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Culture, The Exhibitionist Putting Up With Carl Jung's Cheatin' Heart

Putting Up With Carl Jung's Cheatin' Heart

In Lynne Kaufman's first play, The Couch, a man cheats on his wife, and she tolerates it -- and not just because that man is Carl Jung. For Amy Glazer, who's directing the play for 3Girls Theatre's second annual…
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Calendar, Night&Day An Archetypal Affair

An Archetypal Affair

In Lynne Kaufman's first play, The Couch, a man cheats on his wife, and she tolerates it -- and not just because that man is Carl Jung. For Amy Glazer, who's directing the play for 3Girls Theatre's second annual Celebration…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Life of the Mind

The Life of the Mind

David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is at once a lucid movie of ideas, a compelling narrative, and a splendidly acted love story involving Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the near-forgotten patient-turned-disciple who…
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Film, "A Dangerous Method": Cronenberg Examines the Birth of Psychoanalysis

"A Dangerous Method": Cronenberg Examines the Birth of Psychoanalysis

David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is at once a lucid movie of ideas, a compelling narrative, and a splendidly acted love story involving Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the near-forgotten patient-turned-disciple who…
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Film, Macho meets homo in the laudable but terrible "La Mission"

Macho meets homo in the laudable but terrible "La Mission"

Watered-down Jungian analysis meets a GLAAD-approved weepie in Peter Bratt's second feature, starring brother Benjamin (who also produces) as a swaggering, neck-tattooed macho who will finally realize the damage his rock-hard masculinity has caused during a funeral for a teenage…
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Calendar, Night&Day Revealing Sergei's Shadows

Revealing Sergei's Shadows

Wanna know about the best film you've probably never seen? Here's a tip: Put down that intellectually toxic Netflix DVD (particularly if it's the latest Judd Apatow)and get thee to your local art-house theatre. Soviet-Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov's 1964 gem,…
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Music, Bouncer

Tenderloin refuge: a spendy drink oasis hidden in S.F.'s rough patch

I'm a firm believer that 90 percent of therapists are full of shit. When I decided to fix myself, I was lucky to get a 10 percenter who was great. I have often thought of getting her a leather jacket…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Her work on Digable Planets' Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) is etched in our brains forever: "I'm from where the phat beats stretch for mad blocks," she rapped in the early 1990s, with…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): An English insurance company, Zurich Municipal, did research to determine which astrological sign was most accident-prone. You Rams were at the very top of the list, as well as in related categories like most likely to…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Along with beauty, truth, and justice, you should give special attention to cultivating madness this week. I'm not suggesting that you be an out-of-control narcissist leaving behind a wake of chaos. Rather, I mean you should…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): This would be a fine time to stand beneath a lover's window and serenade him or her with a tear-jerking yet funny song. It's also an excellent astrological moment to surprise your paramour by pouring maple…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): The word "school" comes from schole, the ancient Greek word for "leisure." Judging by this etymology, we might surmise that Athenian time-travelers from 300 B.C. would be perplexed by our desire to kill our free time…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Alice faced a weird predicament after she went through the looking glass and met the Red Queen. There she was, jogging as hard as she could but getting nowhere. "Here, you see," the Queen informed her,…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I dreamed you were at a seance conducted by a medium who resembled Georgia O'Keeffe. She summoned the spirits of people in your life who died before you learned what you needed to say to them.…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): After poring through the encyclopedias of mythology and decoding the mystic clues in fairy tales and ferreting out divine oracles while channel-surfing after midnight, I have found out why we are all here. Yes, it's been…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I want to express my admiration for the adventures you've risked in 1995. You've had a sixth sense about when it's best to ignore all the "No Trespassing" signs. And yet you've also had a seventh…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): The definition of magic, according to Brezsny's Unabridged Dictionary, is as follows: creating changes to accomplish the desires of one's higher self. The Four Laws of Magic, as formulated by mystery schools thousands of years ago,…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I predicted the mainstream media wouldn't spend a dime investigating the militia movement until a spectacle bigger than the Super Bowl gave them a chance to make a killing in the ratings. I predicted that little…
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