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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: A Mummy Finds a Resting Place at SF State University

Tourism for Locals: A Mummy Finds a Resting Place at SF State University

Who knew going back to school could be fun and free? We're not talking about attending classes, but visiting a hidden gem tucked away at San Francisco State University. A dead body, located on the fifth floor of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fighting Social cancer

Fighting Social cancer

"Angels curse women who reject their husbands!" complains a frustrated man in the film Cairo 678. When his more frustrated wife replies by asking if sex is what he married her for, he says yes. "I didn't marry you…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shake it to the East

Shake it to the East

Etang Inyang and Tammy Johnson have made it their mission to teach women and girls to appreciate their bodies, no matter the size or shape, with their belly dancing company Raks Africa. On July 13, they present Hotter than…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>The Newsroom</em>, Episode 5: Tahrir Square, Valentine's Day, and Lots of Cheese

The Newsroom, Episode 5: Tahrir Square, Valentine's Day, and Lots of Cheese

Last week, we complained that the theme tune to The Newsroom was a bit cheesy and didn't match the punchy, fast pace of the show. Guess we spoke too soon because this week, we're sad to say that the sappy,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Life Blood

Life Blood

Clouds of crimson billow across one wall as if from an open wound. A length of stained gauze decays seemingly before your eyes. Jagged streaks of rusty-red fluid erupt into the ether. No, these aren’t scenes from the set of…
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Culture, Art Taha Belal: Egyptian Artist Brings Arab Spring to S.F.

Taha Belal: Egyptian Artist Brings Arab Spring to S.F.

What could art possibly say about the Arab revolutions that hasn't already been said? It might seem that the upheavals that deposed three regimes and continue to roil the Middle East and North Africa have been thoroughly covered by the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: The Truth Behind Puppy Play

The Sweet Spot: The Truth Behind Puppy Play

Woof. Beg. Roll over. Woof! Good puppy. There's as much chance those words can be heard at a dog-training school as they can at a place like the Folsom Street Fair. In the midst of assless chaps, visible cock…
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News, The Snitch Mark Zuckerberg Is Tunisia's No. 1 Guy

Mark Zuckerberg Is Tunisia's No. 1 Guy

Here is something to "like." Turns out Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a hero in Tunisia and Egypt, the two countries that relied heavily on social networking sites like FB to help take down their longtime presidents. In a trip…
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Culture, Artcap

"Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico": Art Review

The term "ancient wonder" usually refers to the pyramids of Egypt or the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, but the American hemisphere also spawned a series of awe-inspiring creations that have survived to this day. The Olmec heads, statues, masks, reliefs,…
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News, The Snitch Internet 'Kill Switch' Bill -- What Is This, Egypt?

Internet 'Kill Switch' Bill -- What Is This, Egypt?

Looking back at the momentous goings on in Egypt of late, there are plenty of takeaways to go around. Here's one: Should the government have the power to sever society from the Internet?  U.S. lawmakers are considering another attempt to…
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News, The Snitch 'Egypt Is Free': San Francisco Vigil Now a Party

'Egypt Is Free': San Francisco Vigil Now a Party

Attending demonstrations regarding international affairs hastily tossed together for a San Francisco crowd is something locals could do every day of the week and twice on Sunday (oh yes, literally). Attending jubilant celebrations following the liberation of a country from…
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Music, All Shook Down

Top 10 Break-Up Songs To Help Get Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak Out of Office

In politics, as in love, there sometimes comes a need for one party in a relationship to say goodbye. Adios. See ya. Get the eff outta here, dude. And in politics, as in love, music can help get that difficult message…
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News, The Snitch UC Students Evacuated from Egypt

UC Students Evacuated from Egypt

UC students studying abroad have been evacuated from Egypt amid the escalating and uncontrolled violence in Cairo. UC President Mark Yudof told the San Francisco Appeal that the students have been taken to Barcelona, Spain. Yudof said that 19 university…
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Culture, Stagecap

Pulp Scripture

This play has an odd genesis. It was originally penned as a sexed-up, bawdy retelling of some of the Old Testament stories for performances at — a church! San Francisco's Saint Mary the Virgin billed it as "Bible stories they…
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Calendar, Night&Day Asking For It

Asking For It

Who would write a book that practically begs geeks to challenge its accuracy? Who wants to go up against fanatics? Frank Portman, is that you, waving your hand and pleading "Me, me! Pick me?" Well, OK. Portman, aka Dr. Frank…
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Calendar, Night&Day What Drives Women

What Drives Women

It's the old self-determination thing: At Women, Islam, and the West, two academics make the point that gee, maybe women in Muslim communities should get a say about what makes them free or unfree. Whaa? Why do women always get…
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Music, Seun Kuti contends with complicated family ties

Seun Kuti contends with complicated family ties

When a son enters the family business, there's sometimes a built-in price tag. While some folks are proud of the kid for maintaining a fine institution, others will accuse him of taking advantage of a parent's reputation. But if your…
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Film, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

Morgan Spurlock, the daredevil documentarian who lived on Big Macs for a month and turned this exercise in "body art" into the 2004 hit Super Size Me, returns — this time expanding his horizons rather than his girth. Paraphrasing the…
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Music, BeatBox Jam on the return of Brooklyn's Newcleus

Jam on the return of Brooklyn's Newcleus

They're from opposite coasts, but Brooklyn's Newcleus (best known for the '80s club hit "Jam on It") and L.A.'s Egyptian Lover (who penned "Egypt, Egypt" for that same decade) explore similar musical territory, fusing Kraftwerk robotics with hip-hop rhyme schemes.…
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Film, S.F. International Film Fest

S.F. International Film Fest

Times and Winds (Reha Erdem, Turkey) "Five times" (the film's original title) in a day, a remote mountainous Turkish village is called to Muslim prayer. Three children gaze out at their world and the sea beyond or just lie with…
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