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Music, Hear This Geto Boys: Show Preview

Geto Boys: Show Preview

The Geto Boys sure have had a weird trajectory. The Houston sons rose in the late 1980s, digging their lyrical fingernails deep into grim, grisly matter and becoming a pivotal name in early gangsta rap. These guys were wild enough…
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Calendar, Night&Day Book 'Em

Book 'Em

Early versions of the codex were handwritten on paper or vellum and usually stacked between covers, or folded into a concertina-like pullout. Replacing the endless Roman scroll, the codex was our first chance to quickly access precise points of information.…
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News, Feature Terry Helbling's Tenderloin Flat Full of $200K in Stolen Art

Terry Helbling's Tenderloin Flat Full of $200K in Stolen Art

Queried about his client, Terry Helbling, attorney Kenneth Quigley rhapsodizes an artful response: "Neurotics build castles in the sky, psychotics live in them, and psychiatrists earn the rent. Terry lived in a castle in the sky for a long time."…
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Calendar, Night&Day If It’s Too Loud ...

If It’s Too Loud ...

Probably the last place you want to be on Saturday morning with a hangover, the International Taiko Festival is still worth rousing yourself from bed and downing a couple Bloody Marys for. The tribute to thunderous Japanese drumming presented by…
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Film, "Middle Men": Luke Wilson brings hardcore porn to the masses

"Middle Men": Luke Wilson brings hardcore porn to the masses

If the plot of Middle Men sounds familiar — Luke Wilson gets in bed with James Caan, who just wants to fuck him — that's because it's the same as the plot of Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson's 1996 directorial debut,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Life-Fi

Life-Fi

“Low Lives 2” exists to drive perfectionists insane. This interstate art event involves seven performance art spaces Inter-netcasting each other using “works with a lo-fi aesthetic such as low pixel image and sound quality.” Control and expertise are not the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Roller Girls Play Dirty

Roller Girls Play Dirty

At the height of professional roller derby, San Francisco’s own Ann “Banana-Nose” Calvello was known for outlandish makeup, unnatural hair color, and a ferocious temper an obvious role model for the fierce, independent women who now rule the track. Today,…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Holland of Milk and Honey Jolie good show: Nate Cavalieri's take on Jolie Holland was singular and dead-on. It is a beautifully done piece and captures exactly what was taking place onstage at the concert in…
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Music, A Subtle Reminder

A Subtle Reminder

While driving through Iowa on their first national tour last February, Bay Area hip-hop experimenters Subtle hit a patch of ice in the middle of the night that threw their van off the road. Keyboardist Dax Pierson wound up in…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

MDMAngry Not feeling it: Rachel Swan's article "Feelin' Their Thizzle" promised to explain "how the culture of Ecstasy has changed as the drug moved from raves to hip hop," but Swan concluded that what changed is the purity…
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Three Day Stubble

Three Day Stubble The Figshta Diaries! (Nerd Rock Music) Rubbing and wiggling into its third decade of existence, Three Day Stubble -- San Francisco's foremost proponent of "the movement borne of white culture turned inward upon itself" -- has extruded…
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