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Culture, Stage Creek Coming-of-Age: A Teen Grows Up Fast With Her Feet Submerged in Berkeley History

Creek Coming-of-Age: A Teen Grows Up Fast With Her Feet Submerged in Berkeley History

Navel-gazing gains novelty in Shotgun Players' Daylighting: The Berkeley Stories Project, a new play written by Dan Wolf and directed by Rebecca Novick. Three years' worth of Berkeley stories — collected on city streets, in hills and parks, under bridges,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>The Whole Megillah 2: Uncut</em>: Why Can't Every Day Be Like Purim?

The Whole Megillah 2: Uncut: Why Can't Every Day Be Like Purim?

When you think of Purim, the first things that come to mind probably aren't drag queens, a giant dildo, and Downton Abbey. But in Killing My Lobster and The Hub's riff on the Jewish holiday, contemporary pop culture references…
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Calendar, Night&Day Parodying My Religion

Parodying My Religion

Purim is the Jewish holiday that’s often celebrated by donning crazy costumes and consuming insane amounts of wine. So it’s ripe for parody. The Hub at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and local sketch group Killing My Lobster…
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Calendar, Night&Day Be a Star

Be a Star

It started with this shit: "I didn't live to be 73 years old so I could eat kale. Don't fix me your breakfast and pretend you're fixing mine." This line of shit (we intend not as much disrespect as you…
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Culture, Stage <i>Stateless</i>: More vaudeville than hip-hop

Stateless: More vaudeville than hip-hop

The Jewish love affair with hip-hop — a romance grounded in the art of the Beastie Boys, the High and Mighty, Lyor Cohen, MC Serch, DJ Steinski, and Blood of Abraham, among many, many others — has been thoroughly documented…
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Culture, Encore

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Angry Black White Boy. Adapted by hip-hop theater artist Dan Wolf from Adam Mansbach's novel (the playwright and the novelist share a white, Jewish, hip-hop–loving heritage), this rap-, beat-, and move-infused world premiere follows the hilariously ill-fated trajectory of a…
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Culture, Stage White Fright

White Fright

One of the few interesting entries I've read on the otherwise puerile yet popular blog Stuff White People Like is devoted to discussing the "self-aware hip-hop reference." Owing to its near-unintelligibility, the post sets itself apart from most of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hip Hop Summit

Hip Hop Summit

If only all author appearances could go as well as Adam Mansbach's appearance will go tonight. We’re serious: It'll go well. Not just because he is a critically acclaimed author with a provocatively titled new book, The End of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dramatic Understatement

Dramatic Understatement

Local actor Dan Wolf got an important letter from his grandfather; unfortunately, it had been delayed a little. "I got the letter 15 years after he died," Wolf explained in a recent phone interview. Not one to dwell on the…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

The members of local rap group Felonious have often used their creative endeavors as platforms for soulful communication, ably serving as ambassadors of hip hop culture. Whether bringing the art of vocal percussion to a whole new audience through the…
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