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Film, Big Daddies

Big Daddies

Paul Rudd wears the constant look of glazed-eye amusement; everything seems to tickle him, even that which annoys or frustrates or disappoints him. He's frat-boy handsome and therefore almost anonymous when he stands in a movie-star lineup; in Neil LaBute's…
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Music, Bouncer

Bouncer Tees Off on Condi Rice, Televised Football

It's always interesting to me when learned, accomplished women turn out to be obsessed with sports. For example, Joyce Carol Oates loves boxing. Even stranger, Condoleezza Rice loves football. She is a historian of the game and has followed it…
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Music, The Last Time We Reunite (Except for That Next Time)

The Last Time We Reunite (Except for That Next Time)

A little more than two years ago, I was thinking about placing a bid on a beat-up Fender Stratocaster listed on eBay for around $800. This wasn't just any Strat — it belonged to David Pajo, guitarist for the legendary…
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Music, Still Not Gonna Take It

Still Not Gonna Take It

Considering Twisted Sister's legacy is for combining Kiss and Missing Persons' makeup jobs, these day-glo poster boys for '80s hair metal actually smelted a pretty party-starting chord-rip. The MTV faves fused together Slade-seeped anthems, the Dictators' gastrointestinal ha-has, and punk…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Flaccid nostalgia

Flaccid nostalgia

Dear Mother Hips, This letter serves to send word to the band and your multiple publicity-courtin' machines that I won't be covering the upcoming Mother Hips shows in April at the Independent. I've gotten all the informational blasts from your…
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Music, Reviewed 31Knots

31Knots

Like truants and delinquents at military school, the men of 31Knots roar with frustration, but they never lose their discipline. The wiry trio strikes a good balance between emo and math rock, with riffs that forgive lines like "Hell hath…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

Banned in the Soviet Union for almost half a century, Kote Mikaberidze's 1929 silent movie My Grandmother is a visually striking, often hilarious example of avant-garde Russian filmmaking, inspired by the 1922 Eccentric Manifesto. The picture, named after a slang…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Place to Take a Chance on a Band You've Never Heard Of

What seemed at first to be a dicey proposition -- put a hipster bar in a neighborhood where few hipsters live -- has now proven to be gold. Since opening last October, the spacious Hemlock Tavern has become a beacon…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Even from his new home in Los Angeles, music promoter Ian Brennan is doing his share to save our city's institutions -- in this case the beleaguered Roxie Cinema, which is still only halfway to being rescued. This weekend, Brennan…
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Music, Check  Your Head

Check Your Head

For some people, the American Dream is about getting a high-paying job, raising a family, and buying a house in the suburbs. None of those people will ever be featured on Reality Check. The show's host and editor claims it…
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Music, Fun, Fun, Fun

Fun, Fun, Fun

Donna C. exudes the breathless giddiness of an MTV Total Request Live viewer; her "Ohmigawds" are as genuine as any Backstreet Boys-loving pubescent, her giggles approaching the near-hysterical pitch of a rabid music fan. This, in fact, is exactly what…
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Music, Girls Still Wanna Have Fun

Girls Still Wanna Have Fun

Donna C. exudes the breathless giddiness of an MTV Total Request Live viewer; her "Ohmigawds" are as genuine as any Backstreet Boys-loving pubescent, her giggles approaching the near-hysterical pitch of a rabid music fan. This, in fact, is exactly what…
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Calendar, Night&Day Going to a Go-Go

Going to a Go-Go

Detroit, the macho Midwestern capital of cold, gleaming chrome and pro sports teams, has inspired some of rock's punchiest interludes. Think Iggy Pop and the MC5, KISS's "Detroit Rock City," or Bowie's "Panic in Detroit." Motor City fivesome The GO…
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Music,

Reviews

EinstYrzende Neubauten The Warfield Wednesday, Dec. 9 For all bodies in flux, there are moments of motion and moments of respite. EinstYrzende Neubauten -- the pioneering German band that shattered musical instrumentation in the '80s with piercingly brittle and abrasive…
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Music,

Quadraphonia

It all started at the most unlikely of places: a concert by Kiss and Uriah Heap many years ago at an Oklahoma City enormodome. An impressionable teen named Wayne Coyne was milling about the stadium parking lot (as impressionable teens…
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Music,

Costume Jewelry

Raise your hand if you've heard this before: "Now, for the first time, the unauthorized, behind-the-scenes story can be told ...." Bulging with sleazy promise, it's the shrill hyperbole of tabloid TV shows and Hollywood gossip. It also tends to…
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Music,

Grope for Merit

Before that pasty altrock stew bubbled over into their arena, it seemed the Melvins could do no wrong. Not because their odd, abbreviated albums were ever perfect, but because they showed perfection (of a style, or at least a shtick)…
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Calendar, Halloween

Night Crawler

As a warm, summer dusk settles over SOMA, hints of ukulele and roast pig waft through the intersection of Harrison and Eighth Street. Trader Joe's shoppers looking for parking in the lot nearby subconsciously yearn for the sound and scent,…
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Music,

You Talkin' to Me?

Unsane, Kiss It Goodbye, Sweet Diesel Trocadero Sunday, April 27 When an evening's headliner is a niche-defying noise act like Unsane, it's odd that a band like Sweet Diesel would open. Well, actually, their generic brand of catchy pop-punk made…
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Music,

Suspicious Minds

Sisters and brothers, brothers and sisters, let us pray. Dear Lord, there walks among us a danger. A danger to all we believe, a force so dark and evil we cannot comprehend it. And yet we must not run away.…
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