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  • Wiener-Dog

    If you're looking for a straight sequel to Todd Solondz's Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Wiener-Dog is not it, although Greta Gerwig does resurrect the character that Heather Matarazzo made famous (and whom Solondz killed off in 2004's Palindromes). Wiener-Dog's More >>
  • Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

    Unlike the subjects of other found-audio documentaries such as Marlon Brando and Janis Joplin, musician Frank Zappa has always been an acquired taste, and Thorsten Schütte's otherwise terrific documentary Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words may not More >>
  • Wedding Doll

    Nitzan Giladi's Wedding Doll is a low-key, occasionally heartbreaking drama. Hagit (Moran Rosenblatt) is a cheerful, mildly developmentally disabled 24-year-old who lives on the edge of the picturesque Ramon Crater in Israel with her protective mother, Sara (Assi Levy). The More >>
  • Whore Next Door: Game of Whores

    Two years ago, my boyfriend Sam and I started podcasting about Game of Thrones, which concluded its sixth season this past Sunday. It took me a moment to warm to the World of Ice and Fire when the series first More >>
  • Know Your Street Art: Untitled, 94 Olive St.

    Eduoard Manet's 1863 paintingLe Déjeuner sur l'herbe(The Luncheon on the Grass)is one of the more prized works owned by the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. And like the museum's other iconic paintings — including Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist's More >>
  • Colonial Mentality

    Until President Barack Obama signed legislation last month that eliminated "Oriental," "Eskimo," "Negro," and other outdated terms as references in written federal laws, the U.S. government effectively sanctioned those terms for public use. These vestiges of racist colonial-era mores remained More >>
  • Dunkin' Donuts Is Finally Here!

    After near-infinite teases and whispers, Dunkin' Donuts has returned to Northern California, years after the franchise chain pulled out of the region. True, the newest of the 11,000 Dunkin' Donuts is in Walnut Creek (in a shopping center that's fairly More >>
  • Bar: Drink Your Heroin at The Barbary Coast

    If you set out on a quest to find San Francisco's Barbary Coast, the chances that you'll end up sipping a barrel-aged cocktail beneath a fig tree in North Beach are good, but not great. You're just as likely to More >>
  • Eat: Bellota

    Neither a proper tapas restaurant nor strictly a seafood spot, Bellota has a cryptically structured menu that's a little bit of a grab bag of Spanish cuisine. It's easier to over-order here than at most places — especially if you More >>
  • SF Weekly Letters For June 30 - July 6, 2016

    That sleeping feeling: This is one of those areas where the general public shoots itself in the foot with its own outrage ("'Sleeper Hold, Cops Shooting at Cars Central to Dispute Over S.F. Use of Force Policy," Chris Roberts, The More >>

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