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Film, "Night Catches Us": Tanya Hamilton's debut is a brutally honest look at Black Power

"Night Catches Us": Tanya Hamilton's debut is a brutally honest look at Black Power

Writer-director Tanya Hamilton's striking debut is the rare recent American independent film that goes beyond the private dramas of its protagonists, imagining them as players in broader historical moments. Set in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in the summer of…
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News, The Snitch Embattled New College President Resigns

Embattled New College President Resigns

By MATT SMITH New College of California president Martin Hamilton (pictured left) has resigned amid a records-keeping scandal that threatens the school’s accreditation, a school spokesman told SF Weekly Friday afternoon. The school has been struggling to recover from…
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News, Matt Smith The Double Life of John Leary

The Double Life of John Leary

"I sometimes think that if the time ever comes when I lose all sexual desire, I'll probably be nothing but a blob or stone. I will have lost my pizzazz." — Jack Leary, answering the question of whether he had…
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Music, Reviewed Junior Boys

Junior Boys

How'd you like to get beat up? It's easy. Just put the Junior Boys' synth-tronic debut on at a party before 3 a.m. If you don't get smacked down, you'll certainly get called a sissybuttpumper (not that there's anything wrong…
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