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Music, All Shook Down Lady Gaga's Performance at the Academy Awards Made Us Weep — For All The Wrong Reasons

Lady Gaga's Performance at the Academy Awards Made Us Weep — For All The Wrong Reasons

Remember when Lady Gaga was a dirty temptress, rolling around, all oily and raunchy, in good shades and hot bikinis, like a feral club kid who somehow snuck into the pop mainstream when no one was looking? We do.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Carnaval 101

Carnaval 101

Although the Carnaval festival itself doesn't kick off until the weekend, those interested in starting the party early can unite with like-minded revelers at the de Young's free celebration tonight. The evening, part of the museum's weekly Friday Nights…
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Film, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power film review

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power film review

If not every reader of this space will remember Anita Hill, the law professor who briefly detoured Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court nomination by telling the nation he'd sexually harassed her, that seems like reason enough for UC Berkeley alumna and…
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Film, "Bethlehem": Israel, Palestine, and the Secrets They Swap

"Bethlehem": Israel, Palestine, and the Secrets They Swap

By virtue of timing, and of temperament, the Israeli film Bethlehem seems fated to serve as a sort of flip-side companion piece to the Palestinian Oscar nominee Omar. Both are raw thrillers about a young Palestinian informant for the Israeli…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings February 26-March 4, 2014

Artists' Television Access. Lemon: Documentary about Tony Award-winning street poet Lemon Andersen, whose troubled life has fueled his art even as it kept him mired in the projects. Wed., Feb. 26, 7 p.m. $10-$12. Adjectives in the Halting Speech: Films…
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Calendar, Night&Day And The winner is...

And The winner is...

Watching the Oscars can be exasperating. When a film that should have won didn't, or an actor who shouldn't have won did, the temptation to scream can be enormous. But screaming at a TV in an empty apartment is…
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Film, "Omar": You Will Cooperate

"Omar": You Will Cooperate

Analysts and crank theorists of Academy Award politics should find much to discuss in this poised thriller, for which filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad has earned his and Palestine's second-ever nomination in the category of Foreign Language Film (the first was for…
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Culture, Kill Your Television The Former Future President of the United States: On Mitt

The Former Future President of the United States: On Mitt

Mitt Romney has just announced that, sadly, he will not be running for president in 2016. I guess he figured that if you can't even beat the black guy who can't even bowl during a recession and high unemployment, you…
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Arthouse Movie Listings February 12-18, 2014

518 Valencia. 11th Annual Big Lebowski Party: Costume party hosted by SF IndieFest, with the Coen Brothers' cult comedy screening at midnight. Sat., Feb. 15, 8 p.m. $10. sfindie.com. 518 Valencia, San Francisco, 863-9977, www.518valencia.org. Artists' Television Access. Sistah Sinema:…
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Dining, Eat The Business of Eating: The Evolution of the Gourmet Movement in Two Food Extravaganzas

The Business of Eating: The Evolution of the Gourmet Movement in Two Food Extravaganzas

I've tried more pickles in the past two weeks than the average person will try in a lifetime. I've dispatched a small forest's worth of toothpicks, one sample at a time. I've discussed the relative merits of onion jam, cave-aged…
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Film, Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Live-Action: When Shorts Run Too Long

Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Live-Action: When Shorts Run Too Long

Observable trends in this year's batch of Oscar-nominated narrative shorts include child endangerment, as usual, tending away from comedy, as usual, and being from countries other than the United States, which helps mitigate these familiar sentimental irritations. Also, weird to…
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Arthouse Movie Listings January 15-21, 2014

Clay Theatre. The Past (Le Passé): A new dramatic mystery from Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). Daily. 2261 Fillmore St., San Francisco, 267-4893, www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/SanFrancisco/SanFrancisco_Frameset.htm. Dark Room Theater. Bad Movie Night: Hosts Sherilyn Connelly (aka SF Weekly's film critic)…
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Calendar, Night&Day Film Buff Enough

Film Buff Enough

The United Film Festival has been screening "exceptional independent films" for 12 years. It's developed a pretty good eye — this year's festival doesn't have a particular theme, beyond exceptional. But there is plenty of that, especially among the…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Finds Trivial Pursuits at Shotwell's

Bouncer Finds Trivial Pursuits at Shotwell's

When Shotwell's first opened over 120 years ago it had the adorable sobriquet, the Schlichtmann & Bredhofy Grocery Saloon, which was some sort of Deutch one-stop shop and home of the "backroom grog shop" if you were in need of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pride Roundup

Pride Roundup

For readers who just moved here, or have been trapped under a large boulder since 1968, it's time for Pride! Also known as Gay Christmas (the Oscars are Gay Super Bowl), Pride is a celebration of LGBTQ diversity, activism,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Films About Aging, For All Ages

Films About Aging, For All Ages

It'll happen to you, if you're lucky: You'll be in the shower, and you'll notice a liver spot on the back of your hand where there wasn't one before. It's just another sign that you're getting older, and considering…
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Culture, Art Name Recognition: Eleanor Coppola's Time in Hotels Inspires Her Latest Work

Name Recognition: Eleanor Coppola's Time in Hotels Inspires Her Latest Work

"Coppola." In cinema, the name inspires a million associations — everything from Apocalypse Now and a fat Marlon Brando to Lost in Translation and an existential Bill Murray. Through Francis Ford Coppola and Sofia Coppola receive the most attention in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fluid Movements

Fluid Movements

Alonzo King LINES Ballet celebrates its 30th year as a leading light in contemporary ballet in its spring season. In a new collaborative work, King sets his lapidary choreog-raphy to music by Grammy-award winning double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer,…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings for March 13-19, 2013

18 Reasons. On the Anatomy of Thrift: Pork Provender in the Home Kitchen: Andrew Plotsky's series of short instructional videos on the subject of traditional pork processing. Tue., March 19, 7 p.m. $12. www.anatomyofthrift.com. 3674 18th St., San Francisco, 241-9760,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

When faced with the challenge of creating a book for a generation of not-yet-literate Baby Boomers, Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, penned a quirky story around two rhyming words he found on a list given to him…
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