Savage Love

A few years back, I took some snapshots of my wife-to-be. She was naked at the time. This unprocessed roll of film has been…

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Erik Friedlander's Topaz After hearing NYC cellist Erik Friedlander's Topaz, his debut recording as a bandleader, one wouldn't guess that Prince, Earth, Wind &…

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Zoom Lens

Books to Go Books have lives of their own, as do literary reputations. The Mark Twain Company, screening Saturday at Artists' Television Access, is…

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Riff Raff

Bent, But Not Broken Beanbender's, the esteemed Berkeley jazz and experimental music space, has had something of an identity crisis in recent months. Changes…

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Riff Raff

Suckers Normally we don't fall for cheap publicity stunts. But every once in a while some band — well, it's usually the Gun &…

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Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: I'm writing in response to your column about “gerbiling” [Aug. 19]. You stated that you don't have to be a gay man…

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Matthew Shipp & William Parker Sometimes Matthew Shipp sees the piano as a spaceship, an enigmatic vehicle for transporting both player and listener to…

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Hot Footin'

New York City may be the world's dance capital, but San Francisco has the Big Apple's best ballet company on loan this week, along…

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