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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide 2013: Reasons to Cross Bridges

Summer Guide 2013: Reasons to Cross Bridges

Reasons to Cross the Bay Bridge... Enjoy the Beach Sans Hoodie Ah, the incongruities of San Francisco — an ocean and a beach, but no warm weather. Change out of that hoodie and into those swim trunks for a warm…
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Calendar, Night&Day Goodbye To The City

Goodbye To The City

Leave it to Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore to have us all excited about the end of San Francisco. The queer activist and radical prose stylist moved to Seattle a few years ago but returns to celebrate her new book (out on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dirty Old Literature by Dirty Old Men

Dirty Old Literature by Dirty Old Men

We're not afraid to admit it: If that lonely lurker drinking straight whiskey with no ice out of a plastic cup at the back of the bar wrote a book, we would totally stay up all night reading it (bonus…
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Music, Let's Get Killed The Outside Lands alternative: In the Pines

The Outside Lands alternative: In the Pines

This is a big weekend for music festivals tucked into scenic locations. And, really, there's nothing like breaking free from the dark concert hall standard for a night or two, instead crowding under redwood and eucalyptus giants, the fog drifting…
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Summer Guide, Summer And the Beat Goes On

And the Beat Goes On

When the Summer of Love rolled through San Francisco in 1967, there was already a thriving counter-cultural literary scene going on. Why? Well, there were the San Francisco poets. Jack Spicer, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Philip Whalen, and so forth,…
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Listen Up, Listen Up Feature Real Musicians, Real Jobs

Real Musicians, Real Jobs

The Skaters are new in town, having recently relocated here from San Diego. But they won't be awarded a gold record for their ecstatically manifested ritualistic-psychedelia, and the cost of living here is way higher than there. So, asking the…
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Culture, Stage Henry and June, the Prequel

Henry and June, the Prequel

Henry Miller in Brooklyn starts, promisingly enough, with a suicide. Miller comes on and sits at his typewriter in the middle of a grandly sloppy room -- strewn with silk clothes and nude watercolors, lace tablecloths and empty bottles --…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Stand and Deliver

Although his books are full of sex and the gleeful detachment that would later come to characterize autobiographical authors such as Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson, it's Henry Miller's personal struggle to free himself from a banal workaday existence,…
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Dan Bern Folkies in the know have been anticipating Dan Bern's recently issued, self-titled debut since he twice rolled into the East Bay's Freight & Salvage last year and reportedly wowed audiences with a lone six-string, a spare harmonica, and…
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