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Music, All Shook Down The Game's "Don't Shoot" is an Expression of Unity and a Rallying Cry for the Entire Country

The Game's "Don't Shoot" is an Expression of Unity and a Rallying Cry for the Entire Country

For years now, the world has thought of hip-hop as a volatile place. Backstage beefs, on-track insults, coastal rivalries and, at times, shocking violence and shooting deaths. Yesterday though, The Game unleashed "Don't Shoot" — a collaboration with some…
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News, The Snitch BART's New Crime App Turns Passengers Into Snitches

BART's New Crime App Turns Passengers Into Snitches

BART has launched a new app that'll let riders immediately report crimes in real-time and even upload photos of miscreants throughout the transit agency.  BART says it's responding to demands from riders for a silent and discreet way to report…
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News, The Snitch New HIV Case Prompts Porn Moratorium

New HIV Case Prompts Porn Moratorium

The Free Speech Coalition has called for an industry-wide moratorium on adult film production after a performer received a positive test for HIV.  "There was a positive test at one of our testing centers," said FSC CEO Diane Duke. "Confirmatory tests…
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Dining, SFoodie Get Ready For Another Festival: LuckyRice Returns to S.F.

Get Ready For Another Festival: LuckyRice Returns to S.F.

There’s no shortage of food festivals in the Bay Area—just as we are finishing digesting the deliciousness from the August assault of Eat Drink SF, Outside Lands, and the Street Food Fest, the second annual LuckyRice festival returns. The…
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Music, All Shook Down Nas: From Queensbridge to Harvard

Nas: From Queensbridge to Harvard

In a YO! MTV Raps interview in 1994, a month after his debut album Illmatic was released, 20-year-old rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones told Fab Five Freddy that everything changed for him when he was just 7 years old. "The ghetto…
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Music, All Shook Down Creative Adult Scorches the Earth, Then Creepoid Smokes the Embers at Hemlock, 8/27

Creative Adult Scorches the Earth, Then Creepoid Smokes the Embers at Hemlock, 8/27

Here’s a short and approximate list of reasons you…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Miranda July's New App: Let a Stranger Verbally Deliver your Text Message

Miranda July's New App: Let a Stranger Verbally Deliver your Text Message

What if someone sent you a text message and it arrived in person, delivered by a stranger, with the works — crying, hand holding, and colorful language. This may seem like some weird idea for a movie — and…
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News, The Snitch Alvin Andrew: Worker Killed by City Truck

Alvin Andrew: Worker Killed by City Truck

Update 4:27 p.m: The Mayor's Office identified the worker who was klilled as Alvin Andrew. "On behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Alvin Andrews who tragically died in an…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Residents Getting Ripped Off After Returning Scammers' Phone Calls

San Francisco Residents Getting Ripped Off After Returning Scammers' Phone Calls

A new scam has hit San Francisco where criminals are randomly duping unsuspecting residents into paying for long distance phone calls they didn't know they were making.  The news came from Captain Simon Silverman over at the Richmond District station…
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Dining, SFoodie Donna's Tamales Makes a Mean Vegan Burrito

Donna's Tamales Makes a Mean Vegan Burrito

The Tuesday farmers’ market at the Ferry Building is a worthy lunch destination. There is abundant produce, flowers to make your desk look less sterile, and food vendors. You can have a pizza, a steaming bowl of ramen, or a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Are You a Good Cook? MasterChef Casting Call

Are You a Good Cook? MasterChef Casting Call

You know you make a great potato salad, everyone tells you that it's the best — even better than grandma's — and you've just been waiting to share your culinary talents with the world. Well, you're in luck. MasterChef is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Love in the Time of Rent Control: Q&A with "Love Is Strange" Director Ira Sachs

Love in the Time of Rent Control: Q&A with "Love Is Strange" Director Ira Sachs

Here's a peculiar idea for a charming end-of-summer movie that just might work: Write and direct an intimate portrait about an older gay couple in Manhattan who finally marry after nearly four decades of loving devotion only to face…
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Dining, SFoodie Eat Some Concrete at the Velvet Scoop in the Mission

Eat Some Concrete at the Velvet Scoop in the Mission

Considering how much coffee there is in this city, there should always be room for more ice cream and related frozen treats. The Velvet Scoop, in the very center of the Mission, is a new “dessert restaurant” serving chocolate…
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News, The Snitch This Man Is Accused of Beating an Elderly Woman. Have You Seen Him?

This Man Is Accused of Beating an Elderly Woman. Have You Seen Him?

San Francisco police need your help locating this man to your right who is accused of attacking and robbing an 87-year-old woman in the Tenderloin earlier this month.  According to Sgt. Danielle Newman, the victim was on the 500 block…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Loses 20,000 Gallons of Water After Pipe Breaks in Noe Valley

San Francisco Loses 20,000 Gallons of Water After Pipe Breaks in Noe Valley

That water pipe that busted open in Noe Valley two days ago not only left residents without H20 for seven hours, but it spilled roughly 20,000 gallons of precious water during California's mega drought.  The pipe erupted sometime around…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Magic Touch, Todd Terry, Honey Soundsystem and More

The Top 5 Parties in San Francisco This Weekend: Magic Touch, Todd Terry, Honey Soundsystem and More

The Chase presents Magic Touch + Roche, Newbody, Ghosts on Tape, and more at Public Works 9:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29. $5­-$10; publicsf.com. All too often, the visual elements of a dance party feel like afterthoughts. A good dance…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Write Stuff: Alia Volz on Not Settling and Being Difficult to Manipulate

The Write Stuff: Alia Volz on Not Settling and Being Difficult to Manipulate

The Write Stuff is a series of interview profiles conducted by Litseen, where authors give exclusive readings from their work. Alia Volz’ stories and essays are found in Tin House Magazine (forthcoming), ZYZZYVA, Defenestration and The Writing Disorder’s “Best Nonfiction…
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News, The Snitch Woman Dies at Burning Man

Woman Dies at Burning Man

Update 1 p.m.: Burning Man staff identified the woman killed this morning as 29-year-old Alicia Louise Cipicchio of Jackson, Wyoming. Original Story 7:48 a.m.: Authorities are reporting that a 21-year-old woman died at Burning Man early Thursday morning after she fell…
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Dining, SFoodie Tortillas and Al Pastor Stand Out at MexCal

Tortillas and Al Pastor Stand Out at MexCal

In today’s edition of lunch under $3, it’s time to head to the Middlefield taqueria corridor at the border of Menlo Park and Redwood City. There you’re only blocks away from Atherton, one of the most exclusive Bay Area…
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News, The Snitch 49ers, Giants' Catering CEO Filmed Abusing Puppy (Video)

49ers, Giants' Catering CEO Filmed Abusing Puppy (Video)

Catering giant Centerplate, the folks serving up your fare at both Giants and Niners home games, are familiar with tweaking the third rail of San Francisco politics. This is a union town, but Centerplate engaged in a contentious labor battle…
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