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Film, Going for <i>Broken</i>

Going for Broken

The contentedly independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch has brought his restless energy to a series of surreal road movies that move nicely along on the strength of rare characters, quirky humor, and a willing embrace of chance adventure. These quest stories…
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Music, Reviewed The Real Tuesday Weld

The Real Tuesday Weld

Men adopt different personas to try to get women to sleep with them, but none is as guileful as the "wounded genius" -- the kind of guy whose illustrious talents have been crushed by love. Londoner Stephen Coates -- aka…
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Culture, Stage The Rake in Hell

The Rake in Hell

The legend of Don Juan has been tweaked so many times since Tirso de Molina wrote the first play about him in 1630 that Molina himself -- a monk -- would be scandalized if his own hero came back from…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Sex and Sensibility Man and Superman. By George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Patrick Dooley. Produced by the Shotgun Players. Starring Kevin Karrick, Louise Chegwidden, Norman Gee, Brian Linden, Trish Mulholland, Richard Reinholdt, Curtis W. Sims, Michael Storm, and Wendy Weiner.…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Poetic Injustice

Possibly the greatest living poet and playwright to be ignored by the San Francisco stage in the last couple of years is Derek Walcott, 1992's Nobel laureate in literature. He flopped on Broadway 11 months ago with a musical called…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I suggest that this Halloween you costume yourself as a phoenix -- you know, the scarlet, heronlike bird that (according to myth) regularly burned itself in a purifying fire and rose reborn from the ashes. This…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Displaced Persons The Chinese Art of Placement. By Stanley Rutherford. Directed by Glynis Rigsby. Starring John Robb. At the Phoenix Theater, 301 Eighth St. (at Folsom), through Feb. 28. Call 621-4423. Feng shui is the modish Chinese art of interior…
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