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Dining, Eat

Wafflemania Hits San Francisco

Handheld waffles are big business in Belgium, and they're reaching critical mass in San Francisco. Recently, news broke that Anthony Myint of Mission Chinese, Commonwealth, and Mission Bowling Club, is teaming up with coffee roaster Andrew Barnett (formerly of Ecco,…
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Calendar, Night&Day With a <i>Bullitt</i>

With a Bullitt

In a city that prides itself on hurling odd things down steep streets (Big Wheels, cable cars, Steve McQueen), it makes sense that the Red Bull Soapbox Race would finally show up. The taurine-fueled beverage began hosting race events in…
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Dining, Eat What Comes Between

What Comes Between

Happy is the city that boasts not only classy high-end restaurants and a variety of ethnic eateries, but also places that devote their full attention to simple dishes they execute with passion. Sandwiches can be dull, or they can inspire…
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Culture, Stagecap

World Music

Orange juice, international fiscal responsibility, close friends who turn out to be mass murderers — there's a lot on playwright Steve Waters' mind. Flipping back and forth between Brussels and a nonexistent village in Africa called Irundi, World Music deals…
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Home Entertainment, What Else Is New?

Our top DVD picks for the week of November 29, 2005

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (Empire) Caterina in the Big City (Empire) CSI: Five-Season Pack (Paramount) Death to the Supermodels (Columbia/Tristar) Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (Columbia/Tristar) Empire (Buena Vista) Family Guy: Volume 3 (Fox) Formula 17 (Strand) The Frighteners:…
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Music, Reviewed Magnolia Electric Co

Magnolia Electric Co

Contemporary. Midwestern. Indie. Rock. Four words that conjure images of skinny introverts with guitars, the sort who make up band names for their solo projects. And while one of those dudes' Bright Eyes seems to be getting much of the…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Black to the Promised Land Central Marin may be the Bay Area's most privileged enclave, but the Mill Valley Film Festival can't be accused of pandering to the prosperous. This year's fest, slated for Oct. 7 through 17, features the…
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Shut Up and Dance

Zap Mama, Amandla Poets Fillmore Saturday, April 12 Sounding like a one-world (but non-moralizing) Sweet Honey in the Rock, Zap Mama's take on transcultural unity stunned and delighted American globe-trotters from the outset. The group's "instrumentation" five years ago consisted…
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The House of Tudor

J.G. Thirlwell is timeless. Or at least no one seems to know how old he actually is. One of his agents -- and there have been many -- took a halfhearted stab at it: "Oh, I'd guess somewhere in his…
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Love Junkie

Pedro Almodovar has defined his cinematic career as a rejection of Franco's Spain, so it is odd, in his new film, The Flower of My Secret, to find him embracing the Spanish equivalent of family values. Almodovar moved by himself…
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