Queer Close-Ups

The slippery, sprawling smorgasbord that is Frameline34: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival offers delicacies for nearly any boy or girl. Got a taste…

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Beat Crazy

The Beat Generation is back — at least on the silver screen. Walter Salles has finally scored the cash and the cast to make…

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Franco Goes Hollyweird

James Franco isn’t just a live-wire actor and a certified hunk; he’s also a helluva good sport. Rather than parlaying his role in the…

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High Times

Local multi-instrumentalist Ralph Carney is well-versed in countless styles, from pop to jazz to experimental, but he can make beautiful music out of pretty…

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Eat This Book

Jonah Raskin, an academic, former '60s radical, and biographer of people like Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg, spent a year on a farm in…

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Ferlinghetti

The San Francisco poet, painter, and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who just turned 90, is a well-traveled citizen of the world, a North Beach character…

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Ferlinghetti

Whether this will stand as the definitive documentary profile of the definitive local poet, publisher, provocateur and City Lights co-founder is for history to…

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Sheer Poetry

Simple but good Italian food is tucked away in a second-story room.

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