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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Finds the Cable Car City Pub Only Fit for Tourists

Bouncer Finds the Cable Car City Pub Only Fit for Tourists

It's hard to say why some businesses do well, while others do not. I've watched enough Gordon Ramsay shows to know that the secret to success starts with a manager at the helm whose head is not completely up his…
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Film, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close": Bald Eagles Are Weeping

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close": Bald Eagles Are Weeping

Director Stephen Daldry has never met a Big Theme he didn't like: After 2002's The Hours, a lugubrious women's-problem picture touching on AIDS and assisted suicide, he went to Auschwitz with 2008's The Reader. Daldry's logical next stop is Extremely…
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Calendar, Night&Day Back and Forth and Back and Forth ...

Back and Forth and Back and Forth ...

Quick: Name a place in SOMA where you can find a pingpong table (besides the Twitter offices, that is). You probably wouldn't expect the answer to be a museum, but the atrium of this one is equipped with regulation tables…
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Film, Beauty Amid the Horror

Beauty Amid the Horror

If French writer André Malraux was correct when he claimed that "all art is a revolt against man's fate," the most horrific events in human history can give rise, incongruously, to images of soul-searing beauty. How else to explain the…
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Culture, Books Zine Stealers

Zine Stealers

Standing outside the Alternative Press Expo on Feb. 21, I struck up a conversation with V. Vale, the founder of RE/Search, an alternative publisher based in North Beach. Vale was with his 8-year-old daughter, waiting for her mother to come…
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Film, Dead Head

Dead Head

Calling the subject matter of Errol Morris' latest documentary, Mr. Death, "unpleasant" is like referring to the lavatory on a tuna boat as "lightly scented." The director who brought us the zany Americana of Fast, Cheap & Out of Control…
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Finkelbaum's Theater The Puppetmaster of Lodz. By Gilles Segal. Directed by Lee Sankowich. Starring Matt Gottlieb, Lucinda Hitchcock Cone, Remi Sandri, and Joe Bellan. At the Marin Theater Company, 397 Miller, Mill Valley, through Feb. 14. Call 388-5208. A Common…
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