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Calendar, Night&Day Crone Wars

Crone Wars

Terry Baum of the Crackpot Crones isn’t against holiday shows in theory, though “as a lesbian, a feminist, and a political activist,” she says, “I have always felt that there wasn’t enough in the holiday season that reflected me and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Miracle Worker

Miracle Worker

In the film Lourdes, blonde, wide-eyed Christine (Sylvie Testud, giving a great Mona Lisa smile) stands out amid the crowd of ill and otherwise desperate souls on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, a holy spot in the Pyrenees where the Virgin…
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Film, "Lourdes": Miracles can happen?

"Lourdes": Miracles can happen?

With its palette of hot poppy red and cool sky blue; its deft mining of the subliminal comic potential of grand, historically heavy locations; and its obsession with watching as an invasive action, Jessica Hausner's Lourdes looks and often feels…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Santos y Otros Creatures"

"Santos y Otros Creatures"

It's hard to imagine that there was a time when Western popular culture was obsessed with saints, an era when devotees would pay big bucks for the supposed milk of the Virgin Mary or a blood-covered sponge of Euphemia's. Nowadays,…
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Culture, Art "Santos y Otros Creatures": The developmentally disabled artists of   Creativity Explored mix saints and demons in new show

"Santos y Otros Creatures": The developmentally disabled artists of Creativity Explored mix saints and demons in new show

It's hard to imagine that there was a time when Western popular culture was obsessed with saints, an era when devotees would pay big bucks for the supposed milk of the Virgin Mary or a blood-covered sponge of Euphemia's. Nowadays,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sacrilegious Satire Comes to Town

Sacrilegious Satire Comes to Town

It wouldn’t be Christmas 2009 in the deeply immoral Bay Area without some unholy drag spectacle rolling into town to satirize the Holy Trinity and the birth of Jesus et al. in a high flight of pop cultural and religious…
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Calendar, Night&Day Angelic Art

Angelic Art

Martin Provost’s lyrical but bracing portrait of the early-20th-century French painter Séraphine Louis begins and ends with a quietly ecstatic shot of the artist nestling up to the rustling leaves of a majestic tree. In Provost’s vision, the dirt-poor country…
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Film, The Passion of the Christ: A Very Special Episode

The Passion of the Christ: A Very Special Episode

No, the Virgin Mary doesn't get high on aerosol fumes, and Joseph doesn't ride in on a skateboard, but in most other respects, The Nativity Story is less of a departure for Thirteen and Lords of Dogtown director Catherine Hardwicke…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish The Delightful Dud

The Delightful Dud

A Prairie Home Companion (New Line) This all-star sing-along -- with Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen, Woody Harrelson, etc. -- that wears its smile bright and wide looked for all the world like a summertime sleeper…
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Culture, Art Strange Root

Strange Root

Francis Baker's artworks are topiaries in reverse. While shrub sculptors trim bushes to resemble swans and bunnies, Baker coaxes plant roots into eerie versions of familiar forms — a Barbie, a Buddha, an outstretched hand. His is an additive rather…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Sushi-on-Acid Experience Without Actually Having to Be on Acid

We're wandering around the Mission near the 16th Street BART station when we discover a mysterious little sushi joint. We enter, and are immediately overwhelmed. It's too much to take in. Have we been drugged? The décor seems to be…
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News, Night Crawler Santo Claus, Santarchy, Leather Santa, and a Crackhead Elf Came to Town

Santo Claus, Santarchy, Leather Santa, and a Crackhead Elf Came to Town

My childhood friend rushes through my office door and stands there flushed and panting, impervious to the puddle of rainwater gathering at her feet as only someone who lives in Washington state can be. "I, um, just saw, I don't…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Clothing Store at Which to Rediscover Your Individuality

Tons of boutiques all over town carry a predictable selection of designers and manufacturers who've already been given the Official Marketing Gal Stamp of Approval: William B.? Check! Trina Turk? Check! Daryl K? Check! Earl Jeans? Check! But if you're…
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Film, Better Scotch

Better Scotch

You've got to feel sorry for the Scottish Board of Tourism. First the Loch Ness monster is exposed as a fake, then their nation's film industry starts to pick up. Now, normally a successful film industry would be great for…
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Film,

Zoom Lens

"Say You Love Satan! The Devil on Film" A perfect antidote to the mindless angelphilia and Virgin Mary-mania that have gripped the nation is Center for the Arts' new "Hell on Friday" series celebrating a less savory but always more…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

For All Signs: This isn't the first time on record that April Fools' Day has fallen in the wake of Easter, but at none of the previous convergences was there also a splashy comet reaching its peak intensity -- let…
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Calendar, Halloween

Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: When my husband and I met we were promiscuous, drug-ingesting, late-night fiends. Then we decided to get married, move across the country, and start fresh. We are much happier living this saner lifestyle, except for one thing: My…
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