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Lincoln Park: Car Companies Start Designing the Cities They Drive In

Modern architecture isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you see a Lincoln automobile — the huge, lumbering car your grandfather drove to pick you up from kindergarten, with its vinyl upholstery, ashtray full of stubbed-out Pall…
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Calendar, Night&Day Are Annadroids Better Than Electric Sheep?

Are Annadroids Better Than Electric Sheep?

Plastic, fantastic, sarcastic robot dolls on the loose: Anna and the Annadroids presents Dullface, the newest quarter of their tetralogy Man(u)fractured. Anna Sullivan’s works are surrealist meditations on replication, mechanization, and objectification danced by a regiment of kabuki-faced cyber-marionettes. It’s…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tortured Cels

Tortured Cels

From Betty Boop to Beavis and Butt-head, from Fritz the Cat to the lads of South Park, animation has long proved a conducive setting for off-color and off-center characters. (Yes, we know that R. Crumb birthed Fritz in underground comix.)…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pete Devine Is a Blowhard

Pete Devine Is a Blowhard

Doctor, put down that ether vaporizer and give us another shot of "party music for hard times" — make it a double, and don't be stingy. Taking the old-timey revival up another notch, Devine's Jug Band's new album, Terrible Operation…
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Music, Reviewed Isobel Campbell

Isobel Campbell

Former Belle & Sebastian cellist Isobel Campbell has a voice like a newborn chick -- fragile and breathy and barely peeping out of its shell. On her previous two records (recorded as the Gentle Waves, when she was still involved…
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Wicked Flicks

Sexism, racism, plagiarism, Mormonism: The mostly animated mini-film festival curated by film archivist and historian Dennis Nyback has 'em all. This three-day screening spree features rare works in six programs shown in nightly double features, beginning with "F#!k Mickey Mouse,"…
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Second Time Around

Early Animation This weekend's six programs of classic American animation (curated by archivist Dennis Nyback and presented at the Minna Street Gallery) feature over 25,000 drawings -- and that's just in one short film alone, Winsor McCay's The Sinking of…
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Second Time Around

Forbidden Animation For Forbidden Animation, Karl Cohen, who teaches animation history at S.F. State and is the author of a recent book with the same title, has assembled 90 minutes of footage dating back to the 1920s to give us…
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Night+Day

wednesday june 28 Calling Madama Butterfly One of Puccini's best-known operas, Madama Butterfly is -- surprise! -- a tale of doomed love. In this case, the tragic romance is cross-cultural, with America's Col. Pinkerton seducing and abandoning Japan's Cio-Cio-San. Though…
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