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Calendar, Night&Day It Was All a Dream

It Was All a Dream

Most mysteries, written at the speed of sound, suffer in lazy, cheap, and bad writing, which has its charms, mostly in the fun of spotting all the examples of lazy, cheap, and bad writing. The Plot Against Hip Hop suffers…
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Music, Grandmaster Flash spins his story in new autobiography

Grandmaster Flash spins his story in new autobiography

New York DJ Grandmaster Flash is credited as one of the godfathers of hip-hop music and culture. In his new autobiography, The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash: My Life, My Beats, he claims that while he didn't invent DJing, he transformed…
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Music, Life After Dark

Life After Dark

The Godfather of Disco promises to be a musical highlight of Frameline 31, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. The 2007 documentary offers a vivid snapshot of Mel Cheren, a music and nightlife innovator of the '70s and '80s.…
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Music, Bouncer

'Round the clock hipsters are so passé

Last week I had to sit through Happy Feet. Thems the breaks when you work with retarded people. Anywho, as I was suffering through another avian dance number to the tune of "Boogie Wonderland," I began to ponder the film's…
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Music, BeatBox


If an argument were to break out among the artists who "invented" hip hop, it would be a cartoon clash of charismatic giants, with gold chains, tomahawks, and turntables flying. But while Cool Herc scraps with Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

The Elderly Problem All sorts of issues for the argumentative portions of our cerebrums are roaming about the old fish town these days. Take your pick: bicycle activists, full-plumage society weddings, an art foot that will cost half a million…
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