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Calendar, Night&Day Comically Terrible Writing

Comically Terrible Writing

In 2011, Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware kicked off the first Regreturature by saying "Every writer has to start somewhere," and then, in the interest of fairness — "I volunteer to also fall on the sword this evening" — he…
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Music, All Shook Down The Nuns' Jennifer Miro: An Appreciation By Jack Boulware

The Nuns' Jennifer Miro: An Appreciation By Jack Boulware

If we're talking the birth…
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Calendar, Night&Day Words Can Never Hurt Me ... Oh Yeah?

Words Can Never Hurt Me ... Oh Yeah?

Some of us, in the heat of a break-up in our 20s, may have deleted the electronic folder that held all of our writing in a hysterical, bleary-eyed dive into self-destructive behavior. We thus crafted much bigger regrets than a…
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Culture, Books Fall Arts: Reading is optional, but Litquake is mandatory

Fall Arts: Reading is optional, but Litquake is mandatory

The reasons to attend this year's Litquake are obvious. You don't have time to read books anymore. Nobody does. And the whole publishing industry is doomed. Party time? True literature lovers will recognize the opportunity. See, by hitting this one…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tales of the City

Tales of the City

The theme of Porchlight’s all-star fancytown gala is “Urban Legends.” The storytelling series is famous for including nobodies in its stage show, but it has not included any nobodies tonight. Instead, “Library Laureates” has an amazing lineup, featuring Wilkes Bashford…
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Music, Let's Get Killed New Bay Area punk oral history unearths dead babies, stinky roadies, and strong community networks

New Bay Area punk oral history unearths dead babies, stinky roadies, and strong community networks

Few music books have had the impact of Please Kill Me. Reading the classic 1996 "uncensored oral history of punk" was like breaking into your idols' diaries. It revealed outrageous stories about the genre's earliest progenitors, most of whom either…
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Calendar, Night&Day Nabbed

Nabbed

In 1996, Derek Powazek launched Fray, a Web site that allowed ordinary people an outlet to tell their stories. Ten years later, everyone on the planet is using the Web to tell their stories. Coincidence? We think not. Anyway, after…
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Nabbed

In 1996, Derek Powazek launched Fray, a Web site that allowed ordinary people an outlet to tell their stories. Ten years later, everyone on the planet is using the Web to tell their stories. Coincidence? We think not. Anyway, after…
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On Your Mother's Grave

In America, profanity is thought to comprise 13 percent of all adult conversation. Swearing is, in fact, so commonplace we take it for granted, quickly employing hackneyed oaths such as shit, fuck, son of a bitch, and goddamn to drive…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get Lit

Get Lit

Most folks in the United States don't read for pleasure very much, often opting for the action of 500-channel satellite TV, Sony PlayStation, or Internet porn over mere words on the page. But in the Bay Area, it's a different…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Long before "Night Crawler" had taken it's first timid pokes San Francisco's intimate nooks and crannies, there was "Slap Shots," Jack Boulware's completely irreverent, hilarious, insightful exploration of this strange little city he has decided to call home (Iced tea…
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We've Been Discovered! In New Hampshire! Wow! What an article ("The Vintage People," Aug. 4)! Right to the heart of the current retro style! I am impressed. And I have to say, I am impressed with SF Weekly, a new…
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We're Honored

SF Weekly staff writer Jack Boulware has won first place for sports reporting in this year's Best of the West journalism competition. The prestigious contest, sponsored by the nonprofit First Amendment Funding Inc., honors journalistic excellence among newspapers in the…
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Cothran Lies Down With Bigots Let's get out the old "fairness scale," shall we ("Sisters of Perpetual Conspiracy," Cothran, April 7)? Let's see, on one side of the scale, we have a harmless bunch of bearded men in nuns' habits…
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Damaging a Perfectly Good Fence Is Not Funny As a novice columnist for the SF Metropolitan, I found Mr. Jon Carroll's writing advice very illuminating ("We Take Jon Carroll's Learning Annex Class So You Won't Have To," Dog Bites, Feb.…
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Spirit of Wittenberg Congratulations, and thanks, for Matt Smith's thorough and insightful article "The Holy War Over Gay Marriage" (Nov. 4). We agree that the holy union of Jeanne Barnett and Ellie Charlton on Jan. 16 will significantly change the…
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The Satanic Verses

The author, a former Ramparts staffer who's semiretired from journalism, sent us the following in response to Jack Boulware's "Has the Church of Satan Gone to Hell?" (June 17). He told us, "I figure after 31 years it's time to…
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Dog Bites

Gentle Is as Gentle Says Recent comments have given Dog Bites pause. Specifically, comments like: "You were so mean." "I can't believe you said that." And, "Well, that was bitchy." (Especially since the last one came from Dog Bites' mom.)…
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Boxing ... I was interested to read your cover story on Paul Nave ("The Great White Nope?" March 18) but even more interested to read Jack Boulware's description of a photo of Sugar…
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Alvin & the Armenians In Jack Boulware's cover story on the William Saroyan collection ("Snatching Saroyan"), he writes that Saroyan penned the Rosemary Clooney hit "Come On-A My House." This is half true. Saroyan in fact co-wrote the song with…
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