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Culture, The Exhibitionist #SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

#SFBorn: 10 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were from San Francisco

1. Monica Lewinsky (former White House intern known for the Lewinsky…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: San Francisco was Bruce Lee's Native City and There's No Homage to It

Tourism For Locals: San Francisco was Bruce Lee's Native City and There's No Homage to It

San Francisco is a boastful of its famous residents and milestones — past and present — the City erects monuments and dedicates plaques to momentous events like the creation of television and recognizes when it has been the birthplace…
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"Ip Man: The Final Fight": Bruce Lee's Teacher Comes Back for More

Ip Man: The Final Fight There's no getting around the enormous horde of films about or relating to the real-life Wing Chun grandmaster — he who trained Bruce Lee — that has poured forth from Hong Kong in recent years.…
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Film, "The Grandmaster": Wong Kar Wai Takes Us to a Time Before Bruce Lee

"The Grandmaster": Wong Kar Wai Takes Us to a Time Before Bruce Lee

In spite of what the marketing campaign suggests, Bruce Lee is not a character in Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster. For that matter, The Grandmaster isn't the only Hong Kong film in recent years to tell the story of real-life Wing…
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Culture, Artcap The Other 'Burbs: Michael Jang's Family Photos Defy the Brady Bunch

The Other 'Burbs: Michael Jang's Family Photos Defy the Brady Bunch

In the 1970s, the Bay Area was 86 percent white and just four percent Asian, according to U.S. Census data. Asian faces were rarely in visual media, except occasionally as TV journalists (Wendy Tokuda) and movie actors (Bruce Lee). So…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Beyond Obama and Tough Stains: Things Chuck Norris Doesn't Approve of

Beyond Obama and Tough Stains: Things Chuck Norris Doesn't Approve of

If you're an SF Weekly reader who's heard of the movie Last Ounce of Courage, it's probably because Chuck Norris's name is attached to it. He's not in the movie, but it's received the "Chuck Norris Seal of Approval," which…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Who Is this Year's BART Bruce Lee?

Video of the Day: Who Is this Year's BART Bruce Lee?

Despite a little fire and a lotta sassy adolescents, our pre- and post-work BART rides remain mostly snooze-worthy. Who could change this? A Bruce Lee doppleganger of course.…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Teaches Tourists at the Buddha

Bouncer Teaches Tourists at the Buddha

Buddhism is really the only religion that makes any sense, and that is because there is nothing too inherently kooky about it. No burning bush in magic underwear, no paradise with 72 Virgin Marys, no speaking in tongues door-to-door. The…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Giants Heart Bruce Lee

San Francisco Giants Heart Bruce Lee

On Sept. 4, you might notice lots of inappropriate chicken-like kung-fu noises in the vicinity of AT&T Park. In honor of the Year of the Dragon, the San Francisco Giants are hosting Bruce Lee night, which includes, among many other…
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Calendar, Night&Day Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon

Mike Lai is a showman: At the Legendary Lions vs. the Fists of Fury, he presides over five sets of battles between traditional kung fu and filmic kung fu, among many other things -- with a bunch of lion dancers…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Not the Bell of the Ball Not killing GIs: Wow, unbelievable. A cover-length article about a so-called "comedian" without a single example of what W. Kamau Bell says or thinks that suggests he deserves that designation ["Race to Fame," Reyhan…
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Calendar, Night&Day A World of Pure Imagination

A World of Pure Imagination

We can recall, years ago, being grouped around the TV at some mind-altering hour and obsessively replaying Gene Wilder emerging from the Wonka castle as a hobbled old man. He gets his cane stuck in a brick, falling so far…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of Oct. 18

The Adventures of Superman: The Complete First Season (Warner Bros.) American Movie Musicals Collection (Columbia/Tristar) Batman Begins (Warner Bros.) Bruce Lee: Ultimate Collection (Fox) The Care Bears: Big Wish Movie (Lions Gate) The Coen Brothers Collection (Universal) CSI New York:…
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Film, Zoom Lens Zoom Lens

Zoom Lens

Screening 35 recent films and eight revivals, the Four Star Theatre's seventh annual Asian Film Festival has grown immensely from previous years. I considered taking a sublet near Clement and 23rd Avenue so that I could walk to see the…
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This, Too, Are 2-Tone

The national Ska Against Racism tour isn't just a good deal for ska fans -- admission works out to roughly $2 per band -- it's also a good deal for the groups tabling the tour, including the Simon Wiesenthal Center's…
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