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Culture, Stage Toe-to-Toe: A Small Dancer Swallows a Heavyweight Champ Whole

Toe-to-Toe: A Small Dancer Swallows a Heavyweight Champ Whole

In Tough, dance artist Chris Black's portrayal of John L. Sullivan isn't exactly straight out of central casting. She's 9 inches shorter than the swaggering, loutish turn-of-the-century heavyweight boxing champ was, and about half his weight; Black's waist is the…
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Tapped Out

Even if you've never witnessed the final military honors afforded a soldier, chances are, thanks to Hollywood, the scene is familiar: the clear, mournful sound of a lone bugle playing "Taps." White-gloved, uniformed military personnel lifting the American flag from…
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Buzz Off Media hounds sniffed another whiff of doom for the Examiner after Magazine Editor Paul Wilner announced earlier this month that he was fleeing to L.A. and the executive editor post at Buzz magazine. Though Wilner assured the dogs…
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Protracted Contracting Though some employees of the Chronicle and Examiner feted the first anniversary this month of 1994's 11-day newspaper strike, two key unions -- the drivers and the pressmen -- were in no mood to pop the cork. Representing…
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Letters

Pluggin' Away Your report on the recent changes in the pop music department at the Chronicle ("Raspberry Beret," Samples, Sept. 27) does a disservice to my erstwhile colleague, Michael Snyder, and his well-deserved laurels as a champion of the alternative…
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The Last Word The San Francisco Bay Guardian trumps Willie Brown in its Aug. 30 interview with the political snake-oil salesman as Editor Bruce B. Brugmann so thoroughly hectors Brown about PG&E, Manhattanization, the joy of increased taxes, Viacom, and…
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Take This Job and Tax It Supervisor Tom Ammiano's proposal for a new "Occupation License Fee Ordinance" drew strong protests from city business leaders recently but still managed to wend its way to the full Board of Supervisors, where it…
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