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2009 Stories by Tara Jepsen

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  • Classic Comedy: Love It

    published December 16, 2009

    He’s a slashie, but he’s no model/actor: He’s Jon Lovitz, actor/comedian/singer, a man of cultivated talents. We have fond... More >>

  • Paintings in High-Def

    published December 2, 2009

    Should you drag your eyes off the wonderful, bonehead sausage party over on FuelTV and explore other regions of your brain, get thyself to... More >>

  • Filipino Folklore

    published November 25, 2009

    Shadow puppets for flood relief! Of the extensive and tireless benefit circuit in San Francisco (which we attend out of philanthropic interest,... More >>

  • Mission Piece

    published November 18, 2009

    The literary showcase and open mike LUNADA takes a new tack this month, with three writer-performers presenting short theater pieces. As... More >>

  • What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: A Collective Narrative of Tehran

    published Nov 04, 2009

    ‚Äč"One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran" @ Intersection For The ArtsTaraneh Hemami of San Francisco and Ghazaleh Hedayat of Tehran teamed up to curate "One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran,... More >>

  • Cartoon Yourself

    published October 28, 2009

    Whether your life looks more like The Family Circus or The Boondocks, your chance has arrived to chronicle it in graphic novel form... More >>

  • A Day in the Life

    published October 21, 2009

    Taraneh Hemami of San Francisco and Ghazaleh Hedayat of Tehran teamed up to curate “One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran,”... More >>

  • Neil and Pray

    published October 14, 2009

    Finding a comedian who accessorizes with a couple of highballs these days requires socializing at a venue called a country club. But if you're not... More >>

  • Eat It

    published September 9, 2009

    There's nothing like reading about the very real Great Pacific Garbage Patch (1500 miles of plastic bottles, bags, and ephemera swirling around in... More >>

  • Pace Yourself

    published September 9, 2009

    We see the joy of drinking sake overcome many a Bay Area alcohol- and raw-fish enthusiast, and who wouldn’t want to elevate their pursuit?... More >>

  • Watts Towers

    published September 2, 2009

    It’s easier to describe Reggie Watts’ appearance (imagine if Lisa Bonet and Zach Galifianakis had a child) than his broad range of... More >>

  • Canvassing the City

    published September 2, 2009

    Food festivals, street fairs, and giant white commemorative T-shirts are all effective ways to celebrate the neighborhoods of San Francisco, but... More >>

  • My Author Lives in the City and Reads to Me

    published August 19, 2009

    Stephen Elliott, the man capable of such simply stated poetry as put forth in novels Happy Baby and A Life Without... More >>

  • Hotel Room, Here We Come

    published August 19, 2009

    Gay prom? Goth prom? '80s prom? So many choices have been available to hot young people in recent years, each one tailored to a lifestyle. If... More >>

  • Learning Can Be Fun

    published August 5, 2009

    The realm of specialty drink crafting needs you. In case you aren’t intuitively dialed in to unexpected flavor combinations (we’re way... More >>

  • Near and Far

    published July 29, 2009

    The board sport visionaries behind seminal all-gal skate video Getting Nowhere Faster, Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lesser, bring you the... More >>

  • Tat That

    published July 1, 2009

    Come meet the man behind the T-shirts — you’ve seen his John Hancock next to skulls, butterflies, and koi on sweater vests, baby... More >>

  • Lovely Lena

    published July 1, 2009

    James Gavin’s new biography, Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, is an astute investigation into what would ideally be a bygone... More >>

  • Drawing on Life

    published June 24, 2009

    Absurdity and insight are at the heart of Joey Alison Sayers’ work, which includes comic strips, paintings, and T-shirt design.... More >>

  • Sold Aziz

    published June 10, 2009

    Is this country in a magical time for comedy, or are we just in a good mood? San Francisco has Ali Wong, Kamau Bell, Brent Weinbach, and Beth... More >>

  • Just Add Water

    published June 10, 2009

    For some of us, spending a summer at dad’s meant a systematic and voracious consumption of Top Ramen. Cycling through the flavors Chicken,... More >>

  • As If There's Any Other Kind

    published June 3, 2009

    Luis Alberto Urrea and a handful of others hit the pretty red-hued stage at the behest of San Francisco's Charlie Jane Anders for the Writers... More >>

  • Oliver Twist

    published May 20, 2009

    There are lots of modern ways to be old-fashioned. You can lodge your sartorial aesthetic in the corsets-and-bordello finery of another era, you... More >>

  • Dancing in the Streets

    published May 13, 2009

    Mission residents — and those who pass through — love to get an eyeful, whether it’s murals, a gorgeous spread of food, epic high... More >>

  • Art Is Not a Crime

    published May 6, 2009

    Nothing says Friday night like an art party, and the "Skate This Art" Artist Reception and Film Screening takes (ollies?) it higher than... More >>

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