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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Wired</i> Gadgets, Geico Cavemen, Bart&oacute;k, and Alice Walker: It's Pop-Up Magazine

Wired Gadgets, Geico Cavemen, Bartók, and Alice Walker: It's Pop-Up Magazine

Can you envision a "live magazine?" How about an event that combines the best parts of your favorite magazine, like great writing, unusual and illuminating topics, and beautiful, challenging images, with the spontaneity, ephemerality, and added sensory elements such…
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Calendar, Night&Day New Kid in Town

New Kid in Town

Vikram Chandra’s fat novel Sacred Games is an excellent counterpoint to the seemingly never-ending Godfather trilogy broadcasts on deep cable. The book is a huge, sweeping portrait of a Bombay mob boss and the seasoned cop on his tail. A…
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Culture, Stage <i>The Color Purple</i> Musical Colors Chloe Veltman Confused

The Color Purple Musical Colors Chloe Veltman Confused

One of the things I like most about writing about theater for a weekly publication is that I have the luxury of avoiding press nights. Unlike my hardworking colleagues on the dailies who are forced to churn out copy overnight…
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Culture, Stage Watching Zora Neale

Watching Zora Neale

Ever since Alice Walker found a certain unmarked grave in Florida 31 years ago, Zora Neale Hurston has enjoyed the sort of career that the literary world of the 1930s and '40s -- both in midtown Manhattan and in Harlem…
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Film, The People's Historian

The People's Historian

The first thing you notice about Howard Zinn, the wildly popular populist historian and activist, is that he's beautiful. The deep creases in his face radiate from his almost-constant smile, his eyes sparkle with warmth, and his cheeks glow with…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Local Answer to Terry Gross

Anyone who ever listens to NPR has heard Terry Gross' voice, if only to say the words "Fresh Air" -- drawn out yet run together, like "freshaaaaiiiirrr" -- as she hosts cultural figures on her daily program. But those who…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best (and Oldest) Independent Arts Space

In its 38 years of existence, Intersection for the Arts has established itself as a local powerhouse, showcasing some of the most visionary, provocative art and performance in the city. In its cozy 70-seat theater and spacious gallery, the organization…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, March 26, 2003 Alice Walker is a cultural giant -- someone recently compared her to Bob Dylan, and that seems apt: One wants to see her in person just to bask in her Pulitzer Prize-winning good-heartedness and wisdom. Today,…
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Culture, Books

Black, White, and Jewish

Many of us look back, analyze, and dissect each moment we've lived with clarity and wisdom, berating ourselves with the pointless statement, "If I had only." It's through this universal experience that author Rebecca Walker, the 32-year-old daughter of Alice…
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Calendar, Night&Day Proud and Loud

Proud and Loud

There's no better place to be than San Francisco in June if you're gay, proud, and artistically inclined. In addition to the annual parade (June 23) and the usual shenanigans that go along with it, Gay Pride Month boasts the…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday September 9 Send in the Clowns Bluegrass band the Red Clay Ramblers play it straight, so to speak, as professional clowns Bill Irwin and David Shiner ham it up in the comedy show Fool Moon. The American Conservatory Theater…
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wednesday may 7 Digging the Scene With a Quantum Lean Over the course of an evening's cocktails, characters in Going, Going, Gone begin to find that everything's relative. Sparked by physicist Stephen Hawking's assertion that recent discoveries in quantum and…
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