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The Snatch: The Snack Pack of News

The Bridge is Out, Then In The great news is that the new Bay Bridge will open on time. The bad news is that the Bay Bridge will be closed for five days over Labor Day weekend while crews finish…
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Calendar, Night&Day Objects of Affection

Objects of Affection

Whether you’ve pulled this week’s paper out of a kiosk or you’re reading this online in your (hopefully) ergonomic computer chair, chances are that you take the objects you interact with daily for granted. Gary Hustwit name-checks his stylish 2007…
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Calendar, Night&Day Do It (Mostly) Yourself

Do It (Mostly) Yourself

Curated by designer Yves Béhar, the innovative exhibit "TechnoCRAFT: Hackers, Modders, Fabbers, Tweakers, and Design in the Age of Individuality" promises "the latest in do-it-yourself and collaborative design." The people at Droog accomplish this by picking up sledgehammers, smashing cubes…
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Calendar, Night&Day Objects of Affection

Objects of Affection

Whether you’ve pulled this week’s paper out of a kiosk or you’re reading this online in your (hopefully) ergonomic computer chair, chances are that you take the objects you interact with daily for granted. Gary Hustwit name-checks his stylish 2007…
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Calendar, Night&Day Very Cool

Very Cool

Because he could, the artist Olafur Eliasson took a hydrogen-powered BMW race car, removed the shell, draped it with mesh and steel panels, dragged it into a giant freezer at SFMOMA, and sprayed it with 260 gallons of water, much…
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Film, Senior Moment

Senior Moment

If The Memory of a Killer were not mostly in Flemish, it would be easy to mistake for a Hollywood movie. The story of a hit man with a conscience and the cop who's always a step or two behind…
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News, Dog Bites

Read It and Weep

People have accused the San Francisco Chronicle of a variety of shortcomings, but there's little question it's a paper that knows its audience. In the Chron's June 11 edition, critic Steve Winn spun out a lengthy piece about how and…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Way for the City to Fill Underfed Coffers

Valencia's center-lane parking strip has become such a civic institution that it's only a matter of time before tourists start snapping photos. But when we see potholes on half the streets in town, we can't help but offer the Traffic…
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Dining, Eat

Building a Better Burrito

Having consumed hundreds of members of the species over the past two decades, I could easily fill this page with thoughts on the burrito (technically, just about anything wrapped in a flour tortilla). A highly portable, often disrespected stepchild of…
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Dog Bites

All Points Bulletin Nobody -- or, nobody but the DPT -- has ever shown much interest in Dog Bites' car. So we were startled to receive this note demanding vehicular accountability of us: Dear Dog Bites, Being an avid follower…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): If you'll ever in this life get your picture in the newspaper, it'll probably be because of the heroic (or at least notorious) feats you pull off in 1997. On a darker note, if you ever…
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Dining, Eat

Blue Light Special

Babaloo, although situated on Lombard Street, amid a hodgepodge of drab motels with neon "vacancy" signs and a potpourri of ethnic restaurants, really belongs to the Chestnut Street scene a block away, where everyone is 28 with perfect teeth and…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Once upon a time, a spunky Aries set out on a journey across the wasteland, hoping to reach heaven on Earth. For eons she trod the badlands, navigating through the tests of confused dragons and insane…
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