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Calendar, Night&Day Caterpillars and Mushrooms

Caterpillars and Mushrooms

Nepal has a subterranean caterpillar prone to infection by a fungus that mummifies its body before it bursts out of its head and gets harvested by peasants. These peasants, with no other income source, have embarked on an unregulated all-or-nothing…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Ban Ignored on Nepal's Holiest Holiday

Marijuana Ban Ignored on Nepal's Holiest Holiday

Every once in a while it's good to remember that this magic plant milked for tax dollars and for reefer votes in America has an ancient history elsewhere in the world.In Nepal, where some land-race strains of the cannabis plant…
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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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Dining, Recent Openings

A weekly listing of new restaurants around town

To recommend a spot, e-mail Bossa Nova: 139 Eighth St. (at Minna), 558-8004. SOMA. Brazilian. Custom Burger/Lounge: 121 Seventh St. (at Natoma), 252-2634. SOMA. Gourmet burgers. Ducca: 50 Third St. (between Market & Mission), 977-0271, SOMA. Venetian. Metro…
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News, Feature Radio Free Nepal

Radio Free Nepal

Reeta vividly remembered the day her father sold her. She was 13. It was during the rainy season of 1999. Two men came to her village in the eastern hills of Nepal. They said they would give her work in…
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News, Worldview Gay Rights in High Places

Gay Rights in High Places

A year ago, Meera, a 22-year-old woman from Hetauda, a district in southeast Nepal, was scheduled to be the bride in a marriage arranged by her family. When Meera refused to marry and attempted to run away with Laxmi, her…
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Dining, Dish Enchanted

Size Matters

I think I'm not alone when I say that there are an awful lot of people on the Internet who are concerned about the size of my penis. At least five times a day, I get an e-mail from a…
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Dining, Eat

The Beet Generation

Katia's: A Russian Tearoom 600 Fifth Ave. (at Balboa), 668-9292. Open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for dinner Tuesday through Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. (until 10 p.m. Fridays). Wheelchair accessible. Parking: difficult.…
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Dining, Eat

Himalayan Rhapsodies

Lhasa Moon 2420 Lombard. Lunch is served Thursday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Credit…
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