufus, Author of Unworthy

"I'm a total idiot!" How many times have you said something like that when you can't find your keys? Or consider "I'm such a buffoon!" Have you used that one when you accidentally knock over your water at dinner? Or…
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Culture, Art Elysian Fields: New Vistas of the World's Most Picturesque City Hit S.F.

Elysian Fields: New Vistas of the World's Most Picturesque City Hit S.F.

The most-photographed city in the world? Has to be Paris, the French capital of 2 million that's inspired generations of photographers to genuflect before its towering monuments and distinctive arrondissements. Who can forget Henri Cartier-Bresson's Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, the…
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Dining, Eat Chino Combines Two of San Francisco's Greatest Loves: Chinese Food and Mixology

Chino Combines Two of San Francisco's Greatest Loves: Chinese Food and Mixology

Dumplings and cocktails. That's the elevator pitch for Chino, the new "Chinese-y" restaurant at 16th and Guerrero from the folks behind Tacolicious. The idea was born years ago in a conversation between owner Joe Hargrave and his now-beverage director, Mike…
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Film, "A Long Way Down": Meeting Up at the Suicide Social Club

"A Long Way Down": Meeting Up at the Suicide Social Club

Pascal Chaumeil's A Long Way Down is based on the novel by Nick Hornby, and as is so often the case with character-driven novels, it might have been better served as a miniseries than 96-minute movie. On New Year's Eve…
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News, Feature What Happens Here Gets Heard: Lessons from Four Years in the Trenches of San Francisco Music

What Happens Here Gets Heard: Lessons from Four Years in the Trenches of San Francisco Music

Lars Ulrich is not a scary man. He is short, Danish, and gabby. He often wears gym shorts onstage. But at the Fillmore that night, Lars Ulrich wasn't the one making threats. He was just delivering them. "If you fuck…
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Music, Yes She Can: At 53, Melissa Etheridge Isn't Taking It Easy

Yes She Can: At 53, Melissa Etheridge Isn't Taking It Easy

Melissa Etheridge's career exceeded expectations even before she was a household name. Though she wanted to sign with female-focused indie label Olivia Records, its rejection eventually led her to press on and find a home at Island, the significantly more…
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Dining, Fresh Eats No More Kaffir Limes: An End to Citrus-Based Racism

No More Kaffir Limes: An End to Citrus-Based Racism

People of a certain age may remember back to a time when Brazil nuts were blithely called "nigger toes." Now, or at least until recently, there was a lime that had a similar racial and religious slur in its name.…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Pangea Futbol Club is a group of local musicians from all over the world. They met on a San Francisco soccer pitch, and formed a band that works across genre lines — mixing Latin, European, and Arabic influences while…
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Culture, Stage Bardy Music: A Musical Rendition of Shakespeare Strikes Gold

Bardy Music: A Musical Rendition of Shakespeare Strikes Gold

Resisting the temptation to cast all-male or all-female players in a play that often receives gender-bending casting, director Jon Tracy shakes up William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with an all-musical ensemble. Wielding banjos, guitars, washboards, accordions, violins, drums, and other instruments,…
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News, Sucka Free City Getting Trashed: A Trailer Trash Party Stirs Up Controversy in the BDSM Community

Getting Trashed: A Trailer Trash Party Stirs Up Controversy in the BDSM Community

Domina, a Sonoma-based event planner, advice-dispenser, and proprietor of the chatty BDSM website The Frugal Domme, has hosted trailer trash parties at local bondage club The San Francisco Citadel for about a decade. According to club owners Phil Derby and…
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Film, "A Most Wanted Man": Philip Seymour Hoffman Steals the Show in This John Le Carre Espionage Thriller

"A Most Wanted Man": Philip Seymour Hoffman Steals the Show in This John Le Carre Espionage Thriller

Without the goneness of Philip Seymour Hoffman hanging over it, what would A Most Wanted Man be worth? Hoffman as a gruff German spy at the center of a canny John Le Carré thriller is a concept so inherently good…
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Music, Daylight: Reflections on Covering Dance Music in S.F.

Daylight: Reflections on Covering Dance Music in S.F.

So here we are at the end of the party. The people have all gone home, the DJ has played his last record, the balloons are all deflated, and everyone left over is enjoying one of those sweet, illicit, post-4…
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Dining, Fresh Eats 1058 Hoagie Reopens as Rye Project

1058 Hoagie Reopens as Rye Project

SOMA lunchers, take note: The nabe has another worthy sandwich shop. Proprietor Adam Mesnick, also of the Deli Board, changed up the concept of his sub shop a few weeks ago. The new Rye Project, named after Mesnick's pop-up, features…
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