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News, Whither the Tricksters? A Sort-Of Reunion of the Cacophony Society Occasions a Reflection on the Evolution of Troublemaking

Whither the Tricksters? A Sort-Of Reunion of the Cacophony Society Occasions a Reflection on the Evolution of Troublemaking

Some years ago, kiddies perusing the soft toy aisle received a lesson in discerning the abstract from the concrete. Someone had methodically removed teddy bears' fluffy innards, replacing the stuffing with hardened cement. Affixed to the concrete bears was the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Living Outside the Law

Living Outside the Law

You’d think that a person with the name “John Law” would always follow the rules. You’d be wrong. This John Law has spent much of his adult life getting into, onto, over, under, and around places he wasn’t supposed to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Law Fought the Law and — Law Won

Law Fought the Law and — Law Won

As a member of the Suicide Club and longtime collaborator with the San Francisco Cacophony Society and Survival Research Laboratories, as well as New York’s Dark Passage and Madagascar Institute, John Law has exposed more than a few journalists to…
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News, The Snitch There's a World Going On Underground: Creepy S.F. Tunnels Latest Fodder For History Channel

There's a World Going On Underground: Creepy S.F. Tunnels Latest Fodder For History Channel

Amidst the deluge of End-of-Days, Nostradamus junk that seems to take up the lion's share of the History Channel's programming these days (whatever happened to The Hitler Channel?) San Francisco made an appearance -- not that you'd recognize it. The…
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News, Matt Smith

Burnt Man

In June 1976 17-year-old John Law hitchhiked to San Francisco, checked into a youth hostel, and learned from the innkeeper that he'd arrived too late. "People said, 'You missed it. It's over,'" said Law. The advice had merit. The Summer…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Burning Man-Esque Bar

Best Burning Man­Esque Bar Maybe it's Sublounge's location, in the midst of Dogpatch's darkened warehouses and unclaimed condos, that gives the nightclub that Burning Man feel. There's an oasis vibe at work, as if this were the only civilization for…
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News, Night Crawler Malled

Malled

Morning fog still hangs heavy in the air, softening sharp edges and blanching the concrete sprawl of Serramonte Center. It's quiet -- too early for shoppers -- but we are definitely not alone. We pull our van into the closest…
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