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Calendar, Night&Day Sex Files

Sex Files

There are those who love their fellow man and those who observe them, anatomizing and cataloguing their multifarious qualities. Erstwhile English professor turned pornographic fiction writer, tattoo artist, and sexual rebel Sam Steward was both, adventuring mightily in the…
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Culture, Books <i>Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex</i>

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

With Bonk issued in paperback this week, one question comes to mind right away: "How come nobody did this before?" It's followed by one perhaps backhandedly complimentary answer: "Maybe it was just waiting for Mary Roach." For several years, the…
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Dining, Eat Room With a View

Room With a View

There are so many ways to discover the city, from the prosaic to the poetic. Exploring a city through its restaurants, as pragmatic as that may seem, inevitably draws in other elements: history, architecture, sociology. In every city I've lived…
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Film, No Dicking Around

No Dicking Around

The most shocking thing about Kinsey, the first film from writer/ director Bill Condon since 1998's Gods and Monsters, is how shocking it actually is. Within the confines of a standard biopic (A Beautiful Dirty Mind, you might call it),…
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Culture, Stage


Utopian Terrain Scratch. Created and performed by Harriet Dodge, Shannon McGuire, Miranda Mellis, and Alessandra Ogren. Live music by Carolyn Cooley, Stormy Knight, Alicia McCarthy, and Caroline Shanti. At Somar Gallery, 943 Brannan (at Eighth Street), May 29-31. Call 550-6928.…
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