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Calendar, Night&Day Portable Intimacies

Portable Intimacies

The Moth, that revolutionary godmother of live, true, told-without-notes storytelling series, takes over Zellerbach Hall for one night only in celebration of its first book: 50 True Stories. The Bay Area is humming with storytelling series, with new shows…
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Calendar, Night&Day Three, Two, One …

Three, Two, One …

Aided by explosives and assistant Kari Byron, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage have survived seven years of television by taking relatively straightforward questions — Can you swim faster in syrup than in water? Can you polish shit? — and squeezing…
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Calendar, Night&Day Quaken and Stirred

Quaken and Stirred

Writers make mistakes. This is true; it has been fact checked. Hence, Litquake, the city's annual festival of words and the people who use them effectively, which has gone on long enough that it's getting hard to come up with…
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Calendar, Night&Day Savage Love

Savage Love

Adam Savage gets paid to improvise on camera, as well as blow up, shoot, and otherwise destroy things, so his presence tonight at Porchlight: A Storytelling Series will probably be a thing of magic and mystery — and he certainly…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Locally Filmed TV Show

Now in its second season, the Discovery Channel's MythBusters -- starring San Francisco prop designers Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage -- puts old wives' tales and urban myths to the test through bizarre, hilarious science experiments. Using Hyneman's Potrero Hill…
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Film, Reel World

Desert Blue

Around 15 percent of American water is privately owned, with the rest in the hands of public systems. There are those in commerce and government who would like to see that ratio reversed, but not Berkeley filmmakers Alan Snitow and…
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Culture, Stage

Midnight Brainwash Revival

In his director's note, FoolsFury's artistic director, Ben Yalom, compares 35-year-old New York playwright Kirk Wood Bromley to Shakespeare -- a postmodern Shakespeare, that is. Bromley's three-hour verse comedy, originally written for (and performed at) the turn of the millennium…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Starship Troopers As a child actor in New York (he played Mr. Whipple's stock boy) whose dad did a lot of animation for Sesame Street, Adam Savage got a varied show-biz education. "I learned from my father that it was…
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