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Music, All Shook Down 6 Best Moments From the 12.12.12 Concert: Sir Paul and Nirvana, Bruce's Bulge, and More

6 Best Moments From the 12.12.12 Concert: Sir Paul and Nirvana, Bruce's Bulge, and More

Last night a gigantic fundraiser took place in New York's Madison Square Garden to raise money for Hurricane Sandy cleanup and relief efforts. This thing was almost six hours long. Six! We could've flown there in that time! In case…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Harry Shearer Talks About Tearing Down the Army Corps of Engineers in <i>The Big Uneasy</i>

Harry Shearer Talks About Tearing Down the Army Corps of Engineers in The Big Uneasy

The actor, musician, voice artist, radio host, and writer Harry Shearer adds documentarian to his exhaustive CV with The Big Uneasy, a film about the levee failures that caused widespread destruction in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Unlike…
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Calendar, Night&Day Building It Out

Building It Out

Written and directed by New Orleans resident Harry Shearer, The Big Uneasy illustrates in detail what many folks intuited or pieced together from news reports and other documentaries — that the disastrous, deadly effects of Hurricane Katrina were not a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Storm Warning

Storm Warning

As though he’s doing penance for younger indulgences, Dave Eggers has gone in an unexpected direction in recent years, focusing on sober, intimate accounts of underreported subjects. It's a sharp contrast to his precious early work, and it has rehabilitated…
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Calendar, Night&Day In Deep

In Deep

By following Scott and Kimberly Roberts, a couple from New Orleans' stricken Ninth Ward, through Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin create an eyewitness epic of history in miniature. Trouble the Water’s first and most…
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Music, The Knux: From street warfare to soir&eacute;es with socialites

The Knux: From street warfare to soirées with socialites

"It may be one of the worst cities in the world to live in," says rapper Krispy Kream of New Orleans, where he and his brother Rah Al Milio lived before being chased out by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. "When…
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Music, The Call of Katrina

The Call of Katrina

Since Hurricane Katrina made landfall more than 21 months ago and decimated New Orleans, that city's music community has been almost solely focused on chronicling the psychological and physical fallout of the storm. Rapper Lil Wayne released his acerbic polemic…
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Culture, Art Corrective Lenses

Corrective Lenses

"While sitting upon the ruins of your remains, I pondered the course of history." Carrie Mae Weems' prophetic text about New Orleans was written in 2003 for "The Louisiana Project," now on display at the Museum of the African Diaspora.…
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Music, Reviewed Mr. Lif

Mr. Lif

With dreadlocks of unusually impressive girth, it would be easy to mistake the rapper Mr. Lif for a ganja-soaked reggae star. And though his family hailed from the island of Barbados, eventually settling in Boston, Lif's always favored writing songs…
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News, Matt Smith

S.F. Hosing Authority

Restaurant cook Tyra Huntley remembers waking up the morning after Hurricane Katrina, relieved to find the rains had stopped, the strong winds were dying down, and her children -- Tashara, John, Dewayne, and Whitney -- had enjoyed a fair night's…
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Music, BeatBox Twenty-one DJs raise money for Katrina, Studio Z hosts "Castle: The Ultimate House," and "Non-Stop Bhangra" lives up to its name

Twenty-one DJs raise money for Katrina, Studio Z hosts "Castle: The Ultimate House," and "Non-Stop Bhangra" lives up to its name

For almost two months, the Bay Area music scene has shown its concern and support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina with a steady stream of benefits and parties. Out here in earthquakeland, we seem to understand the sad reality…
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News, The Apologist

FEMA -- a Four-Letter Word?

Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans on Aug. 29, breaching the levees that protect the city from Lake Pontchartrain and flooding most of it; the storm also inundated huge swaths of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. As a horrified country…
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News, Matt Smith

Stupid White Tricks

If you've ever wandered past a New Age healing seminar, a UFO convention, or a blocks-long line for a Steve Jobs speech, you understand how embarrassing it can sometimes be to identify as a Northern California, middle-class white person. Last…
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Calendar, Night&Day This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Andrew Sean Greer's The Confessions of Max Tivoli provided a startling look at the history of our city, from the glitz of South Park to the destruction of downtown after the 1906 earthquake. The book also…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Katrina Benefits

Beach Blanket Benefit: Some proceeds from ticket sales go to help Hurricane Katrina survivors; call for information. Fridays. Continues through Sept. 30, $20. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222. Café Con Comedy: Comedians Alana Devich, Gretchen Rootes, Nick…
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Music, OK Then

Go West

"George Bush doesn't care about black people." Go ahead, swish that around in your mouth a little bit. There's a distinct bouquet of ... truth, a hint of legitimacy, maybe just a smidge of damn-straight, and a very detectable fuck-yeah…
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