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Culture, The Exhibitionist Ted Chiang Wins a Lot of Awards (and Reads at Writers With Drinks)

Ted Chiang Wins a Lot of Awards (and Reads at Writers With Drinks)

Ted Chiang is a sci-fi short story writer. In the turbulent adolescence of this new century, with the publishing industry offgassing one large dystopian novel (Rick Moody's The Four Fingers of Death) after another (Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Bar Gets Quiet

The Bar Gets Quiet

Charlie Anders, blond of bob and mini of skirt, is the hostess with the mostest science fiction at her literary hootenanny, Writers with Drinks. (She's also the news editor of io9, Gawker's sci-fi/fantasy blog.) Aside from Anders' charming ways, the…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Importance of Bee-ing Earnest

The Importance of Bee-ing Earnest

At some point during the last half century, writers, editors, and publishers turned their backs on the time-honored pastime of self-absorbed problem drinking. In its absence, troublingly sober literati began wracking their brains for slightly less sodden ways to serve…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stop Waiting for Lefty

Stop Waiting for Lefty

The literary who's-who at "Strike! Igniting the Fuse of Possibility," includes accomplished and lauded poets like Jack Hirschman, Diane di Prima, and Michael McClure, as well as hard-to-label writers like Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Bucky Sinister. Then there's your standard amazing…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stop Complaining and K’vetsh

Stop Complaining and K’vetsh

If you're normal, you sit around wondering where all the cool people are tonight. Where are the creative, confident, bizarre people who very likely might be famous someday? Where is the sexy artists' enclave waiting to welcome you and inspire…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listing

Castro Theatre. The Valerie Project: Jaromil Jires' 1970 coming-of-age fantasy film Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, with newly composed live soundtrack by Philadelphia chamber-rock ensemble The Valerie Project. Thu., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. $12. There Will Be Blood: Filmmaker…
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Music, All Shook Down

Copy, Right? Issues!

Idolator’s recent RIAA/Onion post reminded us of Charlie Anders’ sci-fi version of the situation taken to its logical limit in local magazine Skinny: How Regular People Thrive in San Francisco. Here’s the gist:…
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