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News, Sucka Free City

Overheard in S.F.: Various Discussions Happening in the Occupy Camp

• Overheard: the theme song from the 1990s Nickelodeon TV show Salute Your Shorts, about a group of kids at the fictional Camp Anawanna, emanating from loudspeakers. • The protesters call Debra Lujan "Mama" because she took to doting on…
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Calendar, Night&Day Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale

T Cooper is interested in history as written by the losers. Not losers in the Greenberg-esque, misanthropic-shitbag sense, but those who've been on the ass-end of history's atrocities. Cooper edited the 2007 anthology The Fictional History of the United States…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fame, Fortune, and Premature Antifascism

Fame, Fortune, and Premature Antifascism

Local author Stephen Elliott, organizer of the Progressive Reading Series, used to say he could never find any right-wing authors to perform at the series, because there aren't any right-wing authors of literary fiction. The arts are like that, and…
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Calendar, Performance School of Life

School of Life

SAT 8/6 This ain't gangsta rap. The lyrics of Daara J -- a Senegalese trio that formed in the early '90s, whose name translates into "school of life" -- contain no braggadocio and plenty of upbeat messages, and the music…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, October 20, 2004 Longtime cartoonist/ first-time author Ted Rall thinks "pussy" is a really good way to describe President Bush. It's not a sexist term, according to the SF Weekly contributor. We're not sure exactly how that works, but…
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Film, The People's Historian

The People's Historian

The first thing you notice about Howard Zinn, the wildly popular populist historian and activist, is that he's beautiful. The deep creases in his face radiate from his almost-constant smile, his eyes sparkle with warmth, and his cheeks glow with…
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Culture, Books As Seen On

As Seen On

Given the choice, I'd rather read a book than watch television. Granted, there are times when nothing but TV will do -- when there's an especially appealing marathon (I admit to getting a contact high from multiple Junkyard Wars), or…
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