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Calendar, Night&Day Travel with Care

Travel with Care

Sex slaves. Obliteration of natural resources. Malnutrition. San Franciscans craving an authentic, inexpensive vacation often turn to developing countries, but low costs often mean low standards of living. Join travel experts Jeff Greenwald and Malia Everette for "Ethical Destinations," a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Word Nerds Rejoice! Game Night at The Booksmith

Word Nerds Rejoice! Game Night at The Booksmith

The Oxford English Dictionary has long been known as the definitive record of the English language. Not as well known, however, is the book's fascinating history. The OED took 70 years to put together, and relied heavily on volunteers…
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Culture, Encore

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Coronado. Dennis Lehane is the current go-to guy for gritty drama soaked in family tragedy. He wrote books that were adapted for the screen for Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone and Clint Eastwood's Mystic River. In 2004, he joined the…
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Culture, Stagecap

Strange Travel Suggestions

Jeff Greenwald has a mantra when embarking on one of his many treks to far-flung global destinations: "May all of your travels make a fool of you." In the return of this sublime 90-minute night of improvised storytelling, Oakland resident…
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Culture, Stage Setting Off

Setting Off

A veteran traveler and best-selling author, Jeff Greenwald has explored five continents in his 50 years; written for dozens of magazines and received a journalism fellowship from the Rotary Foundation; made pilgrimages to Tibet's holy Mount Kailash; designed playgrounds for…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Election Insurrection Thanks for the fine analysis: Damn! Where did that come from ? Ron Russell's story on our corrupt Elections Commission's failure to implement instant runoff voting was honest, quality journalism. I've been involved in the…
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Calendar, Performance Fanning the Flames

Fanning the Flames

SUN 9/21 Flamenco fans and veterans of North Beach nightlife may remember the Old Spaghetti Factory's fabled flamenco room, the bohemian brainchild of artist/impresario Richard Whalen. It enjoyed an enormously successful 26-year run until its demise in 1975. Now a…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): You'll have a spooky yet benevolent magic working in your behalf any time you pry open locked doors that lead you to colorful, fertile freedom. This same mojo could backfire, however, if you try to use…
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